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Alcohol Addiction Treatment in Jacksonville, Florida

Alcohol Misuse In Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville is located in Duval County, where from 1999 to 2016, there were:

  • 91 deaths from alcohol abuse
  • 162 deaths from alcohol addiction
  • 10 deaths from alcohol withdrawal induced delirium
  • 16 deaths from other alcohol problems

Alcohol Treatment Availability in Jacksonville, FL

When you are struggling with alcoholism, it’s crucial you face the problem with help. There are substance abuse facilities that can help. There are 31 facilities within 30 miles of Jacksonville, and 668 facilities in Florida, 515 of which serve patients who are dealing exclusively with alcoholism.1,7

Facilities in the state offer different levels of care for people struggling with different levels of physical dependence, including 559 outpatient, 195 residential, and 48 hospital inpatient facilities.1

Alcohol Rehab Near Jacksonville, FL

Within Florida there are two American Addiction Centers (AAC) facilities:  Recovery First and River Oaks. River Oaks is set on a 26-acre plot of lush land in Tampa. The facility focuses on offering a tranquil experience free from external stresses.

Recovery First has locations in Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood. The Hollywood facility, like River Oaks, employs personalized medication plans. Therapy is also personalized and includes individual and group therapy. The Fort Lauderdale location serves veterans struggling with addiction and partners with the Department of Veterans Affairs. At both locations, co-occurring mental health disorders that often accompany and exacerbate addiction are also treated.

You can look for other programs near Jacksonville, Florida using the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) list for rehabilitation facilities, which you can find here.

Where Can I Find Medical Detox Centers in Jacksonville, Florida?

Depending on how strongly you are addicted and how high your consumption has been, the way your body reacts to alcohol withdrawal can vary dramatically. Symptoms range from quite mild to life threatening. Some of the symptoms can include irritability, anxiety, agitation, high blood pressure, raised heart rate, seizures, and delirium tremens, and symptoms can be fatal.2

Because of this, facing withdrawals without assistance can be very dangerous. In a medical detox center, patients are given medical treatment to deal with the intense symptoms of withdrawals as well as the health and safety risks they pose. In a medical detox facility physicians are available at all hours.3 Out of the 668 facilities in Florida, 48 are hospital inpatient facilities that provide medical detox.1

You can find detox facilities near Jacksonville, Florida either by using a site like or the SAMHSA treatment locator.

Does My Insurance Cover Treatment in Jacksonville, Florida?

While there are many insurance companies that do cover substance abuse treatment, not all plans cover it. To know if you are covered you will need to check with your provider. Some popular providers with plans that cover it include:

State-Funded Insurance (i.e. Medicaid)

About 72 million Americans are on Medicaid.4 This federal healthcare coverage program is made available to adults with low income, their children, people suffering from certain disabilities, and the elderly. Despite being partially funded by the federal government, each state administers Medicaid programs separately.4

Even if you have been turned down for Medicaid in the past and your financial circumstances are roughly the same, you may be eligible if you applied before the Affordable Care Act was passed. After it was passed the income and asset requirements were loosened to allow more people in. While not all facilities accept it, there are 254 facilities that accept it in Florida, or 38 percent of the facilities in the state.1

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