Syracuse VA Medical Center

Syracuse VA Medical Center

Drug Rehab Center in Syracuse, New York

About Facility

A simple breakdown on this treatment center.
Genders
  • Male
  • Female
  • Gender Exclusive Center
  • Ages
  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Groups
  • Additional
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Veteran Specific
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • License + Accreditation

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    Conditions and Issues Treated

    A detailed list of the primary issues commonly treated.

    Alcoholism, Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Opioid Addiction

    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.

    Alcoholism Treatment at Syracuse VA Medical Center

    Alcoholism treatment involves addiction education, individual psychotherapy, group therapy, and family therapy. Treatment for alcoholism often involves medical detoxification, in which a person is hospitalized for observation and medical support due to intense and often dangerous withdrawal symptoms. The goal of alcoholism treatment at Syracuse VA Medical Center is complete abstinence from alcohol.

    Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment

    Opioids are a series of medicines that are used for pain relief. Opioid addiction refers to the compulsive pursuit of opioids, even though they are not medically needed. Medication-assisted therapy at Syracuse VA Medical Center in Syracuse, NY requires care in which both medications, medication, and behavioral treatments are used.

    Levels of Care Offered

    Syracuse 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, Drug Rehab, Dual-Diagnosis, Inpatient, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

    Aftercare Support

    Aftercare support involves the support given to a Syracuse, New York patient after they complete treatment. It helps them adjust to normal life. It may include setting them up in a halfway house and enrolling them in programs like Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Syracuse VA Medical Center‘s patients may also be provided with career training to help them get back into the job force.

    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 Syracuse VA Medical Center in Syracuse 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

    Substance use disorder falls under two categories: Alcohol or Drug Abuse and Drug Dependence. An individual suffering from a substance use disorder and mental health disorders is said to have a co-occurring disorder or a dual disorder.

    Individuals with substance use disorders and mental health problems are said to suffer from a ‘dual diagnosis’. The most frequently identified mental health issues found in individuals with substance use disorders include anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and schizoaffective disorder.

    Outpatient Program

    When remaining at their job in Syracuse, or continuing their studies, the individual may live with their family while utilizing Syracuse 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.

    Therapies & Programs

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

    Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Nicotine Replacement Therapy, Nutrition Therapy, Trauma Therapy

    Individual Therapy

    Individual professional counseling or individual therapy refers to the one-on-one interaction between a patient and his or her counselor at Syracuse VA Medical Center in Syracuse, NY. Individual therapy allows for more privacy, one that group interactions can’t provide. It makes it easier for the counselor and the patient to deal with the central issues, which are likely the culprits of substance addiction.

    Couples Therapy

    Couples therapy aims to rebuild the trust between the partners. Partner’s involvement in the process will result in greater chances of treatment success. Couples therapy addresses financial issues, loss of trust, lack of intimacy, and physical abuse.

    Family Counseling + Therapy

    Family therapy is a set of therapeutic approaches that assumes that the entire family is a system. It utilizes the strengths and resources of the family to help the patient refrain from resorting to substance abuse. The impact of substance abuse is not just on the patient but on the entire family. Family therapy ensures that the patient gets adequate support from the family members after the treatment making the recovery process sustainable

    • Family therapy guides all the members of the family to help the patient.
    • It helps to repair relationships and improve communication between family members.
    • It helps to keep the patient engaged and motivated throughout the treatment.

    Group Counseling

    Group therapy is an important tool in recovery. Finding a peer group in Syracuse, NY and others who relate to your situation is a fundamental tool for recovery at Syracuse VA Medical Center. Addiction tends to lead to isolation and feelings of uniqueness. The accountability and friendship that is found in group therapy can be more effective than any single other treatment approach. This is generally introduced early in recovery and is recommended as a lifetime treatment habit.

    Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)

    Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is a treatment that helps people to quit smoking. In nicotine replacement therapy, a controlled amount of nicotine is provided in the form of gums, patches, or sprays. They do not contain the harmful chemicals usually found in tobacco products. NRT reduces the withdrawal symptoms by giving nicotine in low doses. However, NRT provides relief only from the physical withdrawal symptoms. The emotional and psychological aspects of quitting needs to be treated separately. While NRT is safe for most adults, teens and pregnant women should not undergo NRT. Research shows that the use of NRT doubles the chances of quitting smoking.

    Trauma Therapy

    Trauma therapy is a way of addressing trauma while in a safe situation in order to heal. This may involve Syracuse VA Medical Center managing individual or group counseling or both. Other forms of therapy have been proven to assist in healing past traumas.

    Patient Experience

    Learn what to expect in regards to setting, amenities, and more.

    Experiential Therapy at Syracuse VA Medical Center

    Experiential therapy works by using tools and activities to recreate past experiences. Role-playing, arts and crafts, music, animal care, rock climbing, etc. are some of the activities used in this therapy. It is different from medication and talk therapy and suits those who have difficulty expressing themselves.

    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
  • Sliding Scale
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    Additional Details

    Specifics, location, and helpful extra information.
    Address Information
    800 Irving Ave
    Syracuse, New York 13210
    Phone Number
    (315) 425-4400
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    Updated May 29, 2021
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    Location
    Syracuse VA Medical Center Location and Directions

    800 Irving Ave
    Syracuse, New York 13210

    Center Type

    Alcoholism, Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Opioid Addiction

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    Language
    English
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