Florida Hurricane Recovery Essentials

Hurricane recovery essentials

Preparing for a hurricane in Florida is key to keeping yourself and your loved ones safe. But for many people in recovery, severe hurricanes can also be a source of stress. That’s why it’s also important to make a plan for your recovery during hurricane season, and the Groups team is here to help! 

In light of the hurricane that is upon us, regular Wednesday and Thursday groups will be canceled. That said, we want to offer extra support to you during this difficult time so please feel free to attend one of our “drop-in” groups if you need extra support, have medication questions/concerns, or are seeking resources. We are here to help!

Drop in Group Schedule: 

  • Wednesday 8/30 1pm
  • Wednesday 8/30 5pm
  • Thursday 8/31 2pm
  • Thursday 8/31 5pm

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Meeting ID: 452 669 7037 (no passcode needed)

Dial in –
+1 305 224 1968 US
+1 386 347 5053 US

What You Need to Know

  • If you need help right now, call 911. 
  • Listen to local news and government authorities for the latest updates and support options.
  • We recommend picking up your prescription ASAP to avoid pharmacy closures. 
  • If you’re worried about running out of your medication, call your counselor or office manager.
  • Can’t get through to your counselor or office manager? Call us 24/7 at (888) 858-1723.

Your guide to hurricane recovery in Florida

Just like your recovery treatment, there will be times in the coming days when you might feel stuck and overwhelmed. This guide offers resources and contacts you can use to stay safe and sober through the stress and damage that a hurricane causes.

Stay up-to-date as the storm moves

Listen to the local news and government recommendations to make sure you know where you can find help near you, when you can expect power to return, and more.

Download the FEMA app for hurricane updates and hurricane recovery resource and the Florida 511 mobile app to keep an eye on road closures and safe travel routes.

Find local hurricane recovery resources

There are easy ways to find help nearby. Use these tools to get what you need to stay safe.


Enter an address for a list of FEMA disaster recovery centers nearby that can help with food, shelter, medical needs, and more.

Red Cross

Call your local Red Cross or search for an open shelter in your area if you need emergency housing due to the storm.

FEMA local referral guide

Search through a list of community leaders and organizations to find help with everything from translation services to childcare support and more.

Stay healthy with advice from the CDC

The CDC guide for staying safe and healthy after a hurricane has tons of great advice. Key takeaways:

Maintaining your treatment at Groups

We’re here to help you get the help you need. Need help right now? Contact emergency services in your area or Florida’s state assistance line: (800) 342-3557

For any questions about Groups recovery services, call your counselor or office manager.

Can’t get through to your counselor or office manager? Call us 24/7 at (888) 858-1723.