Natural wonders, tropical rambles, breathtaking attractions, and theme parks are often what come to mind when one thinks of Florida, the Sunshine State, but what many don’t know is that Florida is also home to some of the most luxurious and therapeutic recovery centers.
Over 18,000 people were admitted into rehab in Florida for opioids and/or alcohol abuse in 2018. With over 700 drug rehab facilities, Florida offers many options to anyone looking to receive recovery treatment – whether inpatient or outpatient, Florida’s rehabilitation centers can help you find the best treatment for you.
At Riverside Recovery, we offer an individualized approach to substance abuse treatment. We provide every level of care–under one roof. From medical detox programs to inpatient and outpatient treatment, we’ll meet you wherever you are on your journey of recovery.
Florida’s more than 1,300 miles of coastline, sugar-sand beaches, and azure water make for the perfect environment to begin recovery. Its tranquil Gulf Coast beaches are among the nation’s most highly ranked, providing unparalleled sunset views, various lakes and tributaries, and 20 state parks – a great backdrop for substance abuse treatment ranging from outdoor yoga to equine and aquatic therapy.
At Riverside Recovery, we understand that choosing an addiction treatment center is not an easy decision. It can be hard to figure out the best rehab program for your substance use disorder because there are so many different options available and no two programs are exactly alike.
It’s important in your search for the right addiction treatment that you keep in mind factors like location, treatment approach, programs offered at a specific facility, and costs when it comes to an ideal rehabilitation program. Some factors to consider when searching for a drug and alcohol rehab include:
Beginning recovery from substance abuse can be a challenging and dangerous process alone. Trying to detox on your own or with the help of an at-home detox product may only prolong your chances of true recovery. You or your loved one may be advised to attend a medical detox program first that will help keep them comfortable, stable, and safe during the withdrawal process.
Inpatient programs in Florida, like many other states, offer a range of different levels of care, from short-term residential treatment to longer-term. These programs address the needs of the whole person while also providing a distraction-free space focused entirely on healing.
Short-term residential programs provide intensive but relatively brief treatment based on a modified 12-step approach. Long-term residential treatment, however, provides 24-hour care and focuses on the ‘resocialization’ aspect of recovery, providing clients with full access to the program’s entire community. Treatment typically focuses on developing personal accountability and responsibility with activities designed to help residents examine damaging beliefs, self-concepts, and destructive patterns of behavior, and adopt new more harmonious, and constructive ways to interact with others.
These programs often focus on:
Inpatient/Residential programs offer a range of different levels of care, from short-term residential treatment to longer-term stays. Residential treatment addresses the needs of the whole person while also providing a distraction-free space focused entirely on healing.
We’re a unique treatment center in Florida. Our treatment center sits right on the water, overlooking the beautiful Hillsborough River. This ideal setting promotes peace and well-being and is perfect for focusing on the healing process, as well as beginning the personal journey to long-term recovery.
To find out if our residential treatment is right for you, get in touch with our admissions team.
Outpatient programs are an excellent option if you do not need intensive care and can maintain stability during substance abuse rehabilitation. Outpatient addiction treatment allows you to learn how to manage your substance abuse disorder and get back to work, school, or family life.
It’s important to carefully consider your options when deciding which treatment program fits best. Always seek an evaluation from a medical, mental health, or substance abuse professional before entering into a program.
Outpatient programs in Florida include:
While inpatient facilities offer essential, full-time support, many residents have different circumstances that might make it difficult to commit to a full-time regimen. The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) identifies five levels of care in treating alcohol and drug use disorders:
Outpatient rehab options offer patients the opportunity to receive lower levels of care than residential and inpatient treatment while still participating in an effective drug rehab program.
Like inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment can have various approaches to the types and intensity of services provided. It also often costs less than residential or inpatient treatment and might be a more suitable option for people who are employed or have extensive social support. Group therapy is often a major component of outpatient programs.
Once you’ve decided which drug rehab center is best for you, the next thing you may ask is: How will I pay for my treatment program?
If you are unsure where to start, you can verify your insurance coverage with our Insurance Coverage Verification form. Once you submit your details, our admissions team will verify your information and contact you with the next steps.
