Tully Hill Chemical Dependency Treatment Center Philosophy
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Areas of Specialization
Intensive Out Patient (IOP), Medical Detoxification
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ABOUT TULLY HILL CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY TREATMENT CENTER
Situated on 33 acres of countryside in rural upstate New York, Tully Hill is a nonprofit facility established in 1990 to treat substance abuse. The facility offers residential, intensive outpatient, and outpatient programs to adults and adolescents 16 and older. Tully Hill also offers specialized programs for professionals, young adults, and clients who prefer gender-specific classes. The center offers medically-monitored detoxification.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to its website, Tully Hill follows a “bio-psychosocial-spiritual” treatment approach that blends medical care and therapy, and is based on the 12-Steps. Upon intake, clients receive a bio-psychosocial-spiritual assessment and a multidisciplinary, individualized treatment plan is determined.
Detoxification can include medication, patient education, therapeutic activities, and meditation to help control cravings. Treatment follows a highly structured clinical schedule that includes individual and group therapy, 12-step education, life and recovery skills, disease education, wellness groups, vocational/recreational classes, and discharge planning. Clients also receive the guidance and attention of professional nurses 24/7, and residential clients receive almost 14 hours of treatment per day.
Home schooling is available for younger residents, and a family program is offered for loved ones wishing to participate in the recovery process.
Tully Hill's treatment team consists of a board-certified medical director, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and registered nurses.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The 50-bed facility appears simple in its accommodations based on photos from its website. Bedrooms are shared. Common areas at the facility appear slightly more welcoming with floor to ceiling windows, a fireplace, and views of the sprawling property.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Of the 24 alumni who posted to Rehabs.com, 20 shared overall positive reviews. Nine alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave a high rating of four out of five-star rating when asked whether those past clients would recommend the facility, but gave a low average rating of just two out of five, for the program’s holistic offerings. Of the 12 alumni surveyed on this metric, 11 felt they were given the tools needed to aid and sustain recovery.
Staff level of experience received an average of 4.1 stars from the nine alumni surveyed. “Great counselors, knowledgeable staff, and great nurses,” Curtis wrote. An anonymous alum wrote, “During my stay at Tully Hill I felt they were very professional as a whole.” Several former clients also praised the food, describing it as “good” and “healthy.”
Alumni commented on the structured but effective approach and a few described the program as “tough.” “Every hour of the day was structured with some form of recovery, whether it be meditation, group therapy, homework assignments, recreational therapy...It was completely focused on recovery and I've stayed sober since I left.” Amy wrote. “Tough but fair; very effective methods used, sympathetic and empathetic staff. A great place to get help,” they told Rehabs.com.
The nine alumni surveyed also reported there was a shortage of exercise options available with an average rating of only 2.33 out of five stars for this metric. Amanda wrote “no exercise” as a weakness and L.I. echoed this complaint, writing “there was a lack of exercise options.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Loved ones surveyed by Rehabs.com also seemed pleased with the facility. Nine out of the eleven loved ones gave overall positive reviews and only one negative and one neutral review. Results from a Rehabs.com survey of eight affiliated loved ones showed an average rating of 4.38 out of five for the facility’s family participation and 3.88 for staff experience.
One parent, Susan, wrote, “As an outsider, I liked the level of respect the staff and procedures offered the patients.” And an anonymous loved one wrote, “Great staff, was nice that family could come to some meetings and give support.” Yet another loved one mentioned “clean, professional staff.” Several family members, however, noted treatment was costly and survey data resulted in a 3.12-star average for affordability.
The facility does not specify its payment policies on its website, but does accept private insurance.
Updated March 2017
Published on April 2017
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