Charles K. Post Addiction Treatment Center Reviews, Cost, Complaints

Charles K. Post Addiction Treatment Center

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Serving residents of Suffolk and Nassau counties for 60 years, the Charles K. Post Addiction Treatment Center in West Brentwood, New York is a state-funded, long-term residential and transitional care facility. In addition to alcohol and substance abuse treatment with dual diagnosis support, CK Post also has special offerings, including women-only and criminal justice programs.

Accommodations and Food

This 79-bed facility has mostly double and triple occupancy rooms, each containing a bed, closet and desk for each resident. Singles are sometimes available if space permits, but all bathrooms are shared. After treatment is completed, clients can elect to move across the hall into the transitional unit where 21 additional beds are allocated for ongoing care. There are several gender-separate lounges in the facility. Cell phones and other electronic devices are not permitted.

Three meals a day of good variety as well as snacks are served in the cafeteria, and dietary restrictions can be accommodated.

Treatment and Staff

CK Post offers an intensive, highly-structured treatment program based on individualized assessments. Services include individual and group therapy and motivational enhancement therapy (MET) for the first four days in the program. AA and NA meetings are held five days a week for anywhere from 45 minutes to two hours each. There’s an emphasis on holistic treatment, including meditation. The facility also offers a variety of self-help groups including AA and NA meetings.

Off-site detox can be arranged prior to admission, with Suboxone sometimes used to treat the withdrawal symptoms of opioid addiction. For those already undergoing methadone treatment upon intake, the facility can help monitor dosage while the client is in its residential or transitional care.

Aside from their main treatment program, CK Post offers a variety of special programs to address relevant issues. The aforementioned women’s program, for example, is based on a “women treating women” model that explores the unique issues related to females and substance abuse. The criminal justice program helps residents learn how their substance abuse is related to their legal difficulties. The employment program teaches residents resume writing, how to fill out job applications and how to identify their skills and strengths in preparation for moving into the workforce after treatment, among other skills.

Sunday afternoons are allocated for family visits and education. Residents are encouraged to share their progress and concerns to help family and significant others understand chemical dependence and its impact on loved ones. Information about family self-help groups and post-treatment professional assistance are available for visitors.

The professional staff is comprised of physicians, a psychiatrist and a psychologist, registered nurses, alcohol and substance abuse counselors, clinical social workers and recreational therapists. Credentials include CASAC, CSW and CTRS.

Discharge planning is an integral part of the program, and an aftercare is required before clients can be released. Part of CK Post’s overall message is that residents must continue to rigorously self-assess and monitor themselves following treatment to ensure that relapse doesn’t occur.

Extras

Aside from their inpatient and other specialized programs, the facility also provides services for Spanish-speaking clients and the hearing-impaired.

In Summary

State-certified and ranked as a high-quality highly structured program with impressive programs that stress life after treatment, CK Post is a good option for individuals in the New York area.

Charles K. Post Addiction Treatment Center Location

998 Crooked Hill Road #83
Brentwood, NY 11717

Charles K. Post Addiction Treatment Center Cost

Call for cost; Medicaid, Medicare, state and private health insurance accepted. (30 days) Reach Charles K. Post Addiction Treatment Center by phone at (631) 434-7200 or by email at [email protected] or KathyAyer[email protected]. Find Charles K. Post Addiction Treatment Center on Facebook

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  1. Good and Bad …..THEY ARE HELPING PEOPLE . STRICT BUT COMPASSIONATE STAFF, which is critical in changing your life for the better. HOWEVER THE CONDITIONS ARE PRETTY DISAPPOINTING INSIDE AND OUT……Going to a pretty much abandoned Mental Hospital Facillity Property is not welcoming and can influence them not walking thru the door of Free Will.
    NY State Funds tC.K. Post and Gov. Cuomo should take a good look at the Pilgrim State Property in general. AS IT IS TERRIBLY NEGLECTED. All Buildings are super old !!!! lIKE 1950-1960’S OLD , and while there are a few buildings still operational, It is mostly a Ghost Town CIity. Most Buildings on the property are abandoned.! … Entire Property Overgrown with Weeds and dead leaves and plants. . Its a pretty depressing environment and also a scary place to enter. Making the decision to enter Rehab is hard enough without the place looking like something from a Horror Movie. …..Why make it harder than it is…..Maybe take some of that Free College Money and put it toward people that are also Suffering with Addiction. I cannot Imagine Care for Cancer or Diabetic patients as disappointing as this….I pray things will change for the better and that the good work that goes on inside with Meetings, Counseling and Support can overcome the Lousy Food, Bedding and Showers….so people can feel like Human Beings and not the Scourge of Society…
    .I am so Lucky my Loved One had the Courage to Walk thru the Door !!!!

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