Substance Abuse Resources
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Albany Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Residents in the state of New York are caught in the grips of the drug epidemic that has ravaged much of the United States. In the most recent study conducted by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSHDUH), the state of New York reported an estimated 9.82% of residents were using illicit drugs. This caused nearly 1,800 deaths. This figure is several hundred more than the nearly 1,300 lives which were tragically lost in automobile accidents within our state.

Albany has its own fair share of those with substance abuse issues. Even  more city residents are addicted to prescription opioids. The good news for residents and their families who are currently facing the challenge of drug or alcohol addiction is that there’s help available to them if they want it. There are many drug rehab and alcohol treatment facilities which are dedicated to helping them. For those seeking help, this guide is intended to be a starting point to getting the assistance and support that they need.

You’re not alone in this struggle.

nearly
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million people drove drunk at least once in 2012

Alcohol addiction can be just as much of an issue as drug addiction. In 2013, a survey found that 28.7 million people drove under the influence of alcohol at least once in the previous year. Whether you are struggling with alcohol addiction, drug addiction or both, it is never too late to ask for help. Contact us today at The Recovery Village, and we can offer you a path to healing.

Finding Help in Albany

Albany, New York Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centers

The problem of substance misuse has reached every corner of New York. Drug and alcohol addiction does not discriminate. Those who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol come from all walks of life, from every profession, gender and socio-economic group. Albany residents who want to free themselves from their chemical dependency can find several types of treatment options available in their own neighborhood or located nearby. With so many choices available, however, knowing exactly where to go to get the most effective treatment to suit their personal needs can seem a little overwhelming. Below are some of the options that are available to patients seeking treatment.

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    Residential Treatment Programs

    Patients seeking treatment through this type of program check into a facility on an inpatient basis. They are kept in a safe, secure environment that is a break from their surroundings and their everyday routine. Treatment often begins with detox process and then moves into medication-assisted therapy or MATs. In such a treatment program, psychological counseling and group therapy also plays a significant role. Patients stay for a period of a few weeks or a few months, depending on their need. Many who go through this kind of therapy report as having a renewed sense of purpose that is free from addiction.

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    Partial Hospitalization Programs

    This type of treatment program is generally undertaken for a period of 4 – 6 weeks. Partial Hospitalization Programs or PHPs are considered to be one step removed from that of a residential treatment facility. Patients stay at the facility at least part of the day, or for approximately 7 – 8 hours. This can be ideal for those patients with young children, work or school commitments that would not allow them to check into a residential treatment program.

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    Outpatient Treatment Programs

    For those who have only a mild addiction to drugs and/or alcohol, this type of treatment program can provide the best option. Patients can discreetly treat their addiction with a maximum amount of flexibility. They can stay in their own home, continue to go to school or work and then receive treatment in the evening or during the weekend. Outpatient therapies are most effective in patients who been through detox and have also had some sort of treatment through a residential treatment program or PHP.

Some people may find that it is a good idea to seek treatment outside of their own neighborhood or even outside the state of New York. The Recovery Village a national brand of rehabilitation facilities with locations around the U.S. Each location offers a wide range of treatment that includes detox, inpatient and outpatient care, counseling services and group therapy.

Detox Centers

Going through detox is the first and most important step in overcoming an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Any type of chemical dependency not only has an effect on the body but also on the mind.

Going through detox can be dangerous and should not be attempted without having others to help nearby. Detox is usually undertaken at a detox center or an inpatient facility where patients are carefully monitored round the clock. Staff will know how to help and offer compassionate support and care. While the body is ridding itself of the substances it has become dependent upon, the cravings for them can become overwhelming. Patients who have gone through detox often say that it’s the hardest thing of all. Having someone nearby who is there to lend support is crucial. Additionally, some patients have been known to manifest serious medical conditions that require emergency assistance.

Recovery Meetings Near You

For patients and their families who are facing issues of substance misuse, additional help can be found in support groups that are dedicated to their needs. These groups empower patients and loved ones by offering interaction with others and discussion. It can be reassuring to be able to talk with others who may also be currently facing similar circumstances.  Groups tend to be very supportive and give of their time without any judgement.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Non-profit organizations like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) hold regular meetings. AA offers group support and understanding for people who are suffering from alcohol addiction. AA uses a 12-step program that is a part of a patient’s rehabilitation and ongoing aftercare. Here are a few AA meetings which can be found in Albany:

  • One Day at a Time Group
    Where:
    St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
    10 Western Ave.
    Albany, NY 12203

  • Albany Fellowship Group
    Where:
    Public School #1
    Bassett & Franklin Streets
    Albany, NY 12202

  • As Bill Sees It Group
    Where:
    VA Medical Center
    113 Holland Ave.
    Albany, NY 12208

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Narcotics Anonymous (NA), is a support group which also makes use of 12-step program, Like AA, NA is a non-profit organization and has chapters and meetings around the world. NA offers patients an atmosphere of group interaction and support. Patients who attend NA meetings regularly have found them to be most effective while seeking treatment at a facility or a part of ongoing aftercare. Listed below are a few of the NA meetings that are available around Albany.

  • Albany Narcotics Anonymous
    Where:
    Bethany Reformed Church
    760 New Scotland Ave.
    Albany, NY 12208

  • All Saints Recovery
    Where:
    All Saints Church Social Center
    Brevator St.
    Albany, NY 12206

  • Blessed Recovery
    Where:
    Blessed Sacrament Church
    607 Central Ave.
    Albany, NY 12206

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART, which is an acronym for Smart Management for Addiction Recovery Training, is a non-profit organization that holds meetings around the country. These meetings are free and generally open to the public. SMART Recovery features a four-point recovery program which includes keeping participants motivated , healing them cope with urges, assisting them with problem solving and offering guidance on living a balanced life. Those who regularly attend SMART meetings have found them both useful and educational. The following locations are for SMART Recovery meetings located within a 50-mile radius of Albany, New York.

  • The Addictions Care Center of Albany
    Where:
    90 McCarty Ave.
    Albany, NY 12202

  • Hudson Mohawk Recovery
    Where:
    Columbia Estates
    12061 East St.
    East Greenbush, NY 12061

  • Sruti
    Where:
    33 Railroad St.
    Great Barrington, MA 01230

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

Of course, living with someone who is dealing with drug and/or alcohol addiction can be stressful. For those who are friends, family and loved ones facing day to day life with someone who is addicted, these groups can be especially helpful. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon offer counseling and support to those who are living or interacting with those who have a substance misuse problem. Below is a list of Al-Anon and Nar-Anon meetings in and near the Albany area.

  • Al-Anon
    Where:
    St. Francis Group
    Christ Our Light Catholic Church
    1 Maria Dr.
    Classroom #3
    Albany, NY 12211

  • Al-Anon
    Where:
    Night Keep it Simple AFG
    VFW Post 1498
    1605 St. Rt. 9
    Albany, NY 12202

  • Nar-Anon
    Where:
    Steps to Serenity
    Delmar Reformed Church
    386 Delaware Ave.
    Delmar, NY 12054

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Albany was last modified: October 6th, 2017 by The Recovery Village