Florida Addiction Guide

Florida is the home of diversity. With all age groups represented, a mix of cultures, and the beautiful beach as well as miles of swampland available to those who are ready to explore, it is the destination of choice for people from across the country and around the world.

It is no wonder then that so many who are in crisis turn to Florida as a place of healing and hope. A range of comprehensive and effective treatment programs are available from the Georgia-Florida line down to the tip of the Panhandle, many of which are right on the water.

  • River Oaks Treatment Center: River Oaks Treatment Center, located in Tampa, Florida, and it is another top-ranked treatment program in the state. All levels of care are provided to men and women over the age of 18, including medical detox, residential treatment, partial hospitalization programs, and intensive outpatient treatment. Those who are living with a substance use disorder or co-occurring disorders will be able to tailor their program intensity to meet their needs. The CARF-accredited program offers a multidisciplinary team of treatment professionals, including a primary therapist, who work together to create an individualized treatment plan for each and every client, choosing from a range of traditional, alternative, and holistic treatment options. Clients will be able to take advantage of hard-to-find specialized treatment options, including a program for family members and EMDR therapy. Additionally, personal training sessions as well as massage and yoga classes are also available to complement traditional substance use and mental health treatment service.

    12012 Boyette Road
    Riverview, FL, 33569
  • Recovery First Treatment Center:Recovery First Treatment Center, located just outside in Fort Lauderdale in South Florida’s Hollywood, offers a range of levels of treatment for those who are living with a drug or alcohol use disorder, and it is among the top-rated programs in the state. Men and women over the age of 18 can take part in medical detox, outpatient treatment, an intensive outpatient treatment program, a partial hospitalization program, or residential treatment as suits their needs. Each client works in concert with a primary therapist to create a unique treatment plan based on individual needs and goals. Each treatment plan is different but will include a combination of treatments and therapies that may include personal therapy, family therapy, group therapy, support groups, 12-Step meetings, alternative therapies, holistic treatments, relapse prevention, and long-term support through aftercare treatment and alumni groups.

    4110 Davie Road Extension
    Hollywood, FL 33024
  • Ambrosia Treatment Center: With locations in Singer Island and Port St. Lucie, Florida, Ambrosia Treatment Center is well reviewed and provides a step-by-step treatment program for adults over the age of 18. The program begins with a medical detoxification process that lasts 3-10 days, if needed, followed by a residential treatment program that lasts 14-35 days. The treatment program offers 24-hour care and supervision that includes intensive addiction treatment and treatment for co-occurring mental health issues. Next, continuing care is provided to clients as they transition into sober living outside of the treatment environment. Depending on the needs of the client, it can mean daily outpatient treatment, regular weekly therapy and treatment services, or occasional check-ins with staff and peers. Alumni groups are available, as are groups for family members who would like to support their loved ones in recovery.

    546 NW University Blvd. #103
    Port St. Lucie FL, 34986
  • White Sands Treatment Center: Located in Fort Myers, Florida, White Sands is well reviewed by clients and family members, offering a highly trained team of substance abuse treatment professionals who are dedicated to serving each client by creating an intensive and unique treatment plan based on their needs. Holistic in nature, treatment programs at White Sands focus on ensuring the safety and comfort of the patient throughout medical detox, providing motivational enhancements during addiction treatment and treatment for co-occurring disorders, and emphasizing the acquisition of behavioral and cognitive skills in the process of treatment – all in a setting that has been designed to provide a beautiful as well as healing environment.

    1820 Colonial Blvd
    Fort Myers FL, 33907
  • Just Believe Recovery Center: Clients can take part in the full continuum of treatment and recovery through the Just Believe Recovery Center in Jensen Beach, Florida. From medical detox into residential treatment through structured sober living or intensive outpatient care, clients will go from active addiction to stability in recovery by following the JBRC recovery process. The focus of their programs is on ensuring that clients have support and care as they transition into independent living in recovery, with ongoing access to peer and staff support and treatment if they encounter any bumps or challenges along the way. Treatment therapies include a core processing group, therapeutic assignments, individual therapy, experiential and arts therapies, and psychoeducational groups. Treatment for dual-diagnosis patients is available.

    1802 NE Jensen Beach Blvd
    Jensen Beach FL, 34957
  • Tranquil Shores: Tranquil Shores is an addiction treatment program in Tampa, Florida, that is well reviewed by clients and their families. They prioritize an integrated model of recovery that incorporates treatments and therapies aimed at helping the individual heal on spiritual, physical, emotional, and psychological levels. During 13 weeks of treatment, therapies are experiential as well as gender-based, process-oriented, and didactic in nature. The client-to-counselor ratio is 4:1 in order to ensure that each client has the personal care and focus needed to heal. Clients will engage in a minimum of two personal therapy sessions per week as well as 25 hours of group therapies and two hours per week of family therapy. Family members are encouraged to collaborate and take part.

