Ponte Vedra

Compared to other states, Florida has been deeply affected by the deadly opioid crisis that is currently affecting millions of Americans. Doctors in Florida, as of the year 2017, wrote over 60 opioid prescriptions for every 100 persons in the state.

Making highly addictive opioid drugs so available has led to Americans becoming physically dependent on the drugs. Even if you begin taking prescription pain pills according to your doctor, or if you start drinking to alleviate your social anxiety, using substances regularly can easily result in dependence and addiction.

If you think that you or a loved one are struggling with addiction to alcohol or drugs, there is hope. There are many resources and facilities that can help you or your loved one get the help you need in the state of Florida and close to Ponte Vedra.

Ponte Vedra Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation and Treatment

Gaining an understanding of the different types of programs can help you feel empowered to make the right choice. This helpful article from The Recovery Village can offer even more insight on what you need to know to choose a rehab facility.

There are so many different treatment options in the Jacksonville area near Ponte Vedra, Florida, including both inpatient and outpatient options for both detox and drug and alcohol addiction treatment. Additionally, several locations of The Recovery Village offer a variety of rehab programs in the Central Florida area.

Drug and Alcohol Detox Programs and Treatment Centers in Ponte Vedra, FL

Knowing what your needs are is the first step in choosing a rehab center. There are different drug and alcohol treatment options that can meet your specific needs and circumstances, starting with medical detox. Detox clears the body of drugs and alcohol.

Some patients might require starting with an inpatient detox followed by a long residential stay, while others might begin with an outpatient detox before moving on to outpatient treatment.

Learning about the different treatment options and facilities in your local area can help you decide which program is the right one for you. If traveling for treatment is the best option for you, The Recovery Village Umatilla and Orlando Recovery Center offer comprehensive detox programs.

Residential Treatment Programs

Inpatient alcohol rehab or residential drug addiction treatment programs offer intensive treatment for patients who live at the facility during treatment. Inpatient rehab programs offer structure and allow patients to fully focus on their recovery away from distraction. The length of the programs vary depending on the needs of the patient and the program itself. Most programs usually last between a few weeks to several months or even longer.

Patients should expect to take part in a variety of activities such as group meetings, classes and different therapies, like meditation or mindfulness workshops. You and the counselor will have a discussion to decide which type of program and activities are the best for you.

Currently, there are no residential treatment programs in Ponte Vedra. Fortunately, there are many options nearby in Jacksonville, including:

Partial Hospitalization Programs

Unlike residential treatment or inpatient treatment programs, partial hospitalization programs only offer treatment during the day. If you decide to attend a partial hospitalization program, you will go home or to a sober living house in the evenings after concluding day-time treatment. Even though you will not stay overnight at the treatment facility in most cases, partial hospitalization programs still have a daily structure and provide intensive treatment.

Currently, there are not any partial hospitalization programs in Ponte Vedra or in the larger Jacksonville area. However, there are options throughout the state of Florida. The Recovery Village Umatilla and Orlando Recovery Center offer partial hospitalization in the Central Florida area.

Outpatient Treatment Programs

Outpatient alcohol treatment programs or outpatient drug treatment programs are similar to partial hospitalization programs in that they also allow patients to go home in the evenings. If you have a strong support network at home and do not need to leave your environment to be free of distraction, an outpatient program might work well for you. On the other hand, an outpatient drug treatment is not the best option for individuals who might be distracted or hindered by their home environment, family or friends.

Even if you start with a residential treatment program, you may still attend an outpatient program. Some move on to an outpatient treatment program after completing inpatient rehab, making it a step on their path to recovery rather than a starting point. Figuring out the best first step for you is part of the process.

Currently, the closest facility to Ponte Vedra that offers outpatient care is located in Jacksonville.

Sober Living and Rehab Aftercare Programs in Ponte Vedra, FL

Sober living homes and alcohol and drug rehab aftercare programs could be invaluable resources for you as you start your sober life. Many individuals find that living with others who struggle with addiction helps to reinforce what they learned in rehab and becomes an important support network and community.

