Florida Drug and Alcohol Abuse Rehab Center

Florida is known for its large number of drug and alcohol rehab centers. It treatment facilities attract people from all over the country.

Before you begin checking out recovery programs for substance addiction in Florida, verify your insurance will cover treatment. Also, read up on the centers and make sure they have experienced staff and any amenities you need to feel comfortable. Search out reviews on the facility and see what other people had to say about the program’s efficacy in treating addiction.

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FL Substance Abuse Facts

Florida’s rates of alcohol and drug abuse are often above the national average. For example:

  • Florida’s rate of past-month alcohol use for individuals age 12 and older was also above the national average in 2014-2015 (54.83% vs. 52.2%).
  • Past-month alcohol use among adolescents age 12-17 was slightly above the national average in 2014-2015, as well (10.7% vs. 10.6%).1,2,3
  • The rate of past-year cocaine use in Florida among those 12 and older was higher than the national average for 2014-2015 (1.9% vs. 1.75%).1,2 In fact, the number of overdose deaths caused by cocaine has been on an upswing since 2012, going from 1,318 that year to 1,834 in 2015.4

Like many other states, Florida has recently experienced a surge in opioid overdose deaths. Drug overdose deaths in the state increased by 22.7% from 2014-2015, which was one of the highest percentage increases in the country.5 In 2015, heroin, fentanyl, and oxycodone caused the deaths of 3,896 people in the state.6

In a positive sign, the number of people getting treatment for opioid addiction in Florida has increased over the past few years. A single-day count of people receiving methadone in opioid treatment programs increased from 2013 to 2015 (14,433 to 17,670). Likewise, a single-day count of people receiving buprenorphine as part of substance abuse treatment increased from 1,700 in 2013 to 2,922 in 2015.3


Getting Addiction Treatment Help

The primary kinds of addiction treatment in Florida are inpatient and outpatient programs. Many inpatient and residential rehabs operate 30-day treatment programs which include individual and group therapy, recreational activities, and addiction education. A formal, medical detox is sometimes incorporated into these program varieties but may also take place in a separate facility.

Outpatient programs provide similar therapeutic interventions, but are unable to offer the same level of medical care and supervision as inpatient programs. You are also able to visit the treatment center on certain days at certain hours, instead of living there.

Whether you already know which type of FL rehab you prefer, or you need assistance making a decision, we can help. Call us today at 1-888-744-0069Who Answers?.

Where Else Can I Find Help?

Some people don’t have insurance or aren’t able to pay for drug and alcohol addiction treatment upfront. Treatment providers understand this, and that’s why many offer payment options that may lower the total cost or let you pay off what you owe in monthly installments.

Other recovery options for people without insurance include substance rehab centers funded by the state, nonprofit and charity programs, and 12-step groups.

Some nonprofits and rehabilitation programs also offer scholarships that cover all or a portion of the cost. These are not always available, but they are worth investigating.

Resources in Florida

  • NAMI Florida: The National Alliance on Mental Illness helps people and families of people that struggle with mental health disorders such as schizophrenia and depression. They offer events, resources, and crisis helplines.
  • Narcotics Anonymous: The Narcotics Anonymous Florida Region lists the helplines and websites for NA chapters in the state.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (North FL, Central FL, South FL): AA is a peer recovery program with an established set of steps that users work through to become sober. It hosts meetings in cities across Florida.
  • Florida Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health: This state office is responsible for prevention, treatment, and recovery programs for children and adults with addiction or mental health problems.
  • Licensed substance abuse providers: View a list of providers in the state from the Florida Department of Children and Families.
  • Florida Suicide Prevention Resource Directory: This guide from the Statewide Office of Suicide Prevention and the Suicide Prevention Coordinating Council lists hotlines and crisis center information for the entire state.
  • Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Centers: The Salvation Army helps men who are suffering from drug addiction and mental health disorders. Treatment programs include housing, work, and group and individual therapy. The Florida chapter of the site allows visitors to view adult rehab centers in Florida.
  1. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. National Survey on Drug Use and Health State Tabs: Florida.
  2. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2016). Results from the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Detailed Tables.
  3. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Behavioral Health Barometer: Florida, Volume 4: Indicators as measured through the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services, and the Uniform Reporting System. HHS Publication No. SMA–17–Baro– 16–States–FL. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2017.
  4. Van Velzer, R. (2017). Cocaine comes roaring back to South Florida – and then some. Sun Sentinel.
  5. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2016). Drug Overdose Death Data.
  6. Siemaszko, C. (2017). Florida Gov. Declares State’s Opioid Epidemic Public Health Emergency. NBC News.
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