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I. Getting Help
Drug & Alcohol Addiction Rehab, Treatment & Recovery Resources in Orlando, FL

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. Getting Help

What to Consider When Choosing a Rehab Center

When thinking about rehab programs and treatment options in Florida, important questions to consider include:

Several factors will impact your rehab options, such as the severity of your addiction, your financial position, and your unique personal circumstances.

For more information on how to make these decisions, read our guide to Choosing the Right Rehab.

The Highest Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs in Orlando

The cost of rehab can be high, depending on your needs and location. However, there are ways for you to find help, whether or not you have insurance. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), there are 62 substance abuse treatment centers in the Orlando area. Many of these organizations are on a mission to provide substance abuse recovery services to all residents, regardless of their financial status. Out of these 62 rehabs, Aspire Health Partners has received the highest overall scores based on our five core metrics.

We use five core metrics to evaluate the quality of each facility. For more information, feel free to read a full breakdown of our filtering process and ranking methodology.

1. Aspire Health Partners

With an overall score of 7.6 points out of 10 possible points, Aspire Health Partners not only scored the highest among all facilities we’ve researched but also scored well in each of the assessed categories. This is due, in part, to the multitude of medication-based substance abuse rehabilitation services, including a SAMHSA-certified opioid treatment program. It also offers a host of diverse programs that serve a wide variety of demographics, including women, children, veterans, people with HIV or AIDS, domestic violence survivors, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. 

Another standout strength at this facility is the variety of treatment approaches, which include cognitive/behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and relapse prevention. Aspire Health Partners also offers many ancillary services for its patients, namely health education services, housing services, couples counseling, and social skills development, all geared towards helping members to transition into a healthy lifestyle during addiction and recovery. 

The facility scored lowest in terms of cost and payment options; however, a financial assistance program is offered to patients who need help with payment for services. Private health insurance, Medicaid, federal funding, and private pay are all acceptable forms of payment. 

  • Rehabilitation Services Provided: 9.24
  • Treatment Approaches: 7.28
  • Cost: 4.44
  • Special Programs for Unique Demographics: 8.71
  • Ancillary Services: 8.58

2. The Recovery Village

The Recovery Village ranks second overall with a score of 5.7 out of 10 possible points. The facility scored high in treatment approaches, using techniques such as 12-step facilitation, cognitive/behavioral therapy, anger management, and rational emotive behavioral therapy. Another draw of the facility is its comprehensive list of ancillary services, such as mental health services, community outreach, general substance abuse education, blood alcohol testing, treatment for gambling addiction, and many more. 

Unfortunately, The Recovery Village does not offer special programs for diverse demographics. In addition, the facility does not accept Medicaid as a form of payment, which may further exclude potential patients who rely on Medicaid for their addiction recovery journey. 

  • Rehabilitation Services Provided: 5.39
  • Treatment Approaches: 9.1
  • Cost: 4.44
  • Special Programs for Unique Demographics: 0
  • Ancillary Services: 8.91

3. Break the Cycle

Break the Cycle is third on our list with a score of 4.8 out of 10 points. Strengths of this treatment center are primarily its treatment approaches and programs for a variety of different populations. Treatment approaches include dialectical behavioral therapy the Matrix Model approach to substance abuse treatment, cognitive/behavioral therapy, and anger management. Many programs at this facility are offered to unique demographics such as senior citizens, transitional age young adults, persons who have experienced trauma, pregnant/postpartum women, and sexual abuse survivors. 

Unfortunately, Break the Cycle offers minimal rehabilitation services to patients, with a limited focus on basic substance abuse treatment and relapse prevention; however, it does accept patients who are addicted to opioids. This center also does not accept Medicaid as a form of payment. 

  • Rehabilitation Services Provided: 2.31
  • Treatment Approaches: 8.19
  • Cost: 2.22
  • Special Programs for Unique Demographics: 7.37
  • Ancillary Services: 4.62
Top-Rated, Low-Cost Treatment Centers in Orlando
Rank Rehab Total Score Contact Information
#1 Aspire Health Partners 7.6 5151 Adanson Street, Suite 200 Orlando, FL 32804 Main Tel: 407-875-3700 
#2 The Recovery Village 5.7 633 Umatilla Boulevard Umatilla, FL 32784 Main Tel: 352-771-2700
#3 Break the Cycle  4.8 4721 East Moody Boulevard, Suite 107 Bunnell, FL 32110 Main Tel: 386-437-0026
#4 LifeStream Behavioral Center Eustis Outpatient Clinic 4.1 201 East Magnolia Avenue Eustis, FL 32726 Main Tel: 352-357-1550
#5 Comprehensive Solutions 4.1 283 Cranes Roost Boulevard, Suite 111 Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 Main Tel: 407-637-8095
#6 Hope for Tomorrow Mental Health Services, LLC  3.3 401 Center Pointe Circle, Suite 1415 Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 Main Tel: 407-834-0942
#7 Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. Union County Clinic 2.7 10 West Main Street Lake Butler, FL 32054 Main Tel: 800-330-5615 Intake Tel 1: 352-374-5600 x2 Intake Tel 2: 800-330-5615 x3
#8 A Stepping Stone to Success 2.2 174 West Comstock Avenue, Suite 203 Winter Park, FL 32789 Main Tel: 407-718-8850

