JourneyPure Emerald Coast serves several cities along the Florida panhandle. Chief among these cities are:
As recent evidence shows, the locations served by JourneyPure Emerald Coast reflect much of what is happening in Florida and nationwide. The opioid epidemic has unfortunately reached into these sunny waterfront towns and small cities, ravaging both the senior population and the youth with their numbing, disorienting, and highly addictive side effects.
If you or someone you love is struggling with an addiction to opioids, alcohol, cocaine, methamphetamines, or any other addictive substance, we urge you to contact us at JourneyPure Emerald Coast today. Admissions coordinators are standing by.
Opioid Abuse in Bay County
In June 2017, several representatives from law enforcement joined health professionals at the Florida Department of Health in Bay County to discuss opioid abuse and how to solve the problem. It was here that Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford said the number of opioid overdose deaths in 2017 had already matched those of 2016.
Most of these overdose cases involved fentanyl, heroin, and carfentanil, a synthetic opioid that is up to 100 times more powerful than fentanyl.
In fact, the Florida Medical Examiners Commission reported in 2015 that opioids were either the cause or present in the deaths of 230 state residents. The following is the Florida Medical Examiners’ breakdown of overdose deaths:
- Oxycodone: 34
- Hydrocodone: 45
- Methadone: 29
- Morphine: 64
- Fentanyl: 30
- Heroin: 28
The Florida Medical Examiners report was released as Florida Governor Rick Scott and President Donald Trump labeled the opioid issue a public health crisis.
Prescription drugs killed more Floridians statewide than street drugs such as heroin in 2016. The number of Oxycodone-caused deaths represented an increase of 28 percent.
Also of note was the number of controlled substances prescribed statewide. Bay County and its surrounding counties were among the leaders in having the highest number of prescriptions in several drug categories.
To some, being away from treatment can feel overwhelming at times. That’s why we developed an app designed to track of our patients’ daily recovery goals. JourneyPure Coaching™ is a free, digital recovery plan provided to every JourneyPure patient.
Through JourneyPure Coaching™, patients track their daily and weekly goals and access a recovery coach. This recovery coach is assigned by JourneyPure to provide accountability and support for one-year after treatment at no charge. At JourneyPure Emerald Coast, we are committed to our patients’ success in recovery and strive to reduce the ever-present relapse rates that come with this disease. This is just one more tool we provide our patients to set them up for success in recovery.
What is JourneyPure’s drug rehab in Florida?
JourneyPure Emerald Coast is a part of the JourneyPure family of addiction treatment facilities. Located in Panama City Beach, JourneyPure is a behavioral healthcare company with facilities located across the southeast aimed at setting the standard in addiction treatment. We provide real solutions to the addiction epidemic by deploying systems of care to communities with the greatest need. We believe every person and their family should be afforded a chance to recover, no matter their circumstances. At JourneyPure, our mission is to help patients get healthy and stay healthy. Learn more about our passion for our patients and commitment to their long-term recovery.