    4300 Duhme Rd Suite 100
    Madeira Beach FL, 33708
  • Serenity Springs Recovery Center: With facilities located in New Smyrna and Edgewater, Florida, Serenity Springs Recovery Center offers separate residential treatment to men and women (as of 2017) and also offers an outpatient program for clients in need of substance abuse and addiction treatment. With an holistic view of addiction as well as treatment, the programs offer clients an individualized treatment plan that focuses on helping them heal as a whole, with attention paid to the mind, body, and spirit. Treatment services may include a 2:1 client to staff ratio, family services, psychiatric care, EMDR therapy, a neuropsychological assessment, amino acid recovery therapy, equestrian therapy, acupuncture, and family support services. Amenities include 12-Step yoga, access to a professional chef and a nationally certified personal trainer, and more.

    1555 Cow Creek Rd
    Edgewater FL, 32132
  • Ocean Breeze Recovery: There is both a residential treatment program and an intensive outpatient addiction treatment program available to clients through highly rated Ocean Breeze Recovery in Pompano Beach, Florida. Outpatient treatment services are also available to those in need of increased flexibility in schedule and a less intensive treatment option for a substance use disorder. Additionally, Ocean Breeze Recovery maintains a strong alumni program so all clients who complete treatment through any of these programs will be able to continually engage with recovery and connect with peers by taking part in weekly meetings. Amenities available to clients who choose the residential treatment program include bowling and volleyball, access to a nutritionist and a fitness and wellness center, and opportunities to take part in beach meditation and relaxation.

    2413 E Atlantic Blvd
    Pompano Beach FL, 33062
  • Genesis House: Detox and addiction treatment are provided in a residential setting or via intensive outpatient treatment or partial hospitalization programs at Genesis House in Lake Worth, Florida. With a focus on Christian principles and the 12-Step program, there is also a niche program dedicated to serving first responders who are struggling with substance use and abuse. A number of recreational services are available to clients, and they augment traditional and spiritually based treatment options, including yoga, tennis clinics, barbeques, access to exercise classes and outdoor fitness equipment, and therapeutic massage. There is also a Spanish language program available to clients who speak only Spanish or who prefer to explore therapeutic growth and recovery in Spanish.

    4865 40th Way S
    Lake Worth FL, 33461
  • Transformations Treatment: Located in Delray Beach, Florida, Transformation Treatment program is another drug rehab that is highly rated by past clients and families. CARF accredited, Transformations is a Christian-based addiction treatment program that makes use of a range of different treatment options, including 12-Step treatment, age-specific support groups, gender-based support groups, Christian-focused groups, case management, life skills, regular alumni meetings, holistic therapies, and long-term aftercare and support when treatment is complete. They even have an onsite recording studio for clients to use, and family members are encouraged to attend visitation on the weekends and take part in therapy sessions as well.

    14000 S Military Trail
    Delray Beach FL, 33484
  • Beachway Therapy Center: A well-reviewed treatment program located in Delray Beach, Florida, Beachway Therapy Center provides treatment for substance abuse and addiction disorders to adult men and women. Residential treatment, detox, partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient programs, and outpatient care are all available to clients. Medical, dental, and mental health care is referred out. Dual-diagnosis treatment is available for clients who are in need of treatment for both a substance use disorder and a co-occurring mental health condition. Weekly family visitation opportunities, client accounts, and weekly trips to the store are all incorporated into the individual treatment experience.

    1700 N Dixie Hwy
    West Palm Beach FL, 33407
  • The Florida House Experience: There are multiple components of the well-received treatment programs offered at The Florida House Experience located in Deerfield Beach, Florida. First, clients take part in the medical component, a full medical evaluation that seeks to identify any and all underlying medical conditions. Next, clients make use of the psychiatric component, learning if there are any psychiatric diagnoses that may be contributing to substance use and abuse. Next, the clinical component is explored with master’s-level therapists to help clients unlearn negative patterns and behaviors that may be inhibiting their ability to function healthfully. Clients who complete their treatment will have access to alumni groups and aftercare programs to empower their long-term ability to avoid relapse. Additionally, there is an evening outpatient program available to clients to assist them in getting back on course before drug use and abuse spiral out of control.

    505 Federal Hwy
    Deerfield Beach FL, 33441
  • Destination Hope: Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Destination Hope offers a men’s alcohol and drug rehab program as well as a women’s treatment program. These gender-specific programs provide a safe space for the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction as well as co-occurring mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, abuse and trauma.

    6555 Powerline Rd #112
    Fort Lauderdale FL, 33309

If you, or someone you love, are living in Florida and struggling with a substance use disorder, including addiction, with or without co-occurring mental health symptoms, there is a treatment program that will suit your needs. Exploring the options available on this page is a great way to begin your search and make sure that you connect with a treatment program that is uniquely designed to serve the needs of you and your family.

For those who are out of state and hoping to put physical as well as psychological distance between themselves and the stressors at home that may have played a large role in the development of addiction, Florida is an excellent choice for treatment. With sunny skies and easy access to oceans, lakes, and bays, the climate is conducive to healing and wellness.

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