Finding a Substance Abuse Treatment Center in Orlando

Start by determining your coverage

Determining your health coverage is the first step to choosing the best rehab facility for you. Reach out to your private or healthcare marketplace insurance provider to find out which treatment centers you are able to utilize. For information on low-income Medicaid healthcare and to determine your eligibility, visit ahca.myflorida.com. No matter the type of coverage you have, all insurance companies – both public and private – must cover substance abuse treatment for qualified individuals.

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 rehab centers near you. 

Schedule an assessment

If insurance will cover your treatment plan, your first step may be to schedule an assessment by a therapist, counselor, or another qualified individual. Most treatment facilities provide assessments, or your primary care provider may be able to refer you. Contact companies in our database above to find out if they will provide this service.


Type Of Care
Treatment Apporaches
Service Setting
Age Groups Accepted
Ancillary Services
Facility Operation
Facility Smoking Policy
Gender Accepted
Language Services
License Certification Accreditation
Payment Assistance Available
Payment Methods and Insurance Accepted
Special Programs Groups Offered

    What to Expect in Rehab

    Addiction treatment is a complex and dynamic industry with numerous techniques and philosophies. As a result, the science of studying addiction is constantly changing and improving. However, the core elements of rehabilitation remain the same.

    For more on what to expect in rehab, read our guide on the addiction rehabilitation process 

    II. Finding Aftercare in Orlando

    The rehabilitation process can be a lifelong journey, and without proper aftercare upon release from a treatment facility, the chances of relapse rise. To combat relapse, a variety of aftercare options are available, such as follow-up visits for continued therapy, sober living homes, and group therapy. Research shows that long-term participation in aftercare activities dramatically improves the outcome of rehabilitation efforts.

    The 12-step process for recovering from alcohol addiction was created by Alcoholics Anonymous, a nationwide addiction support group. Today, many other resources utilize a similar technique, including NA, or Narcotics Anonymous, for those struggling with drug addiction.

    Contact the appropriate local organization to find an AA or NA meeting near you

    Use our directory tool below to find organizations that can help you find your local Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) group meetings. Meeting times and locations change periodically, so it is wise to call ahead to ensure the online information is accurate.

