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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.

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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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In response to the Corona-19 Pandemic, Better Way has stopped seeing Outpatient clients on its campus.

If you are receiving services through Medicaid or a private insurer, please contact our Outpatient Services office to discuss setting up remote sessions.

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding. 

Welcome to Better Way Of Miami's Home Page.Better Way has been providing services for over a quarter century, and has earned the reputation of being one of South Florida’s most respected recovery agencies. Better Way offers a full continuum of care affording an optimized opportunity to get clean and sober and to enjoy long-term recovery.


Better Way of Miami, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit health care facility, has provided one of the most effective long term treatment programs in the southeast for those seeking a real answer to their drug and alcohol addictions. Better Way is proud to be a vital and integral part of the developing systems of care for the homeless, the addicted, the dually diagnosed and the HIV Positive in Miami-Dade County.


Since its inception, Better Way has been serving people from minority communities prominently including African Americans from all over Miami-Dade County. Primarily treating people for behavioral health issues while also addressing their medical needs, we have long attempted to close disparities created by racial divides in education, employment and housing. It has always been an uphill battle. Experience and evidence show that these divisions lead to inequities in individual and community health. 

We are making this statement in support of the families, friends and colleagues of the lives lost to social and systemic injustice. We continue to support and encourage the awareness raised by the peaceful demonstrations throughout our country and the world due to the senseless and frightening death of George Floyd and so many others. It is 2021. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his “I have a Dream” speech in 1963. We hope that this heightened awareness will remain in our consciousness and lead to vast societal improvements that will in turn lead to the better health and well-being of us all regardless of the color of our skin.


Michael Festinger


Better Way of Miami, Inc.