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I. The 13 Best Rehab Facilities in Clearwater

To be sure we are recommending the best facilities, our team of researchers developed five core metrics to determine the quality of each treatment center. These metrics cover key aspects such as cost, treatment approaches, and rehab services provided. For more information, read the full breakdown of our filtering process and ranking methodology.

The 13 best rehab facilities in Clearwater, FL are: best rehabs clearwater fl


Narconon Suncoast

narconon suncoast

1390 Sunset Point Rd.
Clearwater, FL 33755
727-474-0706
narconon-suncoast.org

Narconon Suncoasts sits on seven acres of beautiful land in Clearwater and offers a variety of drug rehabilitation services that aim to address drug addiction at its core through nutritional, emotional, and psychological support in a safe, relaxing environment. The drug-free withdrawal program allocates each patient with a withdrawal specialist who supports them through the process with individual nutrition plans and psychological coping techniques. The New Life Detoxification program focuses on flushing out toxins trapped in the body through exercise, sauna, and other activities to make sure patients are 100% drug-free at the end of the treatment. The center also offers life skills courses to help patients regain confidence, remain drug-free, and succeed in other areas of life.

What patients are saying:

According to one five-star review from a student in the program, “Narconon gave me the opportunity to flush my system of all drug toxins, clear my head and really find the root of why I was using drugs. This place changed my entire life and all for the good! Couldn’t be happier.”

Reviews:

  • 4.06 stars
  • 39 reviews

Footprints Beachside Recovery

Footprints Beachside Recovery

151 107th Ave. #13
Treasure Island, FL 33706
877-250-3935
footprintsbeachside.com

Located on the sandy beaches of Treasure Island, Footprints Beachside Recovery offers drug and alcohol addiction rehabilitation services. Its patients undergo a 12-step recovery program that’s personalized to their unique needs. The center provides day/night, outpatient, and detox programs as well as individual therapies and relapse prevention to ensure long-lasting, supportive treatment.

What patients are saying:

One reviewer said that when they think of Footprints Beachside Recovery, they “think of home,” and “it conjures the feeling of family.” Another reviewer spoke highly of its staff, describing them as “highly devoted.”

Reviews:

  • 4.79 stars
  • 92 reviews

Transformations By The Gulf

transformations by the gulf

7217 Gulf Blvd. #2
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
866-335-2962
transformationsbythegulf.com

Transformations By The Gulf offers gender-specific drug and substance abuse rehabilitation services. Patients can choose between 30, 60, and 90-day programs, and the patient-to-counselor ratio is 3:1, ensuring high-quality, personalized treatments. Other available programs include an intensive outpatient program, group and boat therapy sessions, medication-assisted treatments, and addiction help for pregnant women.

What patients are saying:

An alumnus of their transformative program described the treatment as, “supportive, holistic, kind, practical, and encouraging,” and said they were “treated with compassion and respect each and every day.” According to another reviewer, “my stay at Transformations by the gulf was such an awesome and rewarding experience. I learned many tools during our groups and the staff here is by far the most caring people I’ve met.”

Reviews:

  • 4.52 stars
  • 38 reviews

Operation PAR, Inc.

operations par

6655 66th St. North
Pinellas Park FL 33781
727-545-7584
operationpar.org

Operation PAR, Inc. is situated in the St. Petersburg area and offers children-, men-, and women-specific substance abuse recovery programs. The center provides a detoxification treatment as the first step to recovery, which is coupled with counseling and individual and family therapy for an effective outcome of the program. Patients also have access to a residential program of varying lengths, and an outpatient program is available alongside a variety of mental, physical, and emotional health-support activities.

What patients are saying:

One family member of an alumnus said, “each staff member was pleasant and willing to do what it took to help us.” Another reviewer shared, “this program saved my life. I highly recommend it!!! Love the fact they are so caring while holding me accountable for my recovery.”

Reviews:

  • 3.82 stars
  • 52 reviews

WestCare Florida Outpatient

West Care

1802 North Belcher Rd.
Clearwater FL 33765
305-573-3784
westcare.com

Carrying the motto “Uplifting the Human Spirit,” WestCare Florida Outpatient is located in northern Clearwater and caters to various groups of people suffering from substance abuse. The center provides universal, selective, and indicated intervention programs, which aim to prevent or revert substance abuse among groups at risk or those who are already abusing. In addition, the facility offers a one to 12-month residential treatment that’s paired with job and skill development services. The outpatient program is available to patients transitioning into recovery with varying degrees of intensity, and patients can attend 10 hours of individual and group therapy or one shorter group session per week.

