St Lawrence Addiction Treatment Center Review

Learn more about St Lawrence Addiction Treatment Center located at 1 Chimney Point Drive, Hamilton Hall, Ogdensburg, NY 13669.

General Information

St. Lawrence Addiction Treatment Center is a 40 bed inpatient rehabilitation program. St. Lawrence recognizes psychoactive substance dependence as a treatable disease. St. Lawrence is medically supervised and staffed by a multidisciplinary treatment team. Evidence based practices such as Motivational Interviewing and various types of Cognitive Behavioral therapies are used at the program. The evidence based practices used at the ATC help patients navigate, embrace and overcome the challenges associated for someone in the early stages of recovery. Patients are at the very center of their treatment including helping to develop their own treatment plans, discharge plans and relapse prevention plans. Patients also work with staff to assess their own strengths, needs and abilities. St. Lawrence ATC also provides medication assisted therapies to include the use of Buprenorphine, Naltrexone and Acamprosate. St. Lawrence has a 13 county service area: Albany Clinton Essex Franklin Hamilton Jefferson Lewis Rensselaer St. Lawrence * Saratoga Schenectady Warren Washington For your safety and the safety of others, the ATC staff will inspect you and your belongings upon admission and discharge. What to bringIn preparation for your stay, they suggest you pack the following: 2 towels and 2 wash cloths & shower shoes 4-5 changes of clothing 1 lightweight jacket (in cool/warm weather) Warm coat, gloves and hat (in cold weather) – hats, caps, hoods cannot be worn inside building except for medical/religious purposes 2 pairs shoes (include casual shoes as sneakers; boots (in winter) – no slides or backless sandals, flip-flops allowed only from bedroom to bathroom and backNOTE:All clothing/footwear deemed not appropriate or to be an excessive amo
unt will be stored until discharge. Prescribed medications Clear water bottle Picture ID and Insurance Cards $1 bills for vending machine (optional) WHAT NOT TO BRING. A number of items are prohibited at the ATC These are some: Cell Phones/Cameras/MP3 players/Laptops/Tablets or E-readers Controlled substances and narcotic medications (except with prior approval by ATC) Non-prescribed illegal and over-the-counter drugs, dietary supplements or any drug paraphernalia (Will be destroyed/thrown away or turned over to legal authorities) Food (including candy or gum) beverages Nicotine products, including e-cigarettes Matches, lighters, candles Alcohol beverages and products (mouthwash, perfume, cologne, etc.) Aerosol and propellant spray can products Sexually explicit and violent material Weapons Personal blankets, pillows, stuffed animals or other bedding materials Electric Razors, hair clippers, nail clippers, compact mirrors Pencil sharpeners Knitting/crochet needles. Personal Care Items: Shampoo, soap, shaving cream, conditioner, body wash, toothbrush, toothpaste – These items will be supplied by the ATC. Criteria for Admission The individual appears to be in need of inpatient chemical dependency services. The individual appears not to be in need of a higher level of care. The individual is unable to participate in or comply with treatment outside of a 24 hour structured treatment setting based on one or more of the following: a living environment not conducive to recovery, physical or mental complications and co-morbidities requiring medical management, a lack of judgment, insights, and motivation such as to require 24 hour supervision. Final admission decisions are always made by the ATCs medical director in compliance with utilization review standards. Individual must reside in catchment area (county covered by ATC) listed in directory. The individual must be at least 18. Under special circumstances, a person under 18 may be admitted. Please contact your local ATC for details Fees based on Individual’s ability to pay (No individuals denied access based on inability to pay) Services St. Lawrence recognizes psychoactive substance dependency as a neurobiopsychosocial disease, employs a patient-centered model of inpatient addiction treatment with a focus on recovery planning and relapse-prevention, and utilizes motivational interviewing principles and techniques within a traditional abstinence-based belief system. Ten key clinical concepts are incorporated into this model. Sanctuary Theme-Based Treatment Learning Assessment Wellness Recovery Planning Emotional-Management Nurturing Customer Centered Empowerment INPATIENT SERVICES: The ATC provides a full twelve-hour treatment day five days each week, and a scaled-down eight-hour treatment day two days each week. A seven-day treatment week was found essential to fulfill their mission, shorten length-of-stay, and maximize opportunities for patient engagement. All therapeutic activities are facilitated by qualified staff; and, include group and individual counseling, recovery workshops and seminars, encounters, religious observance, community meetings, self-help meetings, patient orientation, milieu therapy, and family therapeutic sessions. In addition to addressing those issues and problems commonly associated with addiction, an individualized treatment plan is developed for each patient. Special clinical attention is paid to treatment acceptance, relapse prevention, and the patient’s recovery environment. PROBLEM GAMBLING: Individual and group counseling for those affected by problem gambling. Clinical staff on site have specialized problem gambling training and/or credentials and are able to provide direct clinical services as both an individualized issue and as a co-occurring disorder. Patients do not have to have a primary substance abuse diagnosis to be admitted for problem gambling treatment services. To make a referral or for more information about problem gambling inpatient treatment, please call the Admissions Office at 315-393-6602. WOMEN’S ISSUES: Daily group counseling in a woman-only setting and weekly special interest group on gender-specific issues. Clinical activities focus on:awareness of specific health care issues development of trust in other women assertiveness skills identification with other women bonding self-acceptance self-esteem ADDICTION MEDICINE: Various addiction medicines are used at the ATC when appropriate and as prescribed by their physician and carefully monitored by their nursing staff. These medicines include: Vivitrol/Naltrexone for alcohol cravings Nicotine replacement therapy with patch and counseling to aid in smoking cessation Suboxone for opiate withdrawal or maintenance Acamprosate or Campral to help sustain abstinence Chantix and Wellbutrin to aid in nicotine recovery Disulfiram or Antabuse as an alcohol aversion medication CRIMINAL JUSTICE: The St. Lawrence ATC has long provided quality addiction treatment services to individuals involved with the criminal justice system. Referrals are accepted from probation and parole officers, alternative sentencing agencies, and drug courts. The ATC does require written referral information (to include assessment and level-of-care determination) to be provided before admission can be arranged. To make a referral, call the ATC’s Admissions Office at 315-393-6602. The referring provider will be working with Sandy LaRue. The length of inpatient stay at the ATC is clinically-driven and averages 21 days; patients should be prepared to stay 2-4 weeks. COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES: To enhance their recovery-planning and relapse-prevention efforts, the ATC utilizes a number of non-traditional and complementary therapies to include: Journal Keeping Meditation and Personal Reflection Relaxation Training Therapeutic Recreation

