Mount Sinai West - Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai Philosophy
A comprehensive treatment center with over 40-years experience providing treatment, training and research, the Addiction Institute of New York is a Division of the Department of Psychiatry at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, and is affiliated with the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. The Institute’s outpatient program is comprised of separate yet integrated treatment components that range from low intensity to very high intensity services. The inpatient program features a flexible length-of-stay program for those who need an intensive, residential treatment experience. The Institute features state-of-the-art addiction treatment methods provided in a supportive atmosphere by a multidisciplinary team of experienced clinicians.
Areas of Specialization
Dual Diagnosis/ Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
Meet the Staff
Abigail J. Herron, DO
Medical Director, Trinity House Director, Fellowship in Addiction Medicine Acting Medical Director, Addiction Institute of New York Instructor in Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Deborah Haller, PhD
Clinical Research Program Director
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ABOUT MOUNT SINAI WEST - ADDICTION INSTITUTE OF MOUNT SINAI
The Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai - West, located in New York, N.Y., offers outpatient, detoxification, and residential treatment to individuals seeking treatment for addictive disorders. The facility operates as a department of Mount Sinai West Hospital on Tenth Avenue in Manhattan. The facility is one of the 51 (6.1 percent) hospital-based detox facilities in the state.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
To be admitted, clients must call Mount Sinai’s Central Admitting Service to schedule a consultation and assessment. Detox at the Addiction Institute usually last an average of three to eight days, while residential stays are usually between three and six months, placing it among New York’s 166 (19.7 percent) long-term treatment facilities. Outpatient treatment is available in the mornings, afternoons, or evenings.
Throughout treatment, clients participate in individual and group therapy, attend self-help groups, as well as receive nutritional guidance, and vocational guidance, which may include GED classes, college preparation classes, or vocational training.
Group therapy topics include stress management, relapse prevention, dialectical behavioral skills groups, and weekend planning. Participants may also receive medication-assisted treatment (MAT), including Suboxone, acamprosate (Campral), naltrexone (Revia, Vivitrol), or Disulfiram (Antabuse). In New York, 516 (61.3 percent) facilities administer Suboxone, while 435 (51.7 percent) treatment facilities use naltrexone.
The Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai - West also has a comprehensive family program to educate family members about the disease of addiction and help them develop coping skills. Families are included in the treatment program through family counseling, family support groups, and educational seminars.
The treatment team at The Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai - West includes physicians, nurses, psychologists, and substance abuse counselors. It is one of New York’s 243 (28.9 percent) Joint Commission-accredited facilities. To date, the six individuals polled on the matter by Rehabs.com appreciated the facility's staff.
Staff Experience and Training: 4.1/5
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai’s residential treatment program is located off-site in a quiet, residential neighborhood on the upper west side of Manhattan. The facility is called St. Luke’s Halfway House and offers 24 private bedrooms in a six-story brownstone.
The facility is equipped with a dining room, library, television room, music room, and community room. Residents are assigned daily chores and participate in recreational activities and informal discussion groups. The support staff is available to residents 24 hours a day. To date, To date, the six individuals polled on the matter by Rehabs.com approved of the facility's upkeep.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The nine alumni polled by Rehabs.com at time of writing gave mixed but generally positive reviews regarding The Addiction Institute at Mt. Sinai - West. Reviewers gave generally positive ratings for the staff's level of training and experience, including a three-star, four-star, and five-star rating for this metric. One alum provided positive feedback for the "availability and doctors beside manner," while another found the one-on-one counseling to be "thorough". The alumni were divided, however, on the facility's exercise and leisure options, with two rating the metric two-stars and the third rating it five out of five stars.
"The doctors were really wonderful. Without the doctors, this would be a very different, and, in my opinion, a less effective treatment," one alum wrote, while another added: "The availability of beds and treatment was great, especially when is in dire need."
On Google, the Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai - Mount Sinai West has an average rating of 3.7 out of five stars from 13 reviewers to date. The feedback was extremely mixed. Some felt the facility offered the “worst experiences with health care and social work,” while others described it as a “Great detox and great rehab” with “delicious” food.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Overall, the four loved ones polled to date gave positive ratings, with three of the four reviewers saying they would recommend The Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai - West to others. When asked to comment on facility strengths, several loved ones provided positive feedback about the staff. Another noted that the facility’s daily drug testing was a strength. One loved one simply added: “I found the facility very helpful.” Overall, the loved ones appreciated counseling options but gave mixed opinions concerning family involvement.
Would Recommend: 4/5
Counseling Options: 4/5
Family Participation: 3/5
The Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai accepts insurance and also has a financial assistance program for individuals who qualify. To date, the six individuals polled by Rehabs.com on the matter offered mixed opinions concerning cost.
Published on September 2019
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