Substance Abuse Resources
in Fort Myers

Fort Myers Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Florida is in a state of emergency because of the severity of the opiate addiction that’s crippling its residents, and Fort Myers has not been untouched by the drug’s control. The Lee Memorial Health System’s emergency departments saw 15 heroin cases in 2010, which ballooned to 121 in 2014. The most commonly used and misused drugs have become opiates like heroin, and prescription medication opioids like oxycodone. In Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties, 47 people died from heroin use in 2016. According to the Center for Disease Control, opioids killed 33,000 people nationally with nearly half of these overdoses involving prescription opioids.

Even though there’s so much heartbreak and strife happening as a result of substance misuse, there is good news. In Fort Myers, there are resources available to help you to reclaim your life. Are you struggling with substance use disorder? Do you need to learn more about drug addiction treatment in Fort Myers, Florida? Continue reading this guide to learn what’s available for you. If you’d like to learn more about your treatment options, call The Recovery Village, where an intake coordinator can give you information about Florida rehab and:

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Our closest facility:

Next Generation Village - 89.8 mi1062 Lake Sebring Drive Sebring FL 33870(863) 314-1580

You’re not alone in this struggle.

Florida Opioid Deaths
in 2015

Opioid and other drug-related overdoses are on the rise, but that doesn’t mean that you have to be a part of the trend. There are several different options for care in Fort Myers and beyond, and it may feel overwhelming to narrow them down and choose the most beneficial option for you. Give us a call at The Recovery Village, and we’ll be glad to help you. Whether you’re seeking a Fort Myers drug rehab center or a Fort Myers alcohol rehab center, this call can be the first step in your recovery.

Finding Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Fort Myers, Florida

Fort Myers, Florida Alcohol Rehab Centers and Drug Rehab Centers

Are you seeking a drug rehab center in Fort Myers, FL, or an alcohol rehab center in Fort Myers, FL? The city and surrounding areas offer several treatment options for those who need help. As with most things in life, working through substance misuse is complicated. More than one path is available to you, once you’ve decided which the best fit is. There are several different options for treatment programs are out there for you, including:

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    Residential Treatment Programs

    A residential treatment program is the most intensive out of the three in this list. The patient stays onsite 24 hours per day, seven days per week, where they have access to a medical staff at all times. This option may work well for someone who has a severe addiction.

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    Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP)

    Next is the partial hospitalization program, which is less intense in comparison to the residential treatment program. PHP is also known as “dayhab.” This is when the person trying to work through substance use issues comes to the facility during the day, but doesn’t stay overnight. It’s important to have a home to return to that’s free of substance use.

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    Outpatient Treatment Programs

    The option with the least amount of time restrictions is the outpatient treatment program. Generally, either a patient doesn’t have a severe substance dependency, of they are part of a long-term treatment plan following a residential treatment program or a PHP. A few days in the week, you attend sessions that focus on learning to cope with the substance you use and drug misuse education.

Choosing the right program is incredibly important and can be a daunting task. How do you know which one is the right one for you? One choice that you should consider is taking treatment at a national facility, like The Recovery Village. We offer a team of trained psychiatric specialists and give you one-on-one medical and clinical training so you can zero in on your issues. Give yourself permission to leave the environment where you misused the drugs or alcohol so you can focus on your health and recovery.

Detox Centers

When your body has grown addicted to outside substances to stimulate it and to sustain it, quitting those substances can feel like a far-off goal. Once you’re physically dependent on drugs and alcohol, there’s the potential for withdrawals, which can be dangerous. A detox center helps to facilitate this process by monitoring you and guiding you through the process. There are three detox centers within a 20-mile radius of Fort Myers.

Detox is an important recovery piece, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Overcoming a substance use disorder is much more complicated than that. To give yourself the greatest opportunity for change and a chance at a sober life, pursue a more rounded approach to healing.

In order to fully receive the benefit of successfully completing detox, it’s imperative to go through a complete treatment program. It helps you to build your resolve, knowledge and self-awareness to stay sober. A national treatment center like The Recovery Village would take you through the steps of detox to inpatient and outpatient and after treatment care. There would be a holistic approach to your rehabilitation regime.