Sober living homes and aftercare facilities can help support you as you make the transition from treatment to recovery outside of rehab. Rehab aftercare is a term that covers many different types of services and activities, such as:

  • Attending 12-step meetings like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA) or SMART Recovery
  • Alumni programs
  • Counseling
  • Volunteer activities geared toward sobriety
  • Follow-up medical appointments
  • Aftercare planning from a rehab center
  • Maintenance medication plans

There are currently no sober living homes in Ponte Vedra, but some are available in Jacksonville. Taking part in these aftercare programs and activities can help you stay sober for a lifetime.

Specialized Treatment Programs in Ponte Vedra, FL

Even though all treatment programs should work to meet the different needs of each and every patient, some individuals require and want even more specialized treatment programs. There are not any specialized treatment options in Ponte Vedra.

There are many different options nearby in Jacksonville, including:

  • Four programs offer rehab for the LGBT community
  • Eight addiction treatment programs for people with co-occurring mental health conditions and substance use disorders
  • Eight programs that offer rehab for pregnant women
  • Seven centers offering addiction rehab for veterans
  • Six programs offering addiction rehab for active duty military
  • 12 total programs for victims of abuse and trauma
  • Six programs for people referred from the court system

What Is the Process Like in a Drug Detox and Rehab Facility?

Learning more about the process of rehab and detox can help you feel confident as you chart your path. The process may vary slightly from one facility to another, but the standard order is usually admissions, detox and then transitioning to further treatment.

During admissions, patients will meet with staff and provide information through an intake assessment. Staff will learn about the patient’s drug use, physical and mental health history in order to work together to create an effective treatment plan.

After admissions, most patients enter into a detox program to rid the body of alcohol and drugs in a medically monitored facility. Going cold turkey can be dangerous and withdrawal symptoms can be severe. Detox is intended to help patients cleanse their bodies in a safe manner.

After detox, patients can transition to treatment that will help them to better understand addiction and learn the tools and techniques that will help them maintain sobriety.

Choosing a rehab center and making the commitment to enroll is a very important, serious decision. At this point, you might be feeling completely overwhelmed at all of the options and be unsure what to do next. If this is the case, the very next step is to speak to one of the many counselors and treatment professionals in the Jacksonville area. A representative can help give you more information and guide you through the drug treatment process.

To learn more about the rehab process, visit this informational page from The Recovery Village.

Finding the Best Rehab Program For You

Assessing which center is the best drug rehab center can be difficult. Which facility you ultimately choose should depend on your specific needs and circumstances. That said, there are some universal standards that you should look for. The best rehab centers are always licensed and accredited and have clear standards that guide their practices.

As you are learning about how to find the best rehab center, there are a variety of questions you can ask each facility to help you to decide whether or not it is the best choice.

What Questions Should You Ask When Considering a Treatment Program?

Some of the questions you might want to ask as you consider different treatment programs are:

What type of licensing and accreditation does your facility have?
There are different accreditations, including the Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) that set up processes for rehab centers to become accredited. Choosing an accredited rehab center can help to make sure that you get the high level of treatment that you deserve.

Is there a full-time medical staff?
Using drugs or alcohol in large doses or over a long period of time takes a toll on the body. Patients who go to a treatment center need medical care. Check to make sure that there are medical professionals on-site at the facility who can monitor and treat you or your loved one.

What are the types of treatment services and programs offered?
This question will help you get a preview of the different programs and services that are offered. Every patient has specific needs and you will want to learn about the offering of each center so that you can choose one that can serve you.

What’s your treatment approach for the programs at your facility?
Every center has a slightly different treatment approach. Some types of treatment approaches may work better for you than others.

Does the program include nutrition and other components of health and wellness?
Since addiction affects every area of your health, treatment plans should work to help you heal and get stronger physically, mentally and even spiritually for some. Health and wellness are an essential part of treatment.

