Florida Free Rehab Centers
License plates in Florida declare it the “Sunshine State” and people enjoying the state’s many beaches wouldn’t disagree. But, your life probably doesn’t feel very sunny because you are living under the dark clouds of addiction. Luckily, Florida Free Rehabs will give you the support and guidance you need to make it through detox and formal treatment, including therapy, medication, and/or support groups. You can enter recovery and drive away the darkness that has taken over your life. To learn more about FL free drug and alcohol rehab centers, call an addiction specialist at 800-564-3865 or click on a local city from the list below. Isn’t it time that you let the sun back into your life?
According to the ONDCP, even though the state’s reports of past-month use of illicit drugs is lower than the national average (8.42 percent and 8.82 percent respectively), “the rate of drug-induced deaths in Florida is higher than the national average.” This may be due to the type of drugs commonly abused in the state. According to the same report, “in 2011, 41% of all treatment admissions in Florida were for non-heroin opiates,” making them the “most commonly cited drug category among primary drug treatment admissions” in the state.
Non-heroin opiates can include opium as well as prescription-based painkillers such as
These drugs, according to the NIDA, can cause “dangerous slowing of heart rate and breathing leading to coma or death” which are one of the more likely reasons for the state’s high number of overdose deaths. Residents also sought treatment for marijuana and cocaine as well, though the “percentage of admissions” for these drugs “has been decreasing” (ONDCP).
Florida residents’ average income per capita is actually lower than that of the national average, as well as the “median household income” (US Census Bureau). Unfortunately, there are many individuals who need treatment for drug addiction but cannot afford the high prices that privately owned facilities charge. Fortunately, there are free rehab facilities where patients can receive pharmacological and therapeutic treatments for addiction. These facilities exist all across the state, from Clearwater to Brooksville and from Fort Lauderdale to Apopka.
At a free rehab center, you will meet doctors, nurses, and counselors who truly want to help you recover from your addiction and make positive changes in your life. This can be especially beneficial if you have encountered relationship problems either as a result of your drug abuse or your decision to quit. You will also receive the knowledge and the tools with which to fight relapse. For long-term opioid addiction, you may even be placed on maintenance with a medication like buprenorphine or methadone which will help minimize withdrawal symptoms and allow you to go throughout your day without feeling strong cravings or the intoxication caused by high levels of opioid use.
Some of these facilities provide all services for free while others may ask that patients pay on a sliding-fee scale or will provide another type of payment assistance. However it is done, these facilities allow individuals who cannot afford rehab to be able to attend it which makes an immeasurable difference in the lives of not only those addicts but their families, friends, and anyone who knows them.
While it can be difficult to admit that rehab is necessary for your addiction recovery, it is an extremely important first step that will allow you to start on a better path. And because the facilities listed below do not require you to pay large sums to receive this treatment, you will be better prepared to return to your life once it has ended. Call the facility nearest to you and ask any questions you may have. Then start your free rehab treatment right away!