Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Port St. Lucie, FL

Port St. Lucie is a community near southern Florida’s Treasure Coast, about 115 miles north of Miami. Along with easy access to beaches, the community has lakes, nature preserves, golf, and baseball.1 Port St. Lucie is also home to several alcohol and drug rehabs where you can begin your recovery journey. Whether you are looking for yourself or a family member, with our help, you’re certain to find an alcohol or drug rehab in Port St. Lucie that aligns with your needs.

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Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) South Florida Detox Center Treasure Coast Medical

6805 South U.S. Highway 1
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952

Detox Outpatient N/A
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Revive Detox Center

10570 South U.S. Highway 1
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952

Detox Outpatient Inpatient Private Medicaid
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) ADAP Counseling Services

556 Southwest Port Saint Lucie Boulevard
Port St. Lucie, FL 34953

Outpatient N/A
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) ADAP Counseling Services St Lucie County

540 Northwest University Boulevard
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Outpatient N/A
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Foundations Wellness Center

160 Northwest Central Park Plaza
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Outpatient Private
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Amethyst Recovery Center

2749 Southwest Port St. Lucie Boulevard
Port St. Lucie, FL 34953

Outpatient Inpatient Detox Private
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Ambrosia Treatment Center

546 NW University Blvd
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Outpatient Detox Inpatient Private
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) West Palm Beach VAMC St Lucie County PTSD Clinical Team OP Program

128 Southwest Chamber Court
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Outpatient Private
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Port St. Lucie Alcohol and Drug Use Statistics

In 2020, a drug and alcohol use survey interviewed Florida residents 18 years old and older about alcohol and substance use:2

This meant about one in eight adults had a substance use disorder, and approximately one in 12 had alcohol use disorder.

Fewer than 3% of people needing treatment for a SUD received treatment at a specialized facility (hospital rehab, residential rehab, or outpatient rehab) in Florida in 2020. Florida’s treatment rates for alcohol use disorder the same year were only slightly better. Eight percent of people received care at an alcohol rehab facility.2

Also, in 2020, drug use in St. Lucie County, which includes Port St. Lucie, resulted in:3

St. Lucie County supports a state program that would allow you to pick up naloxone at a pharmacy without a prescription.4 Giving naloxone and calling 911 if you suspect an overdose saves lives.5

Getting treatment for SUDs saves lives. If you’re ready, please call one of our specialists for help finding an alcohol or drug rehab in Port St. Lucie.

Cost of Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Port St. Lucie

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, substance abuse costs the U.S. $600 billion a year.6 And this number doesn’t include the incalculable cost of broken relationships and drug-related deaths. The cost of rehab is certainly less than the cost of not treating an SUD.6

Among rehabs, costs vary based on several factors:

If you have private or military insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid, your out-of-pocket expense will likely be less. You can verify what your insurance plan covers to find out what deductible and copays you’ll be responsible for.

If you don’t have health insurance, rehabs can work with you to finance your treatment. Some offer care for low or no cost.

Where Can I Find Low-Cost and Free Rehabs in Port St. Lucie?

About one in five people say the lack of health insurance or the cost of rehab is a barrier to entering alcohol or drug rehab.7 Fortunately, cost doesn’t have to come between you and lasting recovery.

Some alcohol and drug rehabs receive money from state and federal grants. In 2022, Florida received more than $32 million in grants for the treatment of SUDs.8 Rehabs that receive grants offer low-cost or free treatment to people who can’t afford to pay for it or don’t have health insurance.

One of our specialists can help you find a low-cost rehab in Port St. Lucie. Call anytime. We’re here 24 hours a day.

Does Health Insurance Cover Drug Rehab in Port St. Lucie?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) not only allows individuals to compare and purchase their own health insurance through an insurance marketplace but also sets requirements for coverage. Under the ACA, SUD treatment became an essential health benefit that, by law, had to be included in small group/marketplace insurance plans.9, 10

If you are covered under a group health insurance plan, the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act prevents you from paying more for copays and deductibles for substance use disorder treatment than you would for a medical or surgical condition. Any caps on total dollars paid out by insurance must be equivalent between mental and physical health conditions too.11

Medicaid

Funded by a combination of state and federal dollars, Medicaid provides health insurance for low-income Florida residents. More than 87,000 people were eligible for Medicaid in St. Lucie County as of April 30, 2022.12 You may be too.

During the application process, you’ll need to verify your income and how many dependents you have. Income thresholds are based on the federal poverty level, which, as of this writing, is $1,133 a month before taxes for a single person.13

You also need to meet one or more of the following conditions to qualify for Florida’s Medicaid:13

If you’re not eligible for Medicaid because your income is too high, you may qualify for financial assistance under the Medically Needy program. You’ll pay part of your medical expenses, and the state will pay the balance based on how much money you make and the percentage of income you use to pay medical bills each month.14

Medicare

Medicare, a government-funded health insurance, insures people 65 and older and younger people who are disabled. Medicare covers alcohol and drug rehab for inpatients and outpatients.

