Addiction Resource Guide

Better Way of Miami, Inc.

Long Term Residential Program

The Program
"In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"Intensive 61 days inpatient program."

Treatment Philosophy:

"To treat client despite race, sexual orientation, legal entanglement or ability to pay."

Approach to Dual Diagnosis:

"We are a dual diagnose enhance program."

Family Program:

"Family therapy is provided."

Position on 12 Step Involvement:

"Better way is a 12 Step oriented program."

Position on Confrontation:

"Conflict resolution groups are part of our treatment schedule."

Additional Characteristics:

"We provide permanent housing to those clients that meet the criteria post discharge."


  • Number of Beds: 110
    Detox Available: No

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Annual Admits: 412
    Average Length of Stay 4 months
    Percent of Women 5%
    Percent under 25 26%
    Percent with College Education: 5%
    Percent Covered by Public Assistance 90%
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification:Data Not Supplied

  • Admissions Procedures:

    Night Admission Available: Data Not Supplied
    Weekend Admission available: Data Not Supplied
    Face to Face Interview or exam required before admission: Data Not Supplied


Facility has separate program for:
  • Codependency
  • Compulsive Gambling

  • Facility has group sessions for:
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Anger Management/Conflict Resolution
  • Attorneys & Judges
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Complusive Overeating
  • Criminal Justice
  • Crystal Meth
  • Depression
  • Family
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Grief & Loss
  • Heroin Addiction
  • Inhalant Abuse
  • Marijuana
  • Men
  • Native American
  • Prescription Drugs Addiction
  • Psychiatric (Dual Diagnosis)
  • Relapse
  • Sexual Addictions
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Vocational Skills
  • Women


    Self-pay Cost: Data Not Supplied
    Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: Yes
    Medicare Coverage accepted: Yes
    Insurance Coverage verified before admission: No
    Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: Yes


    Licensed by: Florida Dept. Of Children & Families
    Type of License: Residential, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient & HIV/AIDS Intervention
    Accreditation: None

    Contact Information:
    Admissions Telephone Number: (305) 634-3409 x122
    General Information: (305) 634-3409
    Address: 800 NW 28 St.
    Miami, FL 33127