ABOUT DICK VAN DYKE ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTER
The Dick Van Dyke Addiction Treatment Center (ATC), located just west of Ovid, N.Y., is a state-operated program that provides short-term residential treatment and education to adult men and women addicted to tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs. Opened in 1978, Van Dyke ATC also offers gender-specific programming and medication-assisted recovery.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to the facility’s website, treatment is abstinence-based and “person centered,” meaning that goals are identified by clients rather than imposed by the program itself. Individual strengths, needs, and preferences are taken into account when developing a client’s treatment plan. The length of treatment depends on the client, but it is typically short-term.
Van Dyke ATC offers gender-specific meetings that vary in topic depending on the group. For men’s groups, the focus is on hostility, resentments toward authority, and excessive self-reliance. Women’s groups cover self-esteem and dependency on abusive relationships. Clients also receive individual counseling and attend educational lectures and presentations.
In addition to therapy and education, Van Dyke ATC also has medication-assisted recovery. An on-site physician is trained to provide a variety of addiction medicines, such as Suboxone for opiate withdrawal, Naltrexone for alcohol cravings, and Antabuse, an alcohol aversion medication.
The center’s website notes the treatment team includes a medical director and a registered nurse, in addition to a licensed clinical social worker.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The Van Dyke ATC maintains 30 beds, and according to one alum surveyed by Best-rehabs.com, private rooms are available. It’s also worthwhile to note that the entire facility is tobacco-free; nicotine replacement therapy is offered to assist clients who smoke.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The only alum polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided positive feedback for Dick Van Dyke Addiction Treatment Center.
Alum D.J.W. gave the facility high marks for treatment effectiveness, meals and nutrition, accommodations and amenities, exercise, and leisure. “Very good program with great staff,” they commented.
The alum also indicated they would recommend the treatment center to friends and family.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The two loved ones surveyed by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing also provided positive feedback for Dick Van Dyke Addiction Treatment Center.
M.B. called Van Dyke ATC an “excellent rehab facility,” and gave the center five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness. “They provided all of the tools and support my son needed to overcome his addiction and with the tools they taught him he is sure to be drug free for the rest of his life,” they wrote.
The other loved one gave four stars when asked if they would recommend the treatment center and three stars for treatment effectivness. Yet, one of the few criticisms they noted was a lack of enthusiasm among the “overworked” counselors. Regardless, they gave the facility four stars for family participation, counseling options, and affordability.
According to Van Dyke ATC’s website, all services are offered on a sliding scale. “No individuals [are] denied access based on inability to pay,” it says.