Florida drug rehab center
The decision to enter a rehab center may be based on a host of different factors, including program type, reputation, geography, level of accommodations, weather, and insurance coverage.
Rehab centers are private entities regulated by local and state laws. Although treating professionals, including doctors and psychotherapists, will be required to meet licensing and other requirements, there may be considerable variation among rehab centers.
Factors to consider
For those individuals who have settled on Florida as the location for rehab treatment, they can short-list their options by insurance coverage or select the most suitable facility and then learn about payment options. It is observed in the addiction treatment community that even the most reputable rehab centers may not work for a person who lacks the necessary commitment to the treatment process. Conversely, a person who is ready for treatment can derive the maximum benefits from almost any center they enter.
There are hundreds of treatment facilities in Florida with varying level of services. Rehab treatment services traditionally include:
- Group recovery meetings
- Abstinence maintenance
- Aftercare programs
- Sober living homes
In an inpatient program, detox will often occur on site, as will all other services, with the exception of sober living, which is separate residential facility. Outpatient programs are not always equipped to provide detox services, but they will work in conjunction with a local detox facility or hospital. Whether a recovering person is in an inpatient or outpatient rehab program in Florida, individual and group psychotherapy most often occurs on site. Aftercare programs are usually designed as a patchwork of services that may occur at different sites. Aftercare often involves meeting with a drug counselor or psychotherapist, attending group recovery meetings, and/or residence in a sober living home.
When considering which Florida rehab centers are the best match, it is advisable to learn about what services are offered, where they occur, and the specifics of the facility’s plan for aftercare treatment.
It is also advisable to consider any potential barriers to treatment, such as distance. For recovering persons in an outpatient program, a reliable vehicle will be required as well as a comfortably commutable distance. For inpatient stays, proximity to family and loved ones may be a factor. Many programs encourage the participation of family members and spouses – with the recovering person’s permission – but, from a practical standpoint, they will need to ensure that they are able to commute to the facility.
Stats on drug abuse in Florida
As discussed on Trust for America’s Health, a key report released in 2013 revealed that Florida ranks in the 11th position in national drug overdose mortality rates. This statistic translates into 16.4 per 100,000 people. In most of these fatalities, the drug of abuse is a prescription medication, including pain relievers, stimulants, and tranquilizers. The problem is not isolated to Florida. On a national level, more Americans die each year from prescription medication deaths than from heroin and cocaine combined.
The report also showed that Florida is one of the most promising states in which to receive recovery. Florida showed seven out of 10 potential indicators for promising approaches to limit prescription drug abuse, illustrating the state’s progressing efforts to combat drug abuse.
Rehab services in Florida
Most rehab centers provide the traditional treatment services discussed above. There will be variability in terms of staff expertise and care, as in any setting, such as doctors’ offices and dental practices. But one of the greatest ways in which rehab centers vary is in terms of the level of accommodations offered. Private rehab centers may offer luxurious accommodations and a host of included forms of therapy, such as yoga, massage, acupuncture, and even equine-assisted therapy. Such offerings are not a substitute to traditional treatment but geared toward wellness and treating the client holistically. While comfort in the rehab process should not be underestimated, it should be understood that luxury does not always equate to success.
Some of the nation’s top rehab centers are located in Florida, and they may provide several different financing options. For those rehab seekers who do not have insurance, or adequate insurance, the best practice is to contact individual rehab centers of interest to learn if any payment plans are available. For instance, some centers may provide a sliding scale payment term or provide a staggered repayment plan. Many centers are willing to work with individuals on an as-needed basis.
For those seeking rehab who do not have sufficient income, resources, or insurance, Florida offers numerous free or state-funded rehab centers. To qualify for these low-cost services, individuals will usually need to prove low-income, such as from information reported on federal tax returns. Making rehab services free or affordable for qualified individuals is a testament to the importance of seeking rehab. It is well established in the drug addiction treatment community that rehab is the most effective treatment intervention available. Finances never have to be a barrier to treatment.
The Recovery Village is located in Umatilla, a small Florida community of approximately 3.1 square miles, with only a few thousand residents. Our facility reflects the greater landscape of Umatilla. The grounds include gardens, green areas, and a Koi fish pond. To ensure the recovery process is as comfortable as possible, we provide our clients with quiet and peaceful surroundings. Call us today to learn more about our comprehensive rehab offerings here in Florida.