Drug & Alcohol Rehab Treatment in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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If you or someone you love is struggling with drug or alcohol misuse, there are a wide range of treatment options available in the Fort Lauderdale area that can help you recover. Medical professionals at a Fort Lauderdale rehab will generally assess your needs and provide you with a customized treatment plan to help you initiate your recovery from a substance use disorder.

This page will provide guidance on where and how you can access Fort Lauderdale inpatient rehab for substance use disorders and other occurring mental health conditions.

American Addiction Centers offers addiction treatment in Florida and many other locations across the United States. If you or a loved one are interested in substance abuse treatment in Florida or another location, call

Where is Addiction Treatment Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL

You can find several drug rehab facilities in the Fort Lauderdale area. Within a 25-mile radius of this city, there are a total of 102 different types of substance abuse treatment centers available. The breakdown of what type of treatment you will find in this area is as follows:1

  • 36 detox facilities are within the 25-mile range.
  • 13 hospital inpatient treatment facilities.
  • 34 residential live-in care centers for patients.
  • 79 outpatient treatment centers.
  • 14 transitional living resources.
  • 66 substance abuse treatment centers that provide co-occurring disorder treatment.

AAC’s Florida substance abuse treatment are conveniently situated in Miami and Tampa, two large Floridian cities, making drug rehab treatment easily accessible to a wide variety of people in the Southern State.








What is the Cost of Rehab in Fort Lauderdale, Florida?

Drug and alcohol rehab costs vary depending on several factors. The following issues will play a role in the total cost of rehab in Fort Lauderdale:

  • Your payment method (self-pay, insurance, Medicaid or Medicare, financing, or another payment method).
  • What type of insurance policy you have.
  • Your insurance plan’s total out of pocket cost (such as your copayment and deductible).
  • The level of care you’ll be participating in (such as detox, residential, intensive outpatient, or outpatient).
  • Whether your chosen treatment center is considered a luxury rehab center.
  • Whether you will travel a far distance to get to a drug rehab facility.

You can call the rehab facility that you plan to go to and ask them to give you a breakdown of the costs.

Can Insurance Cover the Cost of Rehab?

Many inpatient rehab centers in Fort Lauderdale accept private insurance payments, which can aid in covering the cost of a drug treatment program (and often cover the cost of rehab fully). In fact, a 2020 survey revealed that 76% of Florida substance abuse treatment centers accepted private insurance.2

In addition to accepting private insurance, many Fort Lauderdale drug rehabs take Medicaid (43%) and Medicare (31%).2

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), private marketplace health insurers must cover addiction treatment.3 They can’t deny someone treatment for substance use.3 However, the extent of coverage can vary based on the person’s policy-specific plan.

Are There Free Rehab Centers in Fort Lauderdale?

If you aren’t a member of a private insurance company, there are often free and state-funded rehabilitation options that you can take advantage of to recovery from an SUD. The state of Florida also reported that 59% of the substance abuse treatment centers in 2020 offered a sliding fee scale, and 34% provided treatment at no cost or a minimal fee for patients without funds.2 Near Fort Lauderdale, you will find 2 treatment facilities within the 25-mile range that offer free services.1

There are pros and cons to seeking a treatment rehab that is free of charge. Some of the advantages are that you don’t have to worry about having insurance or trying to come up with the funds to pay for the treatment program.

However, one disadvantage to attending a free substance abuse treatment facility is that they often are red taped by long wait lists. Additionally, they may only provide one type of service, such as detox, education about addiction, or telehealth, although this is not always the case.

If you don’t have the funds or resources to pay for a substance use treatment center, you can always ask rehabs located near you if they offer financial aid options, payment plans, or scholarships.

What Services Are Provided by Fort Lauderdale Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers?

At AAC’s Recovery First Treatment Center, patients can find a wide range of treatments. These different levels of treatment are designed to assist patients at the various stages of the journey to recovery. Some of these addiction treatment programs are as follows:

Detox. Medical withdrawal management provides a 24/7, supervised environment where you can detox from your drug of choice safely and more comfortably. Nurses may provide certain medications to alleviate discomfort and ensure you are safe while detoxing, and they may check your vitals regularly throughout the process.

Inpatient treatment program. In a inpatient residential program, you will have already gone through the withdrawal process if this was necessary for your treatment. Patients share a residential environment with others who are in treatment, and they attend therapy and engage in other therapeutic modalities throughout the day.