    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Database

    Name City Program Telephone Spanish Hotline
    Bay Area NA Bay Area (Saint Petersburg, Clearwater, Pinellas County) NA (888) 779-7117 N/A
    Beach & Bay Area NA Beach & Bay Area (Miami Beach) NA (800) 918-2330 N/A
    Big Bend Area NA Big Bend Area (Tallahassee) NA (877) 340-5096;(850) 224-2321 N/A
    Brevard Intergroup Melbourne AA (321) 724-2247 N/A
    Broward County A.A. Intergroup Oakland Park AA (954) 462-0265;(954) 462-7202 N/A
    Central Florida Intergroup Service (Orlando Area) Casselberry AA (407) 260-5822;(407) 260-5408 N/A
    Central Miami Intergroup Miami AA (305) 504-7211 N/A
    Central Office Of Sara-Mana Inc. Sarasota AA (941) 951-6810;(941) 351-4818 N/A
    Central Office Of West Pasco New Port Richey AA (727) 847-0777 N/A
    Conch Republic Area NA Conch Republic Area NA (866) 584-2411 N/A
    Conch Republic Area NA Conch Republic Area (Lower Keys) NA (305) 394-5962 N/A
    Conch Republic Area NA Conch Republic Area (Upper Keys) NA (305) 664-2270 N/A
    Daytona Beach Area NA Daytona Beach Area NA (844) 344-3155 N/A
    Dist. 16 Helpline Lake City AA (386) 758-4283 N/A
    District 15 Intergroup Panama City AA (850) 784-7431 N/A
    District 27 Answering Service for Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie Counties Levy,Gilchrist, Dixie Counties AA (352) 949-2239 N/A
    East Central Florida Area NA East Central Florida Area NA (844) 623-5674 x713 N/A
    Emerald Coast Area NA Emerald Coast Area (Panama City and surrounding areas) NA (866) 985-0008 N/A
    First Coast Area NA First Coast Area (Jacksonville) NA (904) 723-5683 N/A
    Flagler County Intergroup Palm Coast AA (386) 445-4357 N/A
    Forest Area NA Forest Area (Ocala, Marion County, Lake County, Sumter County) NA (352) 368-6061 N/A
    Gold Coast Area NA Gold Coast Area (Ft Lauderdale) NA (888) 524-1777 N/A
    Greater Orlando Area NA Greater Orlando Area (Orange, Osceola & Seminole counties) NA (407) 425-5157 N/A
    Greater Pensacola Area NA Greater Pensacola Area (Pensacola, Ft Walton Beach) NA (850) 496-1673 N/A
    Gulf Coast Area NA Gulf Coast Area (Port Charlotte, Ft Myers, Cape Coral, Lww & Charlotte Counties) NA (866) 389-1344 N/A
    Heartland Area NA Heartland Area (Lakeland, Polk County) NA (863) 683-0630 N/A
    Heartland Intergroup A.A. Inc Lakeland AA (863) 688-0211;(863) 687-9275 N/A
    Hernando County Intergroup Spring Hill AA (352) 683-4597 N/A
    Indian River Central Office Vero Beach AA (772) 562-1114 N/A
    Intergroup 17 Ocala AA (352) 867-0660 N/A
    Intergroup 5 Inc. Tallahassee AA (850) 224-1818 N/A
    Intergroup Comm Of District 14 Ft. Walton Beach AA (850) 244-2421 N/A
    Intergroup Of Martin County Stuart AA (772) 283-9337 N/A
    Intergroup Service Comm Of The 5th Dist Inc. North Port AA (941) 426-7655;(941) 426-7723 N/A
    Intergroupe Francais En Floride (French) Hollywood AA N/A N/A
    Intergrupos de Area Notre Ft. Pierce AA N/A (772) 446-5555;(561) 262-3176
    Key West Intergroup Key West AA (305) 296-8654 N/A
    Lake Sumter Central Office Leesburg AA (352) 360-0960 N/A
    Lee County Area Intergroup Ft. Myers AA (239) 275-5111 N/A
    Miami-Dade Intergroup Miami AA (305) 461-2425 N/A
    Midcoast Area NA Midcoast Area (Delray Bch, Boca Raton, Boynton Bch, Deerfield Bch) NA (561) 393-0303 N/A
    Naples Area Intergroup Naples AA (239) 262-6535 N/A
    Nature Coast Area NA Nature Coast Area (Inverness, Dunnellon, Crystal River, Lecanto) NA (352) 393-0303 N/A
    Nature Coast Intergroup Crystal River AA (352) 621-0599 N/A
    North Central Florida Intergroup Gainesville AA (352) 372-8091 N/A
    North Dade Area NA North Dade Area (North Miami Beach & surrounding) NA (866) 935-8811 N/A
    Northeast Florida Intergroup Jacksonville AA (904) 399-8535 N/A
    Oficina Intergrupal de Orlando Orlando AA N/A (407) 240-1181
    Oficina Intergrupal De Tampa-Bay Tampa AA N/A (813) 842-8444
    Oficina Intergrupal Hispana de A.A. Broward Sunrise AA N/A (954) 832-6780
    Oficina Intergrupal Hispana Del Sur Miami AA N/A (305) 642-2805
    Oficina Intergrupal Sur De Florida AA West Palm Beach AA N/A (561) 929-1759
    Osceola County Intergroup Kissimmee AA (407) 870-8282 (407) 240-1181
    Palm Beach County Intergroup Association West Palm Beach AA (561) 655-5700 N/A
    Palm Coast Area NA Palm Coast Area (West Palm Beach) NA (561) 848-6262 N/A
    Peace River Area NA Peace River Area (Port Charlotte) NA (800) 381-7371 N/A
    Pinellas Co. Intergroup Inc. St. Petersburg AA (727) 530-0415 N/A
    Recovery Coast Area NA Recovery Coast Area (New Port Richey) NA (727) 842-2433 N/A
    River Coast Area NA River Coast Area (Hernando County) NA (352) 754-7200 N/A
    Serenity Coast Area NA Serenity Coast Area (Jacksonville, St Augustine, Orange Park, Neptune) NA (904) 358-6262 N/A
    Shark Coast Area NA Shark Coast Area (Venice, Nokomis, North Port, Englewood) NA (941) 493-5747 N/A
    So. Palm Beach County Intergroup Inc. Delray Beach AA (561) 276-4581 N/A
    South Atlantic Area NA South Atlantic Area NA (866) 288-6262 N/A
    South Broward Area NA South Broward Area (Hollywood) NA (954) 967-6755 N/A
    South Dade Area NA South Dade Area NA (305) 265-9555 N/A
    Space Coast Area NA Space Coast Area (Brevard County, Melbourne) NA (321) 631-4357 N/A
    St. Lucie County Intergroup Association Port St. Lucie AA (772) 873-9299 N/A
    Suncoast Area NA Suncoast Area (Sarasota, Bradenton) NA (941) 257-5055 N/A
    Sunset Coast Area NA Sunset Coast Area (Naples, Bonita Springs) NA (888) 435-7301 N/A
    Tampa Funcoast Area NA Tampa Funcoast Area NA (813) 879-4357 N/A
    Treasure Coast Area NA Treasure Coast Area (Ft Pierce, Port St Lucie, Stuart, Okeechobee, Vero Bch) NA (772) 905-4409 N/A
    Tri-County Central Office, Inc Tampa AA (813) 933-9123;(813) 933-9722 N/A
    Tri-District Intergroup,Inc. Pensacola AA (850) 433-4191 N/A
    Uncoast Area NA Uncoast Area (Gainesville) NA (866) 352-5323;(352) 376-8008 N/A
    Unity Springs Area NA Unity Springs Area NA (888) 385-3121 N/A
    Upper Keys FL Intergroup Key Largo AA (305) 852-6186 N/A
    Volusia County Intergroup South Daytona AA (386) 756-2930 N/A
    Wiregrass Area NA Wiregrass Area (Bonifay, Mariana) NA (866) 985-0008 N/A

