Mount Sinai West - Addiction Institute of New York 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 THE ADDICTION INSTITUTE AT MOUNT SINAI - WEST IN NEW YORK, N.Y.
The Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai - West, located in New York, N.Y., offers inpatient, outpatient, detoxification, and residential treatment to individuals struggling with addictive disorders. The facility operates as a department of Mount Sinai West Hospital on Tenth Avenue in Manhattan.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
To be admitted, clients must call Mount Sinai’s Central Admitting Service to schedule a consultation and assessment. Inpatient stays at The Addiction Institute usually last an average of three to eight days, while residential stays are usually between three and six months. Outpatient treatment is available in the mornings, afternoons, or evenings.
Throughout treatment, clients receive individual and group therapy, access to self-help groups, 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 receive medication including Suboxone, Acamprosate (Campral), Naltrexone (Revia, Vivitrol) and Disulfiram (Antabuse).
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.
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. According to the facility’s website, residents are assigned daily chores and participate in recreational activities and informal discussion groups. Support staff is available to residents 24 hours a day.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Of the seven alumni to submit user reviews, most were positive. The three alumni polled by Rehabs.com at time of writing gave mixed but generally positive reviews regarding The Addiction Institute at Mt. Sinai - West. Particular praised was directed at the facility's staff. Reviews gave generally positive ratings for the staff's level of training and experience, include a three-star, four-star, and five-star review. One alum praised 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 a perfect five-stars.
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. The facility received its lowest ratings in the categories of family participation and affordability,with an average rating of three out of five stars and 3.3 out of five stars, respectively. Additionally, the loved ones gave particularly high average ratings for the staff's level of training and experience and the facility's cleanliness, which received average ratings of 4.5 stars.
When asked to comment on facility strengths, several loved ones praised the staff. Another said the facility’s daily chemical testing is a strength. One loved one added additional commentary, “I found the facility very helpful.”
There is currently no information provided by The Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai - West regarding its costs. However, the facility accepts insurance and also has a financial assistance program for individuals who qualify.
Published on January 2018
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