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Al-Anon District 12 Offices


It is a fellowship for relatives and friends of alcoholics who share experiences, strength, and hope to solve their common problems.

Alcoholics Anonymous

24 Hour 941-951-6810

Central Office for Sarasota and Manatee County
1748 Independence Blvd.
Suite G-2
Sarasota, Florida 34234


It is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope to solve their common problems and help others recover from alcoholism.

Bayside Center for Behavioral Health

Clinical Assessment Center is available at no cost to individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, substance abuse, or other mental health illnesses. The Call Center is open 24 hours/7 days a week. Also, it offers inpatient services for short-term, intensive psychiatric treatment for adults, adolescents, and children or referrals to appropriate treatment options in the community.


Information and Appointments 941-782-4150

The walk-in clinic is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for immediate assessment and referral. No appointment required. Alcohol and drug testing are available. No charge for the first visit.

Hospital and Addiction Center Access Center - 24 Hours
2020 26th Ave. East
Bradenton, Florida 34208


Provides assessments and screening services 24 hours a day, 7 days per week for voluntary and involuntary clients.

Provides inpatient and outpatient services for those suffering from mental health and addictions. They treat children, adolescents, adults, and seniors facing trauma, substance abuse, psychiatric illnesses, and emotional disorders. Programs include addiction prevention, detox, intervention, medication-assisted treatment, and support groups. Fees are billed to insurance or on a sliding scale based on income or no insurance. Accepts Medicaid and Medicare.

First Step of Sarasota

Crisis Support Services
First Step Access Center –Walk-in Center
1451 10th Street
Sarasota, Florida 34236


Call for immediate counseling and referral services to individuals or families experiencing mental health or substance abuse services.

Kreisman Crisis- 24-hour Stabilization Unit
1451 10th Street
Sarasota, Florida 34236


Program for individuals 18 years or older experiencing a severe emotional or psychiatric crisis. This is a designated Baker Act receiving facility.

24-hour Detoxification/Addiction Receiving Facility
1726 18th Street
Sarasota, Florida 34234


Offers innovative treatment programs for both children and adults experiencing mental health or substance abuse challenges.

First Step- Continued

Case Management and Care Coordination –Outpatient Location

Other programs include Choices, Crossroads, Mothers and Infants, Pathways, Seasons, Sober Housing, Transitions, and VIP-ER. Please visit their website for a listing of all their programs and services.

First Step- Psychiatric Services

Children and Adults –Outpatient Clinical and Medical

Other programs include Choices, Crossroads, Mothers and Infants, Pathways, Seasons, Sober Housing, Transitions, and VIP-ER. Please visit their website for a listing of all their programs and services.

Florida Association of Recovery Residences- (FARR)

An informative website where you can search for Recovery Residences in Florida by city location and recovery path.

Harvest House

Offers a residential recovery program modeled as a hybrid between a halfway house and an intensive inpatient recovery program for adults who have experienced substance abuse dependency.

Learn to Fish Recovery Center for Women

A faith-based program providing a safe housing environment to support women and their children suffering from abuse, trauma, and addiction by teaching them the necessary life skills to succeed in life.

Living with Dignity Homes

Separate recovery residences for men and women that provides a safe and sober environment to maintain successful recovery from addiction. Offers a Life Skills workshop.

Marchman Act

Contact the Clerk of the Circuit Court for more information

Marchman Act (continued)

Sarasota and Manatee receiving facilities:

This law assists families or up to three (3) non-relatives through the courts to get loved ones into court-ordered and monitored intervention assessment stabilization or detox and long-term treatment when they will not do it for themselves. This act is available to you if you feel the individual is a risk to themselves or others because of their addiction.

NACOA- National Association for Children of Addiction

An informative website focusing on providing information, education, and advocacy for children of all ages of parents struggling with alcohol or substance abuse. Offers various programs, resources, and support to these children to learn that they did not cause it, they cannot cure it, but they can learn to cope with it. For more information, please email the organization at

Narcotics Anonymous -24-hour Helpline

Informative website with a listing of area meetings along with announcements and a monthly newsletter.

Prodigal Daughters Recovery Home

Provides a residential treatment center for previously addicted mothers and their children.

Purpose House - Transitional Homes Ministries

Offers sober living in association with the Florida Association of Recovery Residences.

Salvation Army of Sarasota County

Provides drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs for residents of Sarasota and Manatee counties. CRP  (Community Recovery Program) and VIP-ER (Voluntary Interim Placement- Enhanced Recovery) are residential programs based on the A.A 12 step model.

SAMHSA –National Helpline

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20857


A free, confidential, 24/7 treatment referral and information service for those facing mental health or substance abuse disorders.

Suncoast Institute on Chemical Dependency

It is a faith-based organization dedicated to providing free educational programs about alcohol and drug addiction and its prevention and recovery resources to families, churches, and communities. Visit their website to contact them.

Transitional and Sober Housing Resource

Informative national website for those looking for temporary housing. Enter your ZIP Code to see resources available in your community.

Tri-County Counseling and Life Skills Center


The program provides outpatient mental health education and counseling, substance abuse education and counseling, career guidance, case management services, educational guidance, various life skills courses, and workshops for people of all ages in individual, group, family, and couples settings. Fees are on a sliding scale based on income.