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 treatment including medically assisted therapy 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. 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 Addiction Treatment Services, call 315-470-8304.

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.

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.

The Buprenorphine Medication Assisted Therapy (BMAT) Program also assists with medication assisted therapy with the use of buprenorphine and naltrexone in the outpatient program.

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 backup 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 2775 Erie Blvd. East in Syracuse.

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

Buprenorphine Medication Assisted Therapy (BMAT) Program
315-470-8304

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.

Hospital-Based Services

Addiction Consult Services (ACS)

Addiction Consult Services identifies substance use disorders in patients admitted to the hospital for other medical reasons, as well as withdrawal management.

Patients are referred to ACS by Physicians and nursing staff to evaluate additional needs for substance use disorder treatment including MAT (Medication Assisted Therapy). ACS staff provide patients with recommendations for treatment and facilitate referrals for follow-up services as needed. When clinically appropriate, a bed-to-bed transfer to an inpatient SUD treatment program can be facilitated. Referrals are made to a variety of programs both within the Crouse Health Addiction Treatment Services and to other agencies, as appropriate.

For more information and to access the ACS program:
A member of the ACS 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 Inpatient Rehabilitation Program

Commonwealth Place is a 40-bed residential center dedicated to the treatment of adults age 18 and older with substance use disorders 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
  • Nutritional Education
  • Medication Management
  • Recreational and expressive therapy
  • Self-help groups

Family involvement is also 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  community support groups

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 Addiction Treatment Services’ main intake number. Call 315-470-8304.

For more information on Commonwealth Place, contact:
Christine Wright, MS, CASAC
Manager, Commonwealth Place
315-434-2470

Outpatient Treatment

Crouse Health’s focus of Outpatient Treatment Services is to provide patients with the services and supports necessary to achieve the patient’s definition of recovery. A person-centered approach to recovery is important for patient engagement and treatment is focused on identifying the different areas of need for the patient and includes addressing goals such as medical, psychological, vocational, legal and social. A comprehensive treatment plan is an integral part of a patient’s treatment and reflects the patient’s values, beliefs, culture and voice. This is a collaborative process with the patient’s primary counselor that develops measurable criteria for determining progress in treatment.

Our delivery of services has expanded to include video and telephonic along with traditional in-person individual and group sessions. Some group sessions are provided through a hybrid approach with some patients attending virtually while others attended in person.

Programs available include:

  • Gender-specific programming
  • Co-occurring disorders
  • Spanish-speaking programs
  • Older Adult Recovery Services
  • Professional Programming
  • Evening Treatment Program
  • Criminal Justice Programming
  • Trauma-Focused
  • Parenting
  • DBT
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Anger Management
  • MRT
  • Tobacco Cessation

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

Location
2775 Erie Blvd. E.
Syracuse, NY 13224

For more information and to access the program
Call 315-470-8304

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

Adolescents 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
Services are provided at 2775 Erie Blvd. East in Syracuse.

For more information and to access the program:
315-470-8304

Outpatient Rehabilitation

Crouse Outpatient Rehabilitation Program is for adults age 18 and older. This program targets those struggling to decrease their use of illicit substances due to their addiction. 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:

• Recreational Therapy
• Vocational exploration
• Leisure & Social skills education
• Education on medical aspects of addiction
• Psychosocial education

The goal of Crouse’s Outpatient Rehabilitation program is to assist patients with identifying and establishing a recovery based, productive lifestyle conducive to their treatment goals. Patients meet for four hours, four days a week. Breakfast is provided daily.

Establishing a healthy social support network outside of the formal treatment setting is an important part of sustaining a recovery based lifestyle. Self-help group participation in Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and/or Heroin Anonymous is encouraged, as well as connecting with other community groups and resources.

Upon completion of the Day Treatment Rehabilitation level of care, patients will continue on with treatment in an outpatient services group, three times per week. This will allow patients to further pursue vocational and educational plans.

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

Location
2775 Erie Blvd. E.
Syracuse, NY 13224

For more information and to access the program
Call 315-470-8304

Peer Services

Crouse offers Peer Recovery Services offered by Certified Recovery Peer Advocates, or similarly certified individuals, to offer additional support to patients who enter or receive services anywhere along our continuum of care.

Certified Peers can offer the following:

• Ongoing support and peer mentoring through regular individual sessions
• Educate and link individuals with community recovery supports such as AA, NA, sober outings, and social events
• Accompany individuals to important community appoints for advocacy and support including court, doctor visits, or county benefit appointments
• Assist individuals with navigating their transportation options including learning how to utilize public transit
• Aid in exploration and development of personal goals
• Guide and support individuals with any issue impacting recovery including housing resources, personal organization, advocacy, and identifying any other resources that may be needed

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

Location
2775 Erie Blvd. E.
Syracuse, NY 13224

For more information and to access the program
Call 315-470-8304

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services

Patients of Addiction Treatment Services have access to vocational services while engaged in treatment. Obtaining and maintaining employment helps patients to establish a legal source of income, structure their time, and improve their self-esteem.

Crouse employs a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) dedicated to working with patients to achieve their personal, career, and independent living goals. Services are offered through individual or group counseling and include:

• Aid in the admission process of educational pursuits i.e. higher education and/or vocational training programs
• Supporting patients through resume writing, job application, interview, and background check processes.
• Locating resources that help patients to live and work more independently.
• Referrals to community agencies.

Location
2775 Erie Blvd. E.
Syracuse, NY 13224

For more information and to access the program
Call 315-470-8304