Chemical Addiction is a progressive and terminal disease, but it CAN be treated successfully, especially when the disease is identified and treated at an early stage.
Chemical Addictions Recovery Effort (CARE), Inc. is a non-profit agency dedicated to providing prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery services to assist individuals and their families change unhealthy behaviors, reduce the stigma, and improve their lives. CARE includes family members because we realize chemical addiction can be as devastating to those close to the substance abuser as it is to the one who has the disease.
CARE offers a full range of licensed services for all age groups and our trained and dedicated staff is available to help individuals and their families evaluate their need for treatment. Involvement with Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.), Narcotics Anonymous (N.A.), and other support groups is an integral part of the treatment process at CARE. Services are also coordinated with other community organizations.
Things don’t change – we change
CARE provides services to six counties: Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson and Washington. CARE is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and funding for services is provided through a number of sources including the Florida Department of Children and Families, local agencies, patient fees, Medicaid, donations, and contracted work with other agencies. The agency is licensed and operates in accordance with the Florida Department of Children and Families’ regulations and guidelines. CARE abides by all Federal and State confidentiality laws.
CARE is a program member of the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association, Florida Association of DUI Programs, and is proud to be an associate agency of the United Way of Northwest Florida. CARE continues to be committed to establishing partnerships to enhance community services.