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Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

Addiction is a chronic disease characterized by drug seeking and use that is compulsive, or difficult to control despite harmful consequences. Research shows drug and alcohol addiction is treatable and can be successfully managed.

The Rehabilitative Services Division provides comprehensive residential and outpatient treatment to adults diagnosed with substance use disorders who currently reside in Miami-Dade County. Services are provided through assessment, intervention, direct treatment, case management and referral. The Rehabilitative Services Division consist of four units specialized to provide services tailored to client's individual needs.

  • Central Intake (Screening and Assessment)

    The Central Intake Unit is the entry point for adults seeking evaluation, referral and substance abuse treatment placement. Referrals are received from Police, Corrections and Rehabilitation Department, Community-Based organizations, 11th Circuit Court, the State Attorney's Office, family members and walk-ins. Individuals are evaluated to determine the appropriate level of care and placement in outpatient or inpatient treatment.

    For more information, call or visit:

    Central Intake Unit
    3140 NW 76th Street
    Miami, FL 33147

  • Residential Treatment

    New Direction Residential Treatment Program

    The New Direction Residential Treatment program utilizes a broad range of therapeutic approaches to assist participants in gaining insight, developing coping skills and the stability necessary to maintain a fulfilling and healthy lifestyle. The program serves about 3,200 people every year.

    Treatment services include:

    • Screenings and assessments
    • Medical, psychiatric and psychological services
    • Individual, group and family counseling
    • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
    • Case management
    • Relapse and overdose prevention
    • Continued care planning

    The following specialized residential treatment tracks are also provided:

    Specialized Transitional Opportunity Program (STOP) for the homeless

    STOP is a six-month program that assists people who are homeless or at risk for homelessness.

    The program stabilizes the individual, addresses substance use and high risk behaviors, provides relapse prevention skills, and medical, psychological and psychiatric services.

    Intensive case management is provided to secure access to health insurance, employment and stable housing.

    For more information, call or visit:

    Central Intake Unit
    3140 NW 76 Street
    Miami, FL 33147

    Intensive Day/Night Program for Women

    The Intensive Day/Night Program residential treatment program is designed to provide substance abuse treatment services to women who have been court-ordered or determined to be high-risk for criminal behavior as a result of their addiction.

    Treatment services included with the STOP and Day/Night Programs:

    • Assessment
    • Evidence-based treatment
    • Individual, group and family therapy
    • Psychological, medical and psychiatric services
    • Hepatitis, HIV and STD testing
    • Life skills training
    • Case management

    For more information, call 786-878-6480.

  • Outpatient Treatment

    Diversion and Treatment Program (DATP)

    DATP provides comprehensive, evidence-based, outpatient substance abuse treatment to individuals diagnosed with substance use disorders referred by the criminal justice system as an alternative to jail time. All services are provided on a sliding fee scale.

    Treatment services:

    • Assessment
    • Comprehensive treatment planning and development
    • Evidence-based treatment
    • Individual, group and family therapy
    • Psychological
    • Medical and psychiatric services
    • Life skills training
    • Case management

    Outpatient treatment is offered at three locations:

    Coconut Grove Community Resource Center 
    3750 S. Dixie Highway 
    Miami, FL 33133 

    Miami Dade College North Campus 
    3190 NW 116th Street 
    Miami, FL 33167 

    Florida City Community Resource Center 
    1600 NW 6th Court 
    Florida City, FL 33034

    To make an appointment for admission into the program, call 305-758-9662.

  • Corrections-Based Treatment

    Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Program

    The corrections-based DUI Program provides treatment services that include individual and group counseling, substance abuse educational sessions, case management and other support services to sentenced offenders.

    Participants must be Miami-Dade County residents and receive a court-ordered referral for counseling. Upon release, participants are provided with a referral for aftercare services.

    Treatment is provided at:

    Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation
    Pre-Trail Detention Center
    1321 NW 13th Street
    Miami, FL 33125

    For more information, call 786-479-7093.

Community Action and Human Services
Lucia Davis-Raiford, Director

Overtown Transit Village North
701 NW 1st Court, Miami, FL 33136

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