Substance Abuse Resources
in Poughkeepsie

Poughkeepsie Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Poughkeepsie, New York is also known as the Queen of the Hudson. Poughkeepsie is home to Vassar College, one of the Seven Sister elite women’s colleges. Vassar was the first college to allow female students to matriculate.

The native Wappinger tribe is responsible for naming Poughkeepsie. The word, Poughkeepsie, translates into meaning: an area covered by reeds that are close to a spring. That same spring flows through downtown Poughkeepsie and into the Hudson River.

Poughkeepsie is home to many notable residents, including: Ed Wood, Carolyn Garcia and Matthew Vassar. Many of the nation’s wealthiest families built summer palaces nearby, like the Vanderbilt’s, Astor’s and Roger’s estates.

However, the Queen of the Hudson isn’t immune from a devastating illness sweeping across the country: substance abuse. The United States is experiencing a surge in the misuse of narcotics and alcohol. Poughkeepsie is no exception.

Admitting you’re not in control of your substance misuse is a giant step forward to getting the help you need. This guide will help you take more steps toward recovery. We’ll discuss the three primary types of triage treatments, the detoxification process and the importance of aftercare.

You’re not alone in this struggle.

a budget of
million dollars to fight against opiates

According to The Poughkeepsie Journal in April of 2017, New York State Governor, Andrew Cuomo signed off on a budget which included $200 million dollars in allocation to fight against the heroin and opioid pandemic ravaging the state. The statistics for accidental deaths from substance overdoses are intimidating, but at a retreat-based facility like The Recovery Village achieving well-being is possible. You can get better. If you would like advice deciding which treatment program is right for you, please give us a call and we will guide you through your options.

Finding Help in Poughkeepsie

Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centers in Poughkeepsie, New York

Alcohol and drug recuperation facilities share many similar characteristics. Patients should expect several stages during the process of recovery. You’ll be evaluated by a physician and a psychiatrist and may be prescribed a medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Retreat-based clinics can be more successful, than partial hospitalization programs and outpatient treatments. Restrictive programs remove the stress of daily responsibilities while adding a protective layer against the temptations and triggers of substance misuse.

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    Residential Treatment Programs

    Also known as retreat-based or inpatient care, in a residential treatment program, participants remain on-site at the facility. A medical team will monitor the detox phase of your recovery and check in with you throughout your journey. Retreat-based care gives their patients the distance and focus necessary for addressing the misuse of alcohol or other substances.

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    Partial Hospitalization Programs

    Partial hospitalization programs ask their patients to go through detox under their care and within the clinic. Afterwards, you will return living at home and commute daily for your treatments. Participating in group therapy and individual cognitive behavioral conditioning while planning for aftercare when you return to your daily life.

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    Outpatient Treatment Programs

    Outpatient treatment programs are the most flexible form of recovery program. Outpatient treatment is suitable for people who cannot take time away from their families, career or education responsibilities.

Retreat-based, partial hospitalization and outpatient treatment programs provision for the cleansing phase (detox), group and individual cognitive behavioral counselling, the importance of aftercare and typically institutions also provide skill building opportunities and creature comforts.  Outpatient treatment programs are a valuable resource for people who cannot commit to the retreat-based care. However, outpatient treatment cannot provide the sanctuary found in residential treatment facilities. If you’re looking for the best chance at achieving long-term sobriety, inpatient care offers the highest possibility of success.

Detox Centers

Detox has a bad reputation. It won’t be easy, but you’ll have plenty of resources. There are many people who want to help you get better. Detox can be less uncomfortable through the prescription of medication-assisted treatments, like Vivitrol. These treatments may ease the symptoms of withdrawal and give the patient the opportunity to explore their new health.

Substance misuse disorders are complex illnesses that have psychological, spiritual and physical roots that take time to mend. Steer away from institutions which promise quick or easy results. The journey to wellness should involve an array of therapies with an emphasis on attending aftercare.

Detox can be uncomfortable and may be dangerous without medical supervision. Once the misused substances have been cleansed from your system, you’ll begin participating in group therapy. Group therapy is a traditional method of treatment and prepares the patient for aftercare.

