Coordinated Substance Abuse
and Mental Health Services
We provide intensive, evidence-based treatment for adolescents, young adults and their families who are grappling with the effects of substance abuse. By addressing the distinct challenges facing this age group, we put you and your family back on a path to the brightest possible future.
Our holistic, comprehensive and multi-disciplinary approach to treatment is firmly rooted in 12 Step philosophy and offers a wide range of programs for both the mind and body. No two stories are the same, and no two paths to recovery are identical. That’s why we personalize each treatment plan to meet the needs of the client, no matter where they’re at on their journey. If our program is not an ideal match, we’ll find the right solution—whether it’s with us or another facility.
We offer an evening schedule of sessions to accommodate those who cannot attend treatment during the day. Whether your family is in need of residential treatment, outpatient therapy or detox services, we can get you the help you need.
Our intensive outpatient program teaches relapse preventions skills, improves communication skills, helps to heal family relationships strained by the effects of substance abuse and develops a practical skill set to deal with cravings and triggers. IOP provides up to 25 hours each week of individual, group and family therapy. After completing an intensive outpatient program, clients often move to our outpatient program.
Our outpatient program is ideal for clients who are transitioning from IOP to a lower level of care and for those with an established period of sobriety who are seeking to fortify an existing recovery plan to maintain abstinence. This program expands clients’ coping skills and cultivates interpersonal relationships while improving self-awareness, psychological growth and emotional well-being. OP includes up to seven hours each week of individual, group and family therapy.
This unique 10-week program evaluates any indication of substance use or mental health disorders and motivates clients to seek and embrace sobriety. Clients learn to recognize and manage behavior related to substance use and develop support systems to help them meet their long-term goals. This program offers individual therapy, drug testing, sober support activities and participation in group substance education.
Parents play an integral role in our assessment and prevention program. Family members attend weekly skill groups and family therapy consultations, learning how to support each other on their recovery journey. After completing this program, clients are encouraged to seek New York Center for Life’s outpatient services.Patient Referral Process
Designed to help clients understand and prevent relapse, this program works to identify each person’s unique triggers and help them develop the skills to combat cravings and control their response to triggers. This program lasts 12 weeks.
Addiction is a family disease; what affects one affects all members. This program is designed for parents who do not have a child enrolled at the Center. Weekly individual sessions with the family therapist are available, as well as a monthly workshop providing tips for how to influence your child’s behavior, improve your family’s communication and heal the family system overall. Parents learn about the basics of substance abuse, acquire prevention tools and attend group and individual support sessions.
Group therapy gives clients the opportunity to see that they are not alone in battling substance abuse. Interactive group sessions allow clients to learn from the successes and setbacks of others and build a peer support network to strengthen their own sobriety.
One-on-one time with our therapists and psychiatrist will get to the root of the substance abuse, uncovering and addressing the motivation behind the initial substance use.
Family involvement and support is critical to successful recovery. Led by our expert clinical team, this monthly educational series covers the fundamental issues affecting families who are experiencing problems with substance use.
This intensive forum addresses family-specific issues related to substance abuse. Addiction is a family disease, and all family members need to heal from past harm and learn new ways of connecting and supporting each other. Immediate and extended family members may participate.
Led by our resident family therapist and senior clinician, these sessions invite clients and parents to discuss familial challenges faced in early recovery. Group members learn and grow from each other’s experiences.
Art therapy provides an evidence-based method to process emotions and thoughts. Our therapist guides clients through the creation and study of various forms of art, providing a non-confrontational space to work through complex feelings. This therapy includes occasional guided excursions to museums.
Yoga and Mindfulness can provide practical tools to help live a fulfilling life in sobriety. Grounded in awareness and acceptance, clients learn skills to navigate the various physical and emotional responses that arise in early recovery. Meditation, journaling and shared communication exercises build a capacity to pay attention, without judgement, to whatever arises in the present moment. Through this, clients start to create new habitual patterns that are healthy and sustainable, tapping them in to new potential for gratitude and joy.
Substance abuse has a negative impact on metabolism, nutrition, food cravings and weight management. Our registered dietitian offers food education, sober socialization and individual nutritional consultations, as well as guided group lessons on preparing therapeutic meals in a supportive, sober environment.