AREBA Casriel Inc Reviews, Cost, Complaints

AREBA Casriel, Inc.

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The Basics

Founded in the late 1960s, AREBA Casriel, Inc. (ACI) is a substance abuse treatment center on the West Side of Manhattan—the oldest private substance abuse center in America. Its founder, psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Casriel, formulated the treatment program that supplied AREBA’s acronym: Accelerated Re-education of the Emotions, Behavior and Attitudes. He believed addictive behavior to be the result of a deprivation of human bonding. A celebrity psychiatrist, Casriel popularized “scream therapy” in the 1970s, catching the interest of trendsetters like John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Upon Casriel’s death in 1983, ACI was taken over by Stephen J. Yohay, a  protégé and former patient. Medical detox is available at ACI, as is Suboxone maintenance for opioid dependence, inpatient and outpatient treatment.

Accommodations and Food

ACI’s co-ed West 57th Street inpatient location is located in an eight-story brick building. In this 100-bed facility, men and women are separated onto different floors. Two to four clients share dorm-like rooms and there is one communal bathroom on each floor.

Food is prepared  by cooks and served cafeteria-style in the dining room. Dietary restrictions are accommodated whenever possible.

Treatment and Staff

Treatment at ACI begins with thorough physical and psychological assessments by staff, this will determine whether detox or dual diagnosis support are required. Clients either begin with a medically-monitoried detox or begin in the inpatient program.

Once clients complete detox—usually in three to five days—they may enter ACI’s short-term inpatient program. An inpatient stay is also recommended for clients who need 24-hour supervision or who have a chronic history of relapse. A stay typically lasts 21 to 28 days. All therapy utilizes evidence-based practices such as CBT and DBT in both a group and individual setting. Therapy is supplemented by case management, drug and alcohol education seminars and two weekly 12-step meetings on-site

Outpatient treatment at ACI offers the same options as inpatient, but is recommended to people who must continue to work during treatment or need more time with their families. ACI outpatient treatment varies in length depending on client needs. An Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is available three nights a week for three hour sessions, as well as day treatment. Similarly offering individual, group, couples and family counseling.

ACI staff includes doctors, nurses and psychiatrists to medically supervise clients.

Extras

Sessions for family therapy, psychodrama, art therapy, nutritional groups and guided meditation are all available to enhance the client’s recovery experience.

ACI encourages clients to learn sober social behavior through weekly entertainment events at the facility. Groups plan trips to Manhattan for recreational activities in the city.

ACI offers specialty services for DUI and DWI offenders, clients with trauma or anger management issues, LGBTQ clients, adolescents and family members of clients. ACI also provides a smoking cessation program.

In Summary

Because of its rich history in the business of recovery, AREBA Casriel gives clients confidence to work a great program in a Manhattan institution. The inpatient and outpatient treatment at ACI are no-nonsense programs that move clients through early sobriety efficiently.

AREBA Casriel Inc
Inpatient Treatment
500 West 57th St
New York, NY 10019

Outpatient Treatment
255 West 36th St (8th floor)
New York, NY 10018

AREBA Casriel Inc Cost: Private insurance or sliding scale. Reach AREBA Casriel Inc by phone at (800) 724-4444 (inpatient) and (212) 378-4545 (outpatient) or by email. Find AREBA Casriel Inc on Facebook and Twitter

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6 Comments

  1. This comment section is unbelievable bunk! If you seek voluntary services that are paid for by Medicaid, good- luck. After 3 attempts to travel to NYC to be taken as a voluntary inpatient I arrived, bags in tow only to leave 3 times after being told that, “Court Mandated Offenders” would be taken ahead of me. After the third time I arrived only to be sent home, I never attempted to get treatment through Medicaid again as an individual voluntarily seeking treatment. Three times I was told to come for an intake, three times I went home confused and defeated. It may have been the spark I needed to recover however it came. In most all downstate New York, any person on Medicaid, or expanded Medicaid through the ACA is deluded into thinking a bed for a voluntary patient is not a one in one thousand crap-shoot.

  2. Me again… I would truly love to hear from any of my areba family!! Andy, Bobby, Glen, Lynn, Michael A, Janet HG, Marcy S. Richie S, Chester, Carol “Mbatoazt” R., Tony S, my email addy is [email protected] or Burr Ives on Facebook. Love to all

  3. As the 17th family member of the family, I am thrilled to.see thst ARENA remains. (Even more thrilled to see that I still exist! Grin) .i too remember Andy King and that without his brother ,Bibby, i pro ably would not be here today: i.promised Bobby that nefore i “split” i.would say goodbye to him. He always gave me a reason to ztay… Thank you Bobby! Anyway..i was so screwed up that tbe fsmilu actually haf a pafty to celebrate the very first day that so did NOT get a “hajrcut”. ( a verbal confrontation for irresponsible behavior) In short…AREBA WORKS!+++0

  4. Adrian Greybuffalo on

    Since not many notes are written here , I’d like to add ,while looking through all the links..,Stephen Yohay was the then Director at 47 east 51st str.,and outside of being older I recognized the eyes and smile right away….I was there as now names are beginning to come back .,with an Arthur Cohen and Andy King son of Alan King the comedien…..I’m remembering faces but not names….and how many times I got to sit by the elevator for hours at a time…lol I can completely remember the building….wow…,I pray that Steve receives this and maybe writes back ,definitely a trip down memory lane…. Adrian Greybuffalo [email protected]

  5. Adrian Greybuffalo on

    wow quite the walk down memory lane…, My name is Adrian Moses John Greybuffalo..,I’m currently in the process of having a book written on my life , concerning Native America and Genocide and am researching areas of my past.,

    I attended AREBA in I’m pretty sure around 1973 I was about 15 /16 years old ,under my adopted name of Adrian Scott Moore.
    Though I didn’t clean up at that time of my life , many seeds were planted and much of what I learned there strongly aided me when I finally did choose to clean up it probably took about 5 different treatment cntrs over time and learning to be gut wrenching honest and letting go of everything., past.,skeletons.,all the swear I’ll die with secrets., everything., I am now 20 years clean and sober , Stephen the Director of AREBA back then told me I wouldn’t live to see 21.,I remember the time he made me hop around the block on one leg during lunch hour.,I wasn’t allowed to eat until I did lol
    It helped tremendously I learned not to worry about how people viewed me..thankyou Steve…,well I’m happy to say I’m about to turn 58 ,I have 5 children and 13 grandchildren and reside ,work and live back on my ancestral reservation in South Dakota a holy man and spiritual advisor to many young people and am very grateful to be alive.

    That time of my life was probably the hardest ,darkest time of my life…,Thankyou for being there.,without AREBA I might not be alive today to write this note.

    Dok’sa ake., Adrian

  6. 12/24/2015

    HELLO,
    I WOULDLIKE TO STATE THAT ACI HAS SOME DEDICATED P[EOPLE WORKING THERE AND MANY ARE IN SOLID RECOVERY. THERE ARE PROBLEMS WITH ANY FACITY EVE THE BETTY FORD. RE; RECOVERY ;
    YOU HAVE TO BE WILLING TO DO THE WORK AND THIS IS A DAY TO DAY PROPOSITION, ALWAYS BE ON TOP OF IT, ATTEND YOUR OUTPATIENT PGM, GO TO SELF HELP MEETINGS AND OTHER PALCES TONGET SUPPORT.

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