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Rehabs in Florida for Drugs and Alcohol

Last updated on: Wednesday, 20 December 2023
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When searching for rehabs in Florida, the drug treatment facility should be experienced and should provide quality care. DRS has compiled a list of drug and alcohol rehabs in Florida. This includes drug detox and inpatient rehabs. These listings include detailed information about their services to help you make an informed decision.

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List of Rehabs in Florida

Below is a list of the different drug rehab centers in Florida. Each listing provides information on the types of services provided and the payment options available. You can also find accreditations and certifications to help you determine if the rehab center is trusted and has the expertise you are looking for. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact a treatment specialist.

Our editorial and medical expert team conducts thorough research on the websites of the drug rehab centers listed in our directory. They regularly review these websites to ensure the information is up to date and comprehensive. Our experts also provide reviews to help you gain a better understanding of the services offered at each facility.

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Reviewed: July 11, 2023

Narconon Suncoast is a long-term residential drug rehab program for adult men and women. After examining their website, they offer holistic non-medical detox and drug-free withdrawal, new life detoxification or purification, and life skills courses. The courses are designed to give individuals tools to remain drug-free. The program generally lasts three to five months.

Rehab Settings

- Detox
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Non 12-Step
- Relapse Prevention

Payment Options

- Private Health Insurance
- Self Payment
- UnitedHealthcare

Trust Factors

- Joint Commission Accredited
- LegitScript Certified

Medical Staff: Dr. Richard Wallace, MD | Medical Director
Mike Hoy, CAP, ICADC | Clinical Director

1390 Sunset Point Road, Clearwater, FL

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

Bridges International, The Auburndale Bridge RSATP is a Level II substance abuse treatment program. After examining their website, we found the facility is a women-only treatment center built on the Therapeutic Community Concept Model. It is a peer-led and peer-driven environment. Each client is encouraged to become an active participant in their recovery.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Women

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited

Medical Staff: Kenuated Clarke, LMHC, MCAP | Chief Programs Officer

602 Melton Avenue, Auburndale, FL

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

Bridges International, the Jacksonville Bridge CRC, is a Community Release Center. After examining their website, the center is men-only. The program is built on the Therapeutic Community Concept model. It is a peer-led and peer-driven environment. Clients are encouraged to become active participants in their recovery.

Rehab Settings

- Halfway House
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Men
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited

Medical Staff: Kenuated Clarke, LMHC, MCAP | Chief Programs Officer

601 Agmac Avenue, Jacksonville, FL

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

Bridges International, The Orlando Bridge RSATP, is a program for Florida Department of Corrections inmates. After examining their website, the facility helps inmates during the last 11 months of their sentence. Each inmate is assisted with obtaining identification, employment, substance use disorder counseling, and job readiness training. In addition, they help with probation and child custody issues.

Rehab Settings

- Halfway House
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Men
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited

Medical Staff: Kenuated Clarke, LMHC, MCAP | Chief Programs Officer

2001 Mercy Drive, Orlando, FL

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

Chemical Addictions Recovery Effort, A Woman’s Addiction Recovery Effort, offers a full range of licensed services. After examining their website, the Woman’s Addiction Recovery Effort provides 15 residential beds and 15 halfway beds, and mother-infant programs. The program helps women cope with being a female addict in a therapeutic and educational environment.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Detox
- Halfway House
- Interventionist
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Medical Detox
- Outpatient
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Sober Living
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Beds for Clients' Children
- Co-Occurring Disorders
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Faith-Based
- Family Programs
- Pregnant Women
- Relapse Prevention
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Twelve-Step
- Women

Payment Options

- Access to Recovery Voucher
- Aetna
- Cigna
- Employee Assistance Programs
- Low-Cost Options
- Medicaid
- Payment Assistance
- Private Health Insurance
- Sliding Fee Scale
- State-Financed
- UnitedHealthcare

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited
- Licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Family Services

Medical Staff: Nurses and on-call physician

3407 North East Avenue, Panama City, FL

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

Chemical Addictions Recovery Effort, Starting Over Straight, is a 14-bed residential program. After examining their website, we found it is temporarily unavailable but may change its status. The program is specific to addressing the needs of adolescent substance abusers. Residents must be between the ages of 13 and 18 years old.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Outpatient
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Adolescents
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Faith-Based
- Men
- Pregnant Women
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Twelve-Step
- Women

Payment Options

- Aetna
- Cigna
- Low-Cost Options
- Medicaid
- Payment Assistance
- Private Health Insurance
- Sliding Fee Scale
- State-Financed
- UnitedHealthcare

