Ocala Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab Facilities

Just like the rest of the state and country, Ocala, Florida has been negatively impacted by substance abuse and its harmful effects.

In 2016, the number of prescription drug-related deaths in Leesburg, Ocala’s district, increased by over 108% from the previous year.1 Alprazolam and diazepam, commonly used to treat anxiety disorders, caused 59 and 58 deaths respectively. Oxycodone and hydrocodone, opioids used to treat moderate to severe pain, caused 74 and 39 deaths each.1

Benzodiazepines and opioids both carry the risk for abuse and addiction, but the good news is that these addictions, as well as those to many other substances, can be safely and effectively treated at an Ocala rehab.

Signs of prescription drug abuse include:

  • Using medications not prescribed to you.
  • Using higher doses than those directed by your doctor.
  • Using medications for nonmedical reasons, such as to experience euphoria.
  • Using medications in ways other than directed, such as crushing and snorting pills.
  • Visiting multiple doctors to obtain multiple prescriptions, also known as doctor shopping.

If you’re addicted to opioids or benzodiazepines, you may want to consider entering a medical detox program before beginning rehab. A detox center will most likely use a tapering schedule for benzos in which it is gradually reduced in order to prevent the onset of withdrawal symptoms. Opioid detox will likely consist of FDA-approved medications, such as methadone or buprenorphine, that mitigate withdrawal symptoms and cravings.3 Once you complete detox and have achieved a medically stable, substance-free state, then you are ready to transition into an Ocala drug rehab center, where you will receive various interventions, such as group counseling, family therapy, individual therapy, support meetings, and more.

Use our rehab center directory to find safe, effective treatment for your alcohol or drug addiction. Explore your treatment options in Ocala or in other parts of Florida so you can recover from addiction and get back to living a healthier, drug-free lifestyle.


  1. Florida Health. (2017). Drugs Identified in Deceased Persons by Florida Medical Examiners.
  2. Medline Plus. (2018). Prescription Drug Abuse.

3. World Health Organization. (2009). Clinical Guidelines for Withdrawal Management and Treatment of Drug Dependence in Closed Settings

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Achieving sobriety from Marijuana, Palladone, alcohol or any other addictive substance you or your loved one is addicted to takes an specifically-tailored treatment plan. Two options of substance addiction treatment centers in Ocala can help you succeed: either Residential or Out-patient Rehabilitation. Inpatient treatment offers long lasting benefits with extended stays in a top rehabilitation facility. Outpatient treatment options may be more convenient to you, but lack the constancy and resources of 3 month programs to become sober. Ultimately, your decision is your own, and we are here to help you choose the one that will be best for you.

An Overview of Ocala Rehab Centers Over 130 years old, the city of Ocala is proud of the role it has played in Florida's history. Today, a rise in drug trafficking in Marion County threatens the quiet atmosphere of this community, but Ocala drug rehab centers offer hope to those who've been caught in the net of addiction. In 2012, a traffic stop in nearby Gainesville led to the arrest of two Ocala residents who were trafficking opium, marijuana, oxycodone and other prescription drugs.

If you're searching for an answer to a substance abuse problem, you can find effective solutions by reaching out to rehab professionals in Florida.

Advice on Selecting a Rehab Program

Alcohol, marijuana and cocaine can have a powerful influence on your body and mind. Prescription painkillers that contain oxycodone, a synthetic opiate, can cause confusion and disorientation. By the time you're ready to choose an Ocala drug treatment center, you may not feel healthy enough to make an informed decision alone. Seek advice from a trained addiction counselor who can help you make the best choice for your situation.

What Are the Effects of Oxycodone?

With oxycodone surpassing many illicit drugs as the primary drug of abuse in Florida, it's become more important than ever to understand the effects of this opioid medication. According to CESAR, the Center for Substance Abuse Research, the risks of oxycodone use include:

  • Problems with breathing
  • Increased pressure in the fluids that surround your spinal cord and brain
  • Seizures
  • Dizziness
  • Low blood pressure
  • Cardiac arrest

Compare Treatment Facilities in Ocala

There is no single treatment solution that's appropriate for every addict or alcoholic. With the help of a qualified counselor, you can compare your recovery options in Florida and make the best decision for your needs.

Whether you need a program that involves hospitalization and medical detox, or you're seeking only outpatient care, you can start your search by asking for help. Our professionals will answer your questions when you call today.

Isolating yourself from the environment of the drug or alcohol addiction can help eradicate diversions and temptations that prevent complete sobriety. When viewing rehab as a therapeutic shelter, addicts will find private executive clinics in cities outside of Ocala, Florida. Offering high-end hotel-like features, the greatest facilities help achieve a state of physical, mental and emotional recovery. However, those looking for outpatient programs may find a program closer to home is a simpler choice.

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