Fort Myers Community Resources & Local News on Addiction & Mental Health Issues

At Park Royal Hospital we are proud to offer a broad spectrum of services that can help you become healthier in mind and body. However, we also strive to give you the resources needed to build on the progress you make at our Fort Meyers, Florida hospital.

Local Support Groups

To help you build on your progress, we create a personalized discharge plan that includes all that is required to help you avoid more intensive treatment in the future. Our discharge planning process begins the moment you become our patient. We do this to make sure that we identify the services that can continue helping you once you have returned home. Among the services that we may refer you to, support groups are a type of resource that we believe can assist you in living a healthy lifestyle for the long-term. Depending on what your needs are, the below-mentioned support groups may be part of your customized discharge plan.

When you choose to receive care at Park Royal Hospital, you are making a decision that can positively affect your present and future. Whether you come to us battling an addiction, Alzheimer’s disease, or another mental illness, we can help.

If you would like more information about our inpatient treatment, outpatient care, or any of our other specialized services, call our knowledgeable admissions team at your earliest convenience. Here, you can begin living the healthy life you deserve.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Participating in alcohol abuse support groups can help you remain committed to your sobriety. Because of this, we may recommend you attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings if you are in recovery from alcoholism. AA groups can connect you with others who have struggled with alcohol addiction, and give you the support you need while you are at home. Additionally, AA can help you avoid relapse, as members are encouraged to have a sponsor who can talk them through situations in which they may be tempted to abuse alcohol.

So, if you would like to start attending AA meetings near Fort Meyers, Florida, click the following link to find a group close to your home:

Click here to locate AA meetings close to Fort Meyers, Florida

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

As you work on recovering from a meth, heroin, cocaine, or other drug addiction, you may be more successful if you regularly attend Narcotics Anonymous meetings. NA is a narcotics abuse support group that includes other individuals who are also working on their sobriety. These groups allow you to give and receive support, learn from the experiences of others, and share your own experiences with drug addiction. Additionally, these groups can help you remain connected to the recovery community in a positive way. Therefore, if you are in recovery from drug addiction, live in the Fort Meyers area, and would like to become a member of an NA group, click the following link to locate one close to where you live:

Click here to find NA meetings near Fort Meyers, Florida

Lee County Alzheimer’s Disease Support Groups

If you are a caregiver for someone who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, know that you are not alone. There are Alzheimer’s disease support groups available that can help you understand this illness, and learn ways of slowing the progression of this memory disorder. By connecting with other caregivers, you can also learn how to practice healthy self-care and improve your loved one’s overall quality of life.

So, if you live in Fort Meyers or another part of Lee County, click the following link to find an Alzheimer’s disease support group that you can attend:

Click here to locate an Alzheimer’s disease support group in Lee County

Local Resources & News

Local Resources:

Drug Drop-Off Locations for Fort Myers & Lee County

Local News:

New Lethal Opioid: U-47700 or its street name, “Pinky” in Florida, may hit Fort Myers

  • A new type of substance, similar to heroin in its physical effects, is adding to the gravitas the of the opioid epidemic and claiming Florida lives. Read more

Florida Ballot Includes Legalization of Medical Marijuana

  • On November 8, 2016, Florida residents, including those in Fort Myers, voted in favor of the use of medical marijuana, which could have numerous effects on psychiatric treatment and drug addiction centers. Read more

Florida’s Opioid Epidemic Declared as a Public Health Emergency in Fort Myers and Elsewhere

  • Opioid abuse in Fort Myers and other areas of Florida has hit such high levels that Governor Rick Scott has classified this issue as a public health emergency. Read more

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