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In Florida and across the United States, an estimated 12.8 million Americans, about 6 percent of the household population aged twelve and older use illegal street drugs on a regular basis (within the past thirty days). You may be surprised to read that this number of "past-month" drug users has declined by almost 50% from the 1979 high of 25 million illegal street drug users. This decrease represents an extraordinary change in behavior.

Despite the dramatic drop, more than a third of all Americans twelve and older have tried illegal street drugs. Ninety percent of those who have used illegal drugs used marijuana or hashish. Approximately a third used cocaine or took a prescription type drug for nonmedical reasons. About a fifth used LSD. Fortunately, nearly sixty million Americans who used illicit street drugs during their youth stop using drugs once they enter into adulthood.

Many people in Florida believe that illegal street drugs and the various troubles they cause are not their problem. They have misconceptions that drug users belong to a segment of society different from their own or that drug abuse is remote from their environment. They are wrong. Almost three quarters of drug users are employed and approximately forty-five percent of Americans know someone with a substance abuse problem.

While illegal street drugs and their consequences threaten Florida families of every socio-economic background, geographic region, educational level, and ethnic and racial identity, the effects of drug use are often felt disproportionally. For example, many less fortunate neighborhoods are plagued by crime and violence because of the illegal street drugs sold in their black markets. People living in Florida who lack comprehensive health plans and have smaller incomes may be less able to afford Drug Rehabilitation Programs to overcome drug dependence. What everyone living in Florida must understand is that nobody is immune to the consequences of drug use. Every family is vulnerable.

Across Florida, illegal street drugs are a serious problem. Included in this problem are stimulants, depressants and prescription drugs that are taken and sold illegally. The specific effects vary depending on the drug. Most drugs have an addictive effect after only a few uses. Even marijuana can become emotionally addicting. For many taking illegal street drugs, it can interfere with their relationships, health, academics, career, etc.

It is often hard to tell if someone you care about is taking part in illegal street drug abuse. Each drug has its own signs of use and abuse. Drugs can numb the user's memory, impair their judgment, and make it impossible for the user to feel good or function without them. Even drugs like marijuana and cocaine which are not physically addictive (meaning that the user's body needs the drug in order to function), can make the user emotionally dependent. Once a person become used to the "feelings" they get from marijuana, cocaine or other illegal street drugs, they will find it harder and harder to cope with normal everyday ups and downs.

Today, there are a variety of Drug Rehabilitation Facilities for illegal street drugs available in Florida. The differences between the Drug Rehabilitation Programs can sometimes be great, though they are all attempting to achieve the same outcome. The goal of any Drug Rehab Center is to help the individual achieve a drug free life and return them to being a productive member of society.

How does one know which Drug Rehabilitation Center option is right for them? This is one of the questions that lays hard on the heart of a person searching for the right Florida Drug Treatment Program for illegal street drugs. The ultimate objective of drug addiction treatment is to enable an individual to achieve lasting abstinence, but the immediate objectives are to reduce illegal street drug abuse, improve the recovering addict's ability to function, and minimize the medical and social complications of drug abuse and addiction.

While learning how to live life without illegal street drugs is an important step in the recovery process, it is only the beginning. Once sober, the brain needs time to recover and rebuild connections that have changed while addicted. During this period, depression and cravings to use can be intense and are often very hard to fight. Without support, relapse is very likely. Attending a quality Drug Rehabilitation Center in Florida will help the recovering person develop new coping skills to deal with stressful situations and other common triggers for relapse. Without these skills, stressful situations frequently result in relapse.

Most people attempt to do their best and make the most of the experience when they are in a Drug Treatment Program. Relapse commonly occurs when a person leaves a Drug Rehabilitation Program without aspects of their life or other problems being fully handled. It is critical to find a Drug Rehab Program that addresses all aspects of addiction from detox to learning life skills.

When considering a Drug Rehabilitation Program in Florida, remember that everyone's needs are different. In general, the longer and more intense the illegal street drug use, the longer and more intense the treatment one may need. Regardless of a program's length in weeks or months, follow-through and long-term follow-up care are crucial to recovery. A quality Drug Treatment Center should address the fact that substance abuse often masks emotional pain and it needs to be addressed as treatment progresses.

