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Substance Abuse Stats in Tallahassee, FL

Tallahassee is the capital city of Florida. It is located in the panhandle part of the state, and has a population of around 385,000 people. 

Check out these shocking substance abuse stats for the state of Florida:

  • Nearly 1 out of every 4 Floridians over 12 binge drink.
  • Almost 3% of Floridians over 12 had a substance use disorder involving illicit drugs in 2017.
  • 7% of Florida’s population needed but did not receive substance abuse treatment in 2017.

Choosing Between an Outpatient and Inpatient Rehab

Anyone seeking substance abuse treatment in Tallahassee must choose between inpatient rehab and outpatient treatment. These models of care are very different from one another.

  • Inpatient rehab involves living at a treatment center and spending days focused on recovery.
  • Outpatient care allows patients to live at home, and keep going to work or school. Treatment happens for a handful of hours per week.

Choosing between these levels of care comes down to your specific needs and how much support you have at home.

How Long Can Treatment at a Rehab Last?

If you go to inpatient rehab, you should stay for at least 90 days. Stays of less than 90 days are shown to give poor long-term results and result in more relapses.

Of course, longer stays at rehab cost more money and require a greater time commitment. Fortunately, there are many ways to pay for rehab. The cost of not staying long enough at rehab is likely to be far greater than the cost of a longer stay, as you will end up back in treatment if you relapse.

What to Expect at Rehab

Inpatient rehab is a fully immersive treatment experience. You will spend the vast majority of your time working to heal your addiction. Just living at the treatment center is a great way to get space from your addiction and regain your sobriety.

It is likely that your treatment plan at rehab will include:

  • Group therapy
  • Therapy
  • Medication
  • Exercise
  • Healthy diet
  • Skills coaching
  • Activity therapy

Addiction specialists will help you come up with a treatment plan that is tailored to fit your needs.

When Would You Need to Go to Detox?

Detox is not actually treatment for substance abuse, but many patients must go to detox before they can start treatment. Detox is a safe, hospital-like setting where people can go through withdrawal in a controlled manner.

Withdrawal from drugs and alcohol can be very difficult, and even dangerous. That is why it is necessary to go to detox if there is any chance you may go through withdrawal. Doctors and medical staff will ensure that you stay safe during the difficult process.

How Long is Detox?

Detox can only end when withdrawal symptoms have cleared and a patient is stable, mentally and physically. For some people, this takes a few days. Others may need to remain in detox for 2 weeks or more.

If you try and detox at home, you could experience serious complications. Alcohol detox has been known to be deadly in some cases. Going to a detox center ensures that you get through this process safely.


  1. Florida Adolescent Substance Abuse Facts
  2. National Institute on Drug Abuse