Substance Abuse Resources in Key West
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Key West Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources
Unfortunately, drug and alcohol addiction is causing an epidemic of monumental proportions in the United States. The state of Florida is feeling the effects deeply. Deaths attributed to overdoses of heroin and other opiates are steadily increasing year after year. The governor of Florida has even declared a state of emergency for the entire state.
While opiates are a big issue in Florida, other substances continue to be a problem for the state. Both illegal drugs (marijuana, methamphetamine and cocaine) and legal drugs (prescription benzodiazepines, stimulants and opioids) are wreaking havoc all throughout the state.
The problem is that addiction should be addressed as any other disease or chronic illness. It is incredibly difficult for those suffering from drug and/or alcohol addiction in America to seek treatment because of the negative stigma associated with it. Too many people think of addiction as a series of poor choices. But the truth is that it is a disease and should be treated as such. Does anyone condemn a cancer patient for “choosing” to have cancer? Certainly not. Why do we treat those who have substance use disorder differently?
Fortunately, for those looking for drug addiction treatment in Key West, Florida, there are a multitude of rehabilitation facilities, recovery programs, medication-assisted treatment options and other resources available. If you’d like to speak with someone about your options, call The Recovery Village, where an intake coordinator can give you information:
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Finding Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Key West, Florida
Key West, Florida Alcohol Rehab Centers and Drug Rehab Centers
Whether you’re seeking a drug rehab center in Key West, FL, or an alcohol rehab center in Key West, FL, you’ll find that many rehabilitation facilities offer differing levels of treatment. Maybe a partial hospitalization program is a good fit for you. Maybe you need inpatient treatment. Addiction specialists will be able to sit down with you and formulate a plan to meet your individual requirements. Patients in search of treatment for substance use disorder all have different needs. Treatment programs will typically be one of the following:
Residential Treatment Programs
These programs offer patients 24/7 medical care. Also known as an inpatient program, the residential treatment program is ideal for patients who have a chronic history of addiction. Patients who do not have a stable, drug-free environment in which to live may also want to consider residential treatment.
Partial Hospitalization Programs
In a PHP, or a partial hospitalization program, patients undergo treatment during the day and go home at night, assuming they have a stable environment in which to live. These programs are also known as “dayhab.” There is a little more flexibility in these programs than in inpatient programs. However, they are more involved than outpatient treatment programs.
Outpatient Treatment Programs
Patients will stay in housing that may be available on-site or in a stable and safe home when they are enrolled in outpatient treatment. For those patients who have a milder form of addiction, this may be more suitable. This is also a good fit for patients who have completed the higher levels of treatment already.
When you are trying to determine which treatment program will be the best fit for you, there are several questions you need to ask yourself: What does your insurance cover? What can you afford? Do you have a stable and safe living environment currently? Do you have work and/or family commitments that will require more flexibility? What is your addiction history? Are you in need of detox? These questions will help you narrow down the best treatment program.
One of the reasons many patients choose a national treatment center like The Recovery Village is because they are fully equipped with experienced addiction specialists who can help you devise the best plan.
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Ridding your body of dangerous substances (detoxification) is the first step in your recovery process. In Key West, there are several detox centers. Many people who try to detox alone end up using when they can no longer handle withdrawal symptoms. With medically assisted detox, your withdrawal symptoms will be monitored and treated.
It’s important to remember, though, that detoxification is only one step. Attending a facility where you can both detox and begin treatment is ideal. Treating the physical symptoms of addiction is important. However, it’s also just as important (if not more important) to treat the psychological, mental, emotional and spiritual sides of addiction.
Recovery Meetings Near You
Finding a recovery program that resonates with you is very important. Once you have completed an inpatient or outpatient treatment program, your recovery is not over. A program like Narcotics Anonymous or SMART Recovery can help prevent a relapse. In Key West, there are several accessible recovery meetings.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) MeetingsAlcoholics Anonymous or AA is a well-established and trusted recovery group that has been helping recovered alcoholics for decades. While it’s encouraged in the group for members to work the 12 steps, have a sponsor (seasoned recovered alcoholic who has already worked the steps) and be involved in service, the only requirement for AA membership is the desire to give up drinking alcohol. If you recently completed alcohol treatment, Key West’s AA meetings can help you stay sober. Here is a list of meetings in the area:
- Friends of Bill W. Group Where: Anchors Aweigh Club 404 Virginia St. Key West, FL 33040
- Fellowship Group Where: Unity Church 1011 Virginia St. Key West, FL 33040
- Fellowship Group Where: Depoo Hospital 1200 Kennedy Dr. Key West, FL 33040
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) MeetingsNarcotics Anonymous is the 12-step program for people who use drugs other than alcohol. Like AA, members are encouraged to work the steps along with a sponsor and provide service to their community, but you only have to have the desire to stop using drugs to become a member. Regardless of where you completed drug treatment, Key West and surrounding areas offer NA meetings to help you stay on the right path.
- Anchors Aweigh Club Where: 404 Virginia St. Key West, FL 33040
SMART Recovery MeetingsSMART Recovery is another recovery group that is like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Unlike AA or NA, it is open to people who have all sorts of addictive behavior and instead of using 12 steps, they operate based on a 4-point system that includes learning how to cope with urges, motivate yourself, live a more balanced life and manage feelings and behaviors. Here are a few meetings in Key West.
- Family Recovery Specialists Where: 9350 Southwest 72nd St. Miami, FL 33173
- FGCU Tuesday Where: 10501 FGCU Blvd. S. Fort Myers, FL 33965
Al-Anon and Nar-Anon MeetingsLife can be difficult if you love a drug addict or alcoholic, even if they are currently in recovery. It can be a challenge for people without addiction to always understand the addicted brain. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are 12-step groups that are meant for the loved ones of those in recovery. In these groups, they are able to find support amongst people who understand what they are going through. For a list of Al-Anon and Nar-Anon meetings in Key West, see below.
- Al-Anon Where: Key West Family Group Unity Church 1011 Virginia St. Key West, FL 33040
- Al-Anon Where: Depoo Hospital 1200 Kennedy Dr. Key West, FL 33040
Those who are looking for drug and alcohol addiction treatment facilities in Key West, Florida have many options. It may also be wise to consider resources in nearby cities, though, as Florida has so many good resources throughout the state. The Recovery Village has a variety of treatment centers in Florida and the rest of the United States. For a full continuum of care, contact The Recovery Village and take the first step toward healing today.
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