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited

Medical Staff: Nurses and on-call physician

4000 East 3rd Street, Panama City, FL

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

City Rescue Mission, Jacksonville, addresses the needs of the homeless and needy. After examining their website, we found this is a Christian faith-based service providing food, clothing, shelter, emergency services, and residential programs to homeless men, women, and women with children. Numerous levels of service are provided, which include addiction recovery.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Shelter
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Adolescents
- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Holistic
- Men
- Pregnant Women
- Women

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited

Medical Staff: Paul Stasi, LCSW | Executive Director

426 S. McDuff Avenue, Jacksonville, FL

Reviewed: July 18, 2023

Summer House is a detox center in Florida. After examining the website, we found that the detox process uses liquid medication in reducing doses every four hours during a patient’s stay at the facility. Detox is medically supervised until the person is clean. It is not a hospital setting, and more amenities are offered to clients.

Rehab Settings

- Detox
- Medical Detox
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Relapse Prevention

Payment Options

- Aetna
- Beacon Health Options
- Cigna
- Humana
- Low-Cost Options
- Magellan Health SM
- Managed Health Network (MHN)
- Multiplan
- Private Health Insurance
- Self Payment
- Sliding Fee Scale
- UnitedHealthcare

Trust Factors

- Better Business Bureau Accredited
- CARF-Accredited
- LegitScript Certified
- Member of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers

Medical Staff: Therapists, nurse and medical supervision 24 hours/day

13550 Memorial Highway, Miami, FL

Reviewed: July 18, 2023

Awakening Recovery Center is a drug rehab and intensive outpatient program. After reviewing the website, we found that numerous treatment programs are offered. Clients can discover individualized addiction treatment, therapies, and help for every stage of recovery. The program accepts most health insurance and self-pay options.

Substances Treated

Alcohol
Cocaine
Meth
Opioids

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Detox
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Medical Detox
- Outpatient
- Partial Hospitalization or PHP
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Co-Occurring Disorders
- Executive Drug Rehab
- Holistic
- Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
- Nutritional Therapy
- Relapse Prevention
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Payment Options

- Aetna
- Beacon Health Options
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Cigna
- Humana
- Multiplan
- Private Health Insurance
- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- Certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)

Medical Staff: Jeremy Mirabile, MD, ABAM, FASAM, FAAFP | Medical Director
Caitlin Labrador, LCSW, NCIP | Clinical Director

6100 Greenland Road, Suite 202, Jacksonville, FL

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

Broward House Inc's Substance Abuse Treatment is an intensive day treatment program. After examining their website, we found they provide well-rounded care to HIV-positive adults with previous treatment experience and relapse episodes. Clients live in the residential campus during treatment. The program is specific to those who are HIV-positive.

Rehab Settings

- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Co-Occurring Disorders
- Services for Addicts with HIV/AIDS
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Trust Factors

- Funded by the CDC
- Funded by the Government of Florida

Medical Staff: Doctors, nurses, therapists, educators, case managers, peer support and onsite pharmacies.

501 SE 18th Court, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

Broward Addiction Recovery Center, BARC Central, provides access to numerous services. After examining their website, we found this includes detox, assessment and treatment planning. Price structures are provided on the website. The Human Services Department provides these services to residents of Broward County.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Detox
- Medical Detox
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Co-Occurring Disorders
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Holistic
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Trust Factors

- Joint Commission Accredited
- Licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Family Services

Medical Staff: Sue Armstrong, MSW | Therapist

325 SW 28th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami, St. Luke’s Center is a drug and alcohol rehab facility. After examining their website, we found they provide flexible treatment options, such as inpatient and residential services. Personalized treatment plans are provided. This includes comprehensive case management and care, relapse prevention, and group counseling.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Outpatient
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- ASL or Assistance for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
- Beds for Clients' Children
- Faith-Based
- Family Programs
- Men
- Pregnant Women
- Relapse Prevention
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Twelve-Step
- Women

Payment Options

- Aetna
- Cigna
- Low-Cost Options
- Private Health Insurance
- Self Payment
- Sliding Fee Scale
- UnitedHealthcare

Trust Factors

- Licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Family Services
- Member of United Way

Medical Staff: Agnieszka Sandakow, LMHC | Clinical Coordinator

7707 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL

Reviewed: October 20, 2023

Drug Abuse Treatment Association, Inc. (DATA), Norman C. Hayslip Center offers residential and outpatient drug rehab. After DRS reviewed the website, we found that no adolescent or family is turned away due to their ability to pay, and Medicaid is accepted.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Adolescents
- Adults
- Family Programs
- Relapse Prevention
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Payment Options

