Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Syracuse NY

It is widely understood that about 1 in 10 people have the disease of alcoholism. That 10% of the population includes all races, creeds, ages, sexes, religions, and all other factors. Alcoholism does not discriminate any of these; it simple exists when the individual has the threefold illness.

Alcohol Services Inc
Alcoholism Outpatient Clinic
6311 Fly Road,
East Syracuse, NY13057
(315) 314-6951
www.alcoholservicesinc.com

Intake Phone Numbers:
(315) 682-3858

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance

Alcohol Services, located in East Syracuse, NY, provides evaluation and treatment for alcohol and drug problems. Serving the Syracuse area including East Syracuse, Manlius, Fayetteville and Dewitt, we offer a comprehensive range of services designed to identify and help people in trouble with alcohol/drugs and their families. We are committed to quality care based on individualized needs. Recognizing that drinking/drug use is causing a problem and seeking help is a difficult step. To acknowledge the importance of that first call we are committed to seeing a person within days of the initial call and never having a waiting list.
Central New York Services Inc
Dual Recovery Program
375 West Onondaga Street, Suite 23,
Syracuse, NY13202
(315) 478-0610
www.cnyservices.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance

Specializing in Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

Central New York Services, Inc. (CNYS) is a private, not-for-profit Behavioral Health Organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals and families affected by mental illness and substance abuse. Created to serve our most at-risk community members, CNYS has worked for over 20 years to provide services to our community members dealing with mental health and substance abuse issues, developmental disabilities and poverty.

CNYS believes in the dignity and worth of every individual, our endless capacity for growth and change, and the ability to maximize potential throughout our lives. A person-centered organization, CNYS provides supportive services while respecting the right of each individual to make their own life choices.

CNYS is committed to providing the highest quality of service and utilizing the most cost effective delivery models. Due to consumer demand, our services have grown to include residential, clinical (including mental health and substance abuse counseling), forensic and financial management.

Through partnerships with other private and government agencies, CNYS offers professional counseling, residential services and day-to-day support to individuals and families in Onondaga, Oneida, and Madison counties. CNYS offers contracted support services for the Tioga County Department of Mental Hygiene and the Tompkins County Department of Mental Health.

Our experienced staff includes a wide range of behavioral health professionals including Psychiatrists (on-staff & consulting), CASAC's (Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselors), Social Workers and Nurses. Once on board with CNYS, opportunities exist agency-wide for all staff to enrich their skill sets through education and training opportunities.

Through creative and innovative programs, many of which are new to the field, CNYS has grown into a community leader in the provision of behavioral healthcare services throughout Central New York.
Crouse Hospital
Commonwealth PlaceCD/IP Rehab
6010 East Molloy Road,
Syracuse, NY13211
(315) 434-2470
www.crouse.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(800) 727-6873

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services

Residency: Hospital inpatient, Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, Private health insurance

Languages: Spanish

Specializing in Women, Men

Crouse Hospital is Central New York's largest provider of maternity care services, delivering more than 4,200 babies annually, and is the state-designated regional referral center for high-risk neonatal intensive care services.

Crouse also operates one of the longest-running and largest ambulatory surgery programs in the U.S. in two surgery centers near the main hospital complex. Phase 1 construction on the Witting Surgical Center, a three-floor, state-of-the-art facility, was completed in late 2010 with the opening of 14 new operating rooms. An additional four inpatient ORs are scheduled to come on line in February 2013, completing this $50 million project.
Syracuse Brick House Inc
Mens Halfway House
3606 James Street,
Syracuse, NY13206
(315) 701-4578
www.sbh.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(315) 701-4578x207, (315) 472-9964

Hotline Phone Numbers: (315) 701-1516

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house

Residency: Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare

Specializing in Men

Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare programs have helped thousands of Central New York families struggling with alcohol and other substance use disorders.

We have been providing services to Central New Yorkers in various forms since 1920.

We founded Central New York’s first community residence for alcoholism in 1959.

Since then we have grown to become Central New Yorks most comprehensive provider of substance use disorders and rehabilitation services.

In the last year alone, SBH helped more than 5800 people begin a life of recovery.
Syracuse Brick House Inc
Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare
714 Hickory Street,
Syracuse, NY13203
(315) 701-1516
www.sbh.org

Hotline Phone Numbers: (315) 701-1516

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services

Residency: Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance

Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors)

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare programs have helped thousands of Central New York families struggling with alcohol and other substance use disorders.

We have been providing services to Central New Yorkers in various forms since 1920.

We founded Central New York’s first community residence for alcoholism in 1959.

Since then we have grown to become Central New Yorks most comprehensive provider of substance use disorders and rehabilitation services.

In the last year alone, SBH helped more than 5800 people begin a life of recovery.
Syracuse Brick House Inc
Mens Halfway House
121-125 Green Street,
Syracuse, NY13203
(315) 472-4442
www.sbh.org

Hotline Phone Numbers: (315) 471-0568

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house

Residency: Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

Payment Accepted: Self payment, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid)

Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors)

Specializing in Men

Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare programs have helped thousands of Central New York families struggling with alcohol and other substance use disorders.
We have been providing services to Central New Yorkers in various forms since 1920.
We founded Central New York’s first community residence for alcoholism in 1959.
Since then we have grown to become Central New Yorks most comprehensive provider of substance use disorders and rehabilitation services.
In the last year alone, SBH helped more than 5800 people begin a life of recovery.
Tully Hill Corporation
Chemical Dependency Outpatient
5821 Route 80,
Tully, NY13159
(315) 696-6114
www.tullyhill.com

