Drug Rehab Centers in Tampa, Florida

Created On Saturday, 24, August 2013
Modified On Friday, 17, September 2021


Tampa is a city that is located on the western coast of the state of Florida. Tampa is the third-largest city in the state by population, but one of the problems with having so many people living so closely together in a state that has been struggling with drug abuse and addiction is that it can see very high rates of substance abuse issues. This increases the need for alcohol & drug rehab services in Tampa, and these are so important because every drug overdose death is a life that could have been save if the person had gotten the right kind of help at the right time in their life.

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Helping a person who is struggling with addiction can be very difficult because they will often refuse help and become combative at the idea of treatment. This is because treatment means losing their drug of choice which is also their coping primary coping mechanism in life. Help is a threat to someone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, so be patient and keep trying. It is worth the effort to possibly save their life. According to America's Health Rankings, in 2019 there were 21.4 drug deaths per 100,000 people in the state of Florida, a rate which was markedly higher than the national average for the same time period, and this number was likely much higher in the state’s major cities like Tampa.

Here is a list of the different services in Tampa, 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 & Alcohol Rehabs for Addiction in Tampa, 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.