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Fairview Recovery Services provides substance abuse and addiction residential treatment in Binghamton, New York. Founded by John and Janice Morrell, the rehab initially opened its doors in 1970 to three alcoholics and operated on a meager daily budget of $4 per resident. Since then, it has grown into a large nonprofit operation, providing inpatient care for adult men and women, detox, sober living and long-term apartment-based housing for previously homeless men and women who have found work.

Accommodations and Food

Residential clients stay in a large, grey, Victorian-style mansion overlooking the Susquehanna Valley. The home has white trim and Greek columns and is surrounded by trees. There are 36 beds, with 24 beds allotted to men and 12 for women. Men are housed in the Fairview section, while women live in the Merrick wing. The cozy rooms are dorm-style, furnished with twin beds, a wooden dresser and armoires. TVs and radios are allowed, but use is limited to specific times of the day.

Residents are served three hot meals a day plus snacks, cafeteria-style. There is a salad bar for lunch and dinner, stocked with leafy greens. Coffee is provided and is also available at in-house meetings.

The 18-bed addictions crisis center for detox is located in a separate building on adjacent Court Street. Residents are housed in a clinical setting and monitored around the clock by medical staff.  Furnishings are kept at a minimum, with only twin beds and comforters. There is a large recreation area, with comfortable couches and board games. Residents eat their meals in a separate dining area from residential clients.

Smoking is prohibited, as the rehab follows a no-tobacco policy.

Treatment and Staff

Length of stay for detox is between one and 14 days. Residents are monitored and provided with medication-assisted treatment, with Suboxone for those experiencing opiate withdrawal. During this time, residents receive assessments that determine the next level of care. There is no cost for detox—New York State government programs pay for a resident’s stay.

Treatment length for inpatient care is between three and six months. Fairview Recovery Services uses the 12-step approach and treatment includes case management, group therapy, individual therapy and mandatory attendance at on-site 12-step meetings. Residents receive gender-specific support in specialized groups and are assigned counselors of the same sex, if preferred. Group topics include relapse prevention, co-occurring disorders, relationships, addiction and behavioral skills.

Staff includes CADCs, LCSWs, a Master’s-level executive director and five other program coordinators with specializations and credentials in criminal justice, social work or substance abuse counseling.


Residents take part in life skills groups, which include two group sessions on cooking and nutrition. They also receive vocational or educational guidance, depending on their goals.

The rehab offers has two sober living facilities on campus, including one with a 30-bed capacity for men and another with an 11-bed capacity for women and their children. Services include case management, 12-step meetings and support groups.

In Summary

Fairview Recovery Services offers comprehensive substance abuse services in a gorgeous East Coast setting. For those seeking a 12-step approach along with medical detox services, this may be the right match.

Fairview Recovery Services Location

5 Merrick St
Binghamton, NY 13904

Fairview Recovery Services Cost

Depends on program, public assistance available. Reach Fairview Recovery Services by phone at (607) 722-8987 or by email at [email protected]. Find Fairview Recovery Services on Google+

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