With substantial state-wide problems with meth, cocaine, prescription pill addiction and alcohol, Florida sunshine and good times hide something a little more sinister and a lot more painful. Florida lags behind the rest of the nation somewhat in term of insurance parity legislation. However, under the Affordable Care Act federal law mandates that even in Florida insurance plans are required to cover treatment for substance abuse and mental health needs at an equivalent level with physical health needs.
Florida also boasts many of the nation's top treatment facilities and for those with comprehensive private health insurance and with the ability to co-pay or self-finance a stay at rehab, there is a choice between many very high quality and respected drug and alcohol rehabs.
Fortunately, even for Floridians with more limited means, drug and alcohol rehabs at low or no cost are also available, and no one in Florida needs to struggle with addiction thinking that they cannot get professional treatment help. No matter how much money you have, there is someone in Florida ready to help you move past addiction and start enjoying a sober and healthy life.
For government assistance, the Florida Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program (SAMH) is the official state authority for substance abuse, mental health, and methadone designation. They can be contacted 8am to 5pm Mon-Fri, on 1-866-762-2237. For more consumer advice, you can also visit the website of the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (FADAA).
Ambrosia Treatment Center in West Palm Beach is an inpatient rehab specializing in trauma-related addiction treatment. The facility is open to expectant mothers and women with children. The facility is one of several treatment facilities in the Ambrosia group that provides quality inpatient drug rehabilitation. Accredited by the Joint Commission (Gold Seal), their affordable, world-class treatment is often fully covered by private insurance.
Ambrosia Treatment Center in Port Saint Lucie is one of several treatment facilities in the Ambrosia group that provides quality inpatient drug rehabilitation, especially from opioid addiction. Accredited by the Joint Commission (Gold Seal), their affordable, world-class treatment is often fully covered by private insurance and can last from 14 days to 180+ days.
West Palm Beach's Ambrosia Treatment Center on Singer Island is a treatment program specializing in inpatient alcohol rehabilitation for men and women in Florida, generally 35+ years of age. The Singer Island facility is one of several treatment centers in the Ambrosia group that provide quality inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Accredited by the Joint Commission (Gold Seal), their affordable, world-class treatment is often fully covered by private insurance.
University of Miami Hospital is a provider of psychiatric inpatient care.
Beach House Center for Recovery in North Palm Beach is a treatment center and opioid treatment program, including inpatient detoxification services. This treatment provider is listed as a SAMHSA-Certified Opioid Treatment Program.
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in Naples is a detox clinic and Treatment Center and long-term rehab for men and women.
Women-only treatment center, offering both in- and outpatient treatment services. Private rooms available.
Treasure Coast Academy is a Teen Challenge boarding school for troubled boys aged 13-18 located in Vero Beach, Florida. The facility is lower in cost than typical therapeutic boarding schools for boys, offering help and hope to parents of troubled or misguided teenage boys.
A teen drug and alcohol rehab using behavioral modification as primary therapy. A non profit private facility in Miami. Medicaid is accepted as payment.
Lakeland Girls Academy is a fifteen-month, forty-bed residential Christian boarding school specifically designed for girls who are struggling with life controlling issues.