What patients are saying:

Reviewers describe WestCare Florida Outpatient as a “great place” for treatment and recovery.

Reviews:

  • 5.00 stars
  • 4 reviews

Addiction Recovery Care of Tampa (ARC)

Addiction Recovery Care of Tampa

13719 North Nebraska Ave. # 101
Tampa, FL 33613
813-978-1300
arcoftampabay.com

Nestled in a bustling part of north Tampa, Addiction Recovery Care of Tampa (ARC) offers substance abuse treatment services. The facility prides itself on the personalized care it provides to its patients, as most class sizes are between one and seven patients. All patients observe a detailed 12-step rehabilitation program following the ARC model, which offers a holistic approach to substance abuse treatment. This includes addressing the physical symptoms of withdrawal as well as any underlying spiritual, emotional, social, and cognitive causes that have led to substance abuse in the first place.

What patients are saying:

No written reviews are available at this time.

Reviews: None available.


ACTS Pinellas Domiciliary Co Occurring Residential Treatment

acts

4612 North 56th St.
Tampa, FL 33610
813-246-4899
actsfl.org

ACTS Pinellas Domiciliary Co Occurring Residential Treatment is a substance abuse rehabilitation facility serving the greater Tampa area for over 40 years. The center offers an intensive, inpatient crisis care program for both men and women who are in need of detoxification and stabilization treatment. Other available services include a youth residential program that’s focus is male adolescents who suffer from substance abuse, an adult residential program for individuals and veterans with chronic consequences from alcohol and substance abuse, and an outpatient and medication management service. The outpatient detox program entails four hours of structured activities seven days a week to ensure full recovery.

What patients are saying:

A former patient of the facility said the staff “truly cares about helping,” while another described their experience in the following statement, “They helped me a lot and showed a lot of support for me, helped me figure out my shortcomings and learn to deal with them properly. Always made sure I was doing good.”

Reviews:

  • 3.20 stars
  • 11 review

Alternatives in Behavioral Health

Alternatives in Behavioral Health

1301 Seminole Blvd. Suite 169
Largo, FL 33770 US
727-584-6055
alternativesinbehavioralhealth.com

Surrounded by beautiful parks in the heart of the city of Largo, Alternatives in Behavioral Health provides a variety of services for people suffering from substance abuse. All patients undergo an initial assessment that determines the level of care required, and they also offer Intensive Outpatient Group Therapy, which runs three hours per day, three times per week. Many other group therapy sessions are offered throughout the week, including Relapse Prevention, Addiction Cycle, and Interpersonal Development.

What patients are saying:

Patients ranked the facility consistently high, with one patient saying, “Highly recommended! This is one of the best mental health facilities to receive outpatient care. Their IOP program is so helpful during difficult times. The therapists are highly trained and are determined to make sure you receive the best care. If you don’t know where to turn, call Alternatives.”

Reviews:

  • 4.78 stars
  • 4 reviews

Wellness Resource Center

Wellness Resource Center

7940 North Federal Hwy.
Boca Raton, FL 33487
888-625-3950
wellnessresourcecenter.com

Wellness Resource Center sits by the Gulf stream and is less than an hour’s drive from Miami. The center offers potential clients a pre-admission screening, which determines the level of care they require. Admissions are made 24 hours a day if a patient needs immediate assistance upon screening. Their Step-Down Treatment Continuum starts with Phase I – an inpatient hospitalization program where patients receive treatment from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Phase II entails an intensive outpatient treatment program where patients go through activities of daily living (ADL) development and can pursue employment while still receiving care on campus. The facility also offers a family program where family members can be actively involved in the activities and treatments their loved ones are receiving.

What patients are saying:

Patients speak highly of their experience at the facility, with one alumnus stating, “Wellness Resource Center truly is a unique program. Clients receive support clinically for both substance abuse and mental health issues in a consistent and safe setting with very clean and nicely furnished housing, and they are provided with the opportunity to go on passes with sober supports in the community and eventually volunteer and even work.”

