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Unity Health Chemical Dependency


Unity Health Chemical Dependency Review

Founded in 1980, Unity Health Chemical Dependency is an organization with many locations throughout Rochester, New York, all focusing on addiction recovery. As part of Rochester Regional Health System, it offers a wide range of treatments, everything from detox to residential and outpatient services, including treatment for adolescents and senior citizens. The residential treatment program is located within the very green, 154-acre Unity Park Ridge Campus, in the town of Greece. Unity Health Chemical Dependency uses group and individual therapy and the 12 steps to help clients understand their addictions so they can move forward and resist relapse after treatment.

Accommodation and Food

This is a co-ed hospital-setting, with hospital beds and en suite bathrooms, with two same sex adults to a room. There is also a common area with a TV and games, along with group meeting rooms.

Food is prepared on-site in the hospital cafeteria. Dietary restrictions for medical purposes and allergies can be accommodated, but otherwise there is a set menu, which includes a variety of foods, always with some protein, vegetable and starch.

Treatment and Staff

Treatment at Unity Health Chemical Dependency includes detox when necessary, medical supervision, education and dual diagnosis support. The detox program typically runs five days to one week and is often followed by residential treatment. Detox is medically supervised and includes treatment with Suboxone (buprenorphine) for opiate addiction and phenobarbital for alcohol dependence.

Both detox and the 30-day residential treatment program include on-site 12-step meetings, individual counseling and group therapy. Clients learn how to process emotions at a group level and how to set goals and build positive coping skills. Recreational therapy, nutritional counseling and any necessary medical services (including those for co-occurring disorders) are also a part of the protocol. Upon graduation, Unity Health offers outpatient services in several locations in order for its clients to continue with care.

Each patient has a treatment team that designs a unique recovery plan based on their needs. Treatment teams consist of a psychiatrist, credentialed alcohol and drug counselor, social worker and therapist. Additional staff members include physicians, nurses, nutritionists and vocational and recreational therapists.

Detox is supervised by Dr. Michael Foster, the Clinical Director of Unity Health’s Chemical Dependency Programs, who has been treating patients for addiction medicine for over 30 years.


The staff at Unity Health Chemical Dependency works closely with family members to help support them during a client’s residential treatment. The facility is well equipped to provide both group support and individual counseling services for family members. In addition, Unity Health offers formal intervention services.

In Summary

The Unity Health Chemical Dependency residential program looks like a good place for someone in need of an acute intervention, considering detox and inpatient services are often combined. With psychiatric and addiction treatment available together, Unity Health Chemical Dependency also has the resources it needs to provide dual diagnosis support. And with many outpatient programs available for clients upon graduation, there is the potential for a seamless transition in the step-down in care.

Unity Health Chemical Dependency Location

Unity Park Ridge Campus
1565 Long Pond Rd
Rochester, NY 14626

Unity Health Chemical Dependency Cost

Sliding scale (30 days). Reach Unity Health Chemical Dependency by phone at (585) 723-7736  or by email. Find Unity Health Chemical Dependency on Facebook, YouTube, Google+ and LinkedIn

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