Programs

Length of treatment varies by patient, but our aim is to recommend the least restrictive, most effective program options available to restore your overall health and give you the greatest chance of continued success.

While your recovery will certainly take time and effort, you can be assured that Crouse Health has the services to help you at every level and keep you on the road to a substance-free future.

Admissions

A centralized intake team, staffed by credentialed substance use disorder counselors, works with individuals and referral sources to carefully evaluate the level of care required and to arrange for admission to the program most appropriate for the patient’s needs.

Patients requesting outpatient or inpatient care can walk-in Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., where an in-depth assessment interview is conducted. We highly encourage you to call the Admission Department in advance of coming in (315-470-8304) so we may ensure your specific needs can be met. After a decision has been made as to the level of care required, all referral sources are notified via letter about the determination for the patient. The letter describes:

  • Recommended program
  • Start date
  • Program hours of operation
  • Other pertinent information

If a patient’s insurance requires pre-certification, our team will complete this step prior to treatment.
For more information about Crouse Chemical Dependency Treatment Services, call 315-470-8304 or 1-800-727-6873.

Medication Assisted Therapy

Crouse Health Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) has been treating Opioid Substance Use Disorder since 1975 and was the only such program in Central New York until 2016. Our program currently offers medication-assisted therapy with the use of methadone, buprenorphine and naltrexone.

Crouse’s Opioid Treatment Program is designed for patients ages 18 and older who have an opiate use disorder such as heroin, codeine, hydrocodone, oxycontin, fentanyl and others. The treatment plan addresses all addictions, medical issues, psychiatric issues and psychosocial problems.

The Buprenorphine Medication Assisted Therapy (BMAT) Program staff will also assist with buprenorphine and naltrexone in the outpatient program.

Medication-assisted therapy has proven most beneficial for those who wish to remain abstinent from opioids.

Counseling and medication are provided according to state and federal regulations, as well as the individual needs of the patient. Upon discharge, counseling staff will work with you to provide an individualized discharge plan.

To qualify for any of our medication assisted programs, patients must meet state and federal criteria for type and duration of substance use disorder. An assessment is done with back-up documentation required to validate a history of substance use disorder, as well as a physical examination.

Cost/Coverage
Most private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid are accepted. A sliding fee scale is available for those without insurance.

Location
Services are provided at 410 S. Crouse Ave., just down the hill from Crouse Hospital.

For more information on the Medication Assisted Programs, contact:
Opioid Treatment Program
315-470-8334

Buprenorphine Medication Assisted Therapy (BMAT) Program
315-470-8304
1-800-727-6873

The Opioid Treatment Program is accredited by the Joint Commission.

To report concerns about client safety and quality of care, please call 1-800-994-6610.

Recovery Challenge Intensive (RCI) Program

The Recovery Challenge Intensive (RCI) Program meets the regulatory guidelines for Day Treatment Rehabilitation. The program provides treatment services for adult male and female patients who meet criteria for outpatient rehabilitation substance use disorder treatment and present with one or more of the following conditions:
–    Traumatic brain injury
–    Learning disability
–    Developmental disability
–    A history of special education

The program makes many adjustments to assist individuals in gaining independence and maintaining abstinence, such as:
–    Frequent phone contact
–    Case management
–    Ongoing and open communication with other service providers
–    Advocating
Treatment components are facilitated in a very concrete, easy-to-understand manner. Counselors use approaches appropriate to the group’s level of functioning.

RCI patients participate in:
–    Group therapy
–    Substance use disorder education groups
–    Vocational and leisure planning
–    Individual meetings with primary counselors, as prescribed by the treatment team.

Patients meet Monday through Thursday for four hours per day. Daily lunch is provided.

RCI offers a transition period into the Recovery Challenge Continuing Care (RCCC) program three days per week, then one day per week in Recovery Challenge After Care, all of which supports patients’ adjustment to change and provides stability.

Cost/Coverage
Most private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid are accepted. A sliding fee scale is available for those without insurance.

Location
410 S. Crouse Ave., just down the hill from the hospital

For more information and to access the program
315-470-8304 or 1-800-727-6873

Hospital-Based Services

Healthcare Intervention Services (HIS)

Crouse Hospital’s Healthcare Intervention Service (HIS) identifies substance use disorders in patients admitted to the hospital for other medical reasons, as well as withdrawal management.

Often the comprehensive care of a hospital stay can be a valuable opportunity to identify and address substance use disorders. Physicians and nursing staff refer patients to the program. HIS staff members assess a patient’s potential for problems with drugs and/or alcohol by providing recommendations and facilitating referrals for follow-up services as needed.

For more information and to access the HIS program:

A member of the HIS team will work with your physician and/or family members to gain access to the most beneficial program(s).

Withdrawal Management

Withdrawal management is offered at Crouse Hospital. It is designed for those who require medical services for withdrawal from alcohol. An interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals work with each patient to provide individual therapy as an introduction to treatment. Working closely with a counselor/discharge planner, patients receive a referral for further treatment upon discharge from the hospital.