Reviews:

  • 3.87 stars
  • 101 reviews

Gulf Breeze Recovery

Gulf Breeze Recovery

350 Pensacola Beach Blvd
Gulf Breeze, FL 32561.
855-400-6190
gulfbreezerecovery.com

Nestled in the waterfront overlooking Pensacola Beach, Gulf Breeze offers personalized alcohol and drug addiction rehabilitation services coupled with a pool, private fishing pier, and a private beach for the best possible experience. The facility offers a five-step program that starts with detoxification, resistance reversal treatment to prevent relapse, physical health recovery through good nutrition and exercise, mental health recovery, and individualized aftercare to ensure continuous success.

What patients are saying:

Alumni describe their experience at Gulf Breeze Recovery as, “absolutely life-changing, literally life-saving in my case. A tectonic shift in my mental health and resultant behavior. Should be regarded as the gold standard for recovery. The real deal; I am blessed to have found them when I did.”

Reviews:

  • 4.48 stars
  • 92 reviews

Stepping Stone Center for Recovery

Stepping Stone Center

1815 Corporate Square Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32216
904-530-5559
steppingstonecenter.com

Stepping Stone Center for Recovery offers two main drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. The Stabilization Program includes a medically monitored detoxification for people who are just starting their journey to recovery, whereas the Relapse Recovery Program is intended for those who have recently relapsed and need to get back on track. Both programs include a short-term inpatient stay and are followed by individualized outpatient aftercare.

What patients are saying:

Patients describe their time at the center as “rewarding,” and the staff as “loving, caring, knowledgeable, and so helpful with recovery.” Another patient shared, “From the very start, the staff was amazing in helping me to identify what was going on with me and how to cope. They truly care about the patients. I gained tools for how to live a new healthy lifestyle, and was able to build a strong foundation for my recovery.”

Reviews:

  • 4.02 stars
  • 113 reviews

Park Place Behavioral Health Care

Park Place

206 Park Place Blvd.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
407-846-0023
ppbh.org

Park Place Behavioral Health Care is a multisite facility for treating alcohol and drug addiction in children and adults, and it has served the Central Florida region for over 40 years. The facility offers various options for treating addiction, including a gradual detox and medically assisted treatment, hospitalization, intensive and regular outpatient services as well as recovery peer support services. Families and patients have access to 24-hour crisis service for timely screening and admission of patients who need immediate attention.

What patients are saying:

A father of a patient who stayed at the facility shared, “I was very pleased with how clean the facility was … and how kind and secure the staff was. My son actually loved it! He was telling me about his new friends and his group sessions and his ability to relax as he got used to his new meds.” Another patient described the staff as, “very professional, and genuine.”

Reviews:

  • 2.09 stars
  • 94 reviews

Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches

Behavioral Health

7859 Lake Worth Rd.
Lake Worth, FL 33467
888-432-2467
bhpalmbeach.com

Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches offers various drug and alcohol rehabilitation services with an on-site research and development department, providing the best cutting-edge treatments for its patients. The center offers two levels of care for substance abuse — a medically monitored detox and a partial hospitalization program (PHP) for a gradual transition towards recovery. Patients can also benefit from an intervention program where they and their family’s concerns can be heard in a safe environment. There are also specialty programs for relapse prevention, drug-free pain management, and treatments for military and athlete substance abusers.

What patients are saying:

Patients praise the facility for its superb cleanliness and dedicated staff, with one patient saying, “fantastic facility, was easily acclimated to the program. All staff are extremely great. Time is spent well managed while a patient here, very good environment of people who actually want to get clean and sober.” Others describe the staff as going “above and beyond for any client,” and being overall “amazing and caring.”

Reviews:

  • 4.15 stars
  • 195 reviews

II. Methodology

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), there are 66 substance abuse treatment centers in the Clearwater area. To determine which provide the highest quality of treatment and the most resources for recovery, we used the following five core metrics to evaluate each facility.

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For more information, feel free to read a full breakdown of our filtering process and ranking methodology.

III. Getting Help in Clearwater

Start by determining your coverage

To determine your best options for a rehabilitation center, it is important to first learn about your health insurance coverage. Reach out to your private or healthcare marketplace insurance provider to find out which substance abuse treatment centers are available to you. Regardless of the type of coverage you have, both public and private insurance companies must cover substance abuse treatment for qualified individuals.

To learn more about addiction and the rehabilitation process in your state, read our guide to rehab in Florida.

Use our database to find a treatment center near you

The tool below lists all of the treatment centers in the state of Florida recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Enter your zip code and select the filter icon to find relevant treatment centers near you.

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    IV. Clearwater Rehab FAQs

    Do I need to go to rehab?