- Low-Cost Options
- Medicaid
- Sliding Fee Scale

Trust Factors

- Funded by the Government of Florida

Medical Staff: John Fowler, BS, CAP, ICADC | President & CEO
Carol Fiddis, MS, CAP, ICADC, CPP, ICPS | Chief Operating Officer

4590 Selvitz Road, Fort Pierce, FL

Reviewed: October 20, 2023

Drug Abuse Treatment Association, Inc. (DATA)., Walter D Kelly Treatment Centers provides different forms of substance use treatment. After DRS examined the website, we found that Medicaid is accepted and programs are offered on a sliding fee scale.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Adolescents
- Adults
- Faith-Based
- Family Programs
- Relapse Prevention
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Twelve-Step

Payment Options

- Low-Cost Options
- Medicaid
- Sliding Fee Scale

Trust Factors

- Funded by the Government of Florida

Medical Staff: John Fowler, BS, CAP, ICADC | President & CEO
Carol Fiddis, MS, CAP, ICADC, CPP, ICPS | Chief Operating Officer

1041 45th Street, West Palm Beach, FL

Reviewed: February 7, 2024

Space Coast Recovery is a CARF-accredited drug and alcohol treatment program. After DRS examined the website, we found they offer 30, 60, and 90-day programs and programs for six months to one year. The program is a male-only residential facility, and outpatient treatment is provided for men and women.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Outpatient
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Co-Occurring Disorders
- Drug Test
- Experiential Therapy
- Faith-Based
- Family Programs
- Men
- Military
- Relapse Prevention
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Twelve-Step
- Women

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options
- Self Payment
- Sliding Fee Scale
- State-Financed

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited
- Licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Family Services

Medical Staff: Robert Gray, AA, CAC, CEI | Residential Program Manager
Karen Leary, BS, CAC | Outpatient Program Manager

1215 Lake Drive, Cocoa, FL

Reviewed: February 7, 2024

The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center in Jacksonville is a substance use treatment provider. After DRS examined the website, we found the Jacksonville location can offer spiritual, social, and emotional assistance for men who have lost the ability to cope with their problems and provide for themselves. Each center offers residential housing, work, and group and individual therapy, all in a clean, wholesome environment.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Faith-Based
- Holistic
- Men
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

Trust Factors

- ECFA Accredited

10900 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Bridges International, Lake City Bridge CRC is a long-term drug rehab program. After DRS examined the website, we found they offer intensive substance use treatment to men for 24 to 36 months. The Community Release Center helps male and female inmates transition back to society. The Lake City location is for adult male inmates.

Rehab Settings

- Halfway House
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Men
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited

Medical Staff: Kenuated Clarke, LMHC, MCAP | Chief Programs Officer

1099 NW Dot Gln, Lake City, FL

Rehab Settings

- Halfway House
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Women

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited

Medical Staff: Kenuated Clarke, LMHC, MCAP | Chief Programs Officer

2104 63rd Avenue, Bradenton, FL

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Bridges International, The Cocoa Bridge CRC is a community release center for inmates. After we reviewed the website, we found the Cocoa location provides help for adult male inmates. The program helps men transition back to society.

Rehab Settings

- Halfway House
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Men
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited

Medical Staff: Kenuated Clarke, LMHC, MCAP | Chief Programs Officer

585 Camp Road, Cocoa, FL

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Bridges International, The Santa Fe Bridge CRC is a community release center for adult male inmates. After DRS examined the website, we found they provide a transition program that treats substance use. The program lasts 24 to 36 months.

Rehab Settings

- Halfway House
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Men
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited

Medical Staff: Kenuated Clarke, LMHC, MCAP | Chief Programs Officer

2901 NE 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Bridges International, The Turning Point Bridge CRS is a community release center for adult male inmates. After we reviewed the website, we found they provide intensive residential substance use treatment. The program helps adult inmates transition back to society. The treatment lasts 24 to 36 months.

