Teamwork Helps Defeat Broward's Flakka Epidemic
Teamwork pays off! It's been almost 10 months since the Broward County Flakka Action Team waged an educational campaign warning residents of the life-threatening dangers of flakka, an inexpensive and readily available synthetic bath salt drug. Since that time, the number of reported flakka incidences in Broward County continues to dramatically decline. The Flakka Action Team is a collaborative partnership between multiple community partners including Broward County, Behavioral Health Providers, Broward Sheriff's Office, United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse among many others. More...
Broward Addiction Recovery Center Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
Broward Addiction Recovery Center (BARC) received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Recovery Month Broward Planning Committee, a group of private and public health care providers and sponsors, for the 43 plus years that BARC has been serving the most vulnerable citizens across Broward County. More...
Flakka Making a Dangerous Presence in Broward County
Flakka, or Alpha-PVP, is a potent and highly addictive stimulant/hallucinogen drug that is growing in use nationally as well as in Broward County. Flakka is a synthetic cathinone found in “bath salts” that has been chemically altered so that it is no longer considered an illegal drug. It’s inexpensive to make in China and elsewhere and easy to market worldwide via the internet. It is cheap for dealers to buy and highly profitable to sell. Users often don’t know what they are taking or the potency of the drug that they are using. Learn about Flakka and the dangers it presents. More...
New Substance Abuse Facility in the Works
Broward County is moving forward with its long planned effort to build a new headquarters for the Broward Addiction Recovery Center (BARC) at the corner of SW 27th Street and 4th Avenue. BARC offers a comprehensive range of services for residents affected by substance abuse. The current facility is in a former church with limited space, 34 beds and aging equipment. The new 50-bed facility will feature state-of-the-art equipment and allow for scheduled treatment along with walk-in admittance. Construction is expected to begin in early 2016. More...
Broward Addiction Recovery Center (BARC) is dedicated to serve our community by:
- Strengthening our social safety net
- Providing integrated substance abuse and mental health care services
- Promoting successful recovery and reintegration back into the community
The Broward Addiction Recovery Center strives to become an active member and leader of substance abuse treatment and services for the community. Broward Addiction Recovery Center will solidify existing relationships with community organizations to fulfill its mission to provide substance abuse treatment and services to underserved populations and criminal justice defendants. As a leader in the community, Broward Addiction Recovery Center will collaborate with community providers to meet the needs of the community and those who will benefit from its services.
If you have any concerns regarding the safety or quality of care,
Human Services Department Administration:
Broward Behavioral Health Coalition:
Grievance Hotline: 877-698-7794