    Substance abuse and addiction have high costs, often adversely affecting work performance, personal relationships, and your physical health. To help you determine if you may be addicted, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has an Alcohol Use Screening and a Substance Abuse Screening to help you find out.

    How long does rehab last?

    Different programs and levels of addiction require different program lengths. Common rehab lengths are:

    How much does drug rehab cost?

    Pricing depends on the program, services, and amenities offered. Typically, outpatient programs are cheaper than inpatient, and live-in inpatient facilities are the most expensive. To learn more, read our guide on The Cost of Rehab.

    How does rehab work?

    Rehab is made up of four basic steps:

    • Assessment
    • Detox
    • Therapy
    • Aftercare

    To learn more about the rehab process and each step, read our guide to The Addiction Rehabilitation Process.

    How important is aftercare? 

    One of the most important steps in the rehabilitation process is aftercare – the continuing support and accountability offered through counseling and 12-Step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

    To find an AA or NA meeting near you, use the directory below.

    NameCityProgramTelephoneSpanish Hotline
    Bay Area NABay Area (Saint Petersburg, Clearwater, Pinellas County)NA(888) 779-7117N/A
    Beach & Bay Area NABeach & Bay Area (Miami Beach)NA(800) 918-2330N/A
    Big Bend Area NABig Bend Area (Tallahassee)NA(877) 340-5096;(850) 224-2321N/A
    Brevard IntergroupMelbourneAA(321) 724-2247N/A
    Broward County A.A. IntergroupOakland ParkAA(954) 462-0265;(954) 462-7202N/A
    Central Florida Intergroup Service (Orlando Area)CasselberryAA(407) 260-5822;(407) 260-5408N/A
    Central Miami IntergroupMiamiAA(305) 504-7211N/A
    Central Office Of Sara-Mana Inc.SarasotaAA(941) 951-6810;(941) 351-4818N/A
    Central Office Of West PascoNew Port RicheyAA(727) 847-0777N/A
    Conch Republic Area NAConch Republic AreaNA(866) 584-2411N/A
    Conch Republic Area NAConch Republic Area (Lower Keys)NA(305) 394-5962N/A
    Conch Republic Area NAConch Republic Area (Upper Keys)NA(305) 664-2270N/A
    Daytona Beach Area NADaytona Beach AreaNA(844) 344-3155N/A
    Dist. 16 HelplineLake CityAA(386) 758-4283N/A
    District 15 IntergroupPanama CityAA(850) 784-7431N/A
    District 27 Answering Service for Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie CountiesLevy,Gilchrist, Dixie CountiesAA(352) 949-2239N/A
    East Central Florida Area NAEast Central Florida AreaNA(844) 623-5674 x713N/A
    Emerald Coast Area NAEmerald Coast Area (Panama City and surrounding areas)NA(866) 985-0008N/A
    First Coast Area NAFirst Coast Area (Jacksonville)NA(904) 723-5683N/A
    Flagler County IntergroupPalm CoastAA(386) 445-4357N/A
    Forest Area NAForest Area (Ocala, Marion County, Lake County, Sumter County)NA(352) 368-6061N/A
    Gold Coast Area NAGold Coast Area (Ft Lauderdale)NA(888) 524-1777N/A
    Greater Orlando Area NAGreater Orlando Area (Orange, Osceola & Seminole counties)NA(407) 425-5157N/A
    Greater Pensacola Area NAGreater Pensacola Area (Pensacola, Ft Walton Beach)NA(850) 496-1673N/A
    Gulf Coast Area NAGulf Coast Area (Port Charlotte, Ft Myers, Cape Coral, Lww & Charlotte Counties)NA(866) 389-1344N/A
    Heartland Area NAHeartland Area (Lakeland, Polk County)NA(863) 683-0630N/A
    Heartland Intergroup A.A. IncLakelandAA(863) 688-0211;(863) 687-9275N/A
    Hernando County IntergroupSpring HillAA(352) 683-4597N/A