Retreat-based facilities offer seamless therapies which provide a sense of familiarity and comfort for the patient. Therapeutic retreats are periods of time and space which allows the individual the luxury of concentrated treatments. Residential treatment programs aren’t miracle cures for this chronic condition, but they can be very effective.

Recovery Meetings Near You

The sojourn to health is measured in steps,

Step One – admitting loss of control.

Step Two – learning about and enrolling in treatment.

Step Three – detox.

Step Four – entry to cognitive behavioral group and individual counselling.

Step Five – aftercare.

The lion’s share of recovery is completed during step five. Aftercare is crucial to managing a use disorder.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous is the most widely-held, international, non-profit organization dedicated to helping people abstain from misusing alcohol. Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held in over 170 different countries. Members take turns addressing the group with personal testimonials about their path following the 12 steps and living by the 12 traditions. Alcoholics Anonymous encourages members to engage in sponsor relationships as another protective measure for recovery. AA operates from a spiritual foundation but doesn’t affiliate with any specific religion, dogma or creed. Alcoholics Anonymous respects their members’ privacy and refrains from associating with any political or any other polarizing institutions.

  • Good Morning Group
    St. Paul’s Church
    161 Mansion St.
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

  • B.Y.O.B.B. Group
    Christ Episcopal Church
    20 Carroll St.
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

  • Journeys in Sobriety Group
    Lexington Center
    412 Main St.
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Narcotics Anonymous is a sister organization to Alcoholics Anonymous. NA shares the same 12 steps and 12 traditions as Alcoholics Anonymous. Narcotics Anonymous is a long-lasting fellowship of a diverse group of people in varying places along the road to recovery. The Center for Disease control states that a use disorder is a chronic condition which will require continual monitoring and evaluation to stay in control of the illness. NA is free, chock full of potential life-long friends and held almost everywhere. Narcotics Anonymous meetings meet as early as dawn and as late as midnight, no matter your schedule there’s a meeting suitable for you.

  • Alliance Church
    35 Degarmo Rd.
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

  • Arlington Reformed Church
    22 Raymond Ave.
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

  • Bethel Church
    91 Hooker Ave.
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery meetings operate from a rational and scientific foundation, instead of spiritual bedrock. SMART is an acronym for Self-Management for Addiction Recovery Training. SMART Recovery meetings are conversational instead of testimonial. There aren’t sponsorships in this aftercare fellowship. SMART Recovery has a four-point program they suggest participants follow:

  1. Enhance and Sustain motivations to remain healthy and sober.
  2. Manage and cope with impulses and urges.
  3. Balance feelings, thoughts and behaviors.
  4. Evaluate short-term and long-term satisfactions.

SMART Recovery meetings concentrate on a lifestyle balance. The program’s authority is rational knowledge and scientific facts. If you’re interested in attending a SMART Recovery meeting, contact the facilitator to make sure the meeting is suitable for your needs.

  • Dutchess Community College
    53 Pendell Rd.
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

  • Inter-Care Westchester
    7 W. Cross St.
    Hawthorne, NY 10532

    33 Railroad St.
    Great Barrington, MA 01230

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon meetings are related to Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous, but these meetings are fellowships for the loved ones of the patient. The chronic condition of substance misuse has many myths surrounding it. Family and friends may have difficulty understanding how to help you recover. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon meetings are safe places where your loved ones can find knowledge and support. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon meetings practice the 12 steps and 12 traditions and do not affiliate with any political institutions or religions.

  • Al-Anon
    Wednesday Afternoon Al-Anon
    Lexington Recovery Center
    41 Page Park Dr.
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

  • Al-Anon
    Beginner’s Beacon Fishkill Al-Anon Group
    38 Broad St.
    Fishkill, NY 12524

  • Nar-Anon
    New Beginnings
    St. John’s Episcopal Church
    55 Wilbur Blvd.
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Consider taking a break from the daily routines and situations that may contribute to substance misuse. Retreat-based treatment programs may seem intrusive, but a use disorder is a complex illness which requires a multifaceted approach. Residential treatment programs compensate for its lack of convenience with the strong barrier between patients and their temptations. Facilities like The Recovery Village know which therapies are useful while providing a sanctuary where you can heal at your own pace.

Local Communities Served

  • 10532
  • 12524
  • 12601
  • 12602
  • 12603
  • 12604

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