Phone: (561) 299-0405 Email: info@farronline.org

FARR is affiliated with national, state and local organizations committed to serving the Recovery Community. While our primary mission focuses on providing support for recovery housing providers, the FARR vision necessarily connects us to resources that support education initiatives at the high school and collegiate levels, substance use disorder treatment platforms, fair housing rights, employment counseling opportunities, mutual aid groups, faith-based recovery ministries, corrections re-entry programs and prevention coalitions. The organizations below deliver the highest quality support to those they serve.

Affiliations

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    National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR)

    FARR is the Florida affiliate of the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR), whose mission is to support persons in recovery from addiction by improving their access to quality recovery residences through standards, support services, placement, education, research and advocacy. NARR envisions all persons in recovery from addiction having access to the recovery support they need to live happier, healthier lives. NARR values hope, compassion, respect, honesty, responsibility, and fairness.

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    The Florida Department of Children and Families Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program Office

    The Florida Department of Children and Families Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program Office is responsible for oversight of the licensure and regulation of all substance abuse providers in the state. Licensure functions are implemented by staff of SAMH Program Offices at the local levels throughout the state. The provision of substance abuse services is governed by Chapters 394 and 397 of the Florida Statutes, which provide direction for a continuum of community-based services including prevention, treatment, and detoxification services.

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    The Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association

    The Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association, incorporated in 1981, is a non-profit membership association representing over 100 of Florida’s premiere community-based substance abuse and co-occurring treatment and prevention agencies, managing entities, community anti-drug coalitions and over 3,000 individual members. Throughout its history, FADAA has been involved in leading industry change to better serve consumers and communities and has been at the forefront in creating responsive systems and tools to facilitate the transfer of evidence-based practices to the field and to initiate and expand continuous quality improvement activities. The mission of the FADAA is to represent substance abuse prevention and treatment providers, managing entities and community anti-drug coalitions in advancing addiction and co-occurring treatment, prevention and research through communications, professional development and public policy leadership.

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    Faces & Voices Association of Recovery Community Organizations (ARCO)

    Faces & Voices Association of Recovery Community Organizations (ARCO) unites and supports the growing network of local, regional and statewide recovery community organizations (RCOs). ARCO links RCOs and their leaders with local and national allies and provides training and technical assistance to groups. ARCO helps build the unified voice of the organized recovery community and fulfill our commitment to supporting the development of new groups and strengthening existing ones.

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    The Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE)

    The association of recovery in higher education (ARHE) is the only association exclusively representing collegiate recovery programs (CRPs) and communities (CRC), the faculty and staff who support them, and the students who represent them. The Association of Recovery in Higher Education provides the education, resources and community connection needed to help change the trajectory of recovering student’s lives. We are a network of professionals, administrators, faculty, staff, students, parents and policy makers. The focus of Association of Recovery In Higher Education (ARHE) is to serve as a national support for propagating and supporting the vision of collegiate recovery programs. ARHE offer time-tested, research and experience based modeling for fostering and supporting those in recovery who seek to excel in higher education. ARHE is the central authority on the modeling and tailoring of CRP’s to best integrate them into the institution, and ultimately to best serve students in recovery.

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    Floridians for Recovery

    The Floridians for Recovery (FFR)  mission is to promote and support the recovery community/movement in Florida with a common voice spreading the truth about recovery and the creation of policies and perspectives that support those in recovery.  We envision Florida as a place where the power, hope and healing from alcohol and other drugs is understood and embraced. A place where the tens of thousands of people in long-term recovery are supported by public policies that understand and promote recovery. A place where individuals in recovery, their families, friends and allies can become part of the voice that supports a recovery sensitive community. A place where the response to the crisis of addiction is based on sound public health science and where laws and policies support prevention, treatment and recovery. A place where the voice of the recovery community is engaged, expressive and relentlessly supportive of social policies that support long-term recovery.

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    Rockers in Recovery

    Rockers In Recovery  was created to provide support  for people and their families suffering from all forms of addiction.  Our goal is to provide education and support about addiction through music, as well as, treatment options.  We initiate and develop opportunities that encourage interaction between Rockers In Recovery and our fellow friends in recovery. This helps us all to maintain meaningful and rewarding connection to our community’s.

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    Young People in Recovery

    YPR National
    YPR National is the body of staff, consultants, and volunteers responsible for managing the daily operation of the organization. YPR National is responsible for advancing YPR’s mission and vision by strategically coordinating the organization’s ongoing efforts to develop both YPR Chapters and YPR’s public policy agenda.