Generally, insurers cover expenses that are ‘medically necessary’ and this may include the services provided by a recovery center. There are several different types of insurance plans for addiction treatment programs in Florida: Public Insurance, Private Insurance, and Group Insurance.
Major insurance companies that offer coverage for drug and alcohol addiction treatment in Florida include:
These providers often cover residential/inpatient rehab programs and luxury rehab facilities such as Riverside Recovery.
If you are not sure which payment option is best for you, our admissions team can help you through the process. verify your insurance coverage with our Insurance Coverage Verification form. Once you submit your details, our admissions team will verify your information and contact you with the next steps.
Beginning addiction recovery is difficult but making the commitment can be even harder. Sometimes the barriers to sober living can be challenging, such as finding a treatment center that is close to home or a facility that is a good fit for long-term healing. For this, a change in location might be best for helping with the transition to sobriety– many even finding the change of location to be therapeutic.
Benefits of an out-of-state program:
While it is recommended that a change of location is helpful in recovery, traveling for drug rehab may not be the best option for everyone. Being away from work, family, and your support system at home may be difficult during recovery. In addition, establishing a long-term aftercare plan may be more challenging once leaving as many of the friends you will make in treatment may also be from out of town
The year-round sunshine and natural beauty of Florida allow rehab centers in the state to offer programs that are not always available at other facilities. Because of this, many centers use a holistic approach to treatment offering practices ranging from outdoor yoga to mindful meditation in a tranquil environment that inspires peace and calm.
Some therapeutic activities found at a recovery program in Florida include:
These recreational activities encourage interaction with others in recovery and allow them to develop skills while sober to nourish the mind, body, and spirit.
Often at a Florida rehab, your day starts with guided meditation and exercise and ends with a wrap-up of the goals you’ve accomplished for the day.
Therapy Programs include:
Like many states, Florida has passed addiction treatment laws to help those who might be unwilling or unable to help themselves overcome addiction. There are currently 37 states, including the District of Columbia, that have involuntary commitment laws. Involuntary commitment laws can be initiated by relatives, spouses, friends, guardians, health care practitioners, or law enforcement. Emergency commitment can range from 24 hours to five days, with a provision for extensions.
Note: Individuals who are seeking to be involuntarily committed have the right to an attorney to represent them, as well as the right to petition whether their detention is lawful after being committed.
The Marchman Act provides emergency assistance and temporary detention for those who require substance abuse evaluation and treatment in the state of Florida. A friend or family member can file a petition for an involuntary assessment in a county court where the loved one resides. This petition must be filed in good faith and filed by someone who has reason to believe and/or has direct knowledge that a loved one has lost the power of self-control with regard to substance abuse.
The Marchman Act is intended to provide friends and family with a healthy boundary to help a loved one struggling with addiction break through their own level of resistance by offering comprehensive treatment solutions to meet the unique and diverse clinical needs of each individual.
The Florida Mental Health Act of 1971 (more commonly known as the “Baker Act”), allows for the involuntary institutionalization and examination of an individual for up to 72 hours in a treatment facility.
In order to be held involuntarily under the Baker Act, the following criteria must be met:
After 72 hours a person may be released outright or referred to an outpatient treatment facility.
Drug Court Programs are an alternative to prosecution and incarceration for first-time drug offenders. Drug Courts are voluntary, court-supervised, comprehensive drug treatment court programs for eligible non-violent defendants. As of September 2020, Florida has 95 drug courts in operation, with the first one – one of the first in the United States – in Miami-Dade County in 1989. Numerous studies have confirmed that drug courts significantly reduce crime, provide better treatment outcomes, and produce better cost benefits than other criminal justice strategies.
There are few better places to begin recovery than in Florida. From the weather to a recovery community so large that it gained the name: “Recovery Capital of America” by the New York Times. Substance abuse programs in Florida offer individuals the best opportunities to succeed during and after recovery.
The decision to take steps towards recovery and living a substance-free life is an important one. Whether you or a loved one are suffering from addiction, Riverside Recovery of Tampa can help find the best program for you. Seventy-five percent of our staff have gone through the recovery process personally. We’re here to guide you all the way through the recovery process.
To learn more about our Florida addiction recovery center and the full continuum of care offered, contact us today.