Substance Abuse

We offer an inpatient detoxification program and an outpatient recovery program. Our patients are individually evaluated and treated with a custom plan based on their needs. Our expert team at the Behavioral Health Center specializes in treating both drug addiction and co-occurring disorders.

Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment

Program services include:

  • Detoxification
  • Pain management
  • Suboxone maintenance
  • Intensive outpatient program
  • Outpatient group program
  • Individual and family counseling

To learn more about the Tallahassee Memorial Recovery Center, please call the program director at 850-431-5150 or 850-431-5100 to schedule an appointment.

Tallahassee Memorial Recovery Center 
Located within the Tallahassee Memorial Behavioral Health Center 
1616 Physicians Drive 
Tallahassee, FL 32308
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We offer inpatient detoxification services for patients with a dependency on alcohol and/or benzodiazepines, such as Valium, Xanax or Klonopin. The detox process is medically supervised and designed to reduce the risk of life threatening withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal from other substances is treated through an outpatient program because symptoms are not life threatening.

Intensive Outpatient Program

Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed to help patients who have a difficult time developing the habits, attitudes and support structure to maintain freedom from dependency.

Addiction Recovery Tools

IOP is based on the latest research and tools for addiction recovery, typically with a recommended 12-Step program:

The Intensive Outpatient Program when paired with a 12-step program greatly increases the rate of recovery.

Program Meetings & Schedule

The IOP program meets Monday through Thursday from 5:20 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for four weeks. Evening hours are designed to reduce scheduling conflicts or interruption for the family and/or employment.

Meetings typically include:

  • Group sessions give patients a place to talk about their struggles and learn positive coping skills
  • Education about the medical aspects of addiction and relapse prevention
  • Support and counseling for family members
  • Random drug testing
  • Individual counseling (can be used either during the program or after graduation)
  • Additional week of program support for those who need to refresh their recovery skills

Our Counselors

Paul Knoll, PhD Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Addiction Professional
Ron Burks, PhD Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Addiction Professional
Vickie Burks, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Addiction Professional


Outpatient Group Program

The Outpatient Group Program is ongoing. We provide a lower level of accountability to those who have been through a more structured program but would like a small support group to supplement their recovery efforts.

Individual and Family Counseling

The Tallahassee Memorial Recovery Center also offers outpatient counseling sessions and seminars. We provide help with mental health issues, family relationships and other life transition coping skills.

To make an appointment, please call 850-431-5100.

Our Counselors

Mary Marotta, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Heather Lincicome, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Katherine Whealdon, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Courtney Willoughby, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Paul Knoll, PhD Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Addiction Professional
Ron Burks, PhD Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Addiction Professional
Vickie Burks, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Addiction Professional

Local Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous
A 12-step support group

Al-Anon and Alateen
Fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics

Celebrate Recovery at Killearn United Methodist Church
A biblical 12-step recovery group for adults

Cocaine Anonymous
A 12-step support group

Narcotics Anonymous
A 12-step support group