Substance Abuse

The SAMH Program is the legislatively appointed state authority for substance abuse, mental health, and methadone designation. The program is governed by Chapters 394 and 397 of the Florida Statutes and is responsible for the oversight of a statewide system of care for the prevention, treatment, and recovery of children and adults with serious mental illnesses or substance abuse disorders.

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Recovery Residence Administrators and Recovery Residences

Pursuant to section 397.4871, F.S., and section 397.487, F.S., the Department of Children and Families shall approve at least one credentialing entity for the purpose of developing and administering a voluntary certification program for recovery residence administrators and residences. Read more.

Certified Recovery Residences

Certified Recovery Residence Administrators

The Florida Certification Board has initiated a new credential for Recovery Residence Administrators. The public can search the Florida Certification Board’s credential database to determine if a specific Recovery Residence Administrator is certified or is in the process of becoming certified. A list of all persons certified as Recovery Residence Administrators can also be obtained by searching in the Certification Fields section using “Certification Type: Addiction” and “Classification: Recovery Residence Administrator.” Click on this link to access the search page.

Personal Stories: The Impact of Treatment

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Update for Methadone Medication-Assisted Treatment Programs for Opioid Disorders in Response to the Emergency Rule, 65DER 17-1, F.A.C.

The Department has awarded the following applicants approval to submit licensure applications to the program office in the region(s) of interest.

Applicants Awarded to submit licensure applications to the program office for Methadone Medication-Assisted Treatment Programs for Opioid Disorders

County

Number of OTPS Needed

Awarded Applicant

Baker

1

Psychological Addiction Services, LLC

Bradford

1

Psychological Addiction Services, LLC

Broward

1

Colonial Management Group, L.P.

Calhoun

1

Psychological Addiction Services, LLC

Citrus

1

Relax Mental Health

Clay

1

Colonial Management Group, L.P.

DeSoto

1

Relax Mental Health

Dixie

1

Psychological Addiction Services, LLC

Flagler

1

Colonial Management Group, L.P.

Franklin

1

Psychological Addiction Services, LLC

Gadsden

1

Psychological Addiction Services, LLC

Gilchrist

1

Psychological Addiction Services, LLC

Glades

1

Relax Mental Health

Gulf

1

Psychological Addiction Services, LLC

Hamilton

1

Psychological Addiction Services, LLC

Hardee

1

Relax Mental Health

Hendry

1

Relax Mental Health

Highlands

1

Relax Mental Health

Hillsborough

2

Colonial Management Group, L.P.
Colonial Management Group, L.P.

Holmes

1

Psychological Addiction Services, LLC

Indian River

1

Colonial Management Group L.P.

Jackson

1

Psychological Addiction Services, LLC

Jefferson

1

Psychological Addiction Services, LLC

Lafayette

1

Psychological Addiction Services, LLC

Lake

1

Colonial Management Group L.P.

Levy

1

Psychological Addiction Services, LLC

Liberty

1

Psychological Addiction Services, LLC

Madison

1

Psychological Addiction Services, LLC

Manatee

1

Colonial Management Group L.P.

Martin

1

Colonial Management Group L.P.

Monroe

1

Relax Mental Health

Nassau

1

Colonial Management Group L.P.

Okaloosa

1

Symetria Recovery/ Soft Landing
Interventions, LLC

Okeechobee

1

Relax Mental Health

Orange

1

Colonial Management Group, L.P.

Palm Beach

1

Colonial Management Group, L.P.

Pasco

1

Colonial Management Group, L.P.

Putnam

1

Colonial Management Group, L.P.

Santa Rosa

1

Colonial Management Group, L.P.

Seminole

1

Colonial Management Group, L.P.

Sumter

1

Colonial Management Group, L.P.

Suwannee

1

Psychological Addiction Services, LLC

Taylor

1

Psychological Addiction Services, LLC

Union

1

Psychological Addiction Services, LLC

Volusia

1

Colonial Management Group, L.P.

Wakulla

1

Colonial Management Group, L.P.

Walton

1

Lakeview Center, Inc.

Washington

1

Psychological Addiction Services, LLC

Total

49

 

Determination of Need for Methadone Medication-Assisted Treatment Programs for Opioid Disorders in Response to the Emergency Rule, 65DER 17-1, F.A.C.

Introduction
In determining need for additional methadone medication-assisted treatment programs, the following data was examined:

  • Population estimates by age and by county;
  • Number of opioid-caused deaths;
  • Estimated number of past-year nonmedical pain reliever users; and
  • Estimated number of life-time heroin users.

Determination of Need
The Department conducted a needs assessment which indicates a need for an additional 49 methadone medication-assisted treatment providers. The chart indicates the number of providers needed for each county. Applications will be considered for providers interested in opening an opioid treatment program in one of the counties with an established need. For additional information on how to apply, refer to the Notice of Emergency Rule.

Additional Number of Opioid Treatment Programs Needed

Emergency Rule 65DER17-1 (65D-30.014 F.A.C.) Standard for Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

On May 3, 2017, the Governor of the State of Florida signed Executive Order Number 17-146 declaring that the opioid epidemic threatens the State with an emergency and that, as a consequence of this danger, a state of emergency exists. For additional details, refer to the Notice of Emergency Rule.

Provider Licensure and Designations System (PLADS)

The PLADS system provides a portal for providers to electronically register and apply to provide services for Substance Abuse components and Receiving Facility Designation.  The goal of this portal is to facilitate a central location where providers can manage all of the documentation required by law to receive licenses to provide state regulated services.  By maintaining this documentation in a central location, it will simplify the process of applying for components in the future.  The PLADS system is a central location where providers can check on the status of their licenses, track inspections and respond to corrective action plans.

For more information on PLADS please contact your local SAMH Office.