Lower Eastside Service Center - Su Casa Methadone-to-Abstinence Residence in New York, NY

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7 Gouverneur Slip East Street
New York NY 10002

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ABOUT LOWER EASTSIDE SERVICE CENTER - SU CASA METHADONE-TO-ABSTINENCE RESIDENCE

Founded in 1959, Lower Eastside Service Center (LESC) provides treatment to adult men and women in New York City who struggle with substance abuse issues and co-occurring disorders. The Manhattan program, Su Casa Methadone-to-Abstinence Residence (MTAR), opened in 1974 and offers outpatient treatment, long term residential treatment, and medical detox to individuals of at least 18 years old who are struggling with an opioid dependency.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Most clients gain admittance to the facility by referral. All clients undergo an initial assessment to determine the appropriate care track.

Treatment is based off the therapeutic community model and relies heavily on staff-to-client interaction. Individuals partake in both individual and group therapy. Topics of education include education, job training, legal issues, social skills, housing, and money management. There is also counseling for couples and families.

Additionally, clients can engage in holistic treatments including exercise classes such as Kung Fu and Thai Chi. The facility also allows family visits, entertainment and culture events, talent shows, and poetry readings.

Residential treatment is the most intensive forms of care offered by LESC, and length of stay is typically 12 to 18 months. Outpatient services and permanent housing for low-income individuals can also be accessed.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

Staff includes physicians, nurses, counselors, and a program director. The sole review submitted to Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave the staff's level of training and experience a perfect five-star review.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

According to the facility’s website, residents enjoy outings to baseball games as well as trips to amusement parks. The residence itself offers leisure activities such as a pool table and “delicious and plentiful meals.”

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

Rehabs.com has received feedback from one former client at the time of this writing. The anonymous alum gave a mixed review, attributing just two out of five stars for treatment effectiveness and counseling options although indicating that it was worth the cost. Family participation, cleanliness of the facility, and the staff’s ability to treat co-occurring disorders all received five out of five-star ratings from this reviewer, who wrote that the facility’s strength was “Tough love.”

Elsewhere online, reviews for Su Casa MTAR are very positive. On Google, 15 respondents left an average rating of 4.6 out of five stars. One alum, Efrain, posted a maximum five-star review and wrote: “My 31 day stay there was excellent and did let the miricale take place . Every graduate I've seen since then has stay off the substance abuse.”[1] Alum Ellen also reported a positive experience. She told the same third party website: “Great place. We use to walk to the park a few times a week to practice Thai Chi. It was the best desion for my life.”

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

At the time of this writing, Rehabs.com has yet to receive any responses from loved ones of former clients, but a family member posted a five-star review to Google and wrote: “I'm relieved to see that my brother has started his life over in the right path… Thanks to the staff at sucasa he was able to turn his life around…”

FINANCING

LESC has yet to post pricing information on its website at the time of this writing. The facility accepts insurance including Affinity, Amida Care, Fidelis, Health First, Health Plus, HIP, Medicaid, MetroPlus, UHC, VNSNY Choice and WellCare. According to CiteHealth, sliding-scale payment assistance is available.

[1] https://goo.gl/km0Vp9

Published on August 2017

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