For Medicare Part A, which covers inpatient rehab, the deductible in 2022 is $1,556 for coverage from days one to 60. If you are in inpatient rehab for more than 60 days, you’ll have a daily coinsurance payment. As of this writing, your daily coinsurance is $389 for days 61 to 90 of inpatient care.15

Medicare Part B covers outpatient rehab. Part B’s deductible for 2022 is $233.16

You can reduce the out-of-pocket expenses you have with Original Medicare by getting Medigap insurance. Medigap, purchased through a private insurance company, will help cover your deductible, coinsurance, and copays to varying degrees based on the plan you purchase.17

Private Insurance

Blue Cross/Blue Shield (Florida Blue), Aetna, and Cigna are widely accepted in Florida.18 The copays, deductibles, and out-of-pocket expenses you pay vary depending on the plan you purchase.

The portion of rehab costs you’re responsible for is likely to be lower if the rehab you enter is in-network as opposed to out-of-network. In-network rehabs enter into agreements with your insurance company about what it charges for treatment.19

To find out what types of SUD treatment your insurance covers, call the number on the back of your insurance card or call one of our specialists.

Popular Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers in Port St. Lucie

Services at Port St. Lucie’s alcohol and drug rehabs range from medical detox and inpatient care to outpatient treatment and aftercare. Here are a few rehabs to give you an idea of your options:

Ambrosia Treatment Center

Ambrosia Treatment Center offers medical detox, inpatient, and outpatient rehab utilizing a full range of treatments, including holistic therapies. It’s LGBTQ+ and military-friendly. The facility’s amenities include a swimming pool, a recreation room, and a lakeside setting. It accepts private insurance and self-pay. It also offers sliding scale fees.

Amethyst Recovery Center

Amethyst Recovery Center provides treatment for SUDs and dual diagnoses for inpatients and outpatients. Amenities include a music room, gym, massage room, and yoga studio. It accepts private insurance, self-pay, and will set up fees on a sliding scale.

Revive Detox Center

Revive Detox Center offers not only detox but inpatient and outpatient rehab for alcohol and drugs. The center provides aftercare and sober living homes. It is a luxury rehab that has traditional and holistic treatments. It accepts private insurance, military insurance, Medicaid, self-pay, and sliding scale payments.

The Shores Treatment and Recovery

The Shores Treatment and Recovery provides detox, inpatient and outpatient rehab, dual diagnosis treatment, and aftercare. It is veteran-friendly and uses traditional, holistic, family, and spiritual approaches to treatment. It accepts private insurance, military insurance, self-pay, and sliding scale payment plans.

Treasure Coast Counseling Center

Treasure Coast Counseling Center is an outpatient drug and alcohol rehab that also treats dual diagnoses. It accepts private insurance, military insurance, Medicare, and self-pay. The facility provides financial aid as well.

Inpatient vs. Outpatient Rehab in Port St. Lucie

As an inpatient in a residential program or, less commonly, in a hospital setting, you receive treatment, eat, and sleep at the facility. During outpatient rehab, you may spend a number of hours a day in treatment at a facility, but you don’t stay overnight there.20

Advantages of Inpatient Addiction Treatment

Inpatient treatment may be more effective than outpatient treatment, especially for severe addiction or dual diagnosis. Treatment occurs in a safe, structured environment. You’ll receive a wide range of treatments based on your needs and have access to support around the clock. Staff and fellow attendees are all helping you move toward lasting recovery.21

Disadvantages of Inpatient Care

Inpatient rehab is usually more costly than outpatient rehab. Inpatient rehab also makes it more difficult to continue working, caring for children, or going to school. There are, of course, exceptions. Executive rehabs allow executives to work during treatment. And rehabs specifically for adolescents have school incorporated into the program.

Advantages of Outpatient Addiction Treatment

Outpatient rehab is usually less expensive than inpatient treatment. You have more flexibility to continue caring for your children, working, or attending school. You can maintain daily contact with supportive family members and friends throughout treatment.22

Disadvantages of Outpatient Rehab

If you don’t have a stable home environment or lack transportation to get back and forth to treatment, outpatient rehab may be difficult for you. Along with these disadvantages, outpatient rehab may not offer enough intensive treatment for a serious addiction and support outside of therapy.20

Types of Drug and Alcohol Rehabs in Port St. Lucie

Seeking a rehab that aligns with your spiritual, social, financial, and co-occurring medical needs is important.23

Faith-Based and Christian Rehab

Spirituality and religion are a source of comfort, healing, and support to some. Having a faith-based or Christian rehab not only focuses on traditional treatment but brings God or a higher power into counseling and group therapy, much like Alcoholics or Narcotics Anonymous does.

Luxury Rehab

Port St. Lucie has several luxury rehabs from which to choose. High-end amenities (massages, pool, and tennis courts, for example), private rooms with beautiful views, and chef-prepared food are some things you might expect from a luxury rehab.

Executive Rehab

Alcohol and drug use disorders affect people from all walks of life, including executives. An executive rehab allows professionals to continue working during SUD treatment. Facilities offer office space, access to phones and computers, and conference rooms.