    Sober Living Homes

    Sober living homes, or recovery residences, encourage independence for recovering addicts while helping them maintain their sobriety. The supportive environment of sober living homes combined with their zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policy helps residents avoid relapse. Research shows that a community that incentivizes productivity, especially the cultivation of workplace and relationship-building skills, encourages people to break free of the cycle of substance abuse and focus on building a life outside of their addiction. 

    Residents of sober living homes are expected to care for the home as if they were renting, with expectations such as doing chores and paying rent. Support groups in each home are based upon house principles, and attendance is often mandatory. Residents may be welcome to stay anywhere from a few months to many years, given they follow the community rules and avoid relapse, as these homes do not tolerate drug and alcohol use.

    You can find sober living communities in Orlando by checking our database, or you can select the appropriate filter from our tool above. Alternatively, you can head to our guide on sober living homes and learn more about them, as well as search for a certified recovery residence in your area.

    III. Substance Abuse in Orlando

    Fentanyl-related deaths spike in both Orlando and Florida

    In recent years, Orlando has experienced a dramatic rise in deaths involving fentanyl. Between 2014 and 2017, there was a 128% increase in fentanyl-related deaths, with a 59.8% increase between 2016 and 2017 alone. This spike in deaths has also occurred statewide, with an alarming 288% increase in fentanyl-related deaths in Florida between 2014 and 2017.

    Source: Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement: Drugs Identified in Deceased Persons by Florida Medical Examiners, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

    Opioid prescription rate has decreased in both Orange County and Florida

    According to the CDC, the opioid prescription rate fell by 28.6% in Orange County between 2012 and 2017, a decrease of 58 prescriptions per 100 people to 41.4 prescriptions per 100 people. Comparatively, the rate in Florida decreased by 19.8%, falling from 75.9 prescriptions per 100 people to 60.9 prescriptions per 100 people.

    Opioid Prescription Rate in Orange County and Florida, 2012-2017
    Year Opioid Prescription Rate in Orange County Opioid Prescription Rate in Florida
    2012 58 75.9
    2013 54.2 73.5
    2014 50.8 71.4
    2015 46 67.1
    2016 45.2 66.6
    2017 41.4 60.9
    Percentage Change -28.6% -19.8%

    Orlando’s drug and alcohol-induced deaths are proportional to the nation

    11.69%

    of Orange County deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    12.71%

    of US deaths caused by drugs and alcohol

    Between 2008 and 2017, 9,516 deaths resulted from drugs and/or alcohol use in Orange County. This number is 11.69% of the total number of deaths among all ages in the county. The percentage of deaths attributed to drugs and alcohol in the United States during that time is just over 1% higher, meaning Orange County is comparable to the nation in terms of the impact of drugs and alcohol on mortality rates.