Partial hospitalization program (PHP). Partial hospitalization programming is the most intense form and highest level of outpatient therapy. Patients attend PHP several hours a day to work on relapse prevention techniques and engage in other therapeutic interventions.

Intensive outpatient program (IOP). In IOP, patients will meet 3 times a week and continue to work on understanding addiction so that they may be successful in the outside world.

AAC’s Recovery First treatment center can treat a wide range of substance addictions, including substance addictions to the following drugs:

  • Alcohol.
  • Sedatives.
  • Benzodiazepines.
  • Cocaine.
  • Hallucinogens.
  • Heroin.
  • Marijuana.
  • Meth.
  • Illicit and prescription opioids.
  • Prescription stimulants.

Recovery First also offers a variety of targeted and specialized treatment programs for unique populations seeking substance abuse treatment. These include:

  • Veterans and first responders’ program.
  • Healthcare professionals program.
  • Other specialized programs.

Take Our Substance Abuse Self-Assessment

Take our free, 5-minute substance abuse self-assessment below if you think you or someone you love might be struggling with substance abuse. The evaluation consists of 11 yes or no questions that are intended to be used as an informational tool to assess the severity and probability of a substance use disorder. The test is free, confidential, and no personal information is needed to receive the result.

Fort Lauderdale Rehab & Addiction Statistics

The following statistics pertain to Fort Lauderdale from 2020:4

  • 36 people died from oxycodone overdose.
  • 7 people overdosed on hydrocodone.
  • 6 people overdosed on methadone.
  • 89 people died from a morphine overdose.
  • 308 people died from a fentanyl overdose, although 303 had fentanyl combined with some other drug.

Other statistics relating to Broward County, where Fort Lauderdale is located, are as follows:5,6

  • In 2015, there were opioids found in 7,293 people who had died.

From 2019 to 2020, a study found the following substance misuse patterns in Florida:

  • 284,3000 people used marijuana in the past year.
  • 302,000 residents used cocaine in the past year.
  • 40,000 people misused heroin in the prior year.
  • 107,000 residents misused meth in the past year.
  • 616,000 people misused prescription painkillers in the previous year.

Signs It’s Time for Rehab Treatment

Here are some characteristic signs and symptoms to be aware of when considering whether drug use may suggest a substance use disorder. If the answer is “yes” to at least 2 of these patterns of behavior over the last 12 months, it may be time to seek treatment:7

  • Have consumed alcohol in larger amounts over longer periods of time.
  • Have tried to cut down or stop drinking alcohol without success.
  • Have cravings, or a strong desire or urge to drink alcohol.
  • Spent more of your time on activities that involved drinking alcohol or on recovering from drinking.
  • Failed to meet responsibilities at work, school, or home because of alcohol use.
  • Become less involved in important social, work-related, or recreational activities because of alcohol use.
  • Continued to drink alcohol in situations in which it is physically hazardous.
  • Continued alcohol use even though you are aware that you have physical or psychological problems that are likely caused or worsened by alcohol.
  • Have gained a tolerance to alcohol either by needing more alcohol to get the same effect or noticing that drinking the same amount of alcohol as before does not affect you in the same way as it did before.
  • Have signs of withdrawal when heavy or prolonged alcohol use is stopped or reduced.

Can I Detox In Fort Lauderdale?

You  can  begin your journey at a detox center in Fort Lauderdale. The Recovery First Treatment Center provides medical detox programs for people struggling with an addiction issue. A total of 45,620 residents of Florida sought treatment at a substance use center in 2020.2 Approximately 712 rehab facilities exist across the state of Florida, including several around Fort Lauderdale.2

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Fort Lauderdale Rehab

Sources:

  1. Healthcare.gov. (n.d.). Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  2. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2020). National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) state profile.
  3. Healthcare.gov. (n.d.). What marketplace health insurance plans cover.
  4. Florida Department of Law Enforcement. (2020). Medical examiner’s commission 2020 interim report.
  5. United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse. (2017). Drug abuse trends In Broward County, Florida, annual report: June 2017.
  6. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA). (2020). NSDUH state specific tables 2019-2020.
  7. Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: DSM-5 (5th ed.). (2013). Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Association.
  8. Florida Courts. (2022). Drug courts.
  9. Florida Legislature. (2022). 2022 Florida statutes.
Last Updated on Aug 5, 2022
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