An overview of the different types of Drug Rehabilitation Facilities for illegal street drugs in Florida:

  • Florida Counseling (Individual, Group, Couple, or Family Therapy) for Illegal Street Drugs: This form of recovery works best in conjunction with other types of Drug Rehabilitation Programs or as follow up support. Looking at one's issues from a different perspective can help to identify the root cause of their drug usage and can be beneficial in helping them learn how to make more constructive choices in their life.
  • Florida Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Illegal Street Drugs: While in this form of drug addiction recovery, addicts usually meet 3 days a week and 2-4 hours per day. These relapse prevention Drug Rehabs are often scheduled around work or school.
  • Florida Medical Detoxification for Illegal Street Drugs: Often, this is the first step of the recovery process before being admitted into a Drug Rehabilitation Program for illegal street drugs in Florida. Admission to this level of treatment requires an assessment. Sometimes medical detox is started from a trip to the emergency room due to overdose or drug related issues.
  • Florida Narcotics Anonymous for Illegal Street Drugs: Narcotics Anonymous meetings, often referred to as NA, are informal meetings held in your local area. NA has branches all over the country and in almost every city nationwide. These meeting are based on the twelve steps of recovery and many addicts and alcoholics have found free and effective help at these meetings. However, NA programs are not "treatment." The meetings are not supported and held by medical professionals.
  • Florida Partial hospitalization for Illegal Street Drugs: This type of treatment is considered relapse prevention and usually consists of meetings 3-5 days a week, 4-6 hours per day. This type of treatment is for people who require medical monitoring on an outpatient basis.
  • Florida Residential Rehab for Illegal Street Drugs: Residential treatment is when the recovering addict lives at the Drug Treatment Facility while undergoing intensive treatment during the day. Residential treatment normally varies from 30-90 days.
  • Florida Sober Living for Illegal Street Drugs: Sober living homes are comprised of recovering addicts who support each other and provide an alcohol and drug free environment. This type of illegal street drug rehab is normally used after more intensive rehabilitation such as residential treatment. Sober living facilities are useful if returning home too soon is a strong trigger for relapse or the recovering addict has no home.
The following 20 listings can be found in Florida:
  • Lutheran Services Florida Inc
    Lutheran Services Florida Inc is a Drug Treatment Program that is located at 3615 Central Avenue Fort Myers, FL. 33901.
    Lutheran Services Florida Inc can be contacted by calling 239-278-5400.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment
  • Orlando VAMC
    Orlando VAMC is a Drug Rehabilitation Program that is located at 551 National Healthcare Drive Daytona Beach, FL. 32114.
    Orlando VAMC can be contacted by calling 386-323-7500.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Spanish Speaking, Foreign Languages other than Spanish
  • Sunrise Detoxification Center LLC
    Sunrise Detoxification Center LLC is a Drug Treatment Facility that is located at 3185 Boutwell Road Lake Worth, FL. 33461.
    Sunrise Detoxification Center LLC can be contacted by calling 561-533-0074.
    Treatment Services: Drug Detox
  • Fifth Street Counseling Center Inc
    Fifth Street Counseling Center Inc is a Drug Rehab Facility that is located at 130 East McNab Road Pompano Beach, FL. 33060.
    Fifth Street Counseling Center Inc can be contacted by calling 954-797-5222.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Spanish Speaking
  • Futures of Palm Beach
    Futures of Palm Beach is a Drug Rehabilitation Program that is located at 701 Old Dixie Highway Jupiter, FL. 33469.
    Futures of Palm Beach can be contacted by calling 561-935-5795 x4227.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Drug Detox, Residential Short-Term Treatment for Drug Addiction, Residential Long-Term Treatment for Drug Abuse
  • Florida Therapy Services Inc
    Florida Therapy Services Inc is a Drug Rehab Program that is located at 2944 Pennsylvania Avenue Marianna, FL. 32448.
    Florida Therapy Services Inc can be contacted by calling 850-526-5500.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Ron Cipriano and Associates
    Ron Cipriano and Associates is a Drug Rehab Facility that is located at 9471 Baymeadows Road Jacksonville, FL. 32256.
    Ron Cipriano and Associates can be contacted by calling 904-503-2634.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Services for Teens and Adolescents, Dual Diagnosis Patients, AIDS/HIV Patients, Lesbian and Gay Drug Rehabs, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Pregnant or expecting mothers, Females, Males, DUI Clients, Court Appointed Services
