Fairwinds Treatment Center Tampa FL

Drug addiction Treatment Tampa FL

Break Free from Drug Addiction

Drug addiction can take over all aspects of your life, leaving you feeling isolated and alone. But you’re not alone. We understand how drug addiction changes your brain’s chemistry and have developed proven treatment programs to help you get your life and your loved ones back.

If you’re ready to take a stand against drug addiction, Fairwinds Treatment Center is here to help. As a trusted and specialized rehab center in the Clearwater, Florida, area, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive drug addiction treatment to individuals and families in the area. Our specialists will support you every step of the way.

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The Fairwinds Difference

Understanding Drug Addiction

Most drug use starts as a recreational usage and turns into addiction over time. We think we can control it and quit anytime we want—but we can’t. Drugs change the brain’s chemistry, making it difficult to stop using on your own. And, the more you use, the more you need to get the same high as you did when you first started. If you attempt to stop the drug usage cold, you will experience physical withdrawal symptoms. Psychological dependence occurs in the final step, when you will do anything to get high.

Dual-Diagnosis Treatment Approach

At Fairwinds Treatment Center, we understand that most drug addictions are associated with underlying mental health issues or past traumas. That’s why we offer a dual-diagnosis treatment, in which we treat your addiction, get to know your case, and diagnose and treat any underlying conditions that may be affecting you.

Beat Addiction and Recover your Life with Drug Rehab and Drug Addiction Treatment

When you’re dealing with drug addiction, even if you think you’ve got the situation under control, this typically isn’t the case. Relapse is very common, particularly when people are attempting to deal with addiction on their own. In most cases, drug rehab is required to gain control over addiction.

Drug addiction typically starts off with the casual act of taking drugs. However, as time goes on, if an individual continues taking drugs recreationally, their ability to choose can become compromised. Their drug-taking can become compulsive. This is primarily because of the impact of long-term drug use on brain function. Drug addiction alters the areas of the brain that involves:

  • Motivation and reward
  • Control over behavior
  • Memory and learning

Treating Addiction as a Chronic Disease

At Fairwinds Treatment Center, we understand that addiction is a chronic disease that requires ongoing care and management. Our team provides effective rehab that prevents the progression of addiction, promotes brain function and behavior recovery, and helps you regain control of your life. Drug addiction treatment can help individuals:

  • Stop the drug use
  • Stay clean and free of drugs
  • Be productive at work, at home, and in society

When to Consider Rehab

It’s advisable that you consider contacting our admissions team if you’re experiencing any drug addiction signs. Some common signs are if your drug use is negatively affecting various areas of your life, such as your:

  • Relationships
  • Job
  • Mental or physical health
  • Hobbies or activities you used to enjoy

Is your drug use taking something away from your life? Are you always thinking about when you can use drugs again or when your next hit will be? Are you withdrawing yourself from hobbies or activities you use to enjoy?

If you’re self-medicating with substances to treat underlying symptoms of depression or anxiety, you may want to consider drug rehabilitation.

Fairwinds Treatment Center offers drug addiction treatment that diagnoses underlying or co-existing medical conditions and treats both your addiction and the co-existing condition.

What to Expect from Drug Addiction Treatment

It may be overwhelming when you’re not sure what to expect from drug rehab.

Inpatient Drug Rehab Program 

Life during drug addiction treatment very structured. Every day is filled with therapies and activities that will help eliminate downtown and boredom during your stay. Downtown and boredom can cause the temptation to relapse and use drugs again. The team at Fairwinds will teach you a new way to live that involves structure and a schedule to keep you from reverting to your old tendencies that may threaten your recovery. A structured day can also help distract you from drug cravings. During an inpatient drug rehabilitation program, you will have some degree of personal time between therapy sessions, activities, and meals, but most of your days will be structured and planned out.

Symptoms of Drug Addiction

In the early stages, drug addicts are masters at hiding the depth of their addictions. They might display only a couple of warning signs, or they may show a large combination of symptoms, including:

Programs for Every Part of Your Journey

At Fairwinds Treatment Center, we know that the circumstances that led to your addiction are different from others suffering from the same condition. We take pride in creating an individualized treatment plan for you, every step of the way. A dedicated team of psychiatrists, nurses, physicians and therapists monitors your progress and makes adjustments as needed to ensure your continued success. There are varying levels of treatment for every patient, depending on their progress. These may include:
The patient is in good health and is motivated to stay clean. They live at home and attend treatment during the day.
This patient is in good health and can care for themselves at home. They attend intensive treatment during the day.
The patient may have a compulsion to return to drug use and requires full-time care.
The patient is very likely to return to drugs again if left unsupervised. They require full-time care and constant supervision.
The patient may be experiencing health issues from prolonged drug use; they require the most structure and supervision to overcome their addiction.

Tailored Treatments to Overcome Drug Addiction

Addictions often stem from an underlying cause, such as anxiety, depression or personal trauma. Our team of dual-diagnosis experts are specially trained to diagnose and treat underlying conditions, so that you have the best chance of overcoming your addiction and maintaining your recovery. Steps in the process include:


Once you stop taking the drugs, you may experience withdrawal symptoms for a few days while your body rids itself of any residual amounts of the drugs.

Management of Withdrawal symptoms

Some withdrawal symptoms can be serious and may include hallucinations or even seizures. During withdrawal, a team of doctors and nurses will watch over your progress and provide medication as needed.


During this phase, you’ll examine the behaviors that led to your drug abuse and new ways of coping with everyday situations to prevent relapse.
“I came into Fairwinds feeling worthless, hopeless, severely depressed. Through treatment I really did get back to myself.”

Choose Fairwinds Treatment Center for Lasting Recovery

Fairwinds Treatment Center is a leading provider of drug addiction treatment in the Clearwater, FL, community. Contact us today to learn more about our drug addiction rehab programs and take the first step towards a healthier, drug-free life.

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