Canarsie Aware, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides mental health and substance abuse support to adolescents and adults. The facility is located in a residential neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. Adults seeking treatment at CAI are offered Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) and general outpatient programs consisting of group and individual therapy sessions. Methadone can be prescribed in conjunction with therapy for those who are addicted to opiates.
Treatment and Staff
Upon beginning treatment at CAI, all clients must undergo a three-day intake process. During this time, clinicians work with each participant to gather the necessary information needed to form a treatment plan. Individual therapy sessions are offered as a supplement to primary group therapy for adults, though adolescents receiving treatment at CAI are only offered individual therapy. Sessions typically last an hour and are scheduled as needed. Medication management for those dealing with co-occurring disorders is available on-site.
CAI provides group therapy sessions Monday through Saturday. Groups are held every hour from 6 am to 2:30 pm and from 5 to 6 pm. The program requires all those in the IOP track to attend groups four to five times a week; those in standard outpatient are asked to attend group therapy only twice a week. Group topics include anger management, parenting skills, coping skills, co-occurring disorders, depression, anxiety and relapse prevention. Off-site 12-step meetings can be implemented into treatment plans as well, though these are not a required part of treatment.
Aside from the more structured programs listed above, there are also programs available to DUI/DWI offenders and other criminal justice clients who must follow court-mandated guidelines.
At Canarsie Aware, Inc., adolescents and adults are offered affordable and flexible outpatient services. Adult clients have the option of attending a variety of group therapy sessions throughout the early morning and day, and those enrolled in the IOP have fairly strict attendance guidelines to meet. In all, those seeking substance abuse treatment in Brooklyn have a range of outpatient services to choose from with an affordable sliding scale payment option.
Canarsie Aware, Inc.
1285 Rockaway Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11236
Canarsie Aware Inc Cost: Sliding scale. Reach Canarsie Aware Inc by phone at (718) 257-3195 or by email.
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