Sanford Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers

Addiction is a growing problem that impacts the lives of millions of people. Sanford residents are not immune from the risks associated with substance abuse and addiction.

Unfortunately, opioid-related deaths have steadily been on the rise since 1999, with the highest rates in 2015 occurring among individuals between the ages of 25 and 39.1 Florida is no exception to the nation-wide opioid epidemic, with 952 heroin-related deaths and 1,390 fentanyl-related fatalities occurring in the state in 2016.2 Further, drugs or alcohol were detected in nearly 12,000 deaths in Florida that same year.3

If you struggle with a substance addiction, it’s important to realize that you do not have to cope on your own. Although it may seem like an overwhelming task to find rehab treatment in or near Sanford, understanding what your needs are can assist you during your search.

For example, are you addicted to alcohol or a sedative, like Xanax or Ativan? If so, you may want to enter a medical detox program before enrolling in rehab. The amount of time spent in medical detox will depend on the severity of the withdrawal symptoms, the specific substance of abuse, and the underlying health of the patient. People spend anywhere from a few days to a couple weeks in medical detox before transitioning to inpatient rehab.

Rehab centers provide 30, 60, or 90-days of treatment for most patients. Some require long-term, extended care and will spend upwards of 6-months or more in a recovery setting. During rehab, the treatment team will create an individualized treatment plan for you that will consist of several different types of interventions, such as:

  • Individual therapy.
  • Group counseling.
  • Family therapy.
  • 12-step meetings.
  • Medication, if applicable.
  • Aftercare planning.

Before you choose a treatment center, consider Central Florida rehab programs as well as those outside the area, if you wish to travel for treatment. Many people benefit from a program outside their hometown since it allows them to separate themselves from their previous using environment and focus on healing. Our directory features centers throughout Florida and the rest of the United States, so finding a program that’s right for you is just a few clicks away.


  1. Joint Economic Committee. (2017). The Numbers Behind the Opioid Crisis.
  2. Celeste Philip, MD, MPH, Surgeon General and Secretary. Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Annual Report, 2016-2017.
  3. Florida Department of Law Enforcement. (2017). Drugs Identified in Deceased Persons by Florida Medical Examiners.
  4. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018). Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Third Edition).

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30, 60, 90-Day Inpatient Vs. Outpatient Rehabilitation in Sanford, Florida

Complete addiction treatment requires the assitance of a highly-rated rehabilitation clinic in Sanford. Many facilities offer a menu of options to address an individual's needs, such as inpatient or outpatient rehab, 28-day, 30-day or 90-day programs with long term benefits, and luxury private options. Whatever your decision, Sanford rehab centers find methods to beat the addiction problem.

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Samuel Kesaris
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Samuel Kesaris is originally from Gaithersburg, Maryland. He attended college at the University Of Coastal Carolina. He specializes in communications and management. Samuel is a licensed health insurance agent. He has experience working in the fields of health insurance, business management, and dru...
Amethyst Recovery Center

Alexia Touboul, LMHC
Clinical Director

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After receiving a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Florida International University and two masters degrees in psychological counseling from Columbia University, Alexia became a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. Throughout her career, Alexia has worked with a diverse po...
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Dan Dowdle B.A., LADC
Executive Director

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Getting clean from Pain Pills, Pain Pills, alcohol or other drugs you or your loved one is addicted to takes an individualized treatment arrangement. Two options of substance treatment programs in Sanford can help you succeed: either In-patient or Out-patient Rehabilitation. Residential treatment offers long-run benefits with extended residence in a top rated rehabilitation facility. Outpatient programs may be more suitable, but lack the permanence and resources of 28-day programs to get into recovery. Ultimately, the choice is your own, and we are here to help you find the best fit.

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Florida's high rate of prescription drug abuse is preventing those who truly need painkillers from getting the medication they need.

With eight Florida residents dying from drug overdoses every day and oxycodone overdoses increasing by 265 percent in a six-year period, local, state and federal agencies are trying to control the flow of illegal drugs.Kinds of Recovery Options

Residential treatment is a type of recovery option for those who have severe drug problems that have led to criminal activity. Residential treatment includes therapeutic communities in which patients live for six to 12 months at a time. This type of treatment focuses on using a community as a whole to enact behavioral changes in patients and socialize them so they have the ability to function in a drug-free lifestyle.

Common Myths About Drug Addiction

If you think you may want to try drug treatment, but are being held back by some unfounded reason, review these myths and learn the facts.


  • Treatment is only effective when you have hit rock bottom.
  • All it takes is willpower.
  • If you failed treatment before, you will fail it again.
  • Drug addiction is just a character flaw.


  • Many things can motivate someone to want to go through treatment.
  • Drug addiction is a chemical dependency. You need more than willpower to stay sober.
  • Many factors can contribute to a relapse. You should never give up.
  • Drug addiction changes the way a person's brain functions. Those with drug addictions are not bad people.

Finding Treatment Facilities in Sanford

Sanford has five treatment facilities in the immediate area. Outside Sanford, there are many luxury facilities to choose from throughout Florida. Going through treatment can be a challenge, but it's the best thing you can do for your health.

If you are ready to live a healthy life, give us a call today. We can go over your options and get you started on the path to recovery.

Removing yourself from the conditions of the addiction issue can help eliminate distractions and temptations that prevent long-term recovery. When viewing rehab as a therapeutic refuge, addicts will find exclusive executive clinics in cities outside of Sanford, Florida. Offering resort-like features, the highest-quality facilities help achieve a physical, psychological and emotional recovery. However, those looking for treatments from home may find a center close to home is an easier choice.

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