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Argus Community - Elizabeth L. Sturz (ELS) Outpatient Treatment Center

Argus Community - Elizabeth L. Sturz (ELS) Outpatient Treatment Center

Drug Rehab Center in Bronx, New York

  • Substance Abuse
  • Opioid Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Drug Addiction
  • Alcoholism

The Elizabeth L. Sturz Outpatient Treatment Center in Bronx, NY provides individuals with evidence-based therapeutic approaches to assist them on their journey to sobriety and long-term recovery from substance use disorders.

About This New York Facility

Argus Community - Elizabeth L. Sturz (ELS) Outpatient Treatment Center is a comprehensive addiction treatment facility located in Bronx, New York. With over two decades of experience in treating alcoholism, opioid addiction, substance abuse, and dual diagnosis, ELS offers a wide range of services tailored to fit each individual client's needs. Their specialized services include detox, drug rehab, dual-diagnosis, and various levels of outpatient care, as well as aftercare support to ensure long-term success. ELS is accredited by SAMHSA and accepts private health insurance.

At Argus Community - Elizabeth L. Sturz (ELS) Outpatient Treatment Center, clients are shown care and compassion throughout the entire treatment process. Their addiction specialists use evidence-based practices in combination with an evidence-informed approach to create personalized care plans. The center also offers family therapy and educational programming for clients to connect with their loved ones and to learn better strategies for managing their addiction. ELS prides itself on providing carefully monitored treatment plans with the ultimate goal of helping individuals to reduce their dependence on drugs and live healthier, more fulfilling lives.

  • 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
  • Additional Languages
  • Multiple Centers
  • Accreditations


    Conditions and Issues Treated

    The inappropriate use of any drug in Bronx, NY is substance abuse. This involves alcohol, medications, and illicit drugs. With a combination of physical and psychiatric therapies, drug addiction is successfully treated at Argus Community - Elizabeth L. Sturz (ELS) Outpatient Treatment Center. After Detox is complete, individuals follow-up with treatments treating the root cause of the addiction.

    Opioid Addiction Treatment supports people recovering from addiction to prescription drugs as well as illegal opioids. This is a hospital-based or residential treatment. Depending upon one’s age, detox without the appropriate medication may be unpleasant or even dangerous–some get body aches, fever, chills, while others may even have seizures.

    Opioid treatment involves medically assisted detox, physical and mental support. Most rehabilitations use an array of treatments to ensure overall wellbeing, such as Medication-assisted therapy (MAT) in which one gets behavioral therapy, medicines, and counseling. A client-centered approach can reduce one’s chances of relapse. Therapists at work with the client to figure out environmental and behavioral triggers, giving them the power to change the patterns.

    When someone in New York struggles with both addiction and mental or emotional illness, this is considered a dual diagnosis. Dual diagnosis treatment can include emotional trauma, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression. Getting treatment for these issues must occur at the same time to treat either of them effectively.

    Levels of Care Offered at Argus Community - Elizabeth L. Sturz (ELS) Outpatient Treatment Center

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

    Detoxification is a reduction in the effects of drugs and alcohol. It can be beneficial for people who have a history of withdrawal, who are at risk for dangerous health concerns, or who are unable to function well in their day-to-day lives due to addiction.

    Detoxification is beneficial for:
    • People who are unable to overcome addiction without the help of professional care.
    • People who are at risk for dangerous health conditions due to withdrawal.
    • People who are at risk for overdose or serious health concerns after a relapse.

    If you believe that addiction treatment is right for you or a loved one, you can contact your primary care physician, or search for addiction treatment centers in your area. Treatment is beneficial to people who are motivated towards recovery, and who understand the benefits of professional care.

    Daily trips to the hospital that provides the treatment include intensive outpatient services (IOP). IOP in New York is appropriate for patients in residential recovery facilities that have been diagnosed with addiction. Patients return to their everyday lives gradually, increasing the likeliness of success in treatment.

    Outpatient rehabilitation is a treatment that exists if a patient is not checking into Argus Community - Elizabeth L. Sturz (ELS) Outpatient Treatment Center 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 Argus Community - Elizabeth L. Sturz (ELS) Outpatient Treatment Center in recovering from addiction.

    Treatment for substance abuse does not cease after an individual successfully completes a detox or rehabilitation program. A vital follow-up treatment service is aftercare support provided to individuals at Argus Community - Elizabeth L. Sturz (ELS) Outpatient Treatment Center in New York after they attain initial sobriety.

    Aftercare support often takes the following forms: 12-Step Programs, Outpatient Treatment Programs, and Support Groups. The most effective aftercare programs are tailored to meet an individual’s specific needs and circumstances.

