Venice Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Florida is in the middle of an opioid epidemic. In 2015, the drugs heroin, fentanyl and oxycodone were responsible for the deaths of 3,896 Floridians. These are all opioids, a class of highly addictive drugs used to control pain. Some opioids, like heroin, are illegal. Others, like oxycodone, can only be obtained with a prescription.

It’s not just Florida. Nationwide, people struggle with addiction to opioids and other drugs. Fortunately, there are many resources available for people who need help overcoming their addiction.

Drug dependence is treatable with the right resources. It is not something that can usually be done alone. This is especially important with opioid addiction. Going off of opioids cold-turkey can land you in the hospital or even a graveyard.

If you are seeking addiction treatment in Venice, Florida, there are several treatment options available to you. You can learn about the different resources you can use to fight your problem and conquer it.

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Venice, Florida Alcohol Rehab Centers and Drug Rehab Centers

Having an addiction to drugs is hard. Recovery is also hard. Both physical and mental issues need to be controlled and addressed. Some recovering addicts even require spiritual support. Drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities are the best way to start on the path for a full recovery. They can provide medication, detox services, counseling, peer support, psychological analysis and much more.

Residential Treatment Programs

For those with a long-term problem, a residential program is best. Residential treatment programs can be as little as two weeks to as long as several years. Most stays are between 30-90 days. Doctors and nurses in these programs will watch you full-time to help you combat any medical issues which come up while detoxing.

Partial Hospitalization Programs

This kind of program, also identified by the acronym PHP, is aimed at patients with less-severe symptoms or who have already gone through a residential treatment program. Patients go in for a few hours every day for treatment similar to a residential treatment program. For people who have work or family obligations, this is an alternative to full residential treatment.

Outpatient Treatment Programs

For people who don’t need full-time medical care, an outpatient program can monitor problems on an as-needed basis. Outpatient programs usually mark the transition from addiction to normal life in a support group.

It is best to go with a familiar, nationally recognized treatment center to deal with the treatment of addiction, whether it’s a Florida rehab center or a facility in another state. At the Recovery Village, we have options for all three types of programs, depending on your level of need. We invite you to explore what we can offer.

Detox Centers

The purpose of a detox center is to manage the side effects of going off of a drug. A detox phase may be necessary in some cases, but it is only the beginning of full recovery. Consider them the ICU of drug misuse treatment. Most detox centers are not full rehabilitation centers. They may have some counseling services, but they’re not geared toward mental health or ongoing therapy.

If your loved one gets sent to the ER due to their drug problem, they may get sent to a detox center to recover from the episode. If this happens, ask them what other treatment options they provide for post-detox recovery. It may be best to transfer to a full rehabilitation center after your detox is complete to get the best chance of overcoming the problem.

Detox centers are medical facilities where psychological or emotional needs are not as important as treating the addiction or withdrawal episode. If your symptoms are mild or non-existent, consider an outpatient rehab program or a recovery meeting.

Recovery Meetings Near You

Detox centers and inpatient rehabilitation facilities are just the first steps on the road to recovery. The next step is attending a local recovery meeting. Recovery meetings provide ongoing support after your rehab stay so you can become completely sober.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous is the most well-known recovery meeting organization in America. For nearly a century, their 12-step program has been the support for those who are struggling to overcome their addiction to alcohol. By using peer support and positive reinforcement, members of these free meetings gain the strength they need to overcome their addiction and help others who are still struggling. Regardless of where you completed alcohol treatment, Venice’s AA meetings can help you stay on the right path.

You Are Not Alone
Church of the Nazarene
1535 E. Venice Ave.
Venice, FL 34292

Each Day a New Beginning
Reformed Community Church
1600 Banyan Dr.
Venice, FL 34923

Friday Night Men’s Stag
 Christ United Methodist Church
1475 Center Rd.
Venice, FL 34292

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Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Narcotics Anonymous is much like Alcoholics Anonymous, but their focus is on people who are addicted to narcotics. NA provides a link and a support group to other people struggling with narcotic misuse. Remember that opioids are a class of narcotics. Like AA, they use a 12-step program. Here is where you can find NA meetings in the Venice area.

Sunday Night Serenity
St. Mark’s Church
513 Nassau St.
Venice, FL 34285

No Matter What Club
Youth Center
2455 Shamrock Dr.
Venice, FL 34293

Recovery 101
South Venice Baptist Church
3167 Englewood Rd.
Venice, FL 34293

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SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery is an alternative to NA and AA for those want an alternative to 12 step programs. Like AA and NA, SMART Recovery meetings are open to the public and free. There are also online meetings for people don’t wish to leave the house. SMART Recovery focuses on 4 principles that are self-empowering and lead to a path of self-reliance. If you’re seeking a Venice, Florida drug rehab center or alcohol rehab center that offers these meetings, consider The Recovery Village or the following venues:

Suzuki Institute
3100 Southgate Cir.
Sarasota, FL 34239

The Homeless Coalition
1476 Kenesaw St.
Port Charlotte, FL 33948

Charlotte Behavioral Health
1700 Education Ave.
Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

Addiction is a family disease. When people struggle with drug misuse, it also affects friends and families. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are support groups for family and friends who are supporting someone going through addiction. They allow the sharing of experiences and advice in helping themselves and their loved ones through the recovery process. Here are some meeting locations for both groups in the Venice area.

Monday Morning Miracles AFG
Epiphany Cathedral Church
Room 107, Soy Bldg.
315 Tarpon St.
Venice, FL 34285

Venice Beginner’s Meeting
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
Church Office Bldg.
513 Nassau St.
Venice, FL 34285

For some patients, choosing a facility that is nearby rather than where they live is the better option when seeking treatment. By going to a nearby city, patients can eliminate distractions and triggers that can cause them to relapse. A residential setting away from home allows patients to focus just on their recovery. Some patients do better in settings where friends and family can come visit, so a nearby center may be the best choice if friends and family are supportive. Also, for those seeking alcohol or drug rehab in Venice, Florida, considering nearby cities may be helpful.

Addiction Resources in Nearby Florida Cities

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