For those whose level of alcohol or other substance dependence has seriously disrupted their daily functioning, our inpatient programs assist individuals in overcoming barriers to recovery. The inpatient rehabilitation program helps patients deal with the issues of early recovery. Patients are taught to recognize the signs and symptoms of the illness, how to manage emotions and stress, and how to recognize triggers to drinking and drug use and relapse. The program provides short-term, structured, intensive treatment of physical and emotional symptoms as well as detoxification when medically necessary. All patients receive thorough aftercare counseling and referral for continuing treatment on an outpatient basis following the completion of the inpatient stay.
Outpatient and Aftercare Services
St. Vincent's Westchester offers the following outpatient services as a follow-up to inpatient treatment or as an alternative to inpatient treatment. Services available at our Harrison campus include:
This program is an alternative to inpatient treatment when an individual needs daily treatment to remain abstinent but his or her symptoms are stable enough to permit return to a supportive and/or supervised living situation at night. Services include: daily psychoeducation groups, intensive group psychotherapy, men's and women's issues groups, relapse prevention groups, family therapy groups, stress management and life skills groups and a variety of activities therapies. Model 12-Step meetings are conducted by the patients themselves.
Intensive Evening Program
This program meets three times per week with a treatment approach similar to the day rehabilitation service. Both intensive treatment and clinic level relapse prevention is available in the evening. Multi-family couples therapy is also provided one evening a week with an experienced family therapist. Persons referred for treatment as a result of drinking driver programs are treated in both the evening and day programs.
All programs support the progress made in the primary phase of treatment, helping individuals to maintain their recoveries by capitalizing on their strengths and prior gains in treatment.
St. Vincent's provides care to patients who suffer from co-occurring mental illness and chemical dependency in any of our programs, depending on the individual's needs.
Services for Adolescents
Please click here for information about our adolescent chemical dependency programs.
The Maxwell Institute
92 Yonkers Avenue
Tuckahoe, NY 10707
The Maxwell Institute offers outpatient chemical dependency treatment and education services for adults, adolescents and their families. Treatment includes individual and group psychotherapy, family counseling, psychiatric evaluation and medication when indicated. Click here for more information.