Drug Rehabilitation Centers in Pinellas County, Florida

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


Pinellas County is a county that is located on the western coast of the state of Florida. Home to close to 975,000 people as of the 2019 United States Census, Pinellas County is one of the ten largest counties in the state by population. But being a densely populated area can have drawbacks such as increased rates of drug addiction and substance abuse. This has been the case for Pinellas County, where there were 699 drug overdose deaths between 2015 and 2017 according to a report published by County Health Rankings and Roadmaps. This shows how badly the residents need drug and alcohol rehabilitation and detox services because each drug overdose death is a life that could have been saved if the person had gotten the right kind of help at the right time. But it is not just a matter of having services available, which Florida does. Florida is known as the rehab capital of America, but addiction is still a problem for its residents. That is because people do not always want help, or do not benefit from it. At certain stages of addiction, the person may think they don’t have a problem, so they will not reach out for help. In fact, they will actively hide their addiction and lie about it when confronted. They have not had many consequences yet from drug use and still view drugs as valuable.

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At later stages of addiction, the person may know they have a problem and even be open about it with everyone. They may use drugs openly and have no hope for a better future or care that they are killing themselves. Some people in the grips of addiction may be so miserable that they hope they die soon from drug abuse. This is because these people often have a very low opinion of themselves at this point and have likely tried treatment before and failed. They may believe that rehab doesn’t work, or that it just does not work for them and they are a lost cause. This is too bad because treatment can help people and they likely had a bad experience and swore it off.

It is vital that when looking for help that you speak with an addiction professional about your options. You must be completely honest about your drug use so they can help you find the most appropriate level of care for your needs. If this step is done incorrectly, the person may struggle and fail in treatment and think it is because the treatment doesn’t work when in fact, it could have.

Here is a list of the different treatment centers in Pinellas 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 Pinellas County, Florida


Marcel Gemme, DATS - Author

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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.