    Indian River Central OfficeVero BeachAA(772) 562-1114N/A
    Intergroup 17OcalaAA(352) 867-0660N/A
    Intergroup 5 Inc.TallahasseeAA(850) 224-1818N/A
    Intergroup Comm Of District 14Ft. Walton BeachAA(850) 244-2421N/A
    Intergroup Of Martin CountyStuartAA(772) 283-9337N/A
    Intergroup Service Comm Of The 5th Dist Inc.North PortAA(941) 426-7655;(941) 426-7723N/A
    Intergroupe Francais En Floride (French)HollywoodAAN/AN/A
    Intergrupos de Area NotreFt. PierceAAN/A(772) 446-5555;(561) 262-3176
    Key West IntergroupKey WestAA(305) 296-8654N/A
    Lake Sumter Central OfficeLeesburgAA(352) 360-0960N/A
    Lee County Area IntergroupFt. MyersAA(239) 275-5111N/A
    Miami-Dade IntergroupMiamiAA(305) 461-2425N/A
    Midcoast Area NAMidcoast Area (Delray Bch, Boca Raton, Boynton Bch, Deerfield Bch)NA(561) 393-0303N/A
    Naples Area IntergroupNaplesAA(239) 262-6535N/A
    Nature Coast Area NANature Coast Area (Inverness, Dunnellon, Crystal River, Lecanto)NA(352) 393-0303N/A
    Nature Coast IntergroupCrystal RiverAA(352) 621-0599N/A
    North Central Florida IntergroupGainesvilleAA(352) 372-8091N/A
    North Dade Area NANorth Dade Area (North Miami Beach & surrounding)NA(866) 935-8811N/A
    Northeast Florida IntergroupJacksonvilleAA(904) 399-8535N/A
    Oficina Intergrupal de OrlandoOrlandoAAN/A(407) 240-1181
    Oficina Intergrupal De Tampa-BayTampaAAN/A(813) 842-8444
    Oficina Intergrupal Hispana de A.A. BrowardSunriseAAN/A(954) 832-6780
    Oficina Intergrupal Hispana Del SurMiamiAAN/A(305) 642-2805
    Oficina Intergrupal Sur De Florida AAWest Palm BeachAAN/A(561) 929-1759
    Osceola County IntergroupKissimmeeAA(407) 870-8282(407) 240-1181
    Palm Beach County Intergroup AssociationWest Palm BeachAA(561) 655-5700N/A
    Palm Coast Area NAPalm Coast Area (West Palm Beach)NA(561) 848-6262N/A
    Peace River Area NAPeace River Area (Port Charlotte)NA(800) 381-7371N/A
    Pinellas Co. Intergroup Inc.St. PetersburgAA(727) 530-0415N/A
    Recovery Coast Area NARecovery Coast Area (New Port Richey)NA(727) 842-2433N/A
    River Coast Area NARiver Coast Area (Hernando County)NA(352) 754-7200N/A
    Serenity Coast Area NASerenity Coast Area (Jacksonville, St Augustine, Orange Park, Neptune)NA(904) 358-6262N/A
    Shark Coast Area NAShark Coast Area (Venice, Nokomis, North Port, Englewood)NA(941) 493-5747N/A
    So. Palm Beach County Intergroup Inc.Delray BeachAA(561) 276-4581N/A
    South Atlantic Area NASouth Atlantic AreaNA(866) 288-6262N/A
    South Broward Area NASouth Broward Area (Hollywood)NA(954) 967-6755N/A
    South Dade Area NASouth Dade AreaNA(305) 265-9555N/A
    Space Coast Area NASpace Coast Area (Brevard County, Melbourne)NA(321) 631-4357N/A
    St. Lucie County Intergroup AssociationPort St. LucieAA(772) 873-9299N/A
    Suncoast Area NASuncoast Area (Sarasota, Bradenton)NA(941) 257-5055N/A
    Sunset Coast Area NASunset Coast Area (Naples, Bonita Springs)NA(888) 435-7301N/A
    Tampa Funcoast Area NATampa Funcoast AreaNA(813) 879-4357N/A
    Treasure Coast Area NATreasure Coast Area (Ft Pierce, Port St Lucie, Stuart, Okeechobee, Vero Bch)NA(772) 905-4409N/A
    Tri-County Central Office, IncTampaAA(813) 933-9123;(813) 933-9722N/A
    Tri-District Intergroup,Inc.PensacolaAA(850) 433-4191N/A
    Uncoast Area NAUncoast Area (Gainesville)NA(866) 352-5323;(352) 376-8008N/A
    Unity Springs Area NAUnity Springs AreaNA(888) 385-3121N/A
    Upper Keys FL IntergroupKey LargoAA(305) 852-6186N/A
    Volusia County IntergroupSouth DaytonaAA(386) 756-2930N/A
    Wiregrass Area NAWiregrass Area (Bonifay, Mariana)NA(866) 985-0008N/A

    For more FAQs visit our rehab FAQ page.