Located in Ithaca, New York, Alcohol and Drug Council of Tompkins County, Inc. is a private, non-profit alcohol and drug treatment organization. This facility offers outpatient based services such as Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), individual and group therapy. Through a mixture of the 12 steps and evidence-based therapy, clients at ADCTC are guided towards a life of long-term sobriety.
Celebrating their 50th year of service to the community, with an evolving mission that was recently redefined to go beyond the establishment of abstinence; ADCTC aims to assist clients in rebuilding relationships and develop happy and well adjusted lives as contributing members of the community.
Treatment and Staff
ADCTC offers individualized treatment for substance abuse to adults and adolescents. Following two initial assessments, staff counselors help clients map out their treatment plans. From here, each client participates in a physical and begins meeting with their primary counselor. Services include IOP as well as group and individual therapy on their own with dual diagnosis support available as needed. Detox is not available.
IOP meets three times a week, offering a mixture of individual and group therapy. Hour-long individual sessions occur once a week while groups meet three times a week. This six-week program offers the highest level of care and covers a range of topics such as relapse prevention and emotional processing. The 12 steps are introduced and clients are encouraged to attend meetings and get a AA/NA sponsor, though this is not required.
This facility also offers a wide range of specialized groups covering topics such as substance abuse education, relapse prevention, dual diagnosis issues, trauma, gender-specific issues, 12-step recovery and emotional management. Groups are available every day in the mornings, afternoons and evenings. CBT and DBT are the most commonly used treatment methods. Clients can also participate in individual sessions as a stand-alone program of treatment or in conjunction with groups. The frequency and intensity of both group and individual therapy depends on the individual.
The medical director on staff provides psychiatric consultations as well, prescribing medication when necessary. These issues can also be addressed during therapy. The staff consists of MDs, Master’s-level therapists, a psychiatric nurse practitioner and addiction counselors. Group sizes range from eight to 15 men and women at a time.
Thanks to a wide variety of outpatient services, ADCTC offers clients of all ages a path to sobriety through evidence-based therapy. While those looking for a more structured, intensive or inpatient program may need to look elsewhere, ADCTC offers individualized and flexible care to those both new to sobriety and those needing maintenance to support recovery.
Alcohol and Drug Council of Tompkins County, Inc.
201 East Green St, Ste 500
Ithaca, NY 14850
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