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Tampa Bay Recovery Center is here to help people recover from alcohol addiction. As an in-network facility, we’re committed to helping you find the program that supports your needs.

Begin Alcohol Rehab in Tampa Today

Tampa Bay Recovery Center is here to help people recover from alcohol addiction. As an in-network facility, we’re committed to helping you find the program that supports your needs.

Medically Reviewed

Medically reviewed by Jennifer Strong, LMHC

Written by Tampa Bay Recovery staff
Updated on January 24, 2024

Medically Reviewed

Medically reviewed by Jennifer Strong, LMHC

Written by Tampa Bay Recovery staff
Updated on January 24, 2024


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Rehab in St. Petersburg

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According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), “Among people aged 12 or older in 2022, 10.5 percent (29.5 million people) had a past year alcohol use disorder.” At Tampa Bay Recovery Center, we offer several types of options for alcohol rehab in Tampa that help those struggling to find sobriety. 

Alcohol Abuse Treatment in Tampa

Alcohol addiction, also known as alcohol use disorder (AUD), is a chronic disease that causes a person to become unable to stop abusing alcohol. They continue to drink despite the negative impact on their lives. Their dependencies are both physical and emotional in nature. Alcoholism also falls into the category of substance use disorders, which includes drug addiction.

Alcohol rehab in Tampa provides professional assistance that allows a person to stop abusing alcohol and get sober. We offer support and guidance through every step of recovery. Although we offer outpatient programs, we partner with inpatient providers in the area to help potential clients find the right level of care that they need.

Alcohol rehab begins with detox, followed by residential treatment and outpatient care.

Alcohol Detox

Alcohol detox is the first step to recovery from alcohol addiction. During detox, clients need psychological and medical care to remain safe from dangerous withdrawal symptoms. This is because alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be life-threatening—especially if the person is a long-time, heavy drinker.

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) can help clients manage withdrawal symptoms and reduce the risk of relapsing during detox. In addition, detox professionals can monitor a client’s symptoms to ensure that they are safely withdrawing from alcohol. Alcohol detox programs last from one to two weeks, depending on the client’s progress through withdrawal.

After detox, clients are ready to continue treatment and discover the underlying causes of their alcohol addiction. Most clients enter a residential treatment program once they complete detox.

Residential Treatment Programs

Residential treatment programs, also called inpatient rehab, are the next step most clients take after detox. During residential alcohol treatment, clients live within the facility where they participate in therapeutic programming. That way, clients are fully engaged in treatment without outside distractions and temptations to relapse.

Tampa Bay Recovery partners with several residential treatment providers in the area. After residential treatment, clients can move onto to our outpatient alcohol rehab in Tampa.

Outpatient Alcohol Rehab

Outpatient alcohol rehab builds on the treatment that began in detox or residential care. Our outpatient alcohol rehab includes a blend of individual therapy, group therapy, recovery activities, and holistic approaches. The goal is to prepare a person to avoid relapsing and enjoy living a sober life.

At Tampa Bay Recovery, clients progress through different levels of care during outpatient alcohol rehab. This prepares clients to gradually ease into a life of recovery from addiction. Clients can live at home, with family, or in a sober living program during outpatient rehab.

The levels of care for outpatient alcohol rehab are:

  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP): A PHP program is the highest level of outpatient care that we offer. Clients attend PHP from 9 am to 4 pm for six days each week. This level of intensity helps clients transition from residential care to living outside of a treatment facility.
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): After PHP, clients can move on to an IOP program. IOP programs take place from Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. We also have evening IOP and virtual IOP available to those who need more flexibility and are clinically fit.
  • Sober Living Homes: During outpatient alcohol rehab in Tampa, many of our clients live in a nearby sober living home. These programs help clients transition back to everyday life by providing support and accountability by living among peers in recovery.

After these programs, many people move on to continue weekly therapy and attend peer support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and SMART Recovery.


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Do I Need Alcohol Rehab?

Many people who need alcohol rehab don’t attend treatment. According to the 2022 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 85.1% of people age 12 and older who had a substance use disorder (SUD) did not get treatment. However, if alcohol use disrupts significant areas of a person’s life—such as employment, relationships, school, and health—then they need alcohol rehab.