    Drug and Alcohol-Induced Deaths Between 2008 and 2017
    0-17 18+ All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths in Orange County 16 8,032 8,048
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Orange County 2 1,466 1,468
    Total Deaths in Orange County 1,722 79,646 81,371
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Orange County 1.05% 11.93% 11.69%

    Source: CDC Wonder

    Key Indicators of Substance Abuse Issues

    HIV cases increase in the Orlando area

    The number of new HIV cases has risen dramatically in the Orlando area in recent years. Between 2013 and 2017, new cases grew from 503 to 730, an increase of 45.1%. Furthermore, in 2017, the total number of people living with HIV in the Orlando area was 12,735, growing from 10,209 in 2013 a rise of 24.7%. 

    This upward trend in HIV cases could partially be attributed to the growing prevalence of opioids in both the Orlando area and in Florida as a whole. According to the CDC, 1 in 10 new HIV infections is due to intravenous drug use. In addition, people who inject drugs are at a higher risk for unsafe sex, and, therefore, at higher risk of being infected with HIV. In 2016, intravenous drug use in Orlando was involved in 5% of newly diagnosed HIV cases in men and 8% of newly diagnosed HIV cases in women. Furthermore, in Florida in 2016, intravenous drug use was either directly responsible for or attributed to 11.7% of HIV cases in men and accounted for 12.8% of HIV cases in women, both of which are higher than the 10% transmission rate the CDC reports as the national average.

    Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome rises in Orange County

    Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, or NAS, is characterized by the World Health Organization as a set of withdrawal symptoms that newborns experience if exposed to psychotropic drugs in the womb. The number of NAS cases in Orange County increased 19.7% between 2014 and 2017. This equates to a startling growth of nearly 47 NAS cases per 10,000 live births in 2014 to almost 54 NAS cases per 10,000 live births in 2017. By comparison, the number of NAS cases in the state of Florida rose only 2.9% during that same time period.

    19.7%

    increase in NAS cases in Orange County, 2014-2017

    2.9%

    increase in NAS cases in Florida, 2014-2017

    Rising NAS cases can be linked to widespread opioid use in both Orange County and the state. According to the World Health Organization, while NAS can be caused by exposure of a fetus to a variety of illicit drugs, the syndrome is most common in newborns that were specifically exposed to opioids in the womb. The Florida Department of Health reports that Florida added NAS to the list of Reportable Diseases and Events in 2014. This initiative was orchestrated by The Florida Statewide Task Force on Prescription Drug Abuse & Newborns so that institutions like Florida’s Surgeon General, the Florida Department of Health (FDOH), and the Agency for Health Care Administration could collect stronger data on the increasingly prevalent syndrome. 

    Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Cases in Orange County and Florida, 2014-2017
    Year NAS Cases in Orange County NAS Cases in Florida 
    2014 76 1,461
    2015 99 1,510
    2016 63 1,480
    2017 91 1,503
    Percentage Change +19.7% +2.9%

    Florida Department of Health, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Case Counts, 2014-2017

    Alcohol-impaired driving deaths in Orange County have declined

    Orange County has recently seen a decline in the number of driving deaths involving alcohol. The County Health Rankings for the county from 2014 to 2019 reveal a 10.1% decrease in the total number of alcohol-impaired driving deaths, even while the total number of driving deaths increased by 6.2%. The percentage of alcohol-impaired driving deaths in the state of Florida decreased from 29% to 25% over the same time period.

    The fall in alcohol-impaired driving deaths in Orange County may be attributed, in part, to the increased use of rideshare services, like Uber and Lyft, in the area. In addition, more emphasis on the use of ignition locks is factoring into a trend toward fewer drunk driving attempts. These locks are designed to prevent an intoxicated person from operating a vehicle, which, in turn, can serve to lower the rate of alcohol-impaired driving deaths.

    Alcohol-Impaired Driving Deaths in Orange County, 2014-2019
    Year Number of Driving Deaths Number of Alcohol-Impaired Driving Deaths Percent of Alcohol-Impaired Driving Deaths
    2014 724 228 31%
    2015 678 199 29%
    2016 679 188 28%
    2017 688 194 28%
    2018 730 204 28%
    2019 769 205 27%
    Percentage Change +6.2% -10.1% -12.9%

    Source: Orange County Alcohol-Impaired Driving Deaths, County Health Rankings for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

    IV. Take Action

    There are multiple resources in Orlando and the surrounding area for those who are struggling with substance addiction. Use our tool to discover a rehabilitation center near you that can help to determine your insurance coverage and your rehab needs. Many low-cost centers can be of assistance if you don’t have insurance or are unable to afford treatment.