Albany Stratton VA Medical Center

Drug Rehab Center in Albany, New York

Facility Summary

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Genders
  • Male
  • Female
  • Gender Exclusive Center
  • Ages
  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Groups
  • Additional
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Veteran Specific
  • SAMHSA Listed
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Hearing-Impaired
  • Veterans
  • Albany Stratton VA Medical Center 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, Gambling Disorder, 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 refers to the intensive and inappropriate use of psychoactive substances. These include illegal drugs, alcohol, and even the excessive use of prescription drugs. Overuse of these substances leads to severe physical or psychological dependence.

    Substance abuse is treatable and the duration of treatment and most successful sobriety can require weeks or months of professional care at Albany Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany.

    Alcoholism Treatment at Albany Stratton VA Medical Center 

    If you have identified that alcohol is causing problems in your life, you may need help. Treatment for alcoholism at Albany Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany, NY can involve everything from outpatient treatment to inpatient treatment. Detox can be managed by medical personal to decrease any physical effects.

    Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment

    Opioid addiction treatment facilities like Albany Stratton VA Medical Center support people struggling with opioid dependency, which covers illegal and prescription opioids. People often abuse prescription opioids to get high instead of adhering to a medical provider’s directions. Addiction forces people to crave for opioids impulsively without factoring in the dangers these drugs bring to them.

    Most opioid addiction treatment plans include detoxification and subsequent medications to ease the process. However, that’s only the beginning. Behavioral therapies and counseling are also necessary to resolve the root cause of addiction. This overall approach decreases the likelihood of falling off the wagon. In some instances, therapies can be done at home.

    Levels of Care Offered

    Albany Stratton VA Medical Center offers a variety of treatment.

    This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Detox, Drug Rehab, Dual-Diagnosis, Inpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Intervention, Outpatient, Partial-Hospitalization, Residential, Short Term (<30 Days), Sober-Living / Half-Way, with additional therapies available as listed below.

    Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

    Albany Stratton VA Medical Center offers an Intensive Outpatient Program is for those who need intensive care but prefer to spend the majority of their time in the comfort of their own home. The rehabilitation services differ in length and intensity. They are customized to meet the needs of the patient.

    Aftercare Support

    Help with aftercare applies to the follow-up care provided after the initial recovery program offered by Albany Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany, NY. The level of support for aftercare plays a vital role in avoiding relapse and in maintaining sobriety. Aftercare support is tailored according to the patient’s needs.

    Inpatient Care

    Inpatient treatment for addiction is generally not as scary as it might sound. It is a way to find recovery while being in a supportive and controlled environment. The duration of treatment at Albany Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany can be different based on each individual. Many can leave after 28 days; some may stay a few months, and others may stay six months or longer.

    Dual-Diagnosis

    An underlying cause often brings about addiction. Mental disorders can lie at the center, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or anxiety disorder. As well as the cause of the addiction, a dual diagnosis by Albany Stratton VA Medical Center helps to treat the addiction. This ensures that after treatment is complete, the patient will not fall back on old practices.

    Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

    An alternative choice for inpatient rehabilitation or residential services is the partial hospitalization program (PHP). Patients remain in a hospital closer to Albany Stratton VA Medical Center center in Albany, NY and spend several hours a day undergoing various therapy types. The period of treatment ranges from one to six months.

    Intervention

    Typically, people engaged in drug addiction are in a state of denial about the adverse consequences of their altered behavior. They feel that on their own, they can conquer the addiction. Intervention programs in New York manged by Albany Stratton VA Medical Center allow family members to encourage the person affected to seek external assistance.

    Outpatient Program

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

    Residential

    Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient’s individual requirements.

    Albany, NY Sober-Living / Half-Way House

    After completing treatment, sober living homes are Albany homes where addicts have the opportunity to go. Albany Stratton VA Medical Center programs encourage a lifestyle of sober living. To keep residents clean, curfews, chores, and counseling sessions are implemented. To help recovering addicts transition to the outside world, vocational preparation and other resources are also offered.

    Therapies & Programs

    The methods used to care for each individual at Albany Stratton VA Medical Center.

