Located on a 54-acre site in Putnam County, New York, Arms Acres is a tranquil setting for those looking to get sober in the countryside. It was founded in 1982 by Winifred Arms whose husband, a long time recovering alcoholic, was well-known for bringing other alcoholics into their home to recover. Shortly after his death, she decided to devote her life to helping those who suffer from drug and alcohol addiction.
Accommodations and Food
The 165-bed hospital-like setting is split between men, women, adolescents and those in detox. During the 28-day inpatient stay, clients will find themselves in an institutional bedroom, equipped with two twin beds and a shared bathroom. On the plus side, the trip to group and individual therapy is just a short walk away from the rooms.
All meals are served cafeteria-style in the dining room. Typically, the meals are hearty and heavy, as many clients enter rehab with a low body weight. Dieters and healthy eaters will be happy to know that a salad bar is provided at every meal.
Treatment and Staff
Arms Acres offers 12-step-based gender-specific rehabilitation, recognizing that men and women have special issues and needs that contribute to their chemical dependency. Both the men’s and women’s programs include detox (if needed), individual counseling once a week, workforce programming, CBT, DBT, nutritional education, trauma therapy, relapse prevention, on-site AA and NA meetings, cultural awareness education, mental health groups and aftercare plans. Residents are not allowed off campus at any point and tobacco is banned but the common room TV is available during down time. Laptops and cell phones are not permitted.
Arms Acres also offers a multidisciplinary outpatient program for both men and women in three different locations. Clients have the option of choosing from a day, evening or weekend time slot. All programs include a chemical dependency assessment, individual counseling, family counseling, drug testing, relapse prevention and anger management.
Lastly, Arms Acres also has an adolescent program for those between the ages of 11 and 17. Both inpatient and outpatient programs are offered, focusing on both CBT therapy and motivational enhancement groups in order to engage, educate and efficiently treat adolescent substance abuse. Clients also receive individual counseling once a week, case management, psychiatric evaluations, family support, family counseling and nutrition assistance.
The staff-to-client ratio at Arms Acres is one-to-10, with a mix of professionally licensed staff in the field of psychiatry, nursing, social work and addiction counseling.
For those searching for a strict, no frills same-sex 28-day treatment program, Arms Acres may be the place.
75 Seminary Hill Rd
Carmel, NY 10512
Arms Acres Cost: $11,648 (28 days). Reach Arms Acres by phone at (877) 435-7790. Find Arms Acres on Facebook
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