Addiction Treatment Near Fort Lauderdale
Located in southeastern Florida in the Miami metropolitan area, Fort Lauderdale is one of the state’s most populated cities and Broward County’s largest municipality. With so many people, Fort Lauderdale has thousands of residents battling drug and alcohol addiction.
If you or a loved one has lost control of their substance use, this page provides information on addiction treatment options near Fort Lauderdale, what to consider when choosing a Florida rehab, local substance abuse statistics, and more.
Types of Addiction Rehab Programs Near Fort Lauderdale
Our levels of care include:
- Often the first step in the recovery process for those who are drug- or alcohol-dependent.
- Length of detox is typically 5–7 days.
- Patients are supported around the clock by trained medical staff.
Residential addiction treatment
- Patients stay at the facility and receive treatment on a structured daily schedule.
- Optimal for patients with co-occurring mental health disorders or severe addictions.
- Medical and clinical staff are available to assist patients 24/7.
- Options range from a more intensive partial hospitalization program (PHP) to a less time-consuming intensive outpatient program (IOP).
- Patients attend therapy and group support sessions on a set schedule.
- Patients are not required to live at the facility.
- We also offer addiction treatment services via telehealth.
- Helps patients sustain long-term recovery and avoid relapse through continued support.
To learn more about our programs and treatment admissions process, call us at today.
How to Choose a Drug & Alcohol Rehab
There are many factors to consider when choosing a rehab in or near Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Here are some things to look for during the process:1
- Accreditation. Make sure the treatment facility is fully licensed and accredited.
- Treatments and therapies. Quality programs use a variety of evidence-based addiction treatments and therapies, meaning they are scientifically proven to be effective.
- Specialized addiction programs. You may also want to look for a specialized program geared toward your personal needs, such as tracks for specific genders, religions, professions, ethnicities, and more. For example, at Recovery First, we offer addiction treatment programs designed for Veterans and first responders. and a rehab program for healthcare professionals.
- Medication. Depending on the type and severity of your addiction, you may also want to find a Fort Lauderdale rehab that provides certain medications (as appropriate).
- Family. Family members play a pivotal role in the recovery process. Opt for a treatment center that involves patient families and provides support on helping a family member with addiction.
How to Get to Recovery First Treatment Center
Our inpatient rehab near Miami is located in Hollywood, Florida, a short 11-mile drive from Fort Lauderdale.
Addiction Self-Assessment Quiz
Local Drug & Alcohol Use Stats in Fort Lauderdale
Consider the following addiction statistics for Fort Lauderdale, Florida:
- In 2021, there were more than 107,000 fatal overdoses reported in the U.S. An estimated 8% (or 8,257) of those deaths occurred in Florida.2,3
- Drug intoxication is the leading cause of violent or “accidental” deaths in the state and in Broward County, which is home to Fort Lauderdale.3
- In Broward County, the number of deaths from drug intoxication exceeded the number of deaths from car accidents, suicides, and homicides—combined.3
- In 2021, Broward County ranked 7th out of 25 districts in Florida for its rate of fatal overdoses. Volusia County, home to Daytona Beach, ranked number 1, with the highest rate of fatal overdoses in the state.3
- Across Florida, the substances most frequently involved in deaths were fentanyl, alcohol, and benzodiazepines (e.g., Xanax, Klonopin, Valium).4
- From January 2021–June 2021, medical examiners found fentanyl in 320 overdose cases in Fort Lauderdale. This number was the second highest in the state, and fentanyl was determined to be the cause of death in 93% of those cases.4
- During this same time period, Fort Lauderdale had the highest number of heroin overdoses in the state, with 55 deaths.4
- Across Florida, deaths involving methamphetamine or “meth” increased by 40% in the first half of 2021.4
- But in Fort Lauderdale, meth-involved deaths were considerably lower than in other Florida cities, with 37 fatal overdoses during the first half of 2021. By comparison, St. Petersburg, FL, had 193 meth-involved deaths during that same period.4
- The state has also seen a sharp rise in the presence of fentanyl analogs and in fatal overdose cases.4
- Southeast Florida Rehab Guide
- Narcan for Opioid Overdose in Florida
- Outpatient Treatment in Florida
- Addiction Resources for Veterans
- How to Use Health Insurance for Rehab in Southern FL