Rehab Settings

- Halfway House
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Men
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited

Medical Staff: Kenuated Clarke, LMHC, MCAP | Chief Programs Officer

400 SW 2nd Street, Pompano Beach, FL

Reviewed: February 7, 2024

Christian Care Center is a behavioral health provider and care center. After DRS examined the website, we found they have a men’s residence and a women’s care center. It is a faith-based drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility. The men’s program is six months long. The women’s program lasts one year.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Shelter
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Adolescents
- Adults
- Christian
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Faith-Based
- Men
- Pregnant Women
- Women

Medical Staff: Sherry Stewart, Bachelor’s in Christian Counseling | Director

115 N. 13th Street, Leesburg, FL

Reviewed: February 7, 2024

Dunklin Memorial Church offers a Christian regeneration program for men in addiction. After DRS examined the website, we found they provide an 11-month residential program. Clients can contact the number on the website to begin the intake process.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Men

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options
- Self Payment

Medical Staff: Nick Reynolds, Certified Alcohol and Addictions Professional | Executive Director

3342 S.W. Hosanah Lane, Okeechobee, FL

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Faith Farm Ministries, Faith Farm’s Boynton Beach, provides a faith-based addiction treatment center. After DRS examined the website, we found they offer a multi-phase drug and alcohol treatment program. The core program of Faith Farm Ministries is approximately ten months.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Men
- Pregnant Women
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Women

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

Professional Staff: Rick Aspden, Master’s Degree in Religion, Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Addiction Concentration | CEO

9538 Hwy 441, Boynton Beach, FL

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Faith Farm Ministries, Fort Lauderdale, is a faith-based drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. After DRS reviewed the website, we found they offer a multi-phase, long-term drug rehab program. The program is long-term, lasting about ten months or longer if needed.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Shelter
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Holistic
- Men
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

1980 NW Ninth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL

TIPS: If you feel you're going to use

  • Find a peer support group: Florida 12 step meetings and other peer support groups through the DRS directory.
  • Stay active and distracted—take advantage of Florida’s numerous walking trails and outdoor scenery.
  • Access counseling through the Department of Children and Families or contact 211 Florida.
  • Find an activity—experience the national parks, beaches, communities like Little Havana, and amazing outdoors.
  • Avoid risky situations that lead to relapse. Dangerous opioids are commonly mixed with other drugs.

TIPS: If you want to help someone

  • Find local help through Florida Health and the Department of Children and Families.
  • Be aware of overdose risks—numerous resources are offered through Florida Health.
  • Substance use disorder screening is offered through the Florida Department of Children and Families.
  • Organize a family intervention and hire a professional interventionist.
  • Avoid enabling the person who is addicted to drugs or alcohol.

Finding the Best Drug Rehab in Florida

Initially, it is okay not to know what drug rehab center to select. Most of Florida’s drug and alcohol rehabs conduct a preliminary assessment, determining if certain drug treatment services are suitable. The goal for you or your loved one is to select a program that provides the correct level of care.

Additionally, it is critical to select an optimal location. Regardless of how committed someone is to getting help, the beginning stages of the rehabilitation process, especially drug withdrawal, are difficult. Cravings and other emotional reactions can lead to poor decision-making. If your loved one is too close to home, it may make leaving seem like an easy option. To give you or your loved one the best chance at success, consider facilities away from what is familiar.

Getting Help With Substance Use: The Basics

Florida Long-Term Drug Rehab

DRS believes that long-term rehab in Florida is most effective for recovery, offering comprehensive care and support, a structured environment for developing healthier habits over 60 to 90 days, and a setting removed from previous substance use influences.

Ask a Professional

  • What can someone expect to pay for drug and alcohol rehabilitation in Florida?

    The cost of drug and alcohol treatment in Florida varies. Still, there are average costs for some of the following services:

    • The average cost for one person for long-term inpatient drug rehab in Florida is $56,000. Yet, this price varies depending on location, length of stay, amenities, and if there are government subsidies or health insurance.
    • The average cost of outpatient drug and alcohol rehab in Florida is $1,700. However, the cost varies and can go higher for longer programs.
    • The average cost of clinical drug and alcohol detox in Florida ranges between $250 and $800 per day, with an average of $525 per day. Medical detox costs range between $500 and $650 per day at a private facility.
    • Within Florida are free and low-cost substance use treatment for those who qualify.
  • What is the average length of state for drug and alcohol rehab in Florida?

    The length of time someone spends at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Florida depends on the type of facility. An average length of stay may include some of the following:

    • The average length of stay for an inpatient drug rehab in Florida is three to six weeks. Yet, long-term rehabs can range between 3 to 6 months.
    • The average length of stay at an outpatient drug rehab center in Florida is 12 to 18 weeks. However, most programs provide longer options.
    • The average length of stay at a clinical drug and alcohol detox in Florida is seven days. Yet, medical detox programs may last longer.
  • What are the most commonly abused drugs in Florida?

    The two most abused drugs in Florida are alcohol and opiates. If you notice a loved one exhibiting any of the signs of opiate or alcohol addiction, early intervention is critical to saving his or her life.

  • Want to know more?

