Drug Rehab Centers in Hillsborough County, Florida

Last updated: 12 August 2022

When looking for drug rehab in Hillsborough county, Florida, finding a quality center that provides expert care is crucial. To help you make a more informed decision, Addicted.org has created a comprehensive directory of rehab centers in Hillsborough county. This includes long-term rehab, detox, inpatient treatment, and other services. We also provide details about each center listed to help you determine if it fits your needs.


List of Rehabs in Hillsborough County, Florida

Below is a list of the different drug rehab centers in Hillsborough County, Florida, as well as other addiction services. 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 or service 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 at 1-800-304-2219.

Commitment to Quality

Addicted.org's team of addiction professionals has over 100 years of combined experience in the field of substance use and addiction recovery. They use this experience when assessing each service listed in our directory. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding any of the listings in our directory, you can contact the team directly at Communications@addicted.org. We will utilize your feedback to make any necessary updates to our list of services.

Call 1-800-304-2219 to talk to a rehab specialist

From 2015 to 2017 there were 639 drug overdose deaths in Hillsborough County, one of the highest rates in the state according to County Health Rankings and Roadmaps. This shows how badly the residents of the area need help from drug and alcohol rehabilitation and detox services to help save lives. Every drug overdose death could have been prevented with the right substance use treatment service at the right time. In Hillsborough County, there are different options for substance abuse treatment services. When you call be sure to be completely honest about your drug use so they can ensure you are getting the right level of care for your needs.

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 addicted.org 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 2-1-1 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.

Because most drug overdoses are accidental, no one knows when their last day of using drugs may be. Sometimes people purchase drugs that are tainted with poisons or are not what they are advertised to be. This can easily kill someone. Another way in which it occurs is the drug dealer is greedy and trying to make a bigger profit off of people. Heroin is often adulterated with Fentanyl, a similar opioid that is much stronger than heroin and which can kill a person from a few grains of the powder. Manufactured overseas in clandestine laboratories and smuggled into the United States, drug dealers add it to heroin because it is much cheaper and stronger. It is so strong that people do not usually abuse Fentanyl by itself, as it is difficult to meter out a dose that won't kill them. If it seems like buying another drug to add to heroin would just end up wasting money, you would be correct. But the next step is now adding a filler to the mix, often enough of it to double or triple the original amount of product. Because the Fentanyl made it so strong, diluting the drug in this way can make it safe and result in a final product that resembles and has effects similar to heroin.

But where this process becomes deadly is in the details. No one knows for sure how strong this black-market Fentanyl is, and potency can vary from batch to batch. Also, if it is not mixed very thoroughly with the other substances there will be inconsistencies and areas of greater concentration that can easily kill people. And that's exactly what happens. The drug user does not suspect that this bag of heroin contains Fentanyl, or if they do, don't know it's a bag that has a very high concentration of Fentanyl in it. They use what would normally be a safe amount for their tolerance level, but overdose instead of getting high. This is how the majority of drug overdoses occur when it comes to opioids and the only way to prevent it is by getting people to help before they die.

What's Next?

After completing a drug rehab in Hillsborough County, the next step is arranging aftercare support in the county or city. The most common aftercare options are outpatient therapy, sober coaching, recovery meetings, or sober living homes. However, no one solution is suitable for everyone. The benefit of some of the aftercare support programs in Hillsborough County, services are tailored to meet individual needs. The goal is to take every step to achieve lifelong sobriety.

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Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS


on August 12, 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.