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Information for People Recovering from Addiction

Fellowship and Service
Those of us with long-term sobriety understand that recovery is a lifelong path that we can’t walk alone. Our friends in recovery, our families and friends are part of a caring support system we build one day at a time. As part of our recovery, we give back, providing support to others in recovery and to our community, through education, prevention and advocacy.
At Baptist Health's Care & Counseling Services, our mission of hope is embodied in the thousands of Center alumni in recovery. They are active participants in their families, communities and in their own lives.
Many are committed leaders in helping and mentoring others experiencing addiction and recovery, and working with young people to prevent alcohol and drug addiction and substance abuse.
To become part of the Care & Counseling Services active alumni program or participate in our prevention and advocacy efforts, please call us at 1-800-YES-HOPE or 786-662-8118.
Tools for Change
At any time, day or night, we know we have tools at our disposal to help us overcome the challenges we may face in recovery.
Find a Twelve-Step Meeting
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • South Florida Area 15
  • How to Find A.A. Meetings
  • Narcotics Anonymous
    Services for people in recovery
    We offer services to help people in recovery maintain a healthy lifestyle, whether they are new to recovery or have long-term sobriety.

  • Recovery Coaching
  • Continuing Care

  • Relapse: What Does It Mean?
    Even with the tools and resources to manage this chronic disease, we can experience relapse. Although relapse does not have to mean the end of recovery, we would all prefer prevention to the physical and emotional pain of active addiction.
    It is important to remember that relapse rates for addiction (estimated at 40 to 60 percent) are similar to those of other chronic illnesses including hypertension, Type I diabetes and asthma, according to the National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health. This means that relapse is not just possible, it is likely.
    comparison of relapse rates 
    The effects of alcohol and drug abuse on the structure and function of the brain linger long after the individual stops using. This explains why a person in recovery can relapse.
    NIDA advises “drug addiction should be treated like any other chronic illness, with relapse serving as a trigger for renewed intervention.”
    We are here for you.

    For over four decades, the Care & Counseling Services​ has been a resource for people in recovery, people seeking recovery, families, medical students and professionals. That tradition continues. Please add your name to our email and or mailing list if you’d like to receive information about our events, or if you need additional information.

    Recovery starts (and continues) here.

    If you would like more information about our Center, please contact us at 1-800-YES-HOPE or 786-662-8118