Contact St Lawrence Addiction Treatment Center

(315) 393-1180

1 Chimney Point Drive, Hamilton Hall, Ogdensburg, NY 13669

Questions About St Lawrence Addiction Treatment Center 

Can St Lawrence Addiction Treatment Center rehab patients have visitors?

The rules change from center to center but by and large, the answer for inpatient care is NO. The goal is to focus on healing, building good habits, and developing a relationship with a recovery specialist.

Can rehab be covered by insurance?

With the introduction of the ACA, plans must provide coverage as essential health benefits

Can rehab help with depression?

Dual diagnosis rehab can focus on treating your depression and your addiction as separate but closely related issues. So yes, more often than not, depression is directly tied to drug and alcohol abuse. And yes, recovery can have a profound positive impact on depression.

Will rehab cure alcohol addiction?

It is largely believed that there is no cure for Alcoholism. It must be treated on an ongoing basis. After rehab in Ogdensburg, the best thing you can do is find and use a reputable support group, such as Alcoholics Anonymous

How many drug rehab centers are in the us?

There are thousands of rehabilitation centers available in the US. In fact, the federal government provides a directory 1,1oo pages long. That’s where Victory of Life is happy to assist. Our professionals in Ogdensburg help decide what locations and treatments are a good fit for you.

Rehab Programs in Ogdensburg

Inpatient Programs in Ogdensburg

Inpatient drug and alcohol addiction treatment can be designed for patients with symptoms related to acute or chronic drug and alcohol withdrawals. We refer inpatient addiction treatment programs that are highly specialized and take into account your unique circumstances as well as an individual.


Most Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) provide a level of care designed for people over 18 and who require more structure. There can be daytime and evening IOPs to accommodate your schedule. For information about our outpatient programs, please call us today.

Family Programs

Addiction often involves everyone in the family as most everyone, in one way or another, has been deeply affected by it. Educating and caring for the family is an essential part of addiction treatment and recovery. We connect you to family-inclusive programs that help family members understand the disease of addiction and learn how to assist in a way that is conducive to recovery.

Detox & Withdrawal

Referred doctors and nurses, specially trained in a variety of detoxification methods, may recommend individualized detox and withdrawal care based on your particular dependency and medical history. Professionals may provide 24/7 medical care to ensure optimal care and safety.

Support in Ogdensburg

Recreation therapy can be an important part of recommended inpatient addiction treatment programs. Under the guidance of certified therapists, rec therapy activities in Ogdensburg stimulate problem-solving capabilities, trust issues, and overcoming compulsive behavior.

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