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Are you an IV drug user? Use drugs and are pregnant or recently gave birth, or have young dependent children? Thinking it is time to make a change to your substance abuse? The Village gives you priority for admission for care. Call 305-573-3784 ext 32401 to speak to an admission counselor.

The Village welcomes and gives priority for admission for treatment to Intravenous substance-abuse consumers and those that are pregnant, post-partum or have dependent children. Pre-natal services are coordinated with our Healthy Start Program.

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The Admissions Department is responsible for the initial assessment and intake evaluation of clients seeking substance abuse treatment at The Village. Clients may be self-referred or referred from various sources in the community, including local hospitals and clinics, the court system, homeless shelters, case managers, employee assistance programs, and private insurance companies. The circumstances involved in a client’s decision to seek treatment can be complex and multi-dimensional, and it is the role of the Admissions Department to facilitate a smooth transition of the client into treatment.


During the initial contact with a client, Admissions staff members focus on the immediate needs of the client and work with the client, the family, and referral sources to determine the appropriate level of service for each person. The intake procedure entails an in-depth clinical assessment conducted by a therapist at the admissions department and utilizes standardized measurement tools that provide a comprehensive assessment of the client’s substance abuse problem and history. The Admissions department also provides a brief intervention service for clients who require assistance with various psycho-social issues prior to admission.

The Admissions Department operates Mondays to Fridays from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Walk-ins are accommodated when available, however appointments are strongly encouraged. The Admissions staff are available to provide information about The Village, the various programs available, and admission procedures at 305-573-DRUG (3784).


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