Substance Abuse Resources in Merritt Island

Merritt Island Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Merritt Island is Florida’s largest island, the home of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and home to a 140,000-acre nature sanctuary. There is more to this town than meets the eye, however. There is a serious problem for the citizens of Merritt Island: alcohol and drug addiction. With an increase of the Florida drug overdose death rate from 2014 to 2015 of 22% (according to the Center for Disease Control), substance abuse is a significant issue.

It’s not just illegal drugs like heroin and marijuana that are the problem. Alcohol – though legal – is another problem. Last year, there were 797 drunk driving fatalities, a 14.8% increase from the previous year, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

It can feel hopeless if you are suffering from substance use disorder. But you don’t need to feel alone. There are many people who understand what you are going through, and there is an abundance of resources available to help you. Seeking drug addiction treatment in Merritt Island is an admirable thing to do. It takes courage to ask for help. If you’d like to learn more about your treatment options, call The Recovery Village, where an intake coordinator can tell you more about:

  • Merritt Island drug rehab
  • Merritt Island alcohol rehab
  • Merritt Island drug treatment facilities
  • Merritt Island alcohol treatment facilities
  • Merritt Island drug detox
  • Merritt Island alcohol detox
  • Inpatient drug rehab
  • Outpatient drug rehab

Our closest facility:

Orlando Recovery Centerhttps://www.orlandorecovery.com/ - 54.0 mi6000 Lake Ellenor Dr Orlando FL 32809-4615(407) 613-5558

You’re not alone in this struggle.

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There are multiple substances that continue to be a problem. Substances like alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, opiates and other prescription drugs can cause serious damage to the lives of individuals and families. In 2013, for example, 1.5 million adults over the age of 12 reported using cocaine. Are you currently suffering from a substance use disorder? Get the help that you deserve. Call us today at The Recovery Village. If you’re seeking a Merritt Island drug rehab center or a Merritt Island alcohol rehab center, making this call can be the first step toward your recovery.

Finding Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Merritt Island, Florida


If you would like more information on drug and alcohol addiction treatment, please continue reading. This guide will provide you with all the resources you need.

Merritt Island, Florida Alcohol Rehab Centers and Drug Rehab Centers

Depending on your history of addiction, the substance you have been misusing, the length of your addiction, etc., you may need different treatment programs. In many rehab facilities, there are residential treatment programs, partial hospitalization programs and outpatient treatment programs. Some patients participate in all three in a progression. Whether you’re seeking a drug rehab center in Merritt Island, FL, or an alcohol rehab center in Merritt Island, FL, it’s important to understand the differences between these programs.

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    Residential Treatment Programs

    The residential or inpatient treatment program gives the patient 24/7 access to medical care. For those with serious addictions or those who need to first complete detox, this is a great fit. In a residential treatment program, the patient will stay in the rehabilitation facility. The patient will also participate in group therapy, individual therapy, classes and other healing activities like yoga and meditation.

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    Partial Hospitalization Programs

    In a partial hospitalization program (PHP), the patient has a little more freedom. Although he or she will still have access to medical care and he or she will also be required to participate in the same activities, he or she does not need to stay at the facility.

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    Outpatient Treatment Programs

    In an outpatient treatment program, the patient may still work or fulfill any family obligations. He or she still has the same recovery curriculum, including classes and therapy, but he or she is allowed to stay at home, provided that there is a stable environment.

Many people elect to use a national treatment facility because here, addiction specialists will help you to determine an individualized treatment plan that will be the most effective for your recovery. Another positive quality of a national treatment facility like The Recovery Village is the fact that these treatment programs are available. So, a patient could potentially go from detox all the way to outpatient treatment.

Detox Centers

The positive thing about a detox center is that you can get medical assistance with the detox process. Undergoing withdrawal symptoms on your own can easily lead you to relapse. Depending on what substance you are detoxing your body from, the withdrawal symptoms can be dangerous or even deadly. It’s essential that you detox under medical supervision.

It’s important to remember, though, that while detox is important, it is only the physical component of beating addiction. The real recovery happens in a treatment program where you can address the spiritual, emotional, mental and psychological components of your addiction.

The best way to avoid relapse is to attend a national treatment center like The Recovery Village where you will be able to go into a residential treatment program after your detoxification. The Recovery Village, like most national treatment facilities, offers detox as well as inpatient and outpatient treatment programs.

Recovery Meetings Near You

Completing an inpatient or outpatient treatment program is a wonderful thing to do. However, unless you join a recovery program in the long term, you are likely to relapse. Luckily, there are many options for recovery programs near you.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Founded in 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous has been helping people for decades. The group is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences with alcoholism and help each other to stay sober. An AA meeting consists of a leader introducing a discussion topic and then anyone in the group speaking on the topic (or going off topic if they need to speak about something else regarding their alcoholism). If you recently completed alcohol treatment, Merritt Island offers AA meetings to help you stay sober. There are many AA meetings in Merritt Island, including:

  • Merritt Island Group
    Where:
    3585 N. Courtenay Pkwy.
    Ste. 1
    Merritt Island, FL 32953
  • New Hope Group
    Where:
    1135 N. Courtenay Pkwy.
    Merritt Island, FL 32953

  • Sober Time YP Group
    Where:
    155 Cone Rd.
    Merritt Island, FL 32952

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Narcotics Anonymous is the second largest recovery group. It is like Alcoholics Anonymous in that it also has the 12 steps and is a fellowship of men and women who share their strength, hope and experience with each other. The only difference is that while AA is for those who struggle with alcohol addiction, NA is for those who have used a wider range of substances. Regardless of where you received drug treatment, Merritt Island and surrounding cities offer NA meetings to prevent relapse. Here is a list of meetings in the Merritt Island area:


  • Where:
    415 W. Merritt Island Causeway #3
    Merritt Island, FL 32952
  • Rockledge Presbyterian Church
    Where:
    921 Rockledge Dr.
    Rockledge, FL 32955

SMART Recovery Meetings

The biggest alternative to 12-step programs, SMART Recovery is a 4-point system that is based on self-empowerment and relying on yourself. While 12-step programs ask their members to turn to a higher power, SMART Recovery asks its members to turn to themselves. The 4 points involve building motivation, coping with urges, living a balanced life and managing our thoughts and behaviors. Here are the closest SMART Recovery meetings to Merritt Island.


  • Where:
    3115 Friendship Pl.
    Rockledge, FL 32955

  • Where:
    1200 Van Arsdale St.
    Oviedo, FL 32765

Al-Anon and Nar Anon Meetings

When someone has substance use disorder, they are not the only one who suffers. Their loved ones often have to go through quite a range of experiences. For the friends or family of one who is addicted, it’s important to find a support system. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are the 12-step groups specifically for the loved ones of those who are in recovery. Here are the closest Al-Anon and Nar-Anon meetings to you.

  • Al-Anon
    Where:
    Faith Lutheran Church Day Care Bldg.
    280 E. Merritt Ave.
    Merritt Island, FL 32953
  • Nar-Anon
    Where:
    First United Methodist Church
    825 Forrest Ave.
    Cocoa, FL 32922

Addiction Resources in Nearby Cities

When you are seeking drug addiction treatment in Merritt Island, Florida, there are many resources that will help you to find the ideal treatment program for you. It is also worth it to explore nearby cities that may have additional recovery resources.

Local Communities Served

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Merritt Island was last modified: October 6th, 2017 by The Recovery Village