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Getting help for addiction: Where to turn


SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Sullivan County’s Department of Community Services (DCS) is mandated by law to develop and plan for services that meet the behavioral and health needs of the community. Under DCS’s auspices, SCADAS (Sullivan County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services) provides an outpatient chemical addictions clinic.

According to DCS Director Joseph Tudora, the number of clients at SCADAS is fairly steady, but “we are certainly seeing more opiate addiction.”

SCADAS helps anyone who needs its services, including clients on parole or probation who have been referred by the county’s drug court.

After an assessment and based on the severity of the person’s needs, SCADAS works with the client to find the appropriate treatment program. For services the SCADAS clinic cannot offer—medical detox, residential treatment programs, etc., referrals are made.

SCADAS has a resources list of addictions therapists in private practice.

SCADAS also counsels families on how to help things change at home.

Finally, DCS is involved with the Prescription Task Force that operates through the county Public Health Department on a prescription drop-box program. Prescription pills can be dropped in these boxes—no questions asked—at the Fallsburg, Monticello and Liberty police stations.

Resources for help with substance abuse:


New York State

Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) (www.oasas.ny.gov/), call 877-846-7369 to talk to a trained medical professional, 24/7)

Sullivan County

SCADAS, Liberty (out-patient clinic, substance abuse treatment for adults and adolescents) 845/292-8770

Action Toward Independence, Inc., Monticello (community-based independent living center, peer-support counseling and assistance, services for substance abuse, mental health & all disabilities) 845/794-4228

Arms Acres, Carmel (medical detox, in-patient and out-patient treatment for adults and adolescents & gender-specific drug and alcohol programs) 845/225-3400

Bon Secours, Port Jervis (“New Directions” hospital in-patient, medical detox, methadone; substance abuse services at 845/206-5305, rehabilitation services at 845/858-7234; alcohol and mental health services, plus physical rehab also available

Catholic Charities, Port Jervis (out-patient treatment programs for adults and adolescents, family therapy available) 845/856-6344

Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris (medical detox, referrals for in- or out-patient services) 845/791-0329

Daytop Village, Rhinebeck (residential substance abuse treat for men & women, group and individual counseling, educational services) 845/516-1042 as for Regina McMaster

Dynamite Youth Center, Fallsburg (residential facility; group, individual and family counseling; GED program; outreach services to the local community) 718/376 7923 or (845) 434-3370

Middletown Addiction Crisis Center (MACC) (in-patient crisis center, medically monitored detox, treatment for men & women 18+, adolescents 16 & 17 with parental consent) 845/343-1443

New Hope Manor, Barryville (all-female residential substance abuse treatment, pregnant women welcome, infant services available) 845/557-8353

R.C. Ward ATC, Middletown (in-patient treatment, group and individual therapy, women’s track, relapse prevention, family programs are offered, methadone. 845/341-2500

The Recovery Center/Sullivan County Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Monticello, (residential program, out-patient clinic, day-patient services, programs for men, women and adolescents, half way house, supportive community living for SMART (Sober Men Achieving Recovery Together), medically monitored detox, relapse prevention programs) 845/794-8080

Renaissance Project, Inc., Ellenville (residential short-term and long-term treatment center, counseling) 845/647-6575

Restorative Management, Middletown, Newburgh, Port Jervis (intensive and non-intensive out-patient psychiatric services & relapse prevention) Middletown, 845/342-5941, Newburgh 845/561-5783; Port Jervis 845/856-7576

Samaritan Village, Ellenville (residential treatment program, 647-8006; women veterans’ program, 845/647-4592; for general information, call 718/657-6195

Step One, Ellenville (intake assessment; out-patient counseling for chemical dependency for adults & adolescents; group, individual, family and couples counseling & support). www.step1ny.org; 845/647-5400.

12-step meetings

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings: use the find-a-meeting locator at this website: portaltools.na.org/portaltools/MeetingLoc/ and enter state and town for a list

NarAnon (help for families)

Monroe, 1st & 3rd Mondays each month, 7 p.m., Sacred Heart Chapel, 151 Stage Rd.

Chester, Tuesdays, 7:30, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 101 Main St.