Cost/Coverage
Most private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid are accepted.

Location
Crouse Hospital
736 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210

How to Access the Program 
Patients who may possibly require withdrawal management are evaluated at the Crouse Hospital Emergency Department 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Commonwealth Place Residential Program

Commonwealth Place is a 40-bed residential center dedicated to the treatment of adults age 18 and older with chemical dependency who will benefit from 24-hour per day treatment in a supervised setting.

Treatment is based on the individual needs of each patient and includes:

  • Individual and group therapy
  • Exercise
  • Recreational and expressive therapy
  • Self-help groups

Family involvement also is emphasized.

Because discharge to a less restrictive environment is the goal, patients are evaluated daily to determine when they are ready to continue treatment through one of Crouse’s many outpatient programs. Before discharge, however, patients participate in comprehensive aftercare planning that includes:

  • Choosing an appropriate place for continuing treatment
  • Making a plan to go back to work
  • Planning to attend Alcoholics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, and/or Narcotics Anonymous meetings

Cost/Coverage
Treatment at Commonwealth Place is based on an all-inclusive daily rate. Most private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid are accepted.

Location
Commonwealth Place
6010 E. Molloy Rd.
Syracuse, NY 13211

How to Access the Program
Admissions are scheduled through Chemical Dependency Treatment Services’ main intake number. Call 315-470-8304 or 1-800-727-6873.

For more information on Commonwealth Place, contact:
Jane Fyffe, MA, CASAC, CHC
Manager, Commonwealth Place
315-434-2470

Outpatient Programs

Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Crouse Health’s Substance Use Disorder Treatment groups are designed for adults experiencing substance use disorders and its consequences (legal or otherwise).

Groups meet weekly and focus on substance use disorders, including:

  • Effects on the family
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress management/coping skills
  • Introduction to self-help
  • Spirituality
  • HIV/AIDS education
  • Sober social network and leisure activities
  • Relapse prevention

Outpatient Rehabilitation Services

Day Treatment
Crouse Day Treatment Rehabilitation Program is for adults age 18 and older targets those struggling to abstain from substance use disorders. We offer gender-specific programs for both men and women.

Treatment includes a daily therapy group session and individual counseling sessions as prescribed by the treatment team, along with:

  • Activity therapy
  • Vocational exploration
  • Leisure skills education
  • Substance use disorder education

The goal of Crouse’s Day Treatment programs is to assist patients in returning to a sober, productive lifestyle. Patients meet for four hours, Monday through Friday. Lunch is provided daily.

Upon completion of the Day Treatment Rehabilitation level of care, patients will go on with treatment in a continuing care group, three times per week. This will allow patients to pursue vocational and educational plans.

Self-help group participation in Alcoholics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous and/or Narcotics Anonymous is encouraged.

Upon completion of the program, patients often are referred to an aftercare group and are strongly encouraged to maintain self-help group involvement for continued success.

Cost/Coverage
Most private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid are accepted. A sliding fee scale is available for those without insurance.

Location
410 S. Crouse Ave., just down the hill from Crouse Hospital

For more information and to access the program
Call 315-470-8304 or 1-800-727-6873

Structured Outpatient Program

Crouse Health provides less-intensive services to those individuals who may not need the outpatient rehabilitation level of care. These groups meet three times per week and include individual sessions as needed. The groups include:

  • Gender-specific programs
  • Co-occurring disorders
  • Spanish-speaking programs
  • Generalized substance use disorder groups

Cost/Coverage
Most private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid are accepted. A sliding fee scale is available for those without insurance.

Location
410 S. Crouse Ave., just down the hill from the main hospital

For more information and to access the program:
315-470-8304 or 1-800-727-6873

Outpatient Young Adult Services

Crouse’s Outpatient Young Adult Program serves young people between the ages of 18-25, who have substance use disorders.

Both group and individual therapy are provided. Participation in self-help groups is encouraged.

Aftercare services reinforce the young person’s commitment to a substance-free life.

The program includes:

  • Group and individual counseling and support
  • Substance use disorder education
  • Development of sober living skills

Adolscents between the ages of 13-18 are evaluated for their individual needs.

Cost/Coverage
Most private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid are accepted. A sliding fee scale is available for those without insurance.

Location
410 S. Crouse Ave., just down the hill from the main hospital

For more information and to access the program:
315-470-8304 or 1-800-727-6873

Evening Treatment Program
Crouse’s Evening Treatment Program is an outpatient experience designed for substance use disorder patients who:

  • Work
  • Attend school during the day
  • Are primary caretakers of young children or elderly parents

The program meets three times each week.

The program includes individual treatment, group therapy, education. Participation in self-help groups is encouraged to help reinforce the treatment and rehabilitation process.

Cost/Coverage
Most private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid are accepted. A sliding fee scale is available for those without insurance.

Location
410 S. Crouse Ave., just down the hill from Crouse Hospital

For information and to access the program:
315-470-8340 or 1-800-727-6873

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