Counselors and therapists can help you identify factors that underly your substance use, to avoid triggers, to strengthen your motivation, and to navigate treatment options. They can also team with certified professionals to administer medication-assisted treatment. More on counseling.
Physicians authorized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to treat patients for opioid dependency using medicine.
Support groups provide a space for getting social support, a sense of empowerment, and motivation from people who have faced — or are facing — similar challenges and circumstances. More on support groups.
Addiction Treatment Centers Near Me
Location is an important factor to consider when looking for an addiction treatment center. Outpatients who want to limit their travel time may want to choose a facility nearby, while those seeking live-in, residential care may want to find treatment farther from home.
Florida is home to hundreds of treatment facilities that help patients recover from substance misuse. The greatest number of treatment facilities can be found in Fort Lauderdale, but there are also many options in Miami, West Palm Beach, Jacksonville, and Pensacola.
Finding the Right Treatment Center
Start Your Recovery can be used as a helpful guide to learn about addiction and find a treatment center that is right for you.
There are several addiction treatment center options in Florida. They include:
There are several payment options worth considering when searching for the best treatment facility for your needs.
Most rehab centers in Florida accept private health insurance. There are also hundreds of facilities that accept Medicare, Medicaid, payment assistance, or a sliding fee scale, based on an individual’s income. A handful of facilities even offer free or no-cost care.
Inpatient Treatment Centers
It is important to understand the differences between inpatient and outpatient treatment centers, so you can choose a rehab center that is right for you.
Inpatient treatment takes place in either a residential setting or in a hospital-like atmosphere. Residential inpatient centers allow patients to live at the facility while being treated. Patients can stay anywhere between three weeks to a year during their journey to recovery. Hospital inpatient centers also provide live-in care but involve more intensive treatment.
There are hundreds of inpatient facilities to choose from in Florida.
Outpatient Treatment Centers
Outpatient treatment centers also offer daily treatment, but patients can continue to live at home and travel to the facility each day. Since travel is involved, outpatients may want to consider a center that is close to them. Outpatient centers provide a wide range of treatment options, from Medication Assisted Treatments like methadone, to support groups and counseling.
Florida is home to hundreds of outpatient treatment centers. Fort Lauderdale has the highest number of them, followed by Miami and West Palm Beach – all offering dozens of options. There are also several outpatient centers in Jacksonville and Pensacola.
Local Government Programs
Immunity from Arrest
Under Florida law, any individual acting in good faith who reaches out for medical or emergency assistance for someone who is experiencing an overdose may not be arrested or prosecuted for a drug-related, criminal offense. Likewise, any person who is experiencing an overdose may not be arrested or prosecuted for a drug-related, criminal offense.