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Services

** All services listed are available at all Beacon Center locations, unless otherwise noted

Confidentiality
All patient records are strictly confidential, and protected under HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2.


Medication Supported Recovery Program

This program has been designed to aid in successful recovery of substance use disorder through evidence-based counseling along with medication management overseen by a clinic physician. The program focuses on the use of medication and patient centered counseling provided in a judgment-free environment, allowing the patient to make and maintain long-term behavioral changes without suffering major withdrawal symptoms or further medical consequences. All individuals will be assessed under the direct supervision of a physician, and be subject to medication management by both the physician and treatment team. Beacon Center staff will work to ensure patient safety, appropriate medication use, maintenance of an appropriate level of care for each individual, and to help patients manage their triggers, cravings, and relapse prevention.

Medications typically prescribed are Buprenorphine (Suboxone ®) for Opioid Use Disorder, Vivitrol® (in a one time monthly injection) for Opioid Use Disorder and/or Alcohol Use Disorder and Naltrexone (Revia®) for Alcohol Use Disorder.


Opioid Treatment Program (OTP)

As the opiate epidemic continues, in addition to our other Medication Supported Recovery options, methadone is also available at our Rome, NY location. As with our other programs, patient centered counseling approaches are combined with the use of medication to assist those seeking services. All patients are evaluated by our clinical team in conjunction with our medical staff to determine appropriateness for this much needed service.


Compass Program

The Compass Program is specifically designed for adults in need of simultaneous treatment for both substance use and mental health disorders. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), approximately 8.9 million adults have co-occurring disorders, and only 7.4 percent of individuals receive treatment for both substance use and mental health disorders. Research also indicates that compared to persons without co-occurring disorders, individuals with co-occurring disorders are more likely to be hospitalized, homeless, incarcerated, or infected with infectious diseases. The Compass Program addresses the obstacles encountered on the path to recovery from substance use disorder and related mental health issues. While engaged in Beacon Center's Compass Program, patients will learn how their mental health and substance use disorder interact through an evidence-based treatment program. These program will educate patients on how substance use can change emotions, behaviors, thinking, and perception, and can trigger, mask, or mimic mental health symptoms.


Intensive Outpatient

In keeping with Beacon Center's philosophy that treatment should be conducted at the level that is least intrusive, yet still effective, in the lives of the patients, the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is offered. This program is an alternative for those who require more intensive therapy to achieve abstinence than is found in a traditional outpatient program. In this program the patient is scheduled to attend one individual and group-therapy sessions for a minimum of 9 hours per week. At the same time, this program allows patients to remain at home with their families and to maintain their employment. The patient will attain and accept abstinence as a condition of continued treatment and will agree to consider entering a higher level of care if unable to remain abstinent from all mood-altering substances while in this program. Goals of this program are that the patient will: understand the impact that substance use disorder has had on his or her life and on family members; discuss any issues of denial; recognize defense mechanisms that are used; and learn new ways to cope with daily problems without the use substances. The patient will identify relapse triggers in his or her life and will begin to identify and to appropriately express feelings. The patient will explore and practice ways to improve self esteem, and any remaining unresolved issues will be identified to promote recovery.


Outpatient Counseling

A thorough evaluation is performed on all incoming patients to determine whether or not substance use disorder treatment is indicated. This examines a patient's alcohol and other drug use, if any, in addition to social and occupational functioning, physical health and medical history, legal status and history, and mental status and psycho-social history. Random monitored urine toxicology samples are taken to reveal the current presence of any mood-altering substances or their metabolites in the body. Chain-of-custody tests may also be conducted upon request, and Alco-Sensor tests are performed randomly to detect B.A.C. levels. Hair testing, which can reveal a patient's pattern of illicit drug use up to ninety days prior to the collection of the hair sample, is also available.

Other aspects of the evaluation process include obtaining an updated physical exam if the patient is unable to provide us with results of a recent physical exam and contacting and obtaining information from various collateral sources. Detailed reports are prepared upon request with a valid consent form in place, as required by Federal law. Once the evaluation is completed, the patient may not be in need of services, or, if treatment is recommended, the level of care that is most appropriate for the patient will be determined.


Adolescent / Young Adult Program

When it is time for extra help with a teen or young adults alcohol or other drug problem, it is time for our Young Adult Program. These years are often filled with risk-taking behavior and peer pressure to make choices that may lead to alcohol and other drug use. This program helps young adults learn about their substance use disorder, how to deal with peer pressure, improve self esteem, and how to have fun without the use of alcohol or other drugs. Family involvement is very strongly encouraged in this program, which also helps families to become knowledgeable about alcohol and other drug use, how to effectively deal with their family member's substance use disorder, and how to stay together as a family. This program features individual therapy once a week, group-therapy sessions up to twice weekly, and Family Day once a month.


Women's Program / Men's Program

The Men's and Women's Programs afford participants a safe environment in which to share about their concerns and about the unique influences in their lives. The way in which gender affects patients' societal functioning is explored in these groups.

Beacon Center recognizes that women with substance use disorder have special issues and needs that must be resolved to promote recovery. The multiple issues that women face include issues of sexuality, such as rape, childhood sexual abuse, prostitution, and abortion. As a result of these issues, Beacon Center's Women's Program is geared toward helping women develop their self esteem as well as their assertiveness skills. It creates a therapeutic milieu that is sensitive to women's needs and concerns while providing a supportive environment just for women.

The men's program is designed to meet the special needs of some male patients. It provides a safe environment for exploring male issues, attitudes, and values. Topics


Other Specialized Services (Location availablility varies by need)

Beacon Center continually monitors evolving trends and develops specialized services to meet the changing population's needs.

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