More Info About Rehabs in Florida
Whether native or out-of-state, a large portion of people decide to stay in Florida to build their new, sober lives. Several coastal cities now have some of the most well-established addiction recovery communities in the country—particularly in South Florida—where neighbors share common support and understanding.
Whether you’re a Florida native or considering traveling for treatment, there are a wide range of rehab options to accommodate you or your loved one. We can help you during your search—feel free to call us: 1-866-317-7050.
If you or a loved one is considering addiction treatment in Florida, here’s what you need to know.
- Each year in Florida, around 1.5 million people are dependent on or abusing alcohol and/or drugs. Less than 15% of them receive treatment.
- 27,814 people were admitted to Florida addiction treatment centers in 2015.
- Nearly 28% of those people abused alcohol only, 21% primarily abused opiates other than heroin, and 14% primarily abused heroin.
- In 2014, there were 8,587 drug-related deaths in Florida—the majority of which were caused by cocaine and morphine.
- Though heroin and fentanyl caused fewer deaths total, they’ve shown the sharpest increase in fatalities in recent years.
When looking for a Florida rehab, it’s important to do your research. Each facility has its own treatment approach, specialties, and services that it offers.
Among the hundreds of substance abuse treatment facilities in Florida, almost all of them treat both alcohol and drug abuse. About half of them focus solely on substance abuse treatment, while the other half are dual diagnosis facilities with a combination of mental health and substance abuse services. The majority Florida facilities offer outpatient services, while only about 30% offer inpatient or residential treatment.
Each facility accepts a different variety of insurance plans—so it’s important to ask—and almost all accept out-of-pocket payment. If you can’t afford treatment, around 40% of Florida facilities offer treatment at no charge for some clients who can’t pay. Also, nearly half of all Florida facilities offer counseling in Spanish.
Many facilities in Florida also offer screenings for mental health disorders, family counseling, and assistance with aftercare options—like case management services or transitional sober living. For quality aftercare options, there is a list of certified recovery residences in Florida, based on credentials established with the Florida Certification Board.
Looking for the right treatment facility can feel overwhelming, but you don’t have to do it alone. Let us help you in the process and answer any questions you might have: 1-866-317-7050.
- Substance abuse assessments
- Urine testing for drugs or alcohol
- Both individual and group counseling sessions
- Relapse-prevention training and cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Discharge planning for after treatment
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health (SAMH) Program is the sole legal authority on substance abuse and mental health in the state, appointed by SAMHSA. The program oversees Florida’s system of care, for both serious mental illness and substance abuse disorders.
- The Florida Partnership for Success (PFS)—within the SAMH—is a grant program funded by SAMHSA. Their focus is on reducing underage drinking and substance abuse in targeted communities in Florida.
- The Statewide Drug Policy Advisory Council (DPAC) was created by the Florida Legislature, to analyze substance abuse problems and recommend drug control strategies to the Governor and other policymakers. The council also reviews substance abuse programs and seeks research projects to achieve better treatment outcomes.
- The Florida Alcohol & Drug Abuse Association (FADAA) is a non-profit group, committed to improving treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. They are influential advocates for reducing stigmas, using evidence-based practices in treatment, and changing the healthcare system for the better.
- To Write Love on Her Arms is a popular nonprofit organization in Florida, bringing hope to people struggling with addiction, depression, self-injury, and suicide. They connect and inform through community events, as well as invest directly in treatment and recovery.
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If you are seeking drug and alcohol related addiction rehab for yourself or a loved one, the SoberNation.com hotline is a confidential and convenient solution.
Calls to any general hotline (non-facility) will be answered by Behavioral Health Innovators
Alternatives to finding addiction treatment or learning about substance:
- SAMHSA Treatment Finder at SAMHSA.gov
- National Institute On Drug Abuse at DrugAbuse.gov
- Mental Health & Substance Abuse at USA.gov
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