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Grace's Way Recovery
The Cycle of Relapse Stops Here


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2200 N. Florida Mango Dr. Suite 201 West Palm Beach, Florida, United States 33409



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Program Narrative

Grace's Way is founded on a philosophy that true and sustained recovery IS possible for anyone battling drug and alcohol addiction. .

Program Description


What Makes Grace's Way Different


Stop the Cycle of Relapse
Our attention and focus on Relapse Prevention helps teach individuals to identify the early warning signs of relapse and implement effective coping strategies designed to decrease the likelihood of relapse. Relapse Prevention is more than a group or track, it is the culture of Grace's Way Recovery . Learn More»

Levels of Care
We offer a multi-phase approach to drug and alcohol treatment that is clinically-driven. At Grace's Way clients begin treatment at a PHP (Day/Night Treatment) level of care and transition to an intensive outpatient program (IOP) followed by Outpatient Program (OP). This continuum of care allows clients to safely transition from each level until treatment is complete but recovery continues to thrive. Learn More»

Trauma-Informed Treatment
Identifying, understanding and resolving underlying trauma is a part of our Recovery Trifecta and crucial to maintaining long-term sobriety. More often than not individuals attempt sobriety without dealing with unresolved core issues. Drug and alcohol abuse are symptoms or manifestations of trauma. Learn More»

Family Founders Committed To Your Success
A promise from a mother to her son is the Grace's Way Recovery passion project. Bernie and Dave, a dynamic duo, apply their personal and professional experience to helping every suffering addict and alcoholic find hope, leave relapse behind and begin a purpose-driven life. Grace's Way Recovery is a family-owned and operated labor of love. Learn More»

Family Recovery Program
Addiction is a family disease and every member of the family is negatively affected by drug and alcohol abuse. The addict/alcoholic is suffering, but we know from professional and personal experience that family members are also in crisis. Loved ones live with constant fear and anxiety and need help and support.
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Internationally Recognized Medical Staff
Dr. Janusz Swiatkowski (Dr. S) is a pioneer in addiction medicine and heads up our team of licensed and credentialed staff. He works closely with every client to provide the individualized care necessary to sustain a substance-free lifestyle. Unlike many in the medical community, Dr. S. conceptualizes addiction from within a deeply rooted spiritual philosophy that is evident in his work with clients. Learn More»

Our Philosophy

We are a family of committed individuals who are personally and professionally invested in your wellbeing and that of your family. Our philosophy is to treat each of our clients with compassion and love as they become a part of our extended family. We welcome you as valued members of our Grace's Way community and will care personally about you, your recovery and your future. We wish to bring our years of professional and personal experience to help those suffering from addiction to drugs and alcohol. Our promise is to help you and your family find hope, enter the road to recovery and embrace life with a new-found inner strength, courage and purpose.

Finding Hope for Recovery

Our experience tells us that finding hope for recovery is not just possible, but is a reality we can offer through our program.  The information below shares what we have learned about the importance of discovering hope and strength in order to achieve successful long-term recovery.

Recovery is not managing illness
It’s discovering wellness
Recovery is not fixing what’s broken
It’s finding wholeness, meaning, and purpose
A love for life
Recovery is a journey
A reconnection to self, others, nature, and Spirit
A willingness to forgive, openness toward reconciliation
A search for peace …

-Duane Sherry

Finding Hope: The Second Step to Recovery
(edited from an article by Emily Battaglia)

People who are in the initial stages of recovery from drug addiction or alcoholism often struggle to find hope. They have a difficult time believing that recovery is possible, but identifying new sources of hope and strength is a crucial part of the recovery process.

Addiction: The Anti-Hope

Addiction creates a vortex of self-absorption – the quest to feed the addiction becomes the focus of the addict’s life, and they typically suffer from a profound sense of shame and self-loathing. In a state of addiction, it is almost impossible for an addict to see anything outside him or herself and the need to get high.

In addition, addiction breaks down personal relationships including friendships, family ties, and community bonds, as addicts alienate themselves from the people and relationships that are most crucial to their emotional health.  This alienation leaves them doubting whether recovery is possible. Rebuilding these bonds can provide a person in recovery with the crucial support needed to climb out of the lonely pit that addiction creates.

Understanding Hope

Hope is necessary for recovery for one simple reason: because willpower is not enough. Without a profound, underlying motivation to stay clean and sober, simple willpower cannot keep a recovering addict from relapsing. The decision to stop using substances must be connected to something besides oneself or the simplistic notion that “drugs are bad.”

Hope is a door to the future, to potential, to possibilities, to a better life. Hope is also the belief that one is inherently connected to, and therefore valuable to, others. One’s actions don’t affect just oneself; they affect friends, family, and the community.

Research has shown that connectedness to others is a deterrent for all kinds of negative behavior. Those who feel alienated, abandoned, or alone have a lot of motivation to engage in negative behaviors. Alternatively, individuals who feel connected to others find strength and hope in these connections. When recovering addicts begin rebuilding relationships, they begin building hope and a genuine, powerful source of motivation to get sober and stay sober.

Hope Through Personal Responsibility

For a person in recovery, finding hope is also about finding a healthy balance between personal responsibility and serenity (healthy coping behaviors) in the face of unexpected challenges. Addiction disrupts the individual’s ability to take responsibility for their own actions while depleting their natural ability to cope with situations that are outside of their control. Reclaiming personal responsibility and learning to cope with unanticipated challenges restores the individual’s feeling of control over their own life. This sense of control creates hope and strength.

Reclaiming personal responsibility allows a recovering addict not only to rebuild relationships, but also to rebuild self-esteem. Responsibility is a “two-way street”  - it allows recovering addicts to “own” their mistakes as well as their successes. A healthy attitude of personal responsibility also includes understanding that one cannot do everything by oneself. People need other people.

Hope Through Connection with a Power Greater Than Oneself

Healthy coping involves knowing when something is beyond one’s control. Recognizing a power outside of oneself allows a person to “let go,” to realize that they cannot control everything in life. A healthy ability to cope with changes gives an individual the quality of resilience, the ability to “bounce back” when something negative happens. Without resilience, the risk of unhealthy coping behaviors, including substance abuse, increases.

 Acknowledging that one needs a source of strength beyond oneself is a critical step in recovery.  Connecting with a “power” is not about joining organized religion. It is about connecting with life and energy outside of oneself; it is about finding one’s place in the world, and realizing the many valuable ways in which one is connected to the world. This is a step that can be taken by anyone, whether religious, agnostic, or otherwise. Traditional 12-step programs emphasize that this “power” is meant to be “God, as you understand him.” For some, this connection is found in nature; for some in friendship, family, or community; and for some, it is found in providing service to others.

Clinical and Support Services

Relapse Prevention

Clinical and Support Services

Relapse Prevention