Recovery Meetings Near You

Sobriety is often a road that’s walked alone, but it doesn’t have to be. There are a host of recovery meetings in Fort Myers where you can talk to people who are currently struggling to conquer a monstrous substance use disorder or have found a way to create peace for themselves. These groups offer support and guidance and are sometimes part of treatment plans from rehabilitation centers. Continue below to learn more about these meetings:

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international fellowship for individuals who are dealing with alcohol issues. The group’s stated purpose is “to help stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.” Within the group, they work a 12-step program. The meetings are run by people who are in recovery and are working on their recovery journey. Once you’ve completed detox and have completed inpatient and outpatient therapies, AA can give you the extra support to stay focused and move forward. Regardless of where you completed alcohol treatment, Fort Myers offers AA meetings to help you stay in recovery. Below is a list of AA meetings in Fort Myers, Florida:

  • Sweet Steps
    Cypress Lake Methodist Church
    8570 Cypress Lake Dr.
    Ft. Myers, FL 33919
  • Sober on the Shores
    14036 Matanzas Dr.
    Fort Myers, FL 33905
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    Iona Hope Church
    9560 Gladiolus Dr.
    Fort Myers, FL 33908

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Like AA, Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is an international support group that’s organized and attended by people who are on their own journeys to sobriety. The 12-step program is combined with attending meetings regularly to give and receive support. It, too, can be incorporated into a treatment plan at a residential treatment, partial hospitalization or outpatient treatment program. NA describes itself as a “non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem.” Listed below are a few meetings in Fort Myers, Florida:

  • Humble Beginnings
    710 Pondella Rd.
    Ft. Myers, FL 33903
  • Chapel by the Sea Presbyterian
    100 Chapel St.
    Ft. Myers, FL 33931
  • Where:
    4634 Palm Beach Blvd.
    Ft. Myers, FL 33905

SMART Recovery Meetings

At SMART Recovery meetings, they urge you to “discover the power of choice.” It’s not a 12-step program like AA and NA. SMART stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training, and part of the SMART Recovery credo is self-reliance and learning how to make your own choices. There is a four-point program that SMART Recovery stands by and that is:  building and maintaining motivation; coping with urges; maintaining thoughts, feelings and behaviors; and living a balanced life. Below are a few meetings near and around Fort Myers. There’s an online community that you can tap into as well:

  • SalusCare 
    3763 Evans Ave.
    Ft. Myers, FL 33901
  • Lifeworks Substance Abuse Services LLC
    4678 Tamiami Trail
    Port Charlotte, FL 33980
  • The Homeless Coalition 
    1476 Kenesaw Street
    Port Charlotte, FL 33948

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

It can be a challenge to adjust to a recovering substance misuser’s new lifestyle. It can also be tough to deal with the issues from the past and to move on from them. Family members and friends are front and center to any chaos and issues the substance misuse may cause. Often that pandemonium explodes into their lives as well. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon both are for the recovery for family and friends who need to recuperate from that chaos, whether or not the person admits to having a substance addiction problem:

  • Al-Anon 
    Ft. Myers Christian School
    1550 Colonial Blvd.
    Fort Myers, FL 33907
  • Nar-Anon 
    1st Baptist Church
    4117 Coronado Pkwy.
    Cape Coral, FL 33904
  • Al-Anon
    Faith Methodist Church
    15690 McGregor Blvd.
    Fort Myers, FL 33908

Environment plays a huge role in the recovery process. Your current environment could contribute to your substance use and addiction. Removing yourself from family, friends and community that you are used to can give you a chance to concentrate solely on your recovery. In addition to the physical change, incorporating a national residential treatment program into your therapy would give you the opportunity to work with experts on your recovery. When you are seeking information on drug and alcohol rehabs in Fort Myers, Florida, it may be worth it to expand your search.

There are also resources available to you in nearby cities.

Local Communities Served

  • 33901
  • 33902
  • 33903
  • 33905
  • 33906
  • 33907
  • 33911
  • 33912
  • 33913
  • 33916
  • 33917
  • 33919
  • 33966
  • 33971
  • 33990

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Fort Myers was last modified: December 29th, 2017 by The Recovery Village