    12-Step Facilitation, Aftercare/continuing care, Anger Management, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Contingency management/motivational incentives, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Discharge Planning, Employment Counseling or Training, Family Therapy, Fitness, Group Therapy, Health education services other than HIV/AIDS or hepatitis, Hepatitis education, counseling, or support, HIV or AIDS education, counseling, or support, Individual Therapy, Intervention, Life Skills, Matrix Model, Nicotine Replacement Therapy, Nutrition Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Recreational, Substance Use Counseling, Trauma Therapy

    12-Step Program Facilitation

    12 Step Program Facilitation (icon)

    Alcoholics Anonymous is the original 12-Step program that established the model that other 12-Step programs, like Narcotics Anonymous, follow. 12-Step programs are support groups that are led and run by members of each group. These groups use the “Big Book,” which contains the 12-Step philosophy of recovery and ongoing abstinence from drugs or alcohol.

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is suitable for patients recovering from an addiction of any kind. This therapy modality strengthens a person’s ability to stay on top of their emotional state. CBT is also suitable for managing co-occurring disorders like depression and bipolar illness. It helps people in New York communicate and express their emotions well.

    Individual Therapy

    During individual therapy at Albany Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany, NY, the person in recovery meets with a therapist one-on-one to go over the situation and learn from their mistakes. The counselor or therapist will use this time to address causes of an addiction, triggers, any type of mental issue or dual diagnosis, and aftercare plans. They will help fill in any gaps in future plans to give the person the best chances of attaining and maintaining long-term sobriety.

    Couples Therapy

    Couples therapy reduces the dysfunctional behavior in a relationship that may cause addiction. It can help one or both members of the couple. It targets addiction and it can make for a healthier relationship.

    Family Counseling + Therapy

    Patients who receive generous support from their loved ones have better chances of completing their recovery. Genetics play a role when it comes to addiction, so it’s better to approach the problem as a unit. Family members can help an individual avoid addiction triggers and guide him or her in making lifestyle changes.

    Group Counseling

    Group therapy is a type of counseling at Albany Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany, NY that occurs between a bunch of strangers. The goal of group therapy sessions is to foster hope and a sense of belonging. It also helps to have people who can relate to what you’re going through. Good behaviors can also be contagious.

    Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)

    Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) helps smokers get nicotine into their system without resorting to smoking. NRT lowers down nicotine cravings, so the patient does not go through physical weakness. Albany Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany, NY couples NRT with counseling and other means of support giving long-term smokers a better chance of quitting.

    Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy (REBT)

    Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy (REBT) has short term results for addicts. Albany Stratton VA Medical Center gives patients the tools to deal with their emotions using a method called ‘rational self-counseling’. It aims to help them move forward with their lives without having to deal with ongoing therapy.

    Trauma Therapy

    As a means of managing pain that has plagued them in the past, many individuals turn to drugs and alcohol. Assault, negligence, the loss of a loved one, and other unfortunate events may involve trauma. This treatment, offered and administrated by Albany Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany, NY provides individuals the resources to cope with past traumas healthily.

    Contingency Management / Motivational Incentives

    Contingency Management (CM) is based on the principle that consequences influence the behaviors of an individual. It promotes desired behavior by giving rewards while discouraging unwanted behaviors. CM is used for individuals who need therapy for more than 3 months. It has the advantage of being implemented by family members.

    Patient Experience

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    Recreational Therapy

    Treating addiction is not limited to one approach. The most effective methods require a mix of new and old techniques. One of the latest treatment plans gaining traction is recreational therapy. The reason for its popularity among recovering substance users stems from the benefits an individual can receive by performing activity-based interventions that support the process of recovery.

    Also known as therapeutic recreation, patients attending Albany Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany, NY utilize fun and inventive methods that guarantee entertainment and engagement, such as physical recreation (games or sports), art therapy (painting, sketching, sculpture), and healing through music and dancing and drama. Some centers even offer outdoor adventures to cater to their patients’ sense of well-being.

    Payment Options Accepted

    For specific insurance or payment methods please contact us.
  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
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    Additional Details

    Specifics, location, and helpful extra information.
    Address Information
    113 Holland Ave
    Albany, New York 12208
    Phone Number
    518-626-5000
    Meta Details
    Updated February 22, 2021
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    Location

    113 Holland Ave
    Albany, New York 12208

    Center Type

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

    Ownership
    VA Funded
    Language
    English
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