ABOUT FAIRVIEW RECOVERY SERVICES ADDICTIONS CRISIS CENTER- BINGHAMTON, NY
Fairview Recovery Services Addictions Crisis Center, located in Binghamton, N.Y., offers a continuum of inpatient and outpatient treatment to adults struggling with substance abuse. Services are available to residents throughout Broome County. Many of the services offered by the organization are offered free of charge to the client with funding provided by donations and state funding/grants. The organization was first started in 1970, located in a Victorian house along the Susquehanna Valley, and provided treatment to three individuals struggling with alcoholism. The program has grown to now operate seven separate locations on a budget of $2.5 million.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The facility’s treatment program follows a holistic model. The Addiction Crisis Center is an 18 bed co-ed residential center offering medically monitored withdrawal services. Room and board is offered in a secure and structured environment. The average length of stay is anywhere from one to 14 days. Clients must be referred for treatment by themselves, family, friends, or other drug/alcohol treatment providers. During their stay, clients receive an assessment to determine appropriate treatment through individual and group counseling sessions.
Fairview also has other rehab services including the Community Residence & Merrick Community Residence which are each 36 bed coed facilities for clients in the early stages of recovery. Clients at the residences stay for an average of three to six months. During treatment, participants attend Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings along with group and individual counseling, case management, and relapse prevention/intervention. Gender-specific programming is offered and clients may participate in recