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I. The 2 Best Rehab Facilities in Fort Myers

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 2 best rehab facilities in Fort Myers, FL are:Fort Myers, FL



3763 Evans Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901

SalusCare offers mental health treatment as well as drug addiction services to adults and adolescents in Lee County. It provides both outpatient and residential treatment options. Residential care includes a 16-bed co-ed program for substance users focusing on educational and therapeutic opportunities. Those who complete the program successfully, move on to a 16-bed women’s halfway house or a 14-bed men’s house, with no limit on how long residents can stay. A detoxification program is available, and medication-assisted detox is available for those who need it.

What patients are saying:

Patients feel safe and protected at SalusCare. As one program alumnus states, “Everyone was so nice and helpful… Anyone (who) is struggling I recommend SalusCare.”


  • 3.50 stars
  • 2 reviews

Whitesands Treatment

Whitesands Treatment

1820 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33907

Whitesands Treatment prides itself on a lower than average patient to therapist ratio, resulting in more one-on-one time to inspire better outcomes. A psychiatrist and medical director are always on-site, and all patients receive their own rooms, taking away the stress of shared facilities and providing a comfortable, clean environment in which to focus on sobriety. Patients also have access to amenities like a pool, basketball courts, and a full-size gym to guide in overall health and wellness.

What patients are saying:

Patients feel well cared for at Whitesands Treatment. As one former patient stated, “I couldn’t have asked for a better place to get help at. The staff and accommodations are second to none. Thank you Whitesands for getting me back on the path to living instead of just existing.”


  • 4.80 stars
  • 145 reviews

II. Methodology

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), there are 12 substance abuse treatment centers in the Fort Myers 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.


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

III. Getting Help in Fort Myers

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. Fort Myers 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.