Founded in 1973 as the Smithers Alcoholism Treatment and Training Center, Manhattan’s Addiction Institute of New York (AINY) offers a wide range of medical and therapeutic inpatient and outpatient recovery services at three locations: Mt. Sinai Roosevelt, St. Luke’s Roosevelt and AINY’s Halfway House.
Accommodations and Food
AINY Roosevelt has two residential programs: an inpatient and halfway house. Inpatient accommodations are located in a 79-bed hospital wing. Meals are dietitian-supervised and prepared and served by hospital staff.
AINY’s co-ed Halfway House, which is in a neighborhood off Manhattan’s Riverside Drive, is a six-story brownstone with 24 private bedrooms. Residents enjoy a dining room, library, television room, music room and community room.
Clients are asked to participate in daily chores while at the Halfway House. They may also join a local gym after two weeks of residency. All meals are provided, which are typically comprised of a protein, grain and vegetable, with a few options to choose from. The kitchen staff works with residents to accommodate any dietary restrictions.
Treatment and Staff
Located on the ninth floor of Mt. Sinai Roosevelt is a 35-bed acute inpatient detox, a nine-bed sub-acute inpatient detox and a 35-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit. Detox takes between three and eight days, depending on severity; the inpatient length of stay is up to 30 days.
Inpatient and outpatient treatment begin with a comprehensive assessment. A team of physicians, nurses, psychologists and substance abuse counselors review evaluate and create a specialized treatment plan for each client. The evaluation services include triage and monitoring for withdrawal, history and physical examination, diagnostic lab tests, urine toxicology and bio-psycho-social assessment using a variety of standards including the Addiction Severity Index (ASI), Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI) and ASAM Placement Criteria (APC). There is also a family evaluation and psychiatric evaluation component for those suffering from a dual diagnosis. Following each analysis is a feedback session with the patient and/or family to discuss treatment options.
Inpatient clients partake in Motivational Enhancement Therapy that focuses on relaxation and stress reduction, relapse prevention, nutritional counseling, an exercise program and a choice of special issues groups, including AIDS, bereavement, loss, spirituality and vocational rehabilitation. There is also an Intensive Family Program.
Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) are available in the morning, afternoon and evening. For clients who require more structure and have completed an inpatient program or are just starting treatment for less-severe drug and alcohol use, this type of treatment is usually recommended. It includes individual therapy along with group therapy that uses DBT to focus on creating stability, teaching stress management and relapse prevention. The intensive programs also stress peer support and community.
Non-intensive outpatient services provide ongoing support and relapse prevention groups for clients who have successfully progressed through more intensive inpatient or outpatient programs. These services include group therapy sessions which meet once or twice a week.
Residency at the Halfway House is usually between one and nine days and is offered to clients who have completed an inpatient stay at AINY. Residents continue with structured groups that emphasize discharge planning, relapse prevention and aftercare.
On-site exercise facilities are available for inpatient clients.
For prospective clients looking for big hospital support for acute withdrawal as well as comprehensive outpatient and community support throughout the five boroughs, AINY could easily be the spot.
Addiction Institute of New York, Mt. Sinai Roosevelt Location
1000 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10019
Addiction Institute of New York Cost
$18,000 (30 days, inpatient), $1,600 (per day, detox) and outpatient (call for pricing). Reach Addiction Institute of New York by phone at 212-523-8080. Find Addiction Institute of New York on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
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