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Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Clearwater, FL

Almost 60 alcohol and drug rehab centers are located within 25 miles of Clearwater, FL.1 Learn more about the levels of care available and substance use disorders treated within the Clearwater area, and explore cost, insurance, and payment options for these facilities and others.
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Where Can You Find Addiction Treatment in Clearwater, FL?

With a moderate climate and an enviable position atop a coastal bluff, Clearwater is a desirable Florida destination with the makings of a tropical paradise.2 However, Pinellas County, where Clearwater is located, has recently outpaced the state in terms of deaths from drug poisoning. Whereas Florida’s drug overdose rates per 1 million people were 36.7 and 34.9 for 2021 and 2022, respectively. Pinellas County’s respective stats for these same years were 57.4 and 56.6.3

While these stats are troubling, Florida is also home to more than 560 drug and alcohol treatment facilities, and nearly 60 facilities are found within 25 miles of Clearwater.1 So help and hope are available via multiple rehabs near Clearwater, FL.

How Much Does It Cost to Go to Rehab in Clearwater, FL?

The costs of alcohol and drug rehab in Clearwater and elsewhere vary depending on several factors, some of which include:

  • Location
  • Payment method.
  • Facility amenities and services.
  • Length of stay.
  • Level of care.
  • Whether the facility is in-network or out-of-network with your insurance provider.

Since every facility and every situation is a little different, the best way to determine how much you’ll pay is to contact your chosen treatment facility directly. Many leading facilities such as River Oaks Treatment Center in Riverside, FL, offer 24/7 helplines that can answer questions and provide cost insights based on your unique situation. Available at , admissions navigators at River Oaks will listen to your story, discuss levels of care, and help you take your first steps toward recovery.

Does Insurance Pay for Rehab in Clearwater, FL?

Almost all insurance carriers must provide coverage for behavioral health care. Although the extent of covered services varies by policy, insurance companies must abide by the mandates of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA). These regulations ensure that insurance companies cover essential health benefits, such as mental health and addiction treatment, and that they offer equal access to these benefits at fair prices.4,5

The following data illustrates the wide range of insurance types accepted at drug and alcohol rehabs within 25 miles of Clearwater:1

  • 48 rehab centers accept private health insurance.
  • 28 centers take Medicaid.
  • 17 facilities accept Medicare.
  • 26 drug and alcohol rehabs take federal military insurance.

To drill down to a specific provider for context, the River Oaks Treatment Center in Riverside accepts insurance from providers such as Aetna, Ambetter, Cigna, First Health, Emblem, Humana, Optum/United Healthcare, and Tricare East, among others.

Types of Addiction Treatment in Clearwater, FL

Finding the right substance use disorder treatment center and level of care to fit your needs is vital for your recovery efforts. Common levels of care for treatment centers near Clearwater and elsewhere include:6

  • Detox. Often the first of several steps in recovery, medically assisted detox ensures patients are as safe and as comfortable as possible during withdrawal. Depending on factors such as the level of addiction and substance(s) involved, detox may be completed in inpatient or outpatient settings.
  • Inpatient rehab. Offering 24/7 care in a residential environment, inpatient treatment surrounds patients with peers as well as addiction professionals who can offer behavioral and pharmacological therapies to help patients gain relapse-prevention skills and promote long-term sobriety.
  • Outpatient programs. While many of the same therapies are used in both inpatient and outpatient care, the latter is provided at a slightly lower intensity, and patients live outside of a rehab facility. Outpatient programs include traditional outpatient care, intensive outpatient programs (IOPs), and partial hospitalization programs (PHPs).
  • Addiction aftercare. Multiple aftercare options, such as ongoing therapy, sober living homes, and 12-Step groups, are available to help individuals stay focused on recovery while transitioning to a new normal.

The following data illustrates the wide variety of care options within only 25 miles of Clearwater:1

  • Outpatient: 47.
  • Inpatient: 18.
  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP): 12.
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): 20.
  • Outpatient detox: 7.
  • Residential or hospital detox: 6.

Also note that many facilities offer multiple levels of care. For example, River Oaks Treatment Center provides inpatient, IOP, PHP, medical detox, and telehealth services.

How to Pay for Rehabs in Clearwater, FL

While many people use health insurance to pay for treatment, several other options are also available. Granted, some methods are only available to those who qualify; however, payment options include self payment (via cash, credit, loans, etc.), payment plans or financing, low cost or free rehabs, and state, local, or federal funding.7 To provide some insight about the availability of these options, 24 facilities within 50 miles of Clearwater offer sliding fee scales and/or payment assistance.1

What Addictions Are Treated at Clearwater Rehabs?

In addition to accepting myriad types of payment, most rehabs also treat numerous types of substance use disorders. River Oaks, for example, treats disorders related to multiple substances of misuse such as: alcohol, benzodiazepines, cocaine, fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine, and opioids.

Also note that substance use and mental health disorders often go hand in hand. When they are present at the same time, the condition is called a co-occurring disorder. Experts recommend that both substance and mental health issues are treated concurrently, so some facilities (including River Oaks) offer treatment for co-occurring disorders.8

How to Find Rehab Centers in Clearwater, FL

American Addiction Centers (AAC) provides multiple treatment centers scattered across the United States, including two in Florida: the aforementioned River Oaks Treatment Center as well as Recovery First Treatment Center  in Hollywood, FL, situated between Miami and Fort Lauderdale. AAC offers a 24/7 helpline at that’s staffed with admissions navigators who will not only listen to your story but also answer questions about treatment and assist in locating a facility that might meet your needs.

If you’re not sure which Clearwater rehab center is best for you “How to Choose a Rehab Facility” provides a list of several factors to consider. In addition, offers a handy search tool to help you explore drug and alcohol rehabs in Florida.

No matter which facility you choose, the best day to start recovery is today. Reach out for help via AAC at or via your chosen facility now.


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