    The questions from Addicted.org’s “Learn from our Experts” are answered by Michael Leach, CCMA. If you need further clarification on any of the questions above or have any other questions you can contact him directly at mike@addicted.org.

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Paying for Treatment in Florida

The Florida rehab cost varies significantly and can depend on many factors. However, the most important of these is the type of health insurance the patient carries and whether the prospective rehab facility accepts it. Health insurance can make a big difference in the cost of treatment, but it is not required to receive help. There are also rehabs that take Medicaid in Florida.

Using Private Insurance to pay for Drug Rehab in Florida

Unfortunately, many people who don’t qualify for Medicaid coverage in Florida cannot afford private insurance. Thankfully, Florida offers an exchange program that assists those who fall within this uninsured gap.

This exchange program provides discounted rates for policies based on the person’s income. The policies are available during specific enrollment periods and can be found on the federal website Healthcare.gov. Florida has the country’s highest exchange program enrollment rate, with more than 2.1 million people enrolling in 2021.

The following insurers are available in Florida’s health insurance marketplace for 2023:

  • AvMed
  • AmeriHealth Caritas
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (Florida Blue)
  • Capital Health Plan 
  • Ambetter/Celtic
  • Cigna
  • Aetna CVS Health/Coventry Health Plan of Florida
  • Florida Health Care Plan Inc
  • Health First Health Plans
  • Oscar Health
  • Florida Blue HMO (Health Options)
  • Sunshine State Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare 

Paying for Treatment when Uninsured

Often, the person can’t obtain health insurance before treatment. Addiction is life-threatening and should be treated immediately. Waiting until the person gets an insurance policy for coverage can be very dangerous and end in tragedy.

Most treatment programs accept cash payment, or what is known as self-payment or private pay. This means that the person has no insurance, or their insurance isn’t paying for their treatment. Thankfully, many facilities will work with people in this situation by providing payment options or a sliding-scale system.

The sliding scale allows those who make less income to pay less for treatment, ultimately making it equally affordable. For more information on how to pay for treatment, you can contact one of the treatment specialists via Addicted.org or contact a drug rehab in Florida directly.

DRS’ Evaluation of Florida

While Florida has not expanded Medicaid, it still covers some treatment options, and private health plans are also an option for covering costs. On a positive note, over half of the substance use treatment centers offer a sliding fee scale for payment. In addition, well over one-quarter of them provide treatment at low cost or no charge. Yet, clients are generally within a specific demographic and must meet certain criteria. We recommend contacting the program being considered and asking about payment options, including health insurance.

The downside of drug rehab in Florida is the limited number of residential non-hospital programs or formal residential settings. Residential drug rehab is proven to be the most successful when treating addiction.

State and Local Resources in Florida

The Florida Department of Health

  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program is the single state authority on substance abuse and mental health as designated by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Individuals can access substance use treatment resources, recovery, and support networks.

The Florida Department of Children and Families

  • Their substance abuse and mental health services offer options for adults, children, and providers. Adults can find substance abuse treatment, recovery residences, opioid overdose prevention, and many other options.

The Florida Behavioral Health Association

  • The Florida Behavioral Health Association provides extensive resources, including substance use and addiction treatment providers. There are resources for first responders, suicide prevention resources, mobile response teams, and opioid addiction prevention.

The Florida Department of Education

  • Numerous prevention resources are offered, including alcohol prevention, bullying prevention, student support services, and other resources.

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Michael Leach is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, who has over 5 years of experience working in the field of addiction. He spent his career working under the board-certified Addictionologist Dr. Rohit Adi. His experience includes working with families during their loved one’s stay in treatment, helping those with substance abuse issues find treatment, and teaching life skills to patients in a recovery atmosphere. Though he has worked in many different areas of rehabilitation, the majority of his time was spent working one on one with patients who were actively withdrawing from drugs. Withdrawal and the fear of going through it is one biggest reason why an addict continues to use and can be the most difficult part of the rehabilitation process. His experience in the withdrawal atmosphere has taught him that regardless of what approach a person takes to get off drugs, there are always mental and emotional obstacles that need to be overcome. He believes having someone there to help a person through these obstacles can make all the difference during the withdrawal process.

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Dr. Rohit S. Adi is certified in addiction medicine, through examination, by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. While in Louisiana, he worked as an emergency-room physician at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana, but then transferred to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, where he works to this day. Holding numerous positions throughout his medical career, Dr. Adi has seen the devastating effects caused by drugs and alcohol. Having the ability to do something about the problem, he co-founded a holistic drug rehabilitation center in Louisiana, where he serves as the facility’s Medical Director.