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The Addictions Care Center of Albany


albany new yorkThe Basics

The Addiction Care Center of Albany (ACCA), established in 1967, is a community-based substance abuse treatment program in Albany, New York. Services include a daytime, clinically-supervised outpatient program and an evening outpatient program. Addiction and substance abuse treatment is determined by the specific needs of individual clients. Services are available to those both self-referred and court-ordered. ACCA also provides transitional care, sober living and educational programs for men and women in recovery, including on-site 12-step meetings. ACCA offers three sober living programs for men and two for single women and mothers.

Treatment and Staff

The outpatient facility at ACCA is certified by New York State OASAS for clinical services. The length and intensity of treatment varies by client. Upon intake, all participants are given an evaluation and assessment. Outpatient clients attend group therapy at least once a week. Groups run from 9 am to 2 pm, Monday through Friday. Evening groups happen three days a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Clients work with an assigned counselor throughout treatment, all of whom are CASACs. The average length of treatment is a minimum of six months for the day and night programs. The day program offers three groups each weekday and clients meet with their counselors a minimum of once a month. Counselors encourage clients to explore different avenues in recovery, including journaling, educational lectures and presentations. A psychiatrist is available on-site on Mondays and Tuesdays. She offers medication management and monitors medication assisted treatment, using Vivitrol (an injectable version of naltrexone).

As far as sober living goes, the Halfway House and the Reilly House for men are located on the main campus at ACCA. The Halfway House has 24 clients who live in the house for six to nine months. Staff provide employment skills training, counseling, education and access to clinical programs. The Reilly House is a newly-renovated residence with 12 beds, where residents live for one to two years. Clients have access to treatment and clinical programs at ACAA. The Supportive Living Program for men includes 24 beds in an apartment building off-campus. Clients live in 12, two-bedroom apartments for six to nine months. In addition to clinical treatment, residents have access to counseling and life skills training.

The Supportive Living Program for women offers eight beds located in a home in Albany. There are also three fully-furnished apartments where clients stay for an average of six to nine months. Residents have access to case management, clinical programs and education for life and employment skills. Clients participate in volunteer and vocational programs as well. Vista House for women is a recently added transitional living program, offering 17 bedrooms for six single women and five mothers. Those with children are welcome as well, with room for up to 12 children up to age 10. Clients have access to family counseling and counseling for youth at ACCA. Residents stay an average of one to two years at the residence. All transitional living residences offer clients 12-step meetings and clinical support.


The main campus includes an outdoor basketball court and a meditation garden.

In Summary

In all, Addiction Care Center of Albany offers a range of treatment services to both men and women, including women with children. Clients who work during the day have the option of an outpatient night program, in addition to the day treatment options. Most impressive about ACCA is that its services cover a wide spectrum of care, from primary treatment to extended transitional living. As a result, ACCA is an affordable choice for those in the area seeking help for addiction.

Addiction Care Center of Albany
Outpatient Clinic
115 Ontario St
Albany, NY 12206

Community Residences
90 McCarty Ave, Bldg #2
Albany, NY 12202

Addiction Care Center of Albany Cost: Sliding scale. Reach Addiction Care Center of Albany by phone at (518) 434-2367 (outpatient) and (518) 434-8083 (community residences) or by email at [email protected] and [email protected]. Find Addiction Care Center of Albany on Facebook and Twitter

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