    YPR Chapters
    YPR Chapters are programs of YPR National, which serve to create recovery-ready communities.  YPR Chapters establish the needs of each individual community through the participation of young people in recovery.  Using a grassroots approach, local YPR Chapters bring together young people in recovery.  Each Chapter coordinates with YPR National for ongoing chapter development, and to advance YPR’s public policy agenda.  YPR Chapters will engage in the following activities: Identify and advocate for policies and recovery resources that serve communities on the local, state, and national levels, Conduct monthly training sessions and seminars that improve access to education and employment opportunities for young people in or seeking recovery, Engage individuals and local communities to build grassroots support

Resources

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    Attorney General Office of Consumer Protection

    What Florida Law Provides:

    The Attorney General’s Office is an enforcing authority of Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, which is meant to protect individual consumers and legitimate businesses from various types of illegal conduct in trade or commerce. Pursuant to the Act, the attorney general investigates and files civil actions against persons who engage in unfair methods of competition, unfair, unconscionable or deceptive trade practices, including, but not limited to, pyramid schemes, misleading franchise or business opportunities, travel scams, fraudulent telemarketing, and false or misleading advertising.

     

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    Florida Chief Financial Officer

    Chief Financial Officer, Jeff Atwater, is to whom supportable complaints for insurance fraud and/or patient brokering should be communicated.

    The Division of Insurance Fraud is the law enforcement arm of the Department of Financial Services and is responsible for investigating insurance fraud, crimes associated with claim fraud, insurance premium fraud, workers’ compensation claim fraud, workers’ compensation premium avoidance and diversions, insurer insolvency fraud, unauthorized insurance entity fraud and insurance agent crimes. The law enforcement detectives of the Division of Insurance Fraud also investigate viatical application fraud, defalcations of escrow funds held in trust by title insurance firms and non-Medicaid related health care fraud.

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    C4 Recovery Solutions

    For close to twenty-five years, C4 Recovery Solutions has been the thought leader in promoting accountability-based payment for addiction treatment, both nationally and internationally. As part of this effort, C4 Recovery Solutions collaborates and consults with addiction treatment providers to equip them to incorporate outcome-management systems into their operations. C4 uses four strategies to accomplish its goals:conferencing, collaborating, convening, and consulting. C4 Recovery Solutions seeks to work with interested organizations and individuals to create projects demonstrating the principles and efficacy of using accountability-based management and payment.

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    Fellowship Foundation

    Fellowship Foundation is a recovery community organization (RCO); a non-profit led and governed organization by local communities of recovery. Our goal in South Florida is to organize recovery-focused activities, carry out recovery-focused community education and outreach programs and provide peer-based recovery support services (P-BRSS). Recovery support to all individuals and families seeking and maintaining recovery Provide Peer-Based Recovery Support Services Creating a Recovery Community Center, a hub for all people seeking or within a recovery program that provides extensive resources, All-Recovery Meetings (ARM), life skill programs that provide a means for people in recovery to re-establish themselves as productive members of society Strengthening Recovery providers through building collaborative educational and outreach initiatives Address public policy as it pertains to the support and advancement of recovery policy and programs These initiatives allow Fellowship Foundation to serve as a bridge between diverse communities of recovery, the addiction treatment community, governmental agencies, the criminal justice system, the larger network of health and human services providers and systems and the broader recovery support resources of the extended community.

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    Florida Moms United

    Mothers, family members, healthcare professionals and individuals in recovery are joining together to bring focus to our country’s failed drug policies and the havoc they have wreaked on our families. Florida Moms United is a growing movement to stop the violence, mass incarceration and overdose deaths that are the result of current punitive and discriminatory drug policies. We are advocating for therapeutic drug policies that reduce the harms of drugs and current drug laws.

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    In the Rooms

    In The Rooms HITCHes the addiction community to a wide array of online social networking tools to facilitate meetings among like minded people and assist in their recovery. You can upload pictures and videos, chat online, attend meetings with people all around the world, write journal entries about your experiences, create blogs, forums and communicate with people in the Global Recovery Community and share your experience, strength and hope. Remember, there is no substitute for real-world interpersonal fellowship among people in recovery. In The Rooms commits to augmenting, not replacing, ongoing addiction treatment programs, 12-Step meetings and other support groups. As an information resource and a social network, In The Rooms is an exceptional tool that complements real-life recovery programs.

