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Fort Myers, FL Free Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers Guide

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, you may be wondering where to turn for help. Rehab can be expensive, but there are free rehab centers available in Fort Myers, Florida.

We help people take the first steps toward getting help for their drug and alcohol usage and having drug-free lifestyles. To contact an alcohol/drug abuse counselor, please .

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do free rehab centers exist?
Yes, there are a number of free rehab centers in Fort Myers, Florida. These centers are typically funded by government grants, private donations, or a combination of both.

Who is eligible for free rehab?
Eligibility for free rehab varies depending on the center. However, most free rehab centers accept people who meet the following criteria:
- Are addicted to drugs or alcohol
- Have a low income or no insurance
- Are willing to commit to treatment

What services do free rehab centers offer?
Free rehab centers offer a variety of services, including:
- Medical detox
- Counseling and therapy
- Group support groups
- Vocational training
- Job placement assistance


How long does free rehab last?
The length of free rehab varies depending on the center and the individual's needs. However, most free rehab programs last between 28 and 90 days.

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List of Free Rehab Centers in Fort Myers, FL


  • SalusCare Ortiz Campus

    Email Website Learn more 2789 Ortiz Avenue
    Fort Myers, FL - 33905
    (239) 275-3222

    Outpatient Therapy Services consist of voluntary therapy and counseling, in both individual and group settings, for those with a mental health or substance abuse diagnosis. Before beginning outpatient therapy, an assessment must be conducted to determine the appropriate level of care. After the assessment, a clinician will review your treatment options and work with you and your family to find the best possible option. Outpatient Therapy is provi .. see more

  • Salvation Army- Crossroads

    Email Website Learn more 2400 Edison Ave
    Fort Myers, FL - 33901
    (239) 334-3745

    Crossroads Adult Rehabilitation Center provides spiritual, social and emotional assistance for men who have lost the ability to cope with their problems and provide for themselves. Crossroads Adult Rehabilitation Center is unique in terms of length of program. The commitment at Crossroads is 26 weeks. This longer-term recovery process gives each participant a better chance at changing habits and building better lifestyles. Each program .. see more

  • SalusCare Evans Campus

    Email Website Learn more 3763 Evans Avenue
    Fort Myers, FL - 33901
    (239) 275-3222

    Saluscare, Inc. is a Fort Myers, Florida based not-for-profit mental health and substance abuse service provider incorporated in 2013 after the merger of Lee Mental Health Center and Southwest Florida Addiction Services (SWFAS). SalusCare has seven locations to serve you throughout Southwest Florida. Their fees are affordable and may be adjusted to the means of their patients based on household income. SalusCare accepts Medicaid, Medicare, .. see more

  • SalusCare Transitional Living Campus

    Email Website Learn more 2450 Prince Street
    Fort Myers, FL - 33916
    (239) 338-2306

    For an appointment or questions about services,please call the Welcome Center at (239) 275-3222, Monday Friday, 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.. Fees are charged on a sliding scale, based on family income. In many cases, private insurance is accepted. SalusCare is a United Way agencySalusCare, Inc. is a Fort Myers, Florida based not-for-profit mental health and substance abuse service provider incorporated in 2013 after the merger of Lee Mental Health .. see more

  • AAR Counseling Services

    Email Website Learn more 11595 Kelly Road
    Fort Myers, FL - 33908
    (239) 591-3990

    AAR Counseling Services is a state licensed treatment facility located in Naples and Ft Myers Florida. AAR provides services vital to our community. Licensed and Board Certified Therapists provide a comprehensive array of services in a comfortable and confidential environment. AAR Counseling Services specializes in a comprehensive, individualized approach to meet the needs of our clients. .. see more

Free Rehab Centers Near Fort Myers, FL

Due to the low number of listings in Fort Myers, we have added area listings below. All listings are within 30 miles of Fort Myers.
  • Harbor Counseling & Lighthouse Addiction Services

    Learn more 2804 Del Prado Boulevard,
    Cape Coral, FL - 33904
    (239) 540-8011

    Harbor Counseling And Lighthouse provides Outpatient substance abuse treatment for adults and adolescents. Sliding fee scale. .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 6 miles from Fort Myers

