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St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers - Saranac Lake

St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers - Saranac Lake

Drug Rehab Center in Saranac Lake, New York

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

St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers - Saranac Lake provide a full continuum of evidence-based care and aftercare support services for individuals struggling with addiction and mental health issues.

About This Saranac Lake, NY Facility

St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers in Saranac Lake, NY, is a comprehensive dual diagnosis substance use disorder rehab facility set on a serene 28-acre campus. With a commitment to compassionate, individualized care, they offer a full continuum of evidence-based and holistic treatment services to meet each person's unique needs.

Their services promote sustained recovery through inpatient residential care, veterans residential care, a family program, outpatient treatment, an open access center, adolescent residential treatment, and aftercare support. St. Joseph's combines evidence-based therapies with holistic modalities to address substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions.

St. Joseph's is accredited by CARF, SAMHSA, and holds a state license. Their 67-bed inpatient program provides varying lengths of stay based on individual medical necessity, with personalized treatment plans incorporating substance use disorder therapies and holistic approaches. Outpatient services include individual counseling, group therapy, psychoeducation, and ongoing support covered by most insurance plans.

  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) combines FDA-approved medications with counseling and behavioral therapies.
  • 24-hour medically supervised detox services manage withdrawal symptoms in a safe environment.
  • Specialized treatment tailored for adolescents and young adults (ages 12-20) incorporates age-appropriate therapies and counseling.

St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers focuses on treating alcoholism, opioid addiction, dual diagnosis, drug addiction, substance abuse, and mental health issues.

  • 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
  • Veterans
  • Multiple Centers
  • Accreditations

    State License



    The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is a non-profit organization that specifically accredits rehab organizations. Founded in 1966, CARF's, mission is to help service providers like rehab facilities maintain high standards of care.

    Conditions and Issues Treated

    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 St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers - Saranac Lake in Saranac Lake.

    Opioid addiction treatment facilities like St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers - Saranac Lake 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.

    Addiction is often caused by an underlying issue. Mental illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or anxiety disorder could lie at the root. A dual diagnosis by St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers - Saranac Lake aims to treat the addiction as well as the cause of the addiction. This ensures the patient will not fall back on old ways after treatment is complete.

    Levels of Care Offered

    This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Detox, Drug Rehab, Dual-Diagnosis, Inpatient, Residential, Sober-Living / Half-Way, with additional therapies available as listed below.

    Detox is the stage of recovery where the drugs or alcohol are fully removed from your body. As you stop using, your body metabolizes the last dose or drink and starts sending triggers to your brain to get more. These cues lead to cravings. If additional substances are not obtained you begin to go through withdrawal. Your body begins to reset chemical pathways and other metabolic processes begin which can be extremely uncomfortable.

    There are two different ways to detox, with medications and without. Depending on your level of addiction and what you are using, you may need medical supervision. For many drugs and alcohol, the acute phase of detox can be completed in a number of days. Cravings and certain longer-term withdrawal symptoms may remain for longer as your body completely rids itself of the drug and relearns how to function without it.

    Inpatient rehab means living at the Saranac Lake, NY facility while all aspects of an addiction or co-occurring disorder get addressed. This helps limit the distractions and increase the focus on recovery. Typical inpatient rehab stays are approximately one month long.

    Sober living homes are homes where addicts can go after completing treatment. These facilities located in New York, offered by St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers - Saranac Lake, support a sober living lifestyle. There are often curfews, chores and therapy sessions enforced to keep residents clean. Career training and other resources are also provided to help recovering addicts return to the outside world.

    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.

    Aftercare support plays an important role when sustaining a patient’s full recovery at St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers - Saranac Lake. Patients also receive assistance in making living arrangements in halfway houses. Career counseling is available for those who want a fresh start. There are also local community programs in Saranac Lake, NY such as Alcoholics Anonymous.

    St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers - Saranac Lake‘s Therapies & Programs

    During individual therapy at St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers - Saranac Lake in Saranac Lake, New York, 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.

    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 therapy is a type of counseling at St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers - Saranac Lake in Saranac Lake, 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.

    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 St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers - Saranac Lake in Saranac Lake, NY provides individuals the resources to cope with past traumas healthily.

    Dialectical behavioral therapy focuses on eliminating negative thoughts such as suicidal thoughts. It is useful in the treatment of patients with uncontrollable emotions. The term “dialectic” means the integration of opposites. In the substance abuse context, DBT refers to accepting the patient’s addiction.

    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.

    Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy (REBT) has short term results for addicts. St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers - Saranac Lake 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.

    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a form of psychotherapy at St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers - Saranac Lake in Saranac Lake, NY that treats trauma or injury. The patient undergoes various eye movements and bilateral stimulation that place them under REM sleep. This helps the brain remember traumatic incidents. EMDR reduces the intensity of the traumatic event and makes the patient achieve a state of tranquility.

    Life skills training helps the recovering person gain the skills and confidence necessary to function well in the world. Life skills training focuses on practical activities like cooking, job seeking, social interactions, and money management. This kind of training at St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers - Saranac Lake helps fill in the gaps caused by addiction with useful, immediately usable skills.

    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.

    Nutrition Therapy focuses on improving the emotional and physical health by diet, or Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT). A diet low in certain nutrients can contribute to feelings that can trigger addiction or relapse. To cure the body and discourage addictive behavior, diet therapy encourages healthy eating.

    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. St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers - Saranac Lake in Saranac Lake, New York couples NRT with counseling and other means of support giving long-term smokers a better chance of quitting.

    Patient Experience

    Creative Arts

    In creative art therapy, the therapist encourages the patients to express themselves through activities like sketching, painting, sculpting, coloring, collaging. The therapy helps patients to handle stress and anxiety in a better manner. It improves their communication skills and ability to process past traumatic events.

    Experiential Therapy at St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers - Saranac Lake

    Experiential therapy involves having patients work through mental issues by engaging in real time activities. It moves away from traditional talk therapy having patients role play or use props to explore their issues and emotions. This treatment process, available at St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers - Saranac Lake, helps people process trauma and emotion in a healthier fashion eliminating the need to turn to drugs and alcohol.

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  • State-Financed
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    Address Information159 Glenwood Dr
    Saranac Lake, New York 12983 Phone Number(518) 891-4135 Meta DetailsUpdated April 15, 2024
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    Saranac Lake, 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 drug addiction problem in Saranac Lake, New York, is relatively bad. 1,462 admissions to drug treatment programs in Saranac Lake in 2016. 1 in 3 people who start using heroin become dependent upon it. The type of drug treatment available in Saranac Lake will depend on the facility you choose. Most treatment programs will offer a variety of treatments, such as individual counseling, group therapy, medication-assisted treatment, and holistic therapies.

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