    Therapies & Programs

    Individual therapy involves one on one sessions between the patient and the therapist at Argus Community - Elizabeth L. Sturz (ELS) Outpatient Treatment Center. Individual therapy provides patients with a safe environment where they can openly discuss their problems with the therapist. The patients find the therapist as a person who they can trust. It helps them to open up and discuss personal and sensitive issues, which they may not be comfortable discussing in a group setting.

    Individual therapy aims to identify the core issues that would have led the patient to substance abuse and address the root cause effectively. The therapist can develop patient-specific customized solutions through individual therapy, which aids speedier recovery.

    Addiction and alcoholism always harm an addict’s relationships with others and none more than relationships with a spouse or partner. Couples therapy is an essential part of restoring trust and good communication to intimate relationships harmed by addiction. Couples therapy by Argus Community - Elizabeth L. Sturz (ELS) Outpatient Treatment Center helps repair the damage done to these important relationships.

    Recovery can be more effective if the entire family’s involved. Family therapy hosted by Argus Community - Elizabeth L. Sturz (ELS) Outpatient Treatment Center brings in the addict’s family to explore genetic factors. It gives loved ones the tools for dealing with addiction and its underlying mental issues. It is a recommended step in helping addicts adapt to sober living.

    Group therapy is an important tool in recovery. Addiction tends to lead to isolation and feelings of uniqueness. Accountability and friendship that is found in group therapy can be more effective than any single other treatment approach. With Argus Community - Elizabeth L. Sturz (ELS) Outpatient Treatment Center in Bronx, New York, there’s no reason to go through recovery alone.

    Trauma is one of the most common causes of psychological disorders. It’s often found in people with addiction diagnoses. Trauma therapy addresses this by examining the emotions and thoughts people have formed due to past traumas. Traumas are complex but trauma therapy can reduce their ability to contribute to addictive behaviors.

    Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It is designed for those who are prone to self-harm and suicidal behaviors. Argus Community - Elizabeth L. Sturz (ELS) Outpatient Treatment Center aims to help patients understand the relationship between their thoughts, feeling and behaviors and it gives them the tools to make a change. It is effective for those whose addictions and behaviors stem from extreme mental health issues.

    Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, focuses on the connection between how someone feels, acts, and thinks. It shows someone how to accept responsibility for their behaviors and actions, while also strengthening a person’s awareness of the circumstances they put themselves into. It can give people attending Argus Community - Elizabeth L. Sturz (ELS) Outpatient Treatment Center in Bronx, New York the strength to realize they were self-destructing, allowing them to finally reach out and get the help they need.

    Self-defeating thoughts and habits can limit your possible successes. Some examples of this are procrastination, unhealthy eating and angry outbursts. REBT is a method of specific counseling offered by Argus Community - Elizabeth L. Sturz (ELS) Outpatient Treatment Center that replaces negative and self-limiting thoughts.

    Rehabilitation is not just limited to bringing an individual out of addiction and achieving sobriety. It is considered complete only when an individual starts leading a normal and balanced life. Life skill therapy focuses on the various skills that helps an individual to lead a normal life. Patients often do not take care of themselves, struggle professionally and withdraw from social interaction due to the physical and emotional disturbances caused by addiction.

    Life skills therapy helps them to improve various personal, professional and social skills such as cooking healthy meals, maintaining proper hygiene, budgeting, decision making, time management, regulation of emotions and resolving the interpersonal conflicts effectively.

    A 12-Step Program is a common method that is used to treat addiction. This format is used for both drug and alcohol treatment. It is extremely popular and successful for large numbers of people and the staff at Argus Community - Elizabeth L. Sturz (ELS) Outpatient Treatment Center are trained to assist in 12-step management.

    Contingency Management (CM), also known as motivational incentives or prize method, is a behavioral therapy type. It is based on the principle that their consequences influence the behaviors of an individual. So, it promotes the desired behavior by giving rewards while discouraging the unwanted behaviors by withholding the rewards or even by giving punishments. One of the expected desired behavior is the absence of drug in a toxicology screen, and the rewards vary from prize or vouchers, to experiences. CM is used for individuals who need therapy for more than 3 months, and it has the advantage of being implemented by family members.

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    Address Information760 E 160th St
    Bronx, New York 10456 Phone Number(718) 401-5700 Meta DetailsUpdated June 16, 2024
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    Bronx, 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.

    The Bronx sings with a vibrant arts scene, from museums and mansions to gardens and theaters. Yet its song turns somber: in 2020, the Bronx led NYC in overdose deaths at 48 per 100,000 residents. Opioid overdoses have soared, with fentanyl driving 80% of NYC's fatalities in 2021.

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