  • First Step - North Port Office

    Email Website Learn more 12497 S. Tamiami Trail
    North Port, FL - 34287
    (941) 492-4300

    First Step of Sarasota offers innovative and comprehensive mental-health and substance use programs for adults and children, including inpatient, outpatient and telehealth services. They offer: Immediate counseling and referral services to individuals who are experiencing a mental health or substance abuse crisis.Crisis counseling, referral res .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 38 miles from Fort Myers

  • Mission Unity Inc DBA Gulf Harbor Treatment Center

    Learn more 3512 Depew Avenue
    Port Charlotte, FL - 33952
    (941) 451-2896

    Mission Unity In., provides residential living facility for single adults who are homeless due to substance abuse and addiction. ELIGIBILITY: Ages 18+, homeless, substance abuse. INTAKE PROCEDURE: Call for interview FEES: One time $30 processing fee & $140 per week for rent .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 28 miles from Fort Myers

  • Tri-County Counseling

    Email Website Learn more 12543 Tamiami Trail South
    North Port, FL - 34287
    (941) 876-3060

    Non-profit, community-based treatment center founded and headquartered in North Port, Florida. The Center provides outpatient mental health education and counseling, substance abuse education and counseling, career guidance, case management services, educational guidance, and a variety of life skills courses and workshops for people of all ages, .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 39 miles from Fort Myers

  • David Lawrence Center Substance Abuse Detox

    Email Website Learn more 425 North First Street
    Immokalee, FL - 34142
    (239) 657-4434

    Mental Health Treatment     Adults     Children & Teenagers     Adult Success Stories     Child & Teen Success Stories Addiction Recovery Treatment     Addictions Treated     Detox     Inpatient Residential     Outpatien .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 31 miles from Fort Myers

  • SalusCare Cape Coral Campus

    Website Learn more 1105 Cultural Park Boulevard
    Cape Coral, FL - 33990
    (239) 275-3222

    Treatment Services At SalusCare, no patient is ever turned away due to an inability to pay for services. We offer most services on a sliding fee scale based on household income and accept most major health insurance plans.  Services are provided at one of our campus locations, or in the community, by professionals dedicated to your health and .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 6 miles from Fort Myers

  • Charlotte Behavioral Healthcare CBHC

    Website Learn more 1700 Education Avenue
    Punta Gorda, FL - 33950
    (941) 639-8300

    Services: Substance use treatment Detoxification Treatment for co-occurring substance use plus either serious mental health illness in adults/serious emotional disturbance in children Payment Accepted: Sliding Fee Scale Treatment, Federal, or any government funding for substance use treatment programs; Medicare; Medicaid; Federal military insuran .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 23 miles from Fort Myers

  • Lifeworks Substance Abuse Services

    Website Learn more 4678 Tamiami Trail
    Punta Gorda, FL - 33980
    (941) 979-5023

    Services     Substance use treatment     Treatment for co-occurring substance use plus either serious mental health illness in adults/serious emotional disturbance in children Payment Assistance Available     Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors) Outpatient Treatment Services inc .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 26 miles from Fort Myers

  • Lighthouse Addiction Services

    Learn more 3505 Depew Ave
    Port Charlotte, FL - 33952
    (941) 255-5900

    Provides a sliding fee scale treatment program. Call for admission. Outpatient services are provided at this location. Detox and substance abuse are treated. Adults and young adults are accepted. Lighthouse Addiction Services is a comprehensive outpatient treatment program. In addition to substance abuse treatment, specialized programming in .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 28 miles from Fort Myers


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Free Rehab in all of Lee County, FL

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Sliding Scale Treatment

Based on the most recent data available, it is estimated that approximately 20-25% of all addiction treatment centers offer sliding scale fees. This means that nearly one-quarter of rehab facilities adjust their treatment costs based on an individual's income and ability to pay. This is a significant step towards making addiction treatment more accessible to individuals from all socioeconomic backgrounds.

It is important to note that these figures may vary depending on the specific region or state, and the type of treatment facility being considered. For instance, private treatment facilities are more likely to offer sliding scale options compared to government-funded or non-profit facilities. Additionally, certain types of treatment, such as outpatient or residential care, may have a higher prevalence of sliding scale programs.

