Drug Rehab Centers in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Last updated: 17 September 2021


Fort Lauderdale is a city that is located in the southeastern portion of the state of Florida. This is a state that is notorious for drug problems, and it reinforces the great need for drug rehab programs in Fort Lauderdale to assist those in need. According to America's Health Rankings, in 2019 there were 21.4 drug deaths for every 100,000 people in the state of Florida, a rate which was markedly above the national average. This rate was likely even higher in major cities like Fort Lauderdale. Every drug death is a life that could have been saved if the person had gotten the right kind of help at the right time.

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But not everyone makes it into a substance abuse treatment program in Fort Lauderdale before it is too late, and it is important to understand why so that we can do better helping these people in the future. One of the biggest reasons why a person never gets help is because they refuse it at every opportunity. Even though they may want to get clean deep down, their addiction prevents them from thinking or behaving rationally. Out of fear, they will protect their coping mechanism and escape from an unbearable existence which they have found in drugs. But the person can be helped so long as we understand that this is a defense mechanism. With patience and persistence, this person will open up and may even ask for help.

List of Drug & Alcohol Rehabs for Addiction in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Here is a list of the different services in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.


Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS


on September 17, 2021

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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.