Holistic Rehab

Holistic rehab recognizes the importance of treating the whole person. If you choose a holistic rehab, you’ll undergo traditional treatment (psychotherapy, counseling, etc.) plus alternative or complementary treatments. These might include:24

Dual Diagnosis Rehab

If you have a dual diagnosis, you have both a SUD and a mental health disorder. It’s common to have both. In fact, 45% of people with a SUD also have a mental health disorder such as bipolar disorder, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).25

If you use alcohol and/or drugs to treat your mental health symptoms, a dual diagnosis rehab will work best for treating both. You’ll have access to addiction and mental health specialists and therapy aimed at addressing both disorders.26

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) uses prescription medications to decrease or stop the use of alcohol or opioids. These medications are used in conjunction with behavioral therapy and counseling.

Benefits of MAT include:27

All of the following medications are approved for use in alcohol and/or opioid addiction by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

How to Get Methadone at a Methadone Clinic

Methadone is a long-lasting opioid that reduces cravings for other types of opioids (heroin, fentanyl, etc.). It is also used for the treatment of chronic pain.28

Since methadone is an opioid, it is addictive. As a controlled substance, methadone needs to be administered under the supervision of healthcare providers at a methadone clinic. Treatment with methadone usually lasts a minimum of 12 months.28

Finding Suboxone Doctors

Suboxone is a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone used to reduce opioid cravings.29 It’s available as a film you put under your tongue or on the inside of your cheek. Buprenorphine/naloxone also comes in pill form that dissolves under your tongue.30

Unlike methadone, suboxone can be prescribed and given to you by a healthcare provider certified to dispense it. This means you can receive suboxone in a clinic or doctor’s office. You’ll have more access to suboxone than methadone.30

Naltrexone for Alcohol or Opioid Addiction

Naltrexone is approved for use with both alcohol and opioid addiction. It decreases the urge to drink alcohol. It reduces the effects of opioids you take by blocking the opioid receptors in your brain. The euphoria you would get by using heroin or fentanyl, for example, is prevented by naltrexone.31

Naltrexone is available in two forms:31

Naltrexone is available by prescription from your healthcare provider.32

Antabuse (Disulfiram) for Alcohol Addiction

Disulfiram blocks your body’s ability to fully break down alcohol in your liver. Because disulfiram works on the last step in the process, a chemical produced in the first step builds up and causes uncomfortable symptoms:33

Disulfiram, which is prescribed by your healthcare provider, has been shown to be effective in preventing and minimizing alcohol use.33

Acamprosate for Alcohol Use Disorder

Acamprosate (Campral) reduces the urge to drink alcohol by restoring the natural balance of chemicals in your brain. Your healthcare provider can prescribe acamprosate. Tablets are taken three times a day.34

Should I Travel to Port St. Lucie for Alcohol and Drug Treatment?

A change of environment, distance from everyday stresses, and separation from friends or family that you drink or use drugs with may be reasons to seek treatment away from home.

You may also consider traveling to Port St. Lucie for rehab if:

Neighborhoods in Port St. Lucie to Consider for Treatment

St. Lucie West is home to Clover Park, where the New York Mets train each spring and the St. Lucie Mets play in the regular season. This neighborhood also has PGA golf courses, restaurants, and shopping.

Sandhill Crossing is ideal if you’re interested in spending time in nature. The neighborhood is near Indian River Lagoon, Savannas Nature Preserve, and Jensen Public Beach.

Tradition’s pedestrian-friendly town square is lined with restaurants and shops and has a small-town feel.

Drug and Alcohol Laws in Port St. Lucie

The Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Law

If you have overdosed or suspect someone else has overdosed from drugs or alcohol, please call 911 immediately. Under the Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Law, you won’t be arrested, charged, prosecuted, or penalized for having drugs or drug paraphernalia at the time of the overdose.35

Family and Medical Leave Act

If you work for a company with 50 or more employees, your employer is obligated to give you up to 12 weeks off in a 12-month period for treatment of a work-limiting health condition. This applies to rehab for SUDs. You may use vacation or sick leave or may take unpaid time off.36

Drug Courts

St. Lucie County’s drug courts include felony drug court, misdemeanor drug court, juvenile drug court, veterans drug court, and mental health court. First-time offenders arrested for a qualifying drug charge may receive treatment rather than punishment. After successful completion of the alcohol or drug rehab, your sentence may be dropped.37

If you attend drug court for probation, you will also receive treatment, but your charges aren’t dropped after successfully completing rehab.37

Marchman Act

The Marchman Act covers SUD prevention, intervention, and treatment, including involuntary admission to rehab if needed. The intention is to have people enter treatment in community-based, not-for-profit programs rather than courts and correctional facilities.38

When you are ready to begin your journey to lasting recovery, please call (800) 662-HELP (4357) to speak with one of our specialists. We’re available 24/7 to help you find an alcohol or drug rehab that meets your needs.

Resources

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  38. Duchene, D., Lane, P. (2022). Fundamentals of the Marchman Act. State University Systems of Florida.

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