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Albany Stratton VA Medical Center - Fonda Community Based OP

Drug Rehab Center in Fonda, New York

  • Mental Health

Albany Stratton VA Medical Center - Fonda Community Based OP is an accessible, JCAHO-accredited outpatient clinic in Fonda, NY, providing primary, behavioral, and telehealth care for veterans in Fulton and Montgomery Counties.

About Albany Stratton VA Medical Center - Fonda Community Based OP in New York

Albany Stratton VA Medical Center - Fonda Community Based OP is a JCAHO-accredited outpatient clinic located in Fonda, New York. The facility focuses on health and wellness promotion, early problem identification, quick resolution, and long-term prevention through brief individual and group treatment.

As part of the VA New York Healthcare System, the clinic prioritizes serving veterans by providing timely, quality care and outstanding customer service. It offers primary care services for veterans in Fulton and Montgomery Counties.

  • Handicapped accessible clinic ensuring access for all veterans.
  • Telehealth services connecting patients to their health care team through video conferencing and monitoring devices.
  • Comprehensive services including behavioral health care, smoking cessation, and personal care.

Albany Stratton VA Medical Center - Fonda Community Based OP caters to the unique needs of veterans struggling with various mental health issues and substance use disorders. The clinic's services are particularly beneficial for veterans residing in Fulton and Montgomery Counties who require accessible, veteran-focused care.

Genders
  • Male
  • Female
  • Gender Exclusive Center
  • Ages
  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Groups
  • Additional
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Veteran Specific
  • Veterans
  • Accreditations

    JCAHO

    Conditions and Issues Treated

    Levels of Care Offered

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

    Outpatient addiction treatment is beneficial for people who are able to function well in their day-to-day lives. It is recommended for people who are not yet ready to end their relationships with friends or family members who might be encouraging drug and alcohol use.

    Intensive outpatient treatment is beneficial for:

    • People who are able to attend treatment more than 3 times per week.
    • People who do not meet the criteria for inpatient treatment.
    • People who are able to contribute to their own recovery outside of the treatment center.
    • People who are motivated towards recovery.
    • People who are able to overcome addiction on their own without the need for higher levels of care.

    Outpatient programs at Albany Stratton VA Medical Center - Fonda Community Based OP, the Fonda resident can live with their family while continuing with their job or studies. Treatment includes educating the patient on drug abuse, medications, and counseling sessions at the individual or group level. Outpatient treatment plans cover diagnosis, detoxification, management, and counseling. They are a popular option for those who have graduated from inpatient facilities.

    Without aftercare support, addicts can easily relapse back into addiction. It is crucial to integrate the addict back into society. Aftercare support should take place after outpatient treatment has ended.

    There are a few different types of aftercare support that patients can seek after completing an inpatient treatment program:

    • 12 Step Self-help groups (AA, NA)
    • Therapeutic communities,
    • Long-term, structured sober living arrangements
    • Halfway houses (residential treatment centers)

    Many different support groups exist for addicts to seek help after treatment. Some are more effective than others, depending on the person’s addiction, background, and other factors.

    Therapies & Programs

    Individual therapy is a form of counseling where you meet with a trained professional one-on-one. Meeting with a therapist in this setting allows for a personal and trusting relationship to be built. This allows the patient to open up about sensitive or private issues they may not feel comfortable discussing in a group. Individual therapy helps identify the root causes of your addiction, which can help prevent relapse.

    Couples therapy for drug addiction is a unique form of therapy that allows family members to work through the emotional issues of their loved one’s addiction together. Family members can support each other while learning how to cope with the addiction and encourage healthy changes. The two will work with a therapist to learn how the addiction affects themselves and the relationship.

    Family therapy is often done alongside drug treatment to help addicts stay sober. The goal of family therapy for drug addiction is to create an environment where communication can happen without judgment, hostility, or blame. The therapist will sit with the family so they can learn how to communicate differently and provide new tools for dealing with emotions so that people don’t want to drink or do drugs. It’s important for families to focus on relapse prevention plans during treatment so that if the addict feels like they want to use again, they’ll know what steps they need to take together to prevent it from happening again in the future.

