Albany County Department of Mental Health

Drug Rehab Center in Albany, New York

Facility Summary

Basic information about this treatment center.
Genders
  • Male
  • Female
  • Gender Exclusive Center
  • Ages
  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Groups
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  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Hearing Impaired
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  • SAMHSA Listed
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  • Albany County Department of Mental Health is a Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment located in Albany, New York.

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    Conditions and Issues Treated

    A detailed list of the primary issues commonly treated.

    Alcoholism, Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Opiod Addiction, Opioid Addiction, Substance Abuse

    Drug Rehabilitation

    Getting sober on your own is not only dangerous during the initial detox, it is also more likely to result in a relapse later on. Addiction treatment centers provide a monitored environment where you will get the medical attention you need, as well as the emotional support to overcome drug or alcohol abuse.

    Substance Abuse + Addiction Treatment

    Substance abuse typically leads to addiction, which requires specialized treatment programs at Albany County Department of Mental Health to address. Many people benefit from inpatient drug rehabilitation, which includes inpatient acute care and residential rehabilitation. Other levels of care include intensive outpatient therapy, individual counseling, and support groups. Family therapy is also an essential part of treatment for substance abuse.

    Alcoholism Treatment at Albany County Department of Mental Health 

    Alcoholism treatment involves addiction education, individual psychotherapy, group therapy, and family therapy. Treatment for alcoholism often involves medical detoxification, in which a person is hospitalized for observation and medical support due to intense and often dangerous withdrawal symptoms. The goal of alcoholism treatment at Albany County Department of Mental Health is complete abstinence from alcohol.

    Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment

    Opioids are a series of medicines that are used for pain relief. Opioid addiction refers to the compulsive pursuit of opioids, even though they are not medically needed. Medication-assisted therapy at Albany County Department of Mental Health in Albany, NY requires care in which both medications, medication, and behavioral treatments are used.

    Levels of Care Offered

    Albany County Department of Mental Health offers a variety of treatment.

    This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Drug Rehab, Dual-Diagnosis, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

    Aftercare Support

    Aftercare support involves the support given to a Albany, New York patient after they complete treatment. It helps them adjust to normal life. It may include setting them up in a halfway house and enrolling them in programs like Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Albany County Department of Mental Health‘s patients may also be provided with career training to help them get back into the job force.

    Dual-Diagnosis

    Substance use disorder falls under two categories: Alcohol or Drug Abuse and Drug Dependence. An individual suffering from a substance use disorder and mental health disorders is said to have a co-occurring disorder or a dual disorder.

    Individuals with substance use disorders and mental health problems are said to suffer from a ‘dual diagnosis’. The most frequently identified mental health issues found in individuals with substance use disorders include anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and schizoaffective disorder.

    Outpatient Program

    When remaining at their job in Albany, or continuing their studies, the individual may live with their family while utilizing Albany County Department of Mental Health‘s outpatient services. Treatment requires counseling the patient at the individual level, in a group setting, about substance addiction, drugs, and therapy sessions.

    Therapies & Programs

    The methods used to care for each individual at Albany County Department of Mental Health.

    Aftercare/continuing care, Anger Management, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Discharge Planning, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Intervention, Naloxone and overdose education, Nicotine Replacement Therapy, Substance Use Counseling, Trauma Therapy

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    Negative feelings are common in substance abuse disorders. If not recognized, they can cause co-occurring disorders. CBT involves strategies that help to change the thinking and behavioral pattern. It can be administered as a monotherapy as well as a part of combination therapy.

    Individual Therapy

    Individual professional counseling or individual therapy refers to the one-on-one interaction between a patient and his or her counselor at Albany County Department of Mental Health in Albany, NY. Individual therapy allows for more privacy, one that group interactions can’t provide. It makes it easier for the counselor and the patient to deal with the central issues, which are likely the culprits of substance addiction.

    Group Counseling

    Group therapy is an important tool in recovery. Finding a peer group in Albany, NY and others who relate to your situation is a fundamental tool for recovery at Albany County Department of Mental Health. Addiction tends to lead to isolation and feelings of uniqueness. The accountability and friendship that is found in group therapy can be more effective than any single other treatment approach. This is generally introduced early in recovery and is recommended as a lifetime treatment habit.

    Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)

    Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is a treatment that helps people to quit smoking. In nicotine replacement therapy, a controlled amount of nicotine is provided in the form of gums, patches, or sprays. They do not contain the harmful chemicals usually found in tobacco products. NRT reduces the withdrawal symptoms by giving nicotine in low doses. However, NRT provides relief only from the physical withdrawal symptoms. The emotional and psychological aspects of quitting needs to be treated separately. While NRT is safe for most adults, teens and pregnant women should not undergo NRT. Research shows that the use of NRT doubles the chances of quitting smoking.

    Trauma Therapy

    Trauma therapy is a way of addressing trauma while in a safe situation in order to heal. This may involve Albany County Department of Mental Health managing individual or group counseling or both. Other forms of therapy have been proven to assist in healing past traumas.

    Patient Experience

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    Payment Options Accepted

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  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
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    Additional Details

    Specifics, location, and helpful extra information.
    Address Information
    260 S Pearl St
    Albany, New York 12202
    Phone Number
    518-447-4551
    Meta Details
    Updated February 22, 2021
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    Location

    260 S Pearl St
    Albany, New York 12202

    Center Type

    Alcoholism, Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Opiod Addiction, Opioid Addiction, Substance Abuse

    Ownership
    Government Funded
    Language
    English
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