Alcohol detox programs in Florida treat all severity of withdrawal. There are excellent outpatient and inpatient options. According to SAMHSA, 11% of the programs are outpatient detox, while close to 10% are a hospital inpatient program.

Generally, the severity of alcohol withdrawal determine what approach is needed. provides an extensive directory listing of many of these services among other options. When you first contact our addictions professionals, we help you determine the best approach.

Detoxification is crucial. In our professional opinion, an alcohol detox prepares you mentally and physically for therapy and counseling. In addition, it significantly improves your chances of successfully completing a rehabilitation program. Contact one of our counselors for further information or consult our directory.

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Florida Inpatient Alcohol Treatments vs. Outpatient Programs

The two main types of rehabilitation are outpatient and inpatient treatments, and it can be a challenge to figure out which kind of treatment would be more suited to the person. Both rehab settings are available in Florida, and each has its own sets of advantages that can help a person deal with their alcohol use disorder. One advantage of going to residential alcohol rehab is that the person will be away from stress and triggers while undergoing treatment. This can be especially helpful if one's home environment isn't alcohol-free. Residential rehabilitation will usually cost more than an outpatient treatment since room and board is included in the price. The outpatient programs will give the person the opportunity to live their normal life while getting counseling. This can be both an advantage and disadvantage depending on the situation since some people might be exposed to many triggers and stressors during their treatment, which can make staying sober harder. To figure out which type of treatment would be best suited for you or your loved one, you can speak to a professional (including one of our counselors) who can help guide you.

List of Alcohol Treatments in Florida

Here is a list of detox centers for Alcohol addiction in Florida. The list can be incomplete so if you cannot find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.

Florida Alcohol Laws

This section speaks of the laws regarding alcohol in Florida. These laws can change and evolve, and you should always seek legal advice from a legal professional. The legal drinking age in Florida is 21. Florida has specific when it comes to alcohol sales. Out of the 67 counties in the state, three are dry (Lafayette, Liberty, and Washington Counties), meaning that the sale of alcohol is prohibited.

Florida Drunk Driving Laws

In Florida, you are prohibited from driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or more if you are over 21 years old. If someone is under 21, the BAC limit is 0.02%. Here is an overview of the consequences of DUI offenses in Florida. There can be mitigating or aggravating factors that can influence the punishments linked to each violation. If you have DUI questions, you should speak to a legal professional.

DUI Offenses Jail Time Fine License Suspension
1st offense Up to 6 months $500 to $1,000 180 days to 1 year
2nd offense Up to 9 months $1,000 to $2,000 If the second offense is within 5 years: license revoked for 5 years minimum
3rd offense 5 years Up to $5,000 10 years minimum
4th offense or more 5 years Up to $5,000 Revoked permanently

Florida Alcohol Abuse and Addiction Statistics

Florida's alcohol consumption was 2.65 gallons of alcohol per capita in 2020. This number is slightly higher than the US average of 2.52 gallons per capita. Underage drinking is a problem in the state. A three-year average (2008 to 2010) showed that over 26% of the underage population in Florida drank alcohol, with around 10% of them purchasing the alcohol themselves. According to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, 58.1% of the population consumes alcohol.

Heavy drinking is also a problem with around 9.1% of the population engaging in this type of drinking, which is higher than the national average of 8.2%. Some counties have a bigger problem with heavy drinking; for example, it is estimated that over 16% of the Franklin County population are heavy drinkers. Of the state's drinking population, 30.8% of them binge drink (Franklin and Gulf County have rates of 40% or more). Excessive drinking can lead to devastating consequences. In 2018, there were 814 impaired-driving fatalities in Florida. Over a quarter of all road fatalities were attributed to impaired driving. Of all the impaired-driving fatalities, 63.4% of impaired drivers had a BAC of 0.15% or more. There was a total of 32,127 DUI arrests that year. The silver lining is that between 2009 and 2018, there was a drop of 8.3% in impaired-driving fatalities.


Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS


on January 20, 2022

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.