Founded by the Sister of Charity of New York in 1897 in Harrison, New York, St. Vincent’s Hospital Westchester’s Addiction Recovery Services offers outpatient treatment to adult men and women struggling with drugs and alcohol.
Treatment and Staff
Clients begin the treatment process at St. Vincent’s with an in-person assessment with one of the organization’s counselors. During this meeting, the counselor and client discuss the client’s substance abuse history and determine the needed level of care. If the client is deemed a good fit for St. Vincent’s, the counselor helps determine a treatment plan. Clients who are unstable or going through withdrawal, are referred to outside residential treatment or detox.
St. Vincent’s offers a Day Program as well as an evening Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). The Day program meets Monday through Friday from 9 am to 1:45 pm and is viewed as an alternative to residential treatment. The evening IOP meets Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays from 6 pm to 9 pm. Both the length and intensity of the programs are based on the needs of the clients.
The groups in both programs cover relapse prevention, life skills and stress management. There are also gender specific groups and CBT-based groups. Counselors also use expressive outlets such as art therapy, creative writing and film analysis. Although the group sizes vary, St. Vincent’s does have a maximum of 15 clients per group. Individual meetings are scheduled accordingly for each client.
St. Vincent’s uses the 12 steps in group meetings and encourages clients to attend outside AA and NA meetings while in treatment. The organization also offers a medication management program that utilizes the principles of the 12-steps to teach clients a responsible and healthy way to approach their medication. Clients in the day program also regularly attend peer-facilitated AA/NA meetings.
The counselors in the outpatient programs consist of CASACs.
The organization offers multi-family group meetings once a month. These meetings are led by an experienced family therapist and focus on substance abuse education and co-dependency issues.
Although St. Vincent’s outpatient programs do not have official aftercare, clients are encouraged to come back and meet with the psychiatrists if they wish.
St. Vincent’s Hospital Westchester’s Addiction Recovery Services offers affordable and comprehensive outpatient treatment to adult men and women in the Harrison area. The variety of treatment programs allows St. Vincent’s to treat clients at all levels of need. The on-staff psychiatrist offers a high level of support for clients with potential co-occurring disorders. The multi-family meetings not only involve the family members in the clients treatment. But also help address potential family-specific addiction issues.
St. Vincent’s Hospital Westchester Addiction Recovery Services
275 North St
Harrison NY 10528
St. Vincent’s Hospital Westchester Addiction Recovery Services Cost: Medicaid. Reach St. Vincent’s Hospital Westchester Addiction Recovery Services by phone at (914) 925-5320.
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