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    Palm Beach County Substance Abuse Awareness Coalition

    Palm Beach County Substance Awareness Coalition was created to give parents and youths the tools to live drug and smoke-free. By bringing together teens, parents, educators, business owners and many other partners, we coordinate activities, provide information, and organize public awareness campaigns to steer youths and adults away from harmful substances. Since 1982, our Coalition has had a major impact in Palm Beach County’s efforts to keep our communities healthy, safe and drug-free. We encourage you to take an active role in shaping the future of the fight against drug abuse in Palm Beach County by joining one of our task forces, attending our events, and sponsoring our initiatives.

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    The Addict's Mom

    The Addict’s Mom is a group focusing on the mothers of addicted children. The relationship between the mother and the addicted child is unique.

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    William White Papers

    This site contains the full text of more than 300 articles, 8 monographs, 30+ recovery tools, 9 book chapters, 3 books, and links to an additional 15 books written by William White and co-authors over the past four decades as well as more than 100 interviews with addiction treatment and recovery leaders. The purpose of this site is to create a single location where such material may be located by those interested in the history of addiction treatment and recovery in the United States. Those papers selected for inclusion contain all of the articles and monographs authored by William White on the new recovery advocacy movement, recovery management and recovery-oriented systems of care. It is hoped that this resource library will serve present and future generations of addiction professionals, recovery coaches and recovery advocates.

Mutual Aid

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    Alcoholics Anonymous

    Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem. Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. has not approved, endorsed, or reviewed this website, nor is it affiliated with it, and the ability to link to A.A.’s site does not imply otherwise.

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    Al-Anon and Alateen

    In Al-Anon/Alateen, members do not give direction or advice to other members. Instead, they share their personal experiences and stories, and invite other members to “take what they like and leave the rest”—that is, to determine for themselves what lesson they could apply to their own lives.

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    Celebrate Recovery

    Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits.  It is based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory.  20 years ago, Saddleback Church launched Celebrate Recovery with 43 people. It was designed as a program to help those struggling with hurts, habits and hang-ups by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process. Celebrate Recovery has helped more than 17,000 people at Saddleback, attracting over 70% of its members from outside the church. Eighty-five percent of the people who go through the program stay with the church and nearly half serve as church volunteers. Celebrate Recovery is now in over 20,000 churches worldwide!

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    Narcotics Anonymous

    Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multilingual and multicultural membership. NA was founded in 1953, and our membership growth was minimal during our initial twenty years as an organization. Since the publication of our Basic Text in 1983, the number of members and meetings has increased dramatically. Today, NA members hold more than 61,000 meetings weekly in 129 countries. We offer recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle. Our name, Narcotics Anonymous, is not meant to imply a focus on any particular drug; NA’s approach makes no distinction between drugs including alcohol. Membership is free, and we have no affiliation with any organizations outside of NA including governments, religions, law enforcement groups, or medical and psychiatric associations. Through all of our service efforts and our cooperation with others seeking to help addicts, we strive to reach a day when every addict in the world has an opportunity to experience our message of recovery in his or her own language and culture.

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    SMART Recovery

    SMART Recovery is the leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Our participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups. The SMART Recovery 4-Point Program® helps people recover from all types of addiction and addictive behaviors, including: drug abuse, drug addiction, substance abuse, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, prescription drug abuse, sexual addiction, and problem addiction to other substances and activities. SMART Recovery sponsors face-to-face meetings around the world, and daily online meetings. In addition, our online message board and 24/7 chat room are excellent forums to learn about SMART Recovery and obtain addiction recovery support.

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    White Bison

    White Bison, Inc., is an American Indian non-profit charitable organization operating under the provisions of 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code and is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Through White Bison, it’s Founder and President Don Coyhis, Mohican Nation, has offered healing resources to Native America since 1988. White Bison offers sobriety, recovery, addictions prevention, and wellness/Wellbriety learning resources to the Native American community nationwide. Many non-Native people also use White Bison’s healing resource products, attend its learning circles, and volunteer their services.

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    Women for Sobriety

    Women For Sobriety, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women overcome alcoholism and other addictions. It is, in fact, the first national self-help program for women alcoholics. Our “New Life” Program helps achieve sobriety and sustain ongoing recovery. WFS has been providing services to women alcoholics since July, 1976. The WFS “New Life” Program grew out of one woman’s search for sobriety. WFS self-help groups are found all across this country and abroad. Based upon a Thirteen Statement Program of positivity that encourages emotional and spiritual growth, the “New Life” Program has been extremely effective in helping women overcome their addictions and embrace a new positive lifestyle. For additional support, subscribe to our monthly newsletter, Sobering Thoughts, which is available free electronically through our Email Updates Service