Citizen Advocates Inc. is located in upstate New York, just a few miles from the Canadian border. This comprehensive outpatient facility provides services to both adults and adolescents through Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) and standard outpatient treatment. Clients who are seeking help for substance abuse or co-occurring disorders receive individualized treatment plans that include CBT and other evidence-based programming with individual and group therapy.
Treatment and Staff
There are many ways a client can go to receive treatment at Citizen Advocates Inc., and since no client is exactly the same, the amount of treatment each client can receive can vary. An in-person assessment determines the level of care each individual will get, and a treatment plan is designed. Utilizing evidence based therapy practices, and elements of the 12 steps, there are group and individual therapy options for each person. There are also specialized gender specific groups and groups for those with a dual-diagnosis. However, if the client decides they would rather only have individual therapy sessions, those are also available.
Whether the client decides to participate in groups or solely focus on their recovery privately, the therapist support them with CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing (MI) and focus on issues like relapse prevention and identifying triggers. For those struggling with opiate addiction, there is also a Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) option including Suboxone.
There are required addiction education workshops for every client in the program, and the staff takes care to make sure the clients have all the information regarding substance abuse and any therapy they may be receiving. For the adolescent programs there are school-based programs, specialty groups offered at the facility and medication management if appropriate. Additionally, if a client comes to the facility and is in need of a detox program before beginning with Citizen Advocates Inc., assistance with finding a proper facility and getting the client started with those steps is provided.
Classes are available for clients who have received a DUI and are court-ordered to treatment. There is also a family program and couples counseling offered on an individual basis. In addition to substance abuse and mental health care, there are gambling addiction groups available as well.
For those in upstate New York who know they need help with substance abuse, this facility offers affordable treatment at their own pace. There are so many options, that no matter what the individual needs, Citizen Advocates Inc. has had experience with it.
Citizen Advocates, Inc.
31 Sixth St
PO Box 608
Malone, NY 12953
Citizens Advocates Inc. Cost: Initial assessment $160, sliding scale for treatment. Some insurance is also accepted. Reach Citizens Advocates Inc. by phone at (518) 483-1251. Find Citizens Advocates Inc. on Facebook
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