A subsidiary of Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare, one of the largest behavioral health providers in New York, The Willows is an inpatient drug and alcohol treatment program open to men and women offering a range of treatment methods to choose from.
Accommodations and Food
Equipped with a total of 60 beds—40 for treatment and 25 for detox—clients stay in mini-suites with attached bathrooms generally shared among three roommates. Detox is in a medical unit with 13 beds reserved for traditional medically-supervised detox and the other 12 for those receiving Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) via Suboxone. While the facility is more clinical than luxurious, it still offers a comfortable atmosphere comparable to that of a mid-range hotel. On-site laundry, exercise facilities and three daily meals are provided.
Treatment and Staff
After an initial psychiatric assessment, detox or stabilization phase if necessary, clients begin one of three treatment tracks: co-occurring disorders, criminal justice or relapse prevention. Within these tracks, each client’s program is individualized to fit their specific needs. During individual and group therapy, staff therapists employ a wide-range of evidence-based treatment modalities including CBT, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Gorski Relapse Prevention Therapy and Seeking Safety. The The Hazelden Model is used for clients with a dual diagnosis.
Each day treatment combines a range of services and activities including educational sessions, PTSD support, recreational therapy focused on developing social skills, stress and anger management and 12-step meetings. Holistic methods are also available, including acupuncture and yoga.
The Willows is the only treatment program in New York that admits postpartum women with newborn children up to three months old. On-site childcare is available, enabling clients to participate in treatment while bonding with their infants. It also offers a smoking cessation program using nicotine replacement therapy.
The Willows is a co-ed and affordable comprehensive inpatient program that uses a wide range of evidence-based therapies to treat substance abuse. An especially valuable resource for new mothers and clients with co-occurring disorders, The Willows offers a full continuum of care from detox to outpatient, making it a solid choice for locals and beyond.
847 James St
Syracuse, NY 13203
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