Drug Rehabilitation Centers in Lee County, Florida

Created On Wednesday, 08, September 2010
Modified On Friday, 17, September 2021

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Lee County is a county that is located in the southwestern portion of the state of Florida along the gulf coast. Home to more than 618,000 people as of the 2010 United States Census, Lee County is one of the ten largest counties in the state by population. But being densely populated can have drawbacks such as increased rate of drug abuse and addiction, a problem that has been difficult for Lee County. From 2015 to 2017 there were 482 drug overdose deaths in Lee County, a rate which is one of the highest for any county in the state according to a report published by County Health Rankings and Roadmaps. This shows why drug and alcohol rehabilitation and detox facilities are so essential for the area, as each drug overdose death is a life that could have been save if the person had gotten the right kind of treatment at the right time.

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But this can be so difficult, as many people have gotten treatment before and relapsed. This does not mean that all hope is lost or that the person can never be helped, or that rehab doesn’t work. These are all common feelings that a person may have who relapsed, but they are not necessarily correct. A lot of times what happens is that the person did not attend the appropriate kind of service for their needs. They may be attending a higher or lower level of care than what is appropriate, and this will cause less than optimum results for either case.

The person in too low of a level of care for their needs may struggle to fight cravings and withdrawal symptoms and find the lack of structure or restrictions to be too tempting. This can easily lead to a person leaving treatment and using drugs. The person in too high of a level of care will likely feel overly restricted and surrounded by people they do not relate to. They may see themselves as not that and off, which can lead to minimizing their own drug use and excusing it as “not that bad”. Again, they may begin to think that they don’t need treatment and will often leave to handle other priorities in their life, deciding that they are fine and don’t need rehab. It would be quite easy for a person with this mindset to relapse.

When looking for help, make sure to contact an addiction treatment professional and be completely honest with them about your drug use. This will help them find the best level of care to suit your needs and increase your chances of success.

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

List of Drug Rehab Centers in Lee County, Florida

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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.

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