St. Peter's Addiction Recovery Center- Outpatient Rehabilitation in Albany, NY

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845 Central Avenue
Albany NY 12206

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ABOUT ST. PETER’S ADDICTION RECOVERY CENTER – OUTPATIENT REHABILITATION

A division of St. Peter’s Hospital, St. Peter’s Addiction Recovery Center (SPARC) offers a range of treatment services for individuals struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. The outpatient facility in Albany, one of six SPARC clinics in New York, offers treatment services for adults. Medically monitored detoxification is available at St. Peter’s Hospital, though it is not a part of the outpatient program.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Upon admission, all clients receive a psychosocial assessment, the findings of which help determine the most appropriate course of treatment. In addition to individual, group, and family counseling, individualized treatment plans typically include spirituality workshops, 12-step guidance, relapse prevention education, self-esteem and relationship groups, and smoking cessation classes. Clients may receive ongoing evaluations and medication monitoring as needed.

At the conclusion of their treatment, clients undergo a comprehensive discharge planning process. During this time, staff provide recommendations and referrals for continuing care, support groups, and sober housing. Program alumni also have access to SPARC’s active alumni group.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

SPARC’s treatment team includes behavioral health counselors, activities therapists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and recreational therapists. The program also has interns and volunteers who have at least one year of sobriety.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

The one alum polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this review gave the center’s treatment effectiveness five out of five stars and shared mostly positive feedback regarding their experience. This alum submitted four- or five-star ratings for the center’s connectivity, family participation, and affordability, and characterized the staff as “very warm, welcoming, well trained, friendly, non judgemental.”

This alum was less impressed with the facility itself, noting the “dull, lifeless, institutional looking” surroundings. They rated the program’s holistic offerings with a slightly lower rating of three stars.

On Google, two individuals submitted four- and five-star ratings for SPARC but did not provide additional commentary.[1]

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

When asked how likely they were to recommend the facility to others, the seven friends and family members polled by Rehabs.com provided an average rating of 3.86 out of five stars. “Very well maintained and staffed unit. Happy with the results,” one loved one wrote. Loved ones were impressed with the failicty's family participation policies, which had an average rating of four out of five stars. The facility’s cleanliness and affordability were also rated highly with respective ratings of 3.86 and 3.71 stars.

In particular, the loved ones praised the staff's attentiveness to the patient's needs. “The Staff pays close attention to you needs and is willing to go the extra yard to help you when you need it,” one loved one wrote. The staff's level of training and experience was given an average rating of four stars by the loved ones polled at time of writing.

Loved ones indicated a lack satisfaction with the program’s holistic offerings, which received an average rating of 2.43 stars. Additionally, loved one E.M. was disappointed in the center’s medication management and approach to continuing care. “He only was allowed 3 days and when he left he had to find his own doctor that would continue with the suboxone they started giving him in the clinic. So he left with know follow up!!” they wrote.

FINANCING

According to its website, SPARC accepts Medicaid and most major insurance plans. The facility also offers sliding scale fees for uninsured clients.

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

Published on December 2017

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well reputed. well respected. not long term.

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They was well umderstaffed. All need a re eveluatiin if staff no compassion.

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friendly; clean; well staffed; good therapists. food is always cold; staff are occasionally sarcastic. response to inquiries and calls.

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Treatment programs were good but it was slightly dirty. Very good.

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Strengths: The ability to call home. Weaknesses: Did not medicate properly to help with withdrawal symptoms. Dirty. Could not get enough food. Didn't listen to my problems or want to be bothered. My bf was there not me. He only was allowed 3 days and when he left he had to find his own doctor that would continue with the suboxone they started giving him in the clinic. So he left with know follow up!! He could not get a doctor so he used when he got out!

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Caring and knowledgeable staff. The Staff pays close attention to you needs and is willing to go the extra yard to help you when you need it.

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Very well trained staff. Lack of supervision. Very well maintained and staffed unit. Happy with the results.

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caring staff. Changed the life of a loved one.

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Clean, accessible. Was not successful for loved one. SPARC just did not achieve the goal with respect to the patient. Addiction continued.

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Strengths: one to one counseling, group counseling, spiritual needs met. Weaknesses: the surroundings are rather dull, lifeless, institutional looking. I found the staff to be very warm, welcoming, well trained, friendly, non judgemental

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