What is aftercare planning like once a patient completes detox and rehabilitation?
Recovery is a lifelong process that requires daily maintenance and strong commitment. Before you leave a rehab center, you should have the opportunity to meet with a counselor and create an aftercare strategy.

Is insurance accepted, and if so, what type of coordination do you offer in using insurance?
Many rehab programs take private insurance and work with self-pay patients to make treatment affordable and possible.

For more questions and answers about rehab, view frequently asked questions about rehab with The Recovery Village.

Exploring Treatment Options Near Ponte Vedra, FL

You might be looking for drug abuse treatment near Ponte Vedra, FL because it’s conveniently located nearby. However, there are a lot of advantages to traveling to treatment centers as well.

Pros of traveling for treatment might include:

  • Removing triggers and stressful situations
  • Feeling like you have a fresh start
  • Feeling anonymous
  • Removing yourself from an environment of drug or alcohol use
  • Feeling like you can focus on treatment without distractions

Cons of traveling for treatment might include:

  • Struggling to put school or work responsibilities on hold
  • Adding financial or resource burdens
  • Being away from a strong support network of family or friends
  • Being away from your family

Additional Addiction and Rehabilitation Resources in Ponte Vedra, FL

To locate additional resources for treatment, use the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s treatment locator tool. This interactive map lets you filter options for substance abuse treatment, mental health counseling, health care centers and more.

Recovery Meetings Near You

Recovery meetings in your area can be essential to sustaining recovery. Going to local recovery meetings can help you to connect with a support network and give you the opportunity to help others.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

A support group, AA has been working for decades with individuals who struggle with alcohol addiction and dependency. There are many AA meetings in the Jacksonville area.

Christ Episcopal Church
400 San Juan Dr.,
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Palms Presbyterian Church
3410 3rd St. S #204,
Jacksonville Beach, FL

The Beach House Sober Living
130 4th Ave S.,
Jacksonville Beach, FL

Beaches Agnostics and Free Thinkers
391 3rd Ave S.,
Jacksonville Beach, FL

Mission House
800 Shetter Ave.,
Jacksonville Beach, FL

St Andrews Lutheran Church
1801 Beach Blvd.,
Jacksonville Beach, FL

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Similar to AA, NA can be an invaluable resource to sustain sobriety for individuals who struggle with addiction to illicit drugs or prescription pills. There are a few different NA meetings within a drive of Ponte Vedra.

Baptist Medical Center Beaches
1350 13th Ave S.,
Jacksonville Beach, FL

St. Andrews Lutheran Church
1801 Beach Blvd.,
Jacksonville Beach, FL

SMART Recovery Meetings

Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART) Recovery meetings take a secular approach to treatment. There is one meeting close to Ponte Vedra and, additionally, SMART Recovery hosts a robust online community on their website.

Beaches Recovery
390 16th Ave. S. Suite #10,
Jacksonville Beach, Florida, 32250, US

Non-Profit Organizations in Ponte Vedra, FL

Non-profit organizations can help you as you enter treatment or support you after you have completed a program.

Gateway Community Services Inc

555 Stockton St., Jacksonville, FL 32204

Panama Youth Services Inc

402 E 63rd St.,
Jacksonville, FL 32208

Community Rehabilitation Center, Inc.

623 Beechwood St.,
Jacksonville, FL 32206

Ponte Vedra, FL Substance Abuse Hotlines

If you are in a crisis or just want some more information, there are people ready to talk. Help is just a call away.

Peace River Center


United Way 2-1-1

(904) 632-0600

City of Ponte Vedra, FL

Ponte Vedra is an unincorporated community of fewer than 30,000 residents located in St. Johns County, Florida. It is located about 18 miles from Jacksonville. Ponte Vedra is one of the most affluent areas in all of Florida and is home to many resorts and commercial establishments. The closest airport is the Deep Forest Airport (FD48). The city is located at 30.2400° N, 81.3853° W.

Addiction Resources in Nearby Florida Cities

For those who are seeking alcohol and drug treatment facilities outside of Ponte Vedra, Florida, there are also many drug rehab resources across the state of Florida:

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