Crouse Health Hospital Inc Commonwealth Place (Inpatient Program)
Syracuse, NY. 13211
Crouse Hospital Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) has been treating Opioid Substance Abuse Disorder since 1975 and was the only such program in Central New York until 2016. The program currently offers medication-assisted therapy with the use of methadone and is presently exploring the integration of buprenorphine within the OTP, though Crouse does currently offer Buprenorphine Medication Assisted Therapy (BMAT) within its service line. Medication-assisted therapy has proven most beneficial for those who wish to remain abstinent from illicit opioids. Crouse's Opioid Treatment Program is designed for patients ages 18 and older who are addicted to opiates such as heroin, codeine, hydrocodone, oxycontin and others. The treatment plan addresses all addictions, medical issues, psychiatric issues and psychosocial problems. Counseling and medication are provided according to state and federal regulations, as well as the individual needs of the patient. Upon discharge, aftercare is established by referral. 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 abuse 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 - Coaching. 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 - Chemical dependency education groups - Vocational and leisure planning - Individual meetings with primary counselors, as prescribed by the treatment team.