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Sponsored by Better Way of Miami, Inc, Thriving Mind South Florida and the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families.

Better Way of Miami, Inc. complies with state and federal nondiscrimination laws and policies that prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or transgender status. It is unlawful to retaliate against individuals or groups on the basis of their participation in a complaint of discrimination or on the basis of their opposition to discriminatory practice.

Better Way of Miami , Inc. cumple con las leyes y las políticas estatales y federales de no discriminación que prohíben la discriminación por motivos de edad, color, discapacidad, nacionalidad , raza, religión, sexoorientación sexual, identidad de género, o estado transgénero. Es ilegal tomar represalias contra individuos o grupos en función de su participación en una queja de discriminación o basado en su oposición a la práctica discriminatoria.

Better Way of Miami, Inc. konfòme li avèk lwa ak politik nasyonal diskriminasyon leta ak federal ki entèdi diskriminasyon ki baze sou laj, koulè, andikap, orijin nasyonal, ras, relijyon, sèks, oryantasyon seksyèl, idantite seksyèl, oswa
estati transganr Li ilegal pou fè vanjans kont moun oswa gwoup sou baz patisipasyon yo nan yon plent kont diskriminasyon oswa sou baz opozisyon yo a pratik diskriminatwa.

This publication was made possible by Grant Number H89HA00005 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an operating division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Health Resources and Services Administration or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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For the Miami-Dade Transit Title VI of the Civil Right Act Notice to the Public, click on this link

 Title VI of the Civil Right Act

Please forward your complaints to our EEO officer at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

If you have any questions or concerns, this person can also be reached at 305-634-3409.

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Better Way of Miami offers a flexible, multi-level program for individuals who do not require, or have completed detoxification, residential treatment, or other type of day treatment.  Our group sessions are offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday mornings, making treatment an excellent choice for those who work and have families.  We also provide family educational groups, which provide education and support to the loved ones of persons in treatment.  

Outpatient treatment gives the individual an opportunity to interact in a real world environment while benefiting from a peer-oriented, structures therapeutic program.  Progress is assessed regularly by credentialed, highly experienced clinicians who develop individualized treatment plans with each person.  

Graduates from the Outpatient program are welcome in our Alumni Association.  These groups offer ongoing Recovery support.


Drug and Alcohol Testing
Better Way of Miami offers drug and alcohol screening and specimen collection for individuals as well as workplace testing in the community.  Through the cost-effective screening methods, the Agency is able to offer the community simple and fast results.  Chain of custody is always maintained and documents/reports are prepared by a licensed counselor and/or medical personnel as required by the court.

Methods of drug and alcohol testing and specimen collection include panel testing (urinalysis) and Breath Alcohol Testing (BAT).  All urine drug screenings are lab-based.

*Special pricing is available for persons referred from Drug Court.


Individual Counseling
Individual counseling provides a one-on-one atmosphere to individuals seeking guidance in their personal lives. The confidential and supportive environment helps people to feel comfortable enough to disclose their problems so that they may obtain the skills necessary to resolve or work through their issues.  Although counseling cannot ‘cure’, it will give the individual the skills and abilities needed to work through and cope with their current situations.

Individual counseling can be used to help with many issues such as drug depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, stress and much more. The counselor will explore the individual’s feelings, concerns, and behaviors in order to help them acquire the skills necessary to resolve their personal issues.

Individual counseling can give a person the tools they need to better their lives, accomplish their goals, and help them better understand themselves by exploring where they've been, and where they’re going.


Marital/Couples Counseling
Marital/Couples Counseling provides a comfortable and safe environment for couples, married or not, seeking guidance in their relationships.  Counseling also aids couples in conquering present difficulties as well as help the couple understand one another prior to marriage.  Counseling may also provide the couple to better effectively communicate with one another.  

Couples counseling is not limited to married persons.  Better Way of Miami is open to all couples seeking counseling.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Employee assistance is not restricted to one particular treatment for employees. Employees may need assistance for drug and alcohol abuse, individual difficulties, marital or couples issues, family issues, and any other problem which hinders the employee’s performance at work.  

Better Way of Miami offers drug and alcohol testing and treatment – group and individual sessions available, individual and marital/couples/family counseling, anger management, and an array of education groups to aid the employee(s) in learning and understanding their current issues, how to cope with or resolve their issues, and successfully return to their place of employment.  


Educational Groups
Better Way of Miami offers informative, educational groups to the community to include:

  • Impulse control (8-hour course).  This course may be ordered by the court for those who have been charged with a misdemeanor, such as petty theft.  All reports to the court shall be rendered in a timely manner.
  • Drug Awareness and Education (4-hour course)

The educational courses provided to the community are set to enhance the education of our local community.  


Vocational Rehabilitation
Do you need assistance in resume building or job placement?  Are you constantly attending job fairs, standing in line for hours with no call backs?  Better Way of Miami offers vocational rehabilitation to those in need of help in researching and enrolling in school or job placement.  For a flat rate fee per service, Better Way offers a very affordable way of ‘getting back on your feet’ or returning to school.

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