Equinox Inc - Chemical Dependency Counseling Center in Albany, NY

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(4.3 of 5)
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500 Central Avenue
Albany NY 12206

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Located in Albany, N.Y., Equinox, Inc. offers outpatient-based treatment services for individuals struggling with chemical dependency, victims of domestic violence, individuals with co-occurring disorders, as well as homeless youth. The treatment provider's Chemical Dependency Counseling Center serves adults and teens seeking treatment for chemical dependency and/or co-occurring mental health disorders. The facility does not offer on-site detox.


Equinox's treatment utilizes a holistic, multidisciplinary approach along with 12-step participation, such as Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholic Anonymous. The treatment process begins with a comprehensive assessment to help individualize treatment. The facility also offers case management services to assist clients enroll into detoxification or residential programs.

During treatment, clients may participate in group and individual counseling, educational classes, copsing skills workshops, and assistance in navigating 12-step fellowship. Medication management and specialized group counseling may also be available for those struggling with co-occurring mental health concerns,

There is also a program for DWI/DWAI offenders, which includes an assessment and programming that that may be designed to satisfy state requirement for license reinstatement. The program is only available with an appointment and the appropriate paperwork regarding the conviction.


Equinox has more than 200 people on staff including medical and specially certified substance abuse and mental health counselors. The two individuals polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave five out of five stars for the staff's level of training and experience.


At the time of this writing, the single alum polled by Rehabs.com provided positive feedback and indicated that they would highly recommend the facility to others. The alum gave five out of five stars for family participation and the level of staff experience. “Staff worked very hard with me in my struggle for recovery,” the alum wrote.


To date, the sole loved one polled by Rehabs.com also left positive feedback, offering five-star ratings for the likelihood they'd recommend the facility, its counseling options, treatment effectiveness, and family participation. "Strong helpful staff. They seem to really care about helping people," they wrote.


Equinox collects donations from alumni and community members to support its operations. Clients that complete the DWI assessment pay a $150 fee. The two individuals surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave four and five out of five stars respectively for the facility's affordability.


Equinox is continuing to expand its operations with new facilities and programs. One of its branches recently opened a new, supportive 71-apartment facility.

Published on August 2018

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There was a genuine sense of caring for me as an individual and my personal goals. I think sometimes the staff was overwhelmed. The staff worked very hard with me in my struggle for recovery. They were firm but understanding. It wasn't easy but they made it possible by working with me on a daily basis.


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Strong helpful staff. They seem to really care about helping people


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