  • Gulf Coast Jewish Fam and Comm Servs
    Gulf Coast Jewish Fam and Comm Servs is a Drug Treatment Facility that is located at 5400 South University Drive Fort Lauderdale, FL. 33328.
    Gulf Coast Jewish Fam and Comm Servs can be contacted by calling 954-252-6413.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired, Spanish Speaking, Foreign Languages other than Spanish
  • Baycare Life Management
    Baycare Life Management is a Drug Rehabilitation Facility that is located at 1106 Druid Road South Clearwater, FL. 33756.
    Baycare Life Management can be contacted by calling 727-584-6266.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Broward Health Medical Center
    Broward Health Medical Center is a Drug Rehabilitation Program that is located at 1600 South Andrews Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL. 33316.
    Broward Health Medical Center can be contacted by calling 954-355-5856.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Inpatient Hospital Services, Dual Diagnosis Patients, AIDS/HIV Patients, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Court Appointed Services, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired, Spanish Speaking, Foreign Languages other than Spanish
  • Beaches Recovery Services
    Beaches Recovery Services is a Drug Treatment Program that is located at 390 16th Avenue South Jacksonville Beach, FL. 32250.
    Beaches Recovery Services can be contacted by calling 904-435-0955.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Drug Detox, Sober Living Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients, AIDS/HIV Patients, Lesbian and Gay Drug Rehabs, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Pregnant or expecting mothers, Females, Males, DUI Clients, Court Appointed Services
  • Orlando Methadone Treatment Center
    Orlando Methadone Treatment Center is a Drug Rehab that is located at 1002 North Semoran Boulevard Orlando, FL. 32807.
    Orlando Methadone Treatment Center can be contacted by calling 407-275-8939.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Drug Detox, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Drug Detox Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Pregnant or expecting mothers, Females, Males, Court Appointed Services, Spanish Speaking
  • Childrens Home Society
    Childrens Home Society is a Drug Rehab Program that is located at 1801 Miccosukee Commons Drive Tallahassee, FL. 32308.
    Childrens Home Society can be contacted by calling 850-219-4217.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Spanish Speaking
  • A First Step Counseling
    A First Step Counseling is a Drug Rehab Facility that is located at 6014 U.S. Highway19 North New Port Richey, FL. 34652.
    A First Step Counseling can be contacted by calling 727-841-0229.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Females, DUI Clients
  • Vines Hospital
    Vines Hospital is a Drug Rehabilitation Center that is located at 3130 SW 27th Avenue Ocala, FL. 34471.
    Vines Hospital can be contacted by calling 352-671-3130.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Inpatient Hospital Services, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Blu by the Sea
    Blu by the Sea is a Drug Rehab Program that is located at 3399 Scenic Highway Destin, FL. 32541.
    Blu by the Sea can be contacted by calling 850-424-3252.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Drug Detox, Residential Short-Term Treatment for Drug Addiction, Residential Long-Term Treatment for Drug Abuse, Dual Diagnosis Patients, AIDS/HIV Patients, Lesbian and Gay Drug Rehabs, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Females, Males
  • LaAmistad Behavioral Health Services
    LaAmistad Behavioral Health Services is a Drug Treatment Facility that is located at 1650 North Park Avenue Maitland, FL. 32751.
    LaAmistad Behavioral Health Services can be contacted by calling 407-647-0660.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Dual Diagnosis Patients
  • Peace River Center
    Peace River Center is a Drug Rehab that is located at 1825 Gilmore Avenue Lakeland, FL. 33805.
    Peace River Center can be contacted by calling 863-519-0575 x6455.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired, Spanish Speaking
  • Park Royal Hospital
    Park Royal Hospital is a Drug Treatment Center that is located at 9241 Park Royal Drive Fort Myers, FL. 33908.
    Park Royal Hospital can be contacted by calling 239-985-2700.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Inpatient Hospital Services, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired, Spanish Speaking, Foreign Languages other than Spanish
  • Banyan Community Health Center Inc
    Banyan Community Health Center Inc is a Drug Rehab Center that is located at 3850 West Flager Street Miami, FL. 33134.
    Banyan Community Health Center Inc can be contacted by calling 305-774-3300.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Court Appointed Services, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired, Spanish Speaking