Charles K. Post Addiction Center Philosophy
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ABOUT CHARLES K. POST ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTER – BRENTWOOD
Founded in 1955, the Charles K. Post Addiction Treatment Center runs a state-operated, residential program for adult residents of Nassau and Suffolk County who are struggling with substance abuse issues. As one of the 42 facilities operated by the state of New York, Charles K. Post offers cost-effective substance abuse treatment for individuals who are poor, uninsured, and underinsured.
The CK Post ATC is located in Brentwood and falls under the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services department of New York State.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The Charles K. Post ATC is a highly structured program. Upon assessment and admittance, residents participate in motivational enhancement therapy (MET) for four days. This evidence-based therapy involves individual sessions, allowing new clients to voice their fears and concerns over being in treatment. Following this initial period, residents continue with individual and group therapy, 12-step support groups, recreational therapy, and extensive discharge planning.
Along with crisis intervention and medical care, the C.K. Post ATC offers a variety of specialized programs, including a women’s program, a criminal justice program, a methadone maintenance program, educational services, and a vocational training program. It is among the 40 percent of facilities in New York that have criminal justice services
The multidisciplinary treatment at Charles K. Post is made up of physicians and a psychiatrist, registered nurses and a psychiatric nurse practitioner, social workers, recreation therapists, and credentialed addiction counselors.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The Charles K. Post ATC has 51 inpatient beds as well as 42 beds at its Community Residential program. The facility is tobacco-free.
The 12 alumni polled by Rehabs.com gave the facility an average rating of 3.9 out of five stars in cleanliness, while 14 reviewers left similarly high ratings of 3.9 stars for accommodations and four stars for its meals and nutrition.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Feedback from more than a dozen program alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com to date is largely positive. When asked, on a scale from one to five, how strongly they’d recommend treatment here, the six alumni polled on the matter gave the center an average of 4.2 out of five stars. Affordability and counseling options each received 4.5 out of five stars from the same reviewers.
In general, alumni praised the effective counselors and the low program costs. Fancy rehabs with all the perks are nice of course, but if I needed to go back and finances were not an issue I would still choose CK Post because of the amazing staff,” wrote Joy. Complaints included poor food and a rigid smoking policy.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The pair of loved ones polled by Rehabs.com expressed more mixed feedback on their experiences here. One family member described the program as too rigid, commenting: “Need to be assigned one of the good counselors,” however, this reviewer also gave the facility an overall rating of four out of five, including high marks in cleanliness, program affordability, and cost worthiness.
Daryl, another reviewer, complained to Rehabs.com regarding his son’s post-discharge care. “There was NO follow up,” they noted. “My son did not get the counseling or get to the bottom of his real reason for his addictions. Six months later my son relapsed.”
Treatment fees are based on an individual’s ability to pay. The center firmly states that no client will be denied treatment based on an inability to pay.
Published on October 2018
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