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Finding rehab & recovery in the Sunshine State

Substance Abuse in Florida

Addiction Information & Rehab Options in Florida

Addiction is a devastating and widespread problem in Florida.1 Fortunately, the Sunshine State has many available resources for treatment and support. Read on to learn more about finding local rehabilitation centers, emergency services, paying for treatment, and general info on substance abuse in the region.

Rehab in Florida

Florida Drug & Alcohol Rehab

Addiction is a chronic and complex disease, but recovery is possible. It’s common for people struggling with addiction to need professional help to get sober and remain in recovery.2 Addiction treatment typically involves 3 main phases: detoxification, rehabilitation, and aftercare. Detox is a crucial phase of treatment for many patients, but by itself it is largely ineffective in preventing relapse. Rehabilitation is where these individuals build the necessary skills to achieve long-term sobriety.2 Following rehab, many people benefit from aftercare programs that help them maintain focus and build a supportive network.3
Emergency Services

Narcan & Overdose Emergency Resources in FL

Florida offers a variety of substance abuse services to help during a crisis involving drugs or alcohol. From emergency first responders to dedicated hotlines, Floridians have many options for getting help in their state. Naloxone (Narcan)—a medication that can reverse an opioid overdose—is an important life-saving tool that is now available in Florida without a prescription.5, 6 If you, a family member, or someone you live with takes opioids as a prescription or abuses painkillers and/or heroin, obtaining naloxone and learning how to use it in case of emergency is vital. It is much easier to get now than it used to be. We'll show you how to find it.
Paying for Rehab

How Much Does Addiction Treatment Cost in Florida?

The cost of rehab in Florida is highly variable. Costs depend on numerous factors, including but not limited to:
  • How someone pays for treatment (i.e., with or without insurance).
  • The extent of their insurance coverage.
  • The type of treatment needed.
  • The facility itself.
Local FAQs

Get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about treatment for drug and alcohol addiction in Florida.
FL Addiction Stats

Substance Abuse in Florida

Florida has a serious substance abuse and addiction problem:
  • In 2018, 4,698 people in the Sunshine State died from drug overdose. 68% of these overdoses involved opioids.18
  • 2,962 people died by cocaine-involved overdose in 2019.19
  • The number of deaths per year caused by meth-involved overdose in Florida increased by nearly 90% between 2013 and 2019 (totaling 1,419 in 2019).19, 20
  • In 2019, 1,101 people in Florida died of from traffic accidents involving drivers impaired by alcohol, drugs, or a combination of both.21

Getting Help for Substance Abuse

It's common to feel stuck and overwhelmed when you or a loved one is struggling with addiction. Often, those looking for rehab will have numerous questions and don't know where to start. We're here to help.

Local Events & Education

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Check our events page to learn about our in-person meetings, as well as virtual trainings and support groups.