    Group therapy sessions are another common addiction recovery service. These group sessions typically involve six to 12 addicts who meet regularly with a trained professional for support and guidance.

    During these sessions, the group shares their experiences with one another and provides feedback that can help each member avoid relapse or overcome specific obstacles they are facing in their recovery process. With this type of support and guidance, addicts can feel like they are part of a community that understands their struggles and will help them get through the hard times.

    Many people struggling with drug addiction have experienced some form of trauma in their lives. It is crucial that these individuals seek out professional help; otherwise, their drug abuse and addiction will likely continue.

    Therapists and counselors at drug treatment centers employ several treatment programs to help people struggling with drug addiction, including trauma therapy. Trauma therapy helps people dealing with addiction by allowing them to confront the traumas of their past and move past them.

    It is important to note that trauma therapy should not be confused with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Rather, it is used to treat the effects of trauma, which are often at the root of addiction.

    Dialectical Behavior Therapy was developed in the 1980s to treat chronically suicidal individuals. It is a cognitive-behavioral therapy that combines standard DBT with strategies derived from Zen Buddhism, such as mindfulness training.

    DBT has been adapted for use with other types of psychiatric problems, including eating disorders, substance abuse disorders, borderline personality disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other personality disorders. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is considered a psychosocial treatment of BPD. This means that while it can be used alone or in conjunction with drug treatments, DBT does not rely on medications to treat the disorder. Instead, DBT aims to help patients change their thinking and behavior.

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focuses on the underlying thoughts and behaviors that caused the problem of addiction in the first place and may cause a relapse. Negative feelings are common in drug abuse disorders, but they can lead to co-occurring disorders if not recognized. CBT involves strategies that help to change the behavior pattern by restructuring negative thoughts into positive ones. It helps to remove these feelings, and it provides long-term benefits. Also, CBT promotes self-awareness and self-control. It can be administered as a monotherapy or as part of combination therapy.

    CBT can improve the patient’s mood, reduce drug cravings and boost success rates on treatment plans. Regular practice can help individuals handle negative attitudes, thoughts, and feelings without turning to drugs or alcohol. The core belief of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is that one’s moods, behaviors, and actions are all connected. Individuals can improve their quality of life using CBT. It helps addicts understand the patterns of thought and feelings that cause them to use drugs or alcohol and develop a healthy response.

    Medical nutrition therapy for addiction helps patients at Albany Stratton VA Medical Center - Fonda Community Based OP avoid “trigger” foods. Someone who craves alcohol may be sugar addicted. Eating a balanced diet with adequate protein, vegetables, and fruit can help reduce drinking urges.

    MNT is a type of addiction treatment that teaches patients about healthy eating habits while counseling them. These sessions include meal planning, cooking demonstrations, shopping tips, grocery store tours, and food education.

    Nicotine replacement therapy is a drug treatment that allows people to get the effects of nicotine without chewing or smoking. The therapy is often done with a patch, and doses of nicotine are reduced until nicotine is no longer needed. NRT helps smokers get nicotine into their system without resorting to smoking, and it has been shown to be an effective way to help people quit smoking. Coupling NRT with counseling and other means of support gives long-term smokers a better chance of removing their unhealthy habit.

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    Albany Stratton VA Medical Center - Fonda Community Based OP Location and Directions
    Address Information2623 State Highway 30A
    Fonda, New York 12068 Phone Number(518) 853-1247 Meta DetailsUpdated June 11, 2024
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    Fonda, New York Addiction Information

    More than 2 million New Yorkers are currently suffering from some type of substance abuse and many of those are minors. Alcohol abuse, in particular, is prevalent among those underage. As a result of the high prices and regulation of prescription drugs, many New Yorkers turn to heroin instead. This has led to a serious heroin epidemic in the state.

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