When someone struggles with a drug or an alcohol addiction, the biggest concern and fear regarding that substance abuse habit is that if the individual will die from an overdose. Intentional or accidental people often wonder what is the difference once overdosing from drugs or alcohol simply means to take too much of the substance.
There are basically two types of overdoses that occur:
- An accidental overdose. This is the most common of them all by far. This type of overdose is such that a person is abusing drugs or alcohol, and they take more than their body is able to handle. In this situation, the addict did not mean to take more than they were supposed to take but did it accidentally.
- An intentional overdose. This is an actual attempt at suicide, whether the person actually dies from it or not. In this case, the person actually makes a resolute effort to end his or her own life with the last time of using a substance of choice. The person takes far more than they should, intentionally, and with a full understanding of what will happen.
Either Intentional or Accidental it is sad to hear about people who lose a loved one to an overdose. Unfortunately, the heartbreaking trend of opioid addiction has placed many people in dangerous situations where the constant possibility of an overdose is present.
Rehabilitation as a Solution
Though addiction is a struggle, rehab centers like Florida Center for Recovery can help. If you or a loved one is struggling with substance addiction and would like to explore treatment options, feel free to give us a call at (800) 851-3291.
Florida Center for Recovery (FCR) provides multiple addiction treatment program tracks that are tailored for each individual with specialized therapies. Treating clients 18 and older through our private inpatient rehab services, FCR, a medical detox and rehabilitation facility, offers comprehensive therapeutic programs to treat addiction and its underlying related mental health conditions. Our rehab programs offer variable lengths of stay, which allows each client to anchor recovery behaviors needed for lasting change.
For more information about our rehab programs, you may also browse our online booklet Florida-Center-for-Recovery-Booklet for a better insight into our diverse comprehensive therapies.
Dr. Balta is the Medical Director at FCR for more than 10 years. Dr. Balta is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, Certified Psychoanalyst. As well, as having Psychiatric Training at The Albert Einstein School of Medicine Psychiatric Residency Program In New York City and Psychoanalytic Training at The William Alanson White Institute in New York City. While working in New York City, gained funding Grants for the treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders from SAMHSA , HRSA and the City of New York.