The ACC is a medially monitored withdrawal service, meeting the needs of those who are chemically dependent, and who also have a situational crisis and/or at risk of relapse to chemical use.
In a motivational, safe, structured setting, clients are screened for the presence and severity of chemical dependency and/or medical and mental health services. Duration of stay varies and reaches it maximum at fourteen days. For those entering a long-term treatment program stay may be extended to 21 days. Residents are educated while waiting for access to treatment in the areas of HIV/STD testing and prevention, the bio-psycho-social-spiritual benefits of maintaining a lifestyle of abstinence, and preparedness for long-term treatment.
The ACC is a 25-bed, medically monitored facility regulated by the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). This 24 hour-a-day treatment center for men and women, FREE to all clients for withdrawal from alcohol or other substances.
Program requirements include:
· 18 years or older
· Unable to abstain from substances without admission to ACC.
· Likely to complete withdrawal and enter into treatment.
· Able to meet all physical requirements for services.
Resident must meet at least one of the following criteria:
· Intoxicated or under the influence of a psychoactive substance.
· Experiencing a situational crisis.
· Is at risk of suffering from mild withdrawal.
· Is in danger of relapse.
Residents are provided with:
· Food, personal hygiene items, clothing and safe shelter
· Laundry services
· Spiritual counseling (as requested)
Frequently Asked Questions:
¨ Do I have to be homeless to enter ACC? NO
¨ Do I have to be intoxicated? NO
¨ Do I have to pay for treatment? NO, all services are free to all clients.
¨ Can I come to ACC if I am currently engaged in treatment? YES