Intake Phone Numbers:
(800) 456-6114

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance

Tully Hill Chemical Dependency Treatment Center is dedicated to the belief that chemical dependency is a disease – chronic, progressive, and above all, treatable. Through the use of evidence-based treatment approaches, the qualified professional staff at Tully Hill provides hope for the future and a return to dignity for individuals whose lives have been ravaged by the use of alcohol and/or drugs.
A not-for-profit corporation, Tully Hill opened its doors in 1990. Built specifically as an alcohol and drug treatment facility, the state-of-the-art physical plant on 33 acres of land reflects the tranquility and beauty of the surrounding countryside. Inside, the structure is spacious and comfortable, architecturally designed in keeping with the organization’s mission statement. The tranquil rural setting offers a safe and peaceful environment to begin your road to recovery and rehabilitation from alcohol and drug abuse.
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Tully Hill Corporation
Inpatient Withdrawal Unit
5821 Route 80,
Tully, NY13159
(315) 696-6114
www.tullyhill.com

Intake Phone Numbers:
(800) 456-6114

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services

Residency: Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance

Specializing in Adolescents

Tully Hill Chemical Dependency Treatment Center is dedicated to the belief that chemical dependency is a disease – chronic, progressive, and above all, treatable. Through the use of evidence-based treatment approaches, the qualified professional staff at Tully Hill provides hope for the future and a return to dignity for individuals whose lives have been ravaged by the use of alcohol and/or drugs.
A not-for-profit corporation, Tully Hill opened its doors in 1990. Built specifically as an alcohol and drug treatment facility, the state-of-the-art physical plant on 33 acres of land reflects the tranquility and beauty of the surrounding countryside. Inside, the structure is spacious and comfortable, architecturally designed in keeping with the organization’s mission statement. The tranquil rural setting offers a safe and peaceful environment to begin your road to recovery and rehabilitation from alcohol and drug abuse.
Tully Hill Corporation
Chemical Dependency Inpatient Rehab
5821 Route 80, P.O. Box 1116,
Tully, NY13159
(315) 696-6114
www.tullyhill.com

Intake Phone Numbers:
(800) 456-6114

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services

Residency: Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance

Specializing in Adolescents

Tully Hill Chemical Dependency Treatment Center is dedicated to the belief that chemical dependency is a disease – chronic, progressive, and above all, treatable. Through the use of evidence-based treatment approaches, the qualified professional staff at Tully Hill provides hope for the future and a return to dignity for individuals whose lives have been ravaged by the use of alcohol and/or drugs.
A not-for-profit corporation, Tully Hill opened its doors in 1990. Built specifically as an alcohol and drug treatment facility, the state-of-the-art physical plant on 33 acres of land reflects the tranquility and beauty of the surrounding countryside. Inside, the structure is spacious and comfortable, architecturally designed in keeping with the organization’s mission statement. The tranquil rural setting offers a safe and peaceful environment to begin your road to recovery and rehabilitation from alcohol and drug abuse.
- See more at: http://www.tullyhill.com/about-us/#sthash.AHam5G1p.dpuf

The Truth about Alcoholism and Alcoholics Anonymous

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The Truth about Alcoholism and Alcoholics Anonymous

Cindy Weir

Friday, September 14, 2007 I have read many articles on the subject of alcoholism and AA. Most are full of misinformation, misunderstanding and untruth. This is my attempt, as a member of Alcoholics Anonymous, to help you understand this cunning, baffling and powerful disease and how AA helps us live sober, one day at a time.

The disease of alcoholism, (yes, it's a disease), is a threefold illness- physical, mental and spiritual. There is no cure for alcoholism. What we have is recovery and discovery. It is not a program of self-improvement of self-help. It is a program of self-discovery.

It is widely understood that about 1 in 10 people have the disease of alcoholism. That 10% of the population includes all races, creeds, ages, sexes, religions, and all other factors. Alcoholism does not discriminate any of these; it simple exists when the individual has the threefold illness.

The first aspect of the disease is physical. An alcoholic processes alcohol differently than the "normal" drinker. Of course the term normal includes all ranges of drinkers. But only the alcoholic develops what is known as the phenomenon of craving. In essence, an alcoholic is allergic to alcohol. This allergy manifests itself in this craving making it impossible for us to stop drinking. It is the FIRST drink that gets us drunk, not the last. When one drink is ingested it sets off this phenomenon of craving and makes us want more and more and more. We do not stop until we pass out, black out, go to jail, experience many consequences, and/or die.

The mental obsession is the second aspect of the disease of alcoholism. This obsession crowds out all other thoughts, including the reminders of all the pain, heartache, injury or other consequence that we have experienced. The disease of alcoholism centers in the mind. Therefore, the mind of the alcoholic cannot differentiate between the true and the false. We have just as much a thinking problem as we do a drinking problem.

If these two aspects sound grim, that is because they are what leads us to the desperation, futility and hopelessness that we feel while we are in the throes of the disease. We are either drinking, or we are thinking about drinking. Either way, we have no positive results.

This leads us to the third aspect of alcoholism- the spiritual. An alcoholic must experience an entire psychic change to overcome the physical and mental parts of our disease. There is a "black hole" that we feel and all we know to do is fill it with alcohol. Yet alcohol is only a symptom, our temporary solution to help us not have to feel. We self-medicate, and once we put any form of alcohol, including some in pill form, we set off this allergy/phenomenon of craving and we are gone. And, when we are not drinking, all we can do is obsess over the next drink- when and how we're going to get it. It is a vicious, never-ending cycle which leaves t...

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