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In Kingston, New York, the historic Mary’s Avenue Benedictine Hospital, now known as Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley, was founded in 1901. Originally run by the sisters of the Catholic Order of St. Benedict, the Mary’s Avenue campus welcomed consolidation with Kingston Hospital in 2012. The resulting Health Alliance’s substance abuse treatment programs now include the Mary’s Avenue campus, which offers detox and inpatient rehabilitation treatment, a Methadone Clinic across town and two nearby satellite locations for outpatient addiction services.

Accommodations and Food

Clients at the Mary’s Avenue campus are housed in a hospital setting, with detox and inpatient clients sharing a 12-room, 24-bed ward. There are 10 detox beds, 10 inpatient beds, and four beds for overflow, if necessary. Clients are separated by gender, each sharing a sparsely furnished room and a private bathroom. The program is designed so that clients can transition seamlessly from detox to inpatient treatment, as all meals and activities are conducted in one large group. Meals are typical hospital fare and included in the inpatient treatment cost.

Treatment and Staff

Admission for acute detox is available 24 hours a day. Clients can detox from opiates, benzodiazepines and alcohol with medical supervision from doctors and nurses. Detox usually lasts for a period of two to four days. Clients who do not require detox can be admitted directly to the inpatient program. A client’s stay in the inpatient program depends on insurance coverage, but can last between two weeks and 28 days.

Inpatient services are offered according to an individualized treatment plan developed for each client. Components of treatment include group counseling, with gender-specific groups available, individual counseling and on-site 12-step based groups. In addition, clients who are pregnant or who have HIV can be specifically accommodated, as are those with co-occurring disorders.

There are two locations for outpatient treatment. Outpatient care through the Bridge Back program includes individual counseling, gender-based group counseling and adolescent services. Clients who are HIV positive and those with co-occurring disorders receive more specialized care. Those with co-ocurring disorders—referred to as mentally ill chemically addicted (MICA)—have a specialized track. The general length of treatment for MICA clients is three to five months of counseling followed by aftercare treatment.

Bridge Back’s 20 week Intensive Outpatient (IOP) treatment provides three levels of care. The first level of care requires clients to attend group and individual counseling sessions five days a week for four hours at a time. After eight weeks, clients “graduate” to the next level of care, requiring individual and group counseling sessions three days a week for two hours at a time. The last level of care, known as Early Recovery, requires clients to attend two and a half hours of individual and group sessions one night a week for four weeks. Clients with co-occurring disorders work with psychiatrists and counselors for three days a week; the amount of time for sessions depends on the client’s needs.

The methadone treatment program combines methadone management and talk therapy to help clients with opiate addiction. The length of time spent in each program depends on the individual’s needs. Clients meet with a doctor for the appropriate methadone dosing. This program also offers group and individual counseling. This option is similar to IOP, allowing the clients to receive medication management and therapy. Clients can choose to stay in the program for a short period of time or for long term methadone maintenance.

Staff include nurses, on-site medical doctors, psychiatrists and CSACs.


Its missionary pedigree is the basis of Benedictine’s pastoral care program. While clients are not denied admission based on religious preference—or lack thereof—they are offered te opportunity to explore with a clerical guide a religious approach to recovery.

In Summary

When clients are admitted to Benedictine Hospital for substance abuse treatment, they are simultaneously granted access to spiritual compassion and several immediate options for further treatment in Kingston, New York and the surrounding areas. For those who need detox, inpatient or outpatient treatment, Benedictine Hospital and the Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley network offer excellent care at a reasonable price.

Benedictine Hospital/St. Mary’s Campus Locations

Inpatient Rehabilitation and Addiction Treatment Programs
105 Mary’s Ave
Kingston, NY 12401

Bridge Back
Outpatient Addiction Treatment Program
10 Barbarossa Ln
Kingston, NY 12401

Bridge Back North
Outpatient Addiction Treatment Program
2905-2 Rt. 9W
Saugerties, NY 12477

Methadone Treatment
2 Barbarossa Ln
Kingston, NY 12401

Benedictine Hospital (Health Alliance Hospital, Mary’s Avenue Campus) Cost

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