518 E Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901
Basic information about this treatment center.
Alternatives Counseling Services - Outpatient is an accredited Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment located in Riverhead, New York.
License + Accreditation
Conditions and Issues Treated
A detailed list of the primary cases commonly treated here.
Alcoholism, Gambling Disorder, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Opiod Addiction, Opioid Addiction, Substance Abuse
Substance Abuse + Addiction
Substance abuse is the excessive use of any type of drug. This includes alcohol, medications and illegal drugs. Substance abuse is treated with a combination of physical and mental treatments. Alternatives Counseling Services - Outpatient patients detox and follow up with therapies that target the underlying cause of the addiction.
Alcoholism Treatment at Alternatives Counseling Services - Outpatient
Alcoholism refers to the continuous and compulsive intake of alcohol by an individual. Alcoholism causes emotional disturbances and even withdrawal symptoms. Treatment for alcoholism at Alternatives Counseling Services - Outpatient can be in a residential program or an outpatient program depending on the severity. Group therapy organized by support groups like Alcoholics anonymous provides mutual support and advice of peers.
Opioid + Opiate Addiction
Opioid addiction is one of New York‘s most prominent forms of addiction. Drugs, including heroin, oxycontin, and fentanyl, are the most common. To relieve pain, or ease other ailments, they are professionally prescribed, but they are often abused because they and the feelings they give are addictive.
Addiction is treated by detoxifying the body, so the medications’ chemicals are no longer impacting the individual. Alternatives Counseling Services - Outpatient offers therapies to correct behavior and target the root of the problem are supplemented during and throughout treatment.
Levels of Care Offered
This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Detox, Drug Rehab, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.
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.
Drug & Alcohol Detoxification
Drug and alcohol addiction often takes a heavy toll on one’s body. Over time, a physical dependence can develop, meaning the body physiologically needs the substance to function. Detox is the process of removing drugs and/or alcohol from the body, a process that can be lethal if mismanaged. Medical detox is done by licensed medical professionals who monitor vital signs and keep you safe, healthy, and as comfortable as possible as you go through detox and withdrawal.
Aftercare Support at Alternatives Counseling Services - Outpatient, in short, is the support provided to a patient after they have finished treatment. It allows them to adjust to everyday life. It may entail setting them up and enrolling them in services such as Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) inside a halfway house. Career coaching may also be offered to patients to help them get back into the workforce.
An inpatient is a person who stays in a hospital or rehab center during treatment. For alcohol- and drug-dependent individuals, inpatient rehabs provide individualized around-the-clock services. Inpatient treatment programs address a person’s unique physical, medical, and psychological needs. A team of experts assess the severity of the addiction and design a highly tailored program. typically, the length of stay in an inpatient facility in Riverhead, NY is 30 days. Those with severe addiction may need to stay at the facility for 60 to 90 days.
Outpatient rehabilitation is a treatment that exists if a patient is not checking into Alternatives Counseling Services - Outpatient long term. In addition to helping them recover, the patient attends regular therapy sessions and detox and participates in other therapies. However, this is all primarily done from home. As a follow-up to inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment is usually recommended.
After rehabilitation, it helps people return to their everyday lives. It may also be an alternative to inpatient care in some situations. If they cannot leave their jobs, children, or don’t have the money for inpatient care, people can choose this method. Inpatient therapy, however, is the best method and most suggested level of treatment offered by Alternatives Counseling Services - Outpatient in recovering from addiction.
Therapies & Programs
The methods used to care for each individual.
12-step facilitation, Aftercare/continuing care, Anger management, Brief intervention, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Couples Therapy, Discharge Planning, Family counseling, Family Therapy, Group counseling, Group Therapy, Individual counseling, Individual Therapy, Marital/couples counseling, Matrix Model, Motivational interviewing, Outcome follow-up after discharge, Relapse prevention, Substance use counseling approach, Substance use education, Trauma Therapy, Trauma-related counseling
12-Step Program Facilitation
The 12-step program is a part of substance abuse treatment offered at Alternatives Counseling Services - Outpatient. It was initially developed by the founders of Alcoholics anonymous. The program provides the benefit of cognitive restructuring. It refers to the process of change in the negative thoughts that leads to long-term benefits.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an approach and method in psychotherapy. Alternatives Counseling Services - Outpatient asks people to investigate how their thoughts, including habitual, negative, and inaccurate ways of thinking affect behaviors. CBT is based on the idea that rigid, inflexible ways of thinking cause people to have a limited ability to cope with stress
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Last Updated October 28, 2020
Address Information518 E Main St
Riverhead, New York 11901