St. Lawrence Health System Substance Use Disorder Services recognizes that addiction is a chronic disease and provides a continuum of care for individuals with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our treatment team prides themselves in offering integrated, holistic, cognitive behavioral therapy, which is both comprehensive and individualized in nature. St. Lawrence Health System's team consists of a multidisciplinary team including a Psychiatrist, Nurse Practitioner, Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors (CASAC), and Registered Nurses (RNs).
Our clinicians support our participants by providing individual and group counseling through a trauma-informed lens, as well as psychoeducational group therapy. The treatment program encompasses a holistic approach to recovery, including a diverse range of content to explore, such as emotional, intellectual, psychological, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual. Each clinician has a commitment to helping individuals explore how their lives became unmanageable through substance use. Each patient's unique and individual journey to wellness and recovery will be offered with dignity, compassion, and respect.
Our 17-bed inpatient unit provides a medically monitored 24-hour structured care setting with a person-centered, individualized plan that is customized to meet the needs and recovery goals of each patient.
Depending on your individual medical needs, your structured program may also include family counseling and education; trauma and resiliency therapy; relapse prevention; occupational and recreational therapy; aftercare planning; self-help meetings; health education; smoking/tobacco cessation assistance; gambling addiction assessment and counseling; and pet therapy.
Inpatient Treatment Services We Offer:
- Substance use disorder counseling (individual, group)
- Psychoeducational groups
- Mental health counseling
- Family counseling
- Medical treatment
- Expressive therapy
- Recreational therapy
Medical Leadership: Miriam Asar, MD, Psychiatrist
You can be referred to our program by healthcare agencies, legal agencies, the Department of Social Services, outpatient services (such as a physician's office), and mental health agencies. You can also refer yourself, or friends and family can refer you to us.
Please call ahead to determine availability and to complete a preadmission screening. For referrals from a detoxification unit or other medical setting, the following will be requested:
- Physician's history and physical report
- Psychosocial history
- Labs, X-ray, and EKG reports
- Medication records
- Discharge summary
Upon admission, you will receive a patient handbook that explains accommodations, personal items, and policies in more detail.
Print and complete the Inpatient Rehab Unit Pre-Screening/Referral form.