This drug thing has gotten out of control and you’re ready to take your life back.

You no longer have to go it along. We’re here to help.

Don’t worry. We don’t think there is anything broken or wrong with you. Addiction is a disease.

The Mayo Clinic, one of the nation’s preeminent health care providers and research organizations, says addiction impacts your “brain and behavior and leads to an inability to control the use of a legal or illegal drug or medication.”

Understanding the nature addiction opens up a darkly optimistic realization. If addiction is a disease, it can be treated.

But where do you for that? What’s out there and available where I live?

That’s what we’re going to explore here: treatment resources in Martin County.

Realize here as well that you’re not alone. Some 46,300 people aged 12 years or older were admitted into care facilities for some type of substance abuse.

The largest group — 15,400 or 33 percent — were admitted for heroin or some other opioid dependence. This is what we have to offer to help with that.

Zoom out a little bit and look at the problem nationwide. In 2017, just over 2 million Americans sought treatment by being admitted to a substance use treatment facility. That’s, roughly, like every single resident of Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa and Orlando going to rehab.

How Many treatment Centers are in Martin County?

According to, there are 28 drug treatment facilities in Martin County for you to consider. lists about 28 different facilities in the county. Some are on the water, and all told they provide a wide range of care in varying settings. But not many allow for busy executive leaders to try to face their addiction while taking care of their clients and employees. We have facilities just for that. also lists about 18 facilities — 16 of which are located in Stuart, Fla.

Do these private site listings make you uncomfortable for their for-profit leanings? The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a division of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, lists 38 different providers of mental health, substance abuse, buprenorphine physicians and Veterans Affairs treatment resources in Martin County.

In neighboring St. Lucie County, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s online map tool shows there are an additional 32 providers that are largely concentrated in Port St. Lucie.

What types of Treatment Centers are in Martin County?

No one treatment is perfect for all people or all substance addictions. That’s because addiction is a brain disease. The human brain is easily the most complicated object on the plant. There are something like 100 billion neurons, the base unit of the brain, in each human brain.

Further complicating the matter, is the understanding that addiction and chemical dependence are fundamentally different and intertwine in a variety of ways. But that’s a topic for another blog post.

Let’s start more general and then get more specific.

What’s the Difference Between Inpatient and Outpatient?

An imprecise way to break down the difference between the two is whether or not you are staying “in” or “out” of a facility while you are received medical treatment.

A little or precision: it’s an inpatient treatment if you can’t leave the facility while the treatment is ongoing. If you can go home, immediately after getting medical attention it could be considered an outpatient treatment.

If at any time this seems unclear, send a message and we’ll break it down for you.

Checking into Inpatient Means… 

… that you’re going to start your journey with medically intensive supports. And it means that you are going to live somewhere else for a while.

Inpatient, facilities are the most intensive settings that you can get. You’re whole life for a range of just a few weeks to up to a year or more is focused on curing your addiction.

A National Institute on Drug Abuse publication states that your journey is going to start with detoxification and/or medically-supported withdrawal.

The big “W” word. As much as you might have tried to avoid it, you have to get the drug out of your body at the start.

This is the ugly part. But while you’re under the care of the health care professionals, they will provide medications and other treatments to help blunt the more acute symptoms of withdrawal.

While getting through withdrawal is hard, it’s not the end. With the drug out of your body, you still have the linger addiction, craving, habits, attitudes, and behaviors to deal with.

Going with outpatient means…

… that you are going to need to make sure you find the right treatment for you. This is going to talk a little footwork. Some facilities offer partial hospitalization where you spend just a few hours to nearly an entire day at a facility.

These are only for people with stable housing and/or family settings. There’s no point being sent back to relatives or roomies who are using in your space.

Opioid treatment clinics operate more like a doctor’s office. They are also known as methadone clinics for a drug used to curb the dependence part of withdrawal.

Outpatient settings are often paid with treatment or support programs.

More on that below…

What programs are offered in Martin County?

Group counseling is self-explanatory. These are often facilitated by the ubiquitous 12-step program providers that seem to house every single church basement, Elks or American Legion hall in the U.S. Here are the more common groups — Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, Marijuana Anonymous.

Self Management and Recovery Training, or SMART programs are seen as an alternative to the 12-step programs. They focus more on kicking a habit rather than admitting powerlessness.

The individualized treatment gets even more specific and uses the intervention of mental health or medical providers to overcome mental, behavioral or lifestyle problems that prevent recovery.

These include cognitive behavioral therapy, contingency management interventions and motivational incentives, community reinforcement approaches, motivational enhancement, and family behavior therapies.

Now That You Know More About Treatment Resources in Martin County…

it’s time to use treatment resources in Martin County. You have options in several locations. If you are worried about paying for your treatment, click here to see what kind of financing and insurance options are available to you.

Either way, don’t think that just because you can’t pay you won’t get help. There is always a way out. Let us help you find it.

Be brave. You can do this.

Content Reviewed by Jacklyn Steward

Jacklyn StewardJacklyn is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and an EMDR trained trauma therapy specialist with over 6 years of experience in the field of addiction. She has a Masters Degree in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling from Nova Southeastern University.