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Ovid New YorkDick Van Dyke Addiction Treatment Center Review

Since 1978, the Dick Van Dyke Addiction Treatment Center has provided residential treatment for men and women in Ovid, New York. The facility offers gender-specific programming that treats the symptoms of moderate to severe chemical dependency. The Van Dyke ATC is accredited by CARF and is a member of multiple associations and consortium throughout New York state. The entire facility is tobacco-free and encourages clients to eliminate all chemicals and addictive substances from their lives. In addition to residential treatment, detox services are available.

Accommodations and Food

The Van Dyke ATC is located on a large and verdant campus in the middle of New York State. The facility is a three-story building that accommodates both treatment and housing under one roof. With 30 beds total available—15 for men and 15 for women—the building is divided by gender, with men and women quartered in separate wings. Clients sleep three per bedroom in twin-sized beds and rooms are furnished with shared dressers for storing personal belongings. Bathrooms are YMCA style with one per wing.

Each wing has its own common room with comfortable seating, couches and a TV for watching during approved hours. All food is served cafeteria-style three times per day. Snacks, coffee and tea are served throughout the day. Meals usually include healthy options with sandwiches for lunch and traditional comfort foods like spaghetti, fried chicken and potatoes for dinners. The cafeteria staff accommodates special options for vegetarians, vegans or those with other restrictions.

The facility also has areas for exercise and sports including a basketball court and hockey court located on the north side of the campus.

Treatment and Staff

Treatment at Van Dyke is divided by gender so clients feel safe discussing the specific personal issues that accompany substance abuse. Men typically work through authority issues and anger management, while women focus on toxic relationship issues and low self-esteem. Prior to enrollment, all clients must be seen by the intake staff for a full bio-psycho-social assessment. If medical detox is required, clients are first safely detoxed and given medication to assist in the process. Suboxone, Vivitrol, Naltrexone, Acamprosate, Disulfiram and nicotine replacement therapies are all available on-site. All Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is administered by a staff doctor to ensure the treatment is effective.

The residential treatment program is a short-term and intensive process to help clients achieve their recovery goals. All residents must be willing to enter treatment and be in need of a higher level of care as there are no outpatient services at the Van Dyke ATC. Abstinence is required at all times.

The treatment approach is client-centric to ensure residents feel comfortable and supported at all times. The clinical staff view alcoholism and addiction as treatable diseases that require diligent and immediate intervention in order for the individual to survive. Staff utilize evidence-based practices that include CBT and DBT techniques.

Clients attend daily group therapy and didactic lectures that lean towards psycho-education and focus on building a sense of community with their fellow peers. Individual therapy is also an essential component to the client’s process and the family may be involved in sessions as well. Dual diagnosis support is available for clients with co-occurring disorders.

All groups and individual sessions are facilitated by experienced clinical staff that include CADCs, LCSWs and LPCs. The staff also includes doctors, nurses and medical assistants for clients with medical needs or medication supervision.


Families are encouraged to stay active and participate in their loved one’s recovery. While there is not a specific family program, clients can schedule to have their family members or spouses attend a session with their primary therapist.

On weekends, visitors are permitted or clients may choose to attend organized group outings once the client has stabilized. Activities may include visits to the park, barbecues or movies.

In Summary

The Dick Van Dyke Addiction Treatment Center provides affordable residential treatment for men and women struggling with chemical dependency. The treatment process is short-term and intense, working to stabilize the client as quickly as possible allowing them to develop mental and spiritual wellness. Detox, MAT and other support systems are in place so that clients can take the first steps towards their recovery in a safe and supportive environment.

Dick Van Dyke Addiction Treatment Center Location

1330 County Rd 132
Ovid, NY 14521

Dick Van Dyke Addiction Treatment Center Cost

Sliding scale. Reach Dick Van Dyke Addiction Treatment Center by phone at (607) 869-5609 or by email at andrew.merrill@oasis.ny.gov. Find Dick Van Dyke Addiction Treatment Center on Facebook and Google+

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