Pembroke Pines, Florida, is a growing community of residents who work hard, have families, and spend time enjoying the many activities the area has to offer. Its population as of 2019 is a little over 170,000 people. The city is close to Miami and Fort Lauderdale, two cities with their own growing drug issues. Pembroke Pines is not considered a safe place to live, according to Neighborhood Scout, due to having a crime rate that is 61 percent higher than the rest of Florida’s cities and towns. Opioid abuse is a continuing public health concern that shows no signs of declining.

Broward County, Florida, where Pembroke Pines is located, recorded 493 deaths due to opioids in 2019, according to the Florida Medical Examiners Commission. Its report also indicates that fentanyl, a highly potent opioid, was the top drug causing most of the opioid-related deaths.

Additionally, the Florida Department of Health’s current report on drug abuse in Broward County relays that there were 1,815 opioid-involved non-fatal overdose emergency department visits and 753 non-fatal heroin-related overdose visits in 2020. Six hundred nineteen people were treated in the hospital for opioid overdoses that were non-fatal, and 169 people were in the hospital for heroin-related non-fatal overdoses in the county in 2020. More than 2,600 were arrested on drug charges, and 82 juveniles were also arrested on drug charges.

Opioid abuse is not uncommon in Pembroke Pines or in Broward County.  The area was once a major shopping place for “pill mills” until then-governor Rick Scott issued a mandate to close them down. Since then, the state has cracked down on how opioid prescribing is conducted by permitting a three-day supply of prescription opioids for acute pain.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) lists opioids as a Schedule II controlled substance, which is defined as drugs with a “high potential for abuse which may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.” Some examples of these are:

  • Hydromorphone
  • Meperidine
  • Oxycodone
  • Fentanyl
  • Hydrocodone
  • Morphine
  • Codeine

These and other prescription and illicit opioids can wreak destruction for those who abuse them.

Opioid addiction is not something that happens just to drug addicts. Anyone who is prescribed opioids may become dependent on them, and those who abuse heroin or fentanyl are also at risk. Fentanyl can be prescribed legitimately, or drug dealers can combine it with counterfeit Xanax, Valium, oxycodone, and other fake prescription medications, such as amphetamines, like Adderall.

Opioid addiction is real but can be treated. Arete Recovery, a substance use treatment center in Pembroke Pines, provides opioid detox for those who desire to end their use or abuse of the drug.

Arete Recovery Drug Rehab in Pembroke Pines

Drug rehab in South Florida is as close as Arete Recovery in Pembroke Pines. Even if you are from out of state, we can get you started on the road to ending opioid abuse. Withdrawal from opioids can range from mild to severe, depending on the intensity of addiction and which opioids were abused. Withdrawal symptoms may start off feeling like a bad case of the flu, but the psychological symptoms can persist for longer. Fortunately, you do not have to be alone when withdrawing from opioids.

Our team of caring professionals will conduct a complete medical assessment to determine your level of addiction and develop a detox and recovery plan that is tailored to your specific needs.


Detox is a critical first step in opioid addiction treatment. Detox at Arete Recovery is medically managed to ensure you or your loved one is medically stable and comfortable. The body undergoes its natural processes to eliminate all toxins from it, which can be distressing, which may take from five to seven days.

Opioid withdrawal can produce symptoms, which at first can be mild, like muscle aches, excessive sweating, yawning continuously, restlessness, anxiety, and insomnia. Later on, you may experience nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, chills, rapid heartbeat, and high blood pressure. Licensed medical professionals at Arete are at your service to ensure you make it through the withdrawal process safely.


Inpatient or residential treatment is an essential step in opioid addiction treatment. It involves mental health andopioid-treatment-in-florida substance use disorders treatment while residing on-site at Arete Recovery. Your treatment plan may indicate if or how long you will need residential opioid addiction treatment. If you are required to stay on our campus, you could be there from 30 days or less to 90 days or longer.

While you are with us, you will likely participate in behavioral therapies, which are known to work best for those addicted to opioids and other substances. There are other therapies and educational sessions to become involved in at Arete. Some of these are solution-focused therapy, emotion-focused therapy, relapse prevention, life skills training, medication education, and much more. We encourage you to explore the many choices we offer because each one is meant to propel and bolster you as you begin life anew without abusing opioids.

When you have completed your drug rehab, you will graduate to our aftercare program.


Arete Recovery’s aftercare program is called our alumni program. This dynamic and strongly supportive group is composed of individuals who have gone through our addiction treatment programs and are living drug-free every day. You will find them invaluable as you reenter your world. Our drug rehab aftercare program offers a variety of activities, events, meetings, and practical skills with the goal of providing you with what you might need outside of the treatment center. It is up to you to take advantage of what the alumni program provides.

Opioid Rehab in Pembroke Pines FAQ

It is understandable to have questions when seeking help for opioid rehab. After all, there are many options and variables to consider. Many people don’t get the help they need because they think they can’t afford it or have no way to get to the treatment campus.  Those two barriers of treatment are addressed below, along with other questions we hear from people frequently. If you have other questions that are not answered here, please feel free to call or email us.

How long is rehab?

There isn’t a definite length of time for drug rehab. What you should know is that each person’s time in opioid rehab will be different because each person is an individual with individual needs. Your rehab stay might be shorter or longer than someone else in rehab with you. However, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) found that drug rehab is more effective when the individual stays in treatment for 90 days or longer. It all depends on you and your specific circumstances.

Does Arete Recovery provide transportation?

Arete Recovery is located in the western suburbs of Broward County in South Florida. If you are local to the area and need transportation to our campus, we may be able to provide that for you. If you live out of the county or state, we can provide transportation to and from the center from nearby airports, buses, or train stations. However, you are responsible for the fare. Give us a call and ask how we might be able to arrange transportation to us.

How much does drug rehab cost?

The cost of drug rehab is a primary obstacle in getting help for substance use. We understand how money, or lack of it, can deter you from opioid drug detox help. You may have read that it can cost anywhere from a few thousand dollars to much more for a luxury rehab center. However, there are several ways to pay for drug rehab, including private insurance, loans from others, or working with us to find a reasonable payment plan. The cost of drug rehab shouldn’t prevent you from obtaining addiction treatment.

Do I have to travel?

One way or the other, you will have to travel to our campus. If you do not live in Florida or live outside of South Florida, there are benefits to going to drug rehab away from home. One of those is that you are far from the triggers of your drug abuse. Sometimes, you need a clean break from the forces that drove you to addiction. Those who live in South Florida but near Pembroke Pines will still have to travel to our facility. We can help arrange that.

What insurance carriers does Arete Recovery take?

We take most of the major insurance plans and are in-network with others. The cost of drug rehab may be less if you go to a rehab center that is in-network with your insurance provider. It is wise to review your insurance plan to check what services and programs are covered, for how long, and how much of each is covered. Other aspects of drug rehab to check are medications covered, co-pays for therapy sessions, length of stay covered for detox, inpatient and outpatient care. Take time to write down all of the insurance questions you have. You can contact us to verify your insurance coverage at any time. We’re happy to help.

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