Types of addiction treatment in Fort Myers, FL

There are many different types of addiction treatment available in Fort Myers, FL. Some of the most common types of treatment include:

Medical detox: Medical detox is the process of safely withdrawing from a substance of abuse. It is typically conducted in a hospital or inpatient setting.

Inpatient rehab: Inpatient rehab is a residential program that provides around-the-clock care and support. It is a good option for people who need intensive treatment or who are not able to maintain sobriety on their own.

Outpatient rehab: Outpatient rehab is a non-residential program that allows people to continue living at home while attending treatment sessions. It is a good option for people who have a strong support system at home and who are able to manage their sobriety on their own.

Intensive outpatient program (IOP): An IOP is a type of intensive outpatient treatment that provides several hours of care per week. It is a good option for people who need more support than traditional outpatient treatment but do not need PHP.

Sober living homes: Sober living homes are residential facilities that provide a supportive environment for people who are recovering from addiction. They are typically less structured than inpatient rehab programs, but they still offer a variety of services and support.

In addition to these traditional types of treatment, there are also a number of alternative and holistic treatment options available. Some of these options include:

12-step programs: 12-step programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, are self-help support groups that help people recover from addiction.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT): CBT is a type of therapy that helps people identify and change negative thoughts and behaviors.

Motivational interviewing: Motivational interviewing is a type of therapy that helps people overcome resistance to change and make positive choices.

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT): MAT is a type of treatment that uses medications to help people manage withdrawal symptoms and cravings.

Holistic treatments: Holistic treatments focus on healing the whole person, including the mind, body, and spirit. Some examples of holistic treatments include acupuncture, yoga, and meditation.

The best type of addiction treatment for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences. It is important to talk to a doctor or addiction specialist to get help choosing the right treatment program for you.

Tips on choosing a free rehab center in Fort Myers, FL

  • Make sure the center is accredited. Accreditation means that the center has met certain standards of quality and patient care. You can find accredited rehab centers by visiting the websites of the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) or The Joint Commission (TJC).
  • Check the center's track record. How long has the center been in operation? What is its success rate? You can find this information by reading online reviews or by contacting the center directly.
  • Consider the center's treatment approach. Does the center offer a variety of treatment modalities, or does it focus on one approach? What is the center's philosophy on addiction treatment?
  • Find out what the center's aftercare program is like. Aftercare is essential to long-term recovery. Make sure the center you choose offers a comprehensive aftercare program.
  • Make sure the center is a good fit for you. Consider your individual needs and preferences when choosing a rehab center. For example, if you have a co-occurring mental health disorder, you'll need to find a center that offers dual diagnosis treatment.

Here are some additional tips:

  • Ask about the center's admission process. What documentation do you need to provide? Is there a waiting list?
  • Find out what the center's policies are on insurance and financial assistance. Will the center accept your insurance? Does the center offer financial assistance to patients who need it?
  • Visit the center in person, if possible. This will give you a chance to meet the staff, see the facilities, and get a feel for the center's atmosphere.
  • Talk to people who have been to the center. Ask them about their experiences and whether they would recommend the center to others.
Choosing a rehab center is an important decision. By following these tips, you can find a free rehab center in Fort Myers, FL that is right for you.

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Important Definitions

Sliding Scale Treatment Fees that are variable based on the clients ability to pay. Fees are reduced for lower income persons or have less money due to high expenses.

Non-Profit Treatment Many non profit treatment programs are free or are lower cost due to the non profit organizations status.

Faith-Based Treatment Many religious organizations offer drug and alcohol recovery treatment at no cost as part of their ministry services. Many also offer payment assistance for those that qualify.

Medicaid Payment Assistance Medicaid often covers payment for alcohol and drug treatment. Medicaid coverage do differ by State. We provide recovery centers and programs that do accept Medicaid as payment for treatment.

Payment Assistance Payment assistance is available at a large group of treatment centers. We list this detail in the description. Payment assistance programs are often structured due to the situation. You will need to call the location to find out specific details on payment assistance programs.

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