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Addiction Treatment In Syracuse, New York

Syracuse has regular and intensive outpatient treatment programs, residential and inpatient treatment, and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) available.

If you need other specialized services, you can find them elsewhere in Onondaga County and New York State. Other programs that meet your recovery needs are located in neighboring states.

Alcohol And Drug Detox Programs

Most detox programs last from three to four days up to a week. These programs are designed to help ease the symptoms of physical withdrawal after you stop using.

Most detox programs are residential, although you may find some “ambulatory” detox programs that use medications to help you withdraw while you live at home in the community.

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Inpatient Addiction Treatment

If you know that you need a completely drug- and alcohol-free environment to begin your recovery, a residential or inpatient program is a clear choice. In addition to a sober-living environment, residential rehab programs provide therapy and peer group support.

You’ll also find a variety of evidence-based practices, from equine (horse) therapy to motivational interviewing and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Residential programs employ a multidisciplinary staff who build and maintain a therapeutic community committed to healing.

Outpatient Treatment

You may see outpatient treatment categorized as intensive or “regular” outpatient programs. The majority of outpatient treatment programs last between ten and 12 weeks.

Outpatient programs can be a good choice for people who have a sober living environment and support to stay sober after they return home from treatment each day.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Disulfiram (Antuse) is a well-known medication used to treat alcohol use disorders. Additional medication-assisted treatment (MAT) drugs are naltrexone, buprenorphine, and methadone, which are usually used to help people with opioid use disorders.

MAT combines these medications with evidence-based counseling. MAT programs can last up to six months, and some may also last up to a year or more.

Aftercare And Alumni Services

Continuing with counseling and peer group support can help to reinforce sober-living skills. You can maintain and strengthen your recovery after you complete rehab by attending alumni programs and receiving aftercare services.

Whether you find that individual therapy is right for you or are more satisfied with 12-step support or group therapy, aftercare services can help you sustain recovery.

Length Of Addiction Treatment

Taking into consideration your history of substance use and treatment, your rehab program should be individually designed to meet your needs. Within this framework, you’ll find that many treatment programs fall into the following lengths:

  • 30-day programs
  • 60-day programs
  • 90-day programs
  • 120-day programs

How To Pay For Treatment

New York reinforces federal regulations that indicate all private health insurance companies must pay for addiction treatment at the same level they provide coverage for other illnesses. As such, most rehab centers in New York accept private insurance payments.

They also accept government insurance, including military insurance (Tricare) and Medicare. New York Medicaid will pay for the majority of recovery services, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

Substance Use Trends In Syracuse And Onondaga County, New York

Syracuse, as well as Onondaga County, experience issues associated with substance use and addiction. Some facts from Onondaga County include:

  • Onondaga County’s 2018 rate of 40.3 alcohol-related motor vehicle deaths or injuries was slightly lower than other counties in central New York, but 50 percent higher than the average in New York State.
  • Over 19.8 percent of residents in Onondaga engaged in binge drinking in 2018.
  • In 2018, 83 people in Onondaga County died of an opioid overdose, twice the state rate of opioid overdose deaths.
  • Over 1,400 people in Onondaga County received treatment for opioid use in 2018, including over 1,160 people receiving treatment for heroin.

The Nearest Vertava Health Treatment Center: Swift River

Swift River is a residential rehab center located about three and a half hours east of Syracuse in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts.

With 500 acres of forested grounds, we specialize in providing once-in-a-lifetime wilderness and outdoor experiences. Our rehab programs are able to help people with special needs, including dual diagnosis, opioid use disorders, and pregnant mothers.

To learn more about the individualized and holistic care at Swift River, connect with Vertava Health today.