The following are signs that a person could benefit from our alcohol rehab in Tampa:

  • Attempting to stop drinking and being unable to do so
  • Spending a lot of time obtaining and drinking alcohol
  • Loss of interest in hobbies or pastimes
  • Isolating from friends and family
  • Relationship problems related to alcohol consumption
  • Work or school life suffering because of drinking
  • Using alcohol to manage signs of depression, anxiety, or other mental health symptoms
  • Legal issues, like a DUI arrest or disorderly conduct while intoxicated
  • Continuing to drink despite negative consequences

If a person is unsure if they or a loved one is now in the grips of alcohol addiction, Tampa Bay Recovery can help. Our admissions team can provide guidance on how to treat alcohol addiction.

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Therapy for Alcohol Addiction

At Tampa Bay Recovery Center, we utilize a number of modalities to address the underlying causes of addiction. Recovery shouldn’t be a one-size-fits-all approach. With cutting-edge modalities, our clients can find the space needed to heal with an evidence-based approach to alcohol addiction.

The following are therapies we offer to treat the underlying causes of alcohol addiction:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): EMDR involves a trained therapist directing a person in relation to eye movements while discussing previous traumatic events. This therapy helps many people reduce symptoms related to trauma-based conditions. In turn, this helps them feel less of a need for alcohol consumption to help with residual effects of trauma such as flashbacks and anxiety.
  • Brainspotting: Another breakthrough in treating trauma, brainspotting involves using fixed eye positions combined with talk therapy. When trauma is reduced, it positively impacts alcohol addiction treatment.
  • Red Light Therapy: RLT is the practice of using low levels of red or near-infrared lights. Exposure to red light can improve brain functioning, which can reduce stress, depression, and anxiety.
  • Holistic Therapy: Many facilities and therapists use holistic therapy to help treat the mind, body, and spirit as a whole. Holistic therapy can include yoga, massage therapy, acupuncture, and art therapy.
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT): MAT combines talk therapy with medications that assist in alcohol addiction treatment. The combination helps those in alcohol rehab in Tampa make progress. FDA-approved medications assist in reducing withdrawal symptoms and cravings for alcohol.
  • Family Therapy: Alcohol addiction affects the whole family. Thus, the whole family needs to recover from the effects of addiction. By engaging in family therapy during our alcohol rehab in Tampa, families can repair relationships and find healthy ways to support their loved one in recovery.

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Tampa Bay Recovery Center is a premier leader in the provision of addiction treatment services. If you or someone you love is in need of professional care to address a substance use disorder, reach out to us right now at (813) 733-8774 to speak with an admissions specialist who can get you started on the road to recovery.

How to Help a Loved One Enter Rehab

Alcohol addiction affects not only the person addicted but their loved ones as well. Oftentimes, family members notice the signs of alcohol addiction first. They may also be affected by the addiction in ways that their loved one doesn’t notice.

Helping a loved one enter alcohol rehab can take time, empathy, and patience. Connecting with others in a support group, like Al-Anon, can help family members and friends learn more about alcohol addiction and how to help. Alcohol rehab centers can also offer guidance and support for family members. 

Learn more with our guides below:

  1. How to Help My Alcoholic Husband
  2. How To Help Your Alcoholic Wife
  3. How To Deal with An Alcoholic Son

Get Help For Alcohol Addiction Today

No matter if this is your first time in treatment or your 15th, we want to make this your last. If you or a loved one is suffering from alcohol addiction, the first step to getting help is that first call. Alcohol addiction can be incredibly destructive not just for the individual drinking, but for the entire family and support system. You don’t have to do this alone. Our admissions coordinators are standing by, ready to guide you through the treatment process.

Contact us now to begin alcohol treatment in Tampa, FL.

Our Philosophy

We believe that getting help for substance use disorders is about much more than just trying to get through another day of not drinking or using drugs. Our mission is to help people reclaim their lives by teaching them how to effectively deal with the stress, trauma, and anxiety that contribute to their addictions. 

Meet Our Team

Our staff has over 60 years of combined experience in treating behavioral health disorders. Our compassionate and empathetic approach has helped hundreds.