About 30 miles outside Rochester, New York, The Genesee / Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, more commonly known as GCASA, has been assisting people in the greater Rochester area for over 40 years. GCASA’s mission statement is “to improve community health, reduce stigma toward people with addictions and work across systems for positive community change.” GCASA employs over 80 people and operates with a budget of over four million dollars, which makes it accessible for clients with limited financial means. GCASA offers patient-centered treatment for men, women and adolescents in a variety of outpatient programs.
Treatment and Staff
GCASA has several clinics located in both Genesee and Orleans Counties, and each clinic offers the same outpatient treatment services. The treatment philosophy is based on a medical model, which means GCASA understands addiction to be an illness. Clients are encouraged to retain their sobriety through abstinence, however GCASA counselors assist clients who experience relapses in managing them constructively.
An individualized treatment plan is developed for each client’s specific needs, and it usually consists of a combination of group therapy, individual therapy, treatment of co-occurring disorders and medication management. Group and individual therapy sessions are CBT-based and 12-step oriented. Twelve-step meetings are available on-site for clients who are interested in attending. Relapse prevention techniques are also incorporated.
GCASA offers educational classes for clients, family members and the community to increase awareness and understanding of alcohol and substance abuse and the ripple effects caused by addiction. Anger management classes are also available.
GCASA’s fees are applied on a sliding scale, and are very reasonable thanks to a sizable budget and donations. With structured and consistent treatment offered at several different locations, clients can count on a quality. Through a combination of therapies and treatments, GCASA has a proven track record of assisting clients in achieving sobriety, regaining their independence and educating their community and families in compassion and respect.
Orleans County Office
249 East Ave
Albion, NY 14411
Genesee County Satellite Clinics:
Indian Falls Satellite Clinic
7908 Alleghany Rd
Corfu, NY 14036
LeRoy Satellite Clinic
5 East Main St
LeRoy, NY 14482
430 East Main St
Batavia, NY 14020
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