Inspired Healing Tailored Just For You


Pathways Florida Treatment and Recovery Center offers an in-depth and individualized recovery plan tailor made just for you.We can help you walk your path to a better life and end your suffering from active addiction.

We offer hope and support to each individual who enters our recovery community, inspiring you to thrive.

Pathway Florida

Treatment and Recovery


4613 N. Washington Blvd,
Sarasota, FL 34234


Extended Care

For many, our core 28-day recovery program has been the answer for those seeking a new life free of addictions. Yet, others with more complicated issues, often require a longer length of stay. Our Extended Care Program is often needed to successfully treat opiate addiction, the special needs of those with co-occurring disorders, or the legal requirements mandated by the criminal justice system. This program is broken into two groups – Forensic and Co-Occurring.

Extended Care is individualized for each resident. The length of stay is determined by clinical need and when appropriate, requirements of the judicial system.


Detoxification is the process of allowing the body time to rid itself of the substance(s) on which it is dependent. This process can take anywhere from three to ten days, on average, and the length and severity depend on the type of substance and the length of time that the person has been using the substance. Many individuals who are physically dependent on substances continue using simply due to the fear of the withdrawal symptoms. Opiate users who are physically dependent, for example, often talk about a fear of being “dope sick.” Daily opiate use becomes not about getting high, but instead about preventing the flu-like symptoms that come with the withdrawal from opiates. Medical detoxification can be very useful in these circumstances. The medical staff monitors vitals and symptoms on a regular basis and provides medical treatment as appropriate to make the individual as comfortable as possible.

Why Pathways Treatment and Recovery Center

Are all recovery programs similar? No, there are several different concepts regarding how to treat addiction. Choosing the best method and environment for treatment is a decision that cannot be taken lightly. Compassionate, professional care best describes what awaits you at Pathways.

Counselors help clients navigate the complicated core issues which led to substance abuse. While compassion is key, values such as honesty, personal responsibility and accountability are also components taught by the treatment team.

Additionally, Pathways is a results-oriented, 12-Step recovery treatment program which uses proven, science-based methods for treating substance abuse disorders.

Pathways has been a community leader in the treatment of addiction disorders for more than 30 years. From the beginning days of detoxification, through the weeks and months of the recovery process, many people find the road to a new and better life. Over the years, the Pathways program has been at the forefront of developing holistic treatment programs that are sophisticated enough to treat the associated disorders that often present along with an addictive disorder.

While our treatment center is located in beautiful Sarasota, Florida, client accommodations are modest and offer more of a ”back-to-basics” feel rather than a resort stay.

Pathways is licensed by the State of Florida and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Compassionate, professional care best describes
what awaits you at
Pathways Treatment and Recovery Center

Pathways is a First Step of Sarasota, Inc. treatment program. First Step is licensed by the State of Florida and accredited by CARF.

First Step of Sarasota, Inc. complies with state and federal non-discrimination laws and policies that prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion or sex. It is unlawful to retaliate against individuals or groups on the basis of their participation in a complaint of discrimination or on the basis of their opposition to discriminatory practices.

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