If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, you may be considering a high-quality addiction rehabilitation program in Florida. Rehabs.com offers important information about such facilities in the state to help you find the right treatment center. We provide information on treatment facilities so that you can find the most suitable program and get started on the path to recovery.
Outpatient Treatment in Florida
Defining Outpatient Treatment
Outpatient treatment ranges in intensity but involves participants residing offsite so they can still work or attend school.1 Intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment involves longer counseling sessions each week than traditional outpatient.2 Outpatient facilities use both group and individual counseling sessions to provide effective care at lower costs than inpatient rehabs.1,3 Many outpatient rehabs can also address physical or mental health issues during treatment.1
Commonly used therapeutic techniques can include:1,3
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy, which helps people identify and manage situations that can make relapse more likely.
- Motivational interviewing, to increase willingness to change behavior.
- Motivational incentives, which provide positive reinforcement for sobriety.
- Family counseling, to improve communication and relationships.
Where Can I Find Outpatient Addiction Treatment Centers in Florida?
Florida has become well known for the many rehab facilities located there and has been referred to as the rehab capital of the United States.
Florida has 453 outpatient treatment facilities, with many situated in the central and southern parts of the state, although there are facilities in most areas.4 Outpatient facilities can be found in or near most large cities, including Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, Orlando, St. Petersburg, Hialeah, Port St. Lucie, Tallahassee, Cape Coral, Fort Lauderdale, Sarasota, Boca Raton, and Daytona Beach.4 To find an outpatient addiction treatment center near you, SAMHSA offers a behavioral health treatment services locator.
Florida Treatment Facts
Based on information gathered from the most recent survey in 2017, there are 668 treatment facilities in Florida.5 Here are some treatment facts from that survey:5
- There are 559 outpatient facilities.
- 514 facilities provide regular outpatient treatment.
- 287 facilities provide IOP treatment.
- 26,763 people were in regular outpatient treatment (as of 3/31/2017).
- 4,257 people were in IOP treatment (as of 3/31/2017).
- 3,152 people under the age of 18 were in outpatient treatment.
- On 3/31/2017, 12.8% of people (7,977) were treated for alcohol use only.
- On 3/31/2017, 49.9% of people (31,155) were treated for drug use only.
- On 3/31/2017, 37.3% of people (23,295) were treated for both alcohol and drug use.
Treatment facilities offer a wide range of services. These include screenings for substance use and mental health disorders, outreach to community members needing services, and interim counseling if admission isn’t available immediately.5 Regular breathalyzer testing, urine toxicology, screening for HIV, STIs, tuberculosis, and hepatitis B and C are done at the facility.5
Staff members provide individual and group counseling, transitional services, discharge planning, and aftercare or continuing care to ensure the best possible outcomes for all clients.5 Family, marital, and/or couples counseling is often available, although not required.5 p3 Medication-assisted treatment can be an important part of treatment. Outpatient treatment facilities are overseen by a psychiatrist who can prescribe medications to reduce cravings, lower the risk for relapse, and treat any underlying psychiatric disorders.1,5 Staff members work with each client to identify what areas they need assistance in, providing both counseling and case management services as needed.5
Does My Insurance Cover Treatment in Florida
It is difficult to estimate the cost of treatment since each facility’s costs differ. Factors that influence cost include the facility, the number of sessions you attend, and your insurance coverage. Your insurance company will tell you what benefits you are eligible for and which rehab centers accept your insurance. Nearly all rehab centers in Florida (94.5%) will accept self-payments, 69.3% of rehabs accept private insurance, and 63.3% offer sliding-scale fees.5
Florida Insurance (i.e. Medicaid) Treatment Facilities
Medicaid is a state-run program providing insurance to pregnant women, elderly adults, people with disabilities, and low-income families.6,7 You can check if you qualify for Medicaid in Florida here. Florida doesn’t offer Medicaid to low-income adults.8 Florida has 254 treatment facilities that accept Medicaid.
Florida-Specific Drug Stats
In 2017, the majority of overdose deaths in Florida involved an opioid, increasing 5.9% from the year before.9 The following data points show drug use rates in Florida, according to survey results:10
- 191,000 people aged 12 to 17 used marijuana.
- Over 2.2 million people age 18 and older used marijuana.
- 2,000 people aged 12 to 17 used methamphetamine.
- 82,000 people age 18 and older used methamphetamine.
- 2,000 people aged 12 to 17 used heroin.
- 49,000 people age 18 and older used heroin.
- 49,000 people aged 12 to 17 abused painkillers.
- 693,000 people age 18 and older abused painkillers.
The same survey reported the following results for prior-month use:10
- 140,000 people aged 12 to 17 consumed alcohol.
- Over 9 million people age 18 and older consumed alcohol.
- 72,000 people aged 12 to 17 reported binge drinking (5 or more drinks in 2 hours for males, 4 or more for females).
- Nearly 4.3 million people age 18 and older reported binge drinking.
Other ways to get help
- Alcoholic Anonymous
- Narcotics Anonymous
- SMART Recovery
- Florida Department of Children and Families
- Get Naloxone Now
- Florida NAMI
- LGBT National Help Center
- Boys Town
- National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018).Principles of drug addiction treatment: A research-based guide (3rd edition).
- Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. (2015). Detoxification and substance abuse treatment. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No 45. HHS Publication No. (SMA) 15-4131. Rockville, MD: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.
- National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2019). Treatment approaches for drug addiction.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Behavioral health treatment services locator.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2017). 2017 State profile – Florida: National survey of substance abuse treatment services (N-SSATS).
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Medicaid.
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Eligibility.
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Medicaid and CHIP in Florida.
- National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2019). Florida opioid summary.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2018). State data tables and reports from the 2016-2017 national survey on drug use and health.