Better Way programs are structured as three separate programs on a continuum of gradually lessening intensity: Residential, Intensive Outpatient (Day/Night) and regular Outpatient. This allows cost efficient and effective use of Better Way's treatment and rental assisted housing resources. It also permits the flexibility to place clients according to individual need in the least restrictive setting, since, with the exception of the Residential treatment program, housing is now considered separately from treatment and other services. Clients may move through treatment in any direction, based on their progress, or lack of progress, in accomplishing their recovery goals.
Treatment programs are staffed using a multi-disciplinary team approach. Treatment planning meetings for each program are held weekly but all clinical and resident management staff meet daily to ensure communication concerning client progress throughout the continuum. Housing staff work closely with counselors to maximize housing opportunities.
Treatment is designed to develop each client's personal strengths and abilities necessary for responsible and successful recovery. Individual, family and group modalities are employed. A complete curriculum of substance abuse education covering the disease concept and all aspects of pertinent recovery skills is presented. Comprehensive vocational, educational, medical, legal assistance, recreational and other services are available throughout the continuum of Better Way care, either on site or a short distance away. All services operate with strict adherence to the policies and procedures protecting client rights, confidentiality and integrity of clinical care. An Active Continuous Quality Improvement (*CQI) program operates throughout the continuum to monitor outcomes and effect improvement where indicated.
This is the most intensive treatment program. It helps the addicted person to accept their addiction, break denial, and adapt to an ambient lifestyle among other recovering addicts. The client and their Counselor / Case Manager identify areas needing change and develop plans to address them. The client is provided a thorough grounding in 12 Step recovery as the foundation for a "Better Way" of living.
Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation/Substance Abuse Treatment
Better Way of Miami offers Outpatient treatment at a convenient location in the heart of Miami, minutes away from I-95. The ultimate goal of the Outpatient Treatment Program is long-term abstinence from drugs and alcohol. This is achieved through individualized treatment planning, group and individual sessions with each person, helping the individual learn how to sustain sobriety through the 12-Step Recovery Model and be successful at implementing the tools of Recovery in their lives.
Clients may continue to reside at Better Way East, move to another Better Way sponsored housing program, reside in local halfway houses or shelters, or with family members. When they aren't searching for employment, working, or attending school, they attend this intensive outpatient rehabilitation program offered both in the evening and during the day.