Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment Resources in Utica
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Utica Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources
Heroin use is on the rise in Utica, New York. All substance abuse is on the rise all over the entire country – whether you’re talking about heroin or Xanax or alcohol – but it is especially bad in Upstate New York. For example, there were nearly 200 heroin-related calls to the Upstate New York Poison Center in 2013 up from just 55 in 2010. Onondaga County had approximately 20 heroin-related deaths in 2013 as compared to 2 in 2010.
Many healthcare professionals and addiction specialists attribute the rise in popularity of heroin to addictive prescription painkillers like oxycodone that are chemically very similar to heroin. People become addicted to prescription opiates, often because they were actually prescribed them, and then they discover heroin is a cheaper option. Drug and alcohol addiction often rips families apart, destroys lives and does severe damage to a person’s career. However, there is a reason to hope if you are stuck in the grip of addiction. You can take back control of your life and seek treatment.
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Finding Help in Utica
Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centers in Utica, New York
Most people don’t know this but there are actually three different levels of treatment available in a facility. You may not need something as intensive as residential treatment, for example, if you currently have a stable place to live and you have never relapsed before. Whereas you may not be a good fit for outpatient treatment if you have a severe addiction and you need to detox from benzodiazepines or opiates before beginning treatment. Here are the three levels that are available.
Residential Treatment Programs
Patients in residential (or inpatient) treatment programs will stay in the facility so that they have access to round-the-clock medical supervision from doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals. For 30, 60 or 90 days (sometimes even shorter or longer periods) patients will work with counselors and addiction specialists to conquer the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of their substance use disorder.
Partial Hospitalization Programs
Patients in a PHP (sometimes called a “dayhab”) will be at the facility for 6 to 8 hours a day. While they are in the facility, they will have access to medical care. Just like residential patients, they will work with counselors and addiction specialists to conquer the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of their substance use disorder.
Outpatient Treatment Programs
Patients in an outpatient treatment program will be at the facility for 10 to 15 hours a week. While they are in the facility, they will have access to medical care, though typically outpatient patients are not in as much of a need for medical care as inpatient patients. Just like residential and PHP patients, they will work with counselors and addiction specialists to conquer the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of their substance use disorder.
No matter which treatment program you are in need of, you will be able to take advantage of the high-quality services and amenities if you select a national network of rehabilitation facilities. Our treatment centers are always staffed with the most experienced addiction specialists to help you to formulate and individualized treatment plan for your unique situation.
Many people use detox centers when they need to detox from a substance like opiates (oxycodone or hydrocodone), benzodiazepines (Valium or Xanax) or alcohol. All three of these substances can have painful or even dangerous withdrawal symptoms, and having medical supervision during a detox process can be important.
Recovery Meetings Near You
Recovery meetings like the meetings of Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous and SMART Recovery are an essential part of an effective aftercare plan for patients who go through treatment programs at a drug or alcohol rehabilitation facility. Here are the options for meetings in Utica.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) MeetingsAlcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who suffer from alcohol addiction. AA meetings have helped millions of people for over 80 years, and they are now available in over 170 countries. Though AA encourages members to get a sponsor (an experienced member of the group who becomes a mentor) and go through the 12-steps, the only thing that it requires its members to have is a desire to stop drinking. Here are the AA meetings that are available in Utica, New York.
- Morning Serenity Group Where: Mohawk Valley Alano Club 12 Cottage Pl. Utica, NY 13502
- Primary Purpose Group Where: Dorothy Smith Advocacy Center 1607 Genesee St. Utica, NY 13501
- Candlelight Serenity Group Where: Mohawk Valley Alano Club 12 Cottage Pl. Utica, NY 13502
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) MeetingsNarcotics Anonymous is similar to Alcoholics Anonymous except that it is meant for those who struggle with an addiction to harder substances like opiates, prescription medication, cocaine and methamphetamine. Most of these substances have their own 12-step groups – like Heroin Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous – but they are not as large as Narcotics Anonymous which has meetings in over 130 countries worldwide. Here are the options for meetings in Utica.
- Westminster Church Where: 714 Washington St. Utica, NY 13502
- Leisure Time Center Where: 115 W. St. Utica, NY 131501
- Cornerstone Community Church Where: 500 Plant St. Utica, NY 13502
SMART Recovery MeetingsA newer recovery group that provides an alternative approach to the 12-step approach of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous is SMART Recovery – Self-Management for Addiction Recovery Training. SMART Recovery operates based on a 4-point system, which includes coping with urges and managing behaviors. There are many SMART Recovery meetings in person as well as online. Here is one meeting available in Utica.
- Our Saviour Lutheran Church Where: 1640 Genesee St. Utica, NY 13502
Al-Anon and Nar-Anon MeetingsAl-Anon and Nar-Anon are 12-step groups that are sisters to AA and NA. They are meant for those who have relationships with someone who suffers from substance use disorder. It can be a real challenge to be a mother, father, daughter, son, brother, sister, wife, husband or friend of someone who struggles with drug and/or alcohol addiction. Often, these people need a supportive and open environment, and Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are groups that will provide this. Here is a Nar-Anon meeting available in the Utica area.
- Nar-Anon Where: Faxton Hospital 1676 Sunset Ave. Utica, NY 13502
If the recovery resources you are looking for are not in Utica, New York, don’t give up on seeking treatment. There are several nearby cities that offer additional helpful resources for those who wish to pursue recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction.
- Mount Vernon
- White Plains
- Valley Stream
- Queen’s Village
- Port Washington
- Niagara Falls
- New Rochelle
- New Hyde Park
- Long Island City
- Floral Park
- Great Neck
- Garden City
- Far Rockaway
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