Alcohol rehab centres in Florida are oftenreferred to clinical facilities that are staffed by clinical experts who provide a range of clinical programs and treatment methods to help people who have a problem with alcohol or are alcoholics. One of the biggest issues that alcoholics will face in an alcohol rehab center in Florida is that of the question of abuse. The term abuse can vary widely in terms of its meaning from a fairly mild sense of taking advantage of another person, through to different levels of verbal abuse, physical abuse and emotional abuse and sexual abuse. An alcohol rehab centre in Florida which is looking to help and work with an alcoholic seeking sobriety will need to be very mindful of the relevance and the issue of abuse in the context of helping an alcoholic deal with the underlying emotional drives that will have fuelled their drinking and their alcoholism. The nature of abuse can be two fold. On the one hand it can be the level of abuse that can alcoholic has put onto another person either intentionally or unintentionally, causing various levels of harm that at some point will need to be addressed through the 12 step program of Alcoholics Anonymous. The other focus of abuse can be any abuse that the alcoholic themselves have suffered, especially in childhood, which may have triggered a wide range of emotional coping mechanisms and defence mechanisms which will have been a formative part of the alcoholics identity and character.