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At Banyan Boca, we understand how dangerous the overprescribing of pain pills like opioids can be. Many patients at our opiate detox program in Boca struggle with opioid addiction that stems from using opioids that were legally prescribed. But there is a clear understanding that legally prescribed opioids are just as addictive as other opioid drugs, so overprescribing of opioids can be dangerous.
A recent document from the DEA reveals that two pharmacies in Delray Beach received a frightening number of painkillers and opioid drugs - 17 million pills between two Delray pharmacies alone.1 During the height of the opioid epidemic in Palm Beach County, from 2012 to 2016, two Delray pharmacies received enough opioid pills to supply the city’s population of 65,000 with roughly 37 pills per person.2
Overprescribing opioid painkillers puts communities at risk. Overdoses are higher in areas with higher concentrations of these dangerous pills,2 and these pills can push users to other dangerous drugs. The opioid epidemic around Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and other Palm Beach cities has intensified by the overprescribing of opioid painkillers, benzos, and other highly addictive drugs. Though these drugs may be legal, it doesn’t mean they’re safe. They are just as addictive, if not more so, than other drugs that users may find on the streets.
At Banyan Boca Raton, we are committed to facing and reducing the opioid epidemic in Palm Beach County. Our treatment programs include an opioid addiction treatment program that can help addicts get and stay sober. It begins with our medically monitored detox in Boca where patients receive the therapeutic and medical support they need to safely detox from opiates or other prescription drugs. After completing detox, patients enter our inpatient rehab program where they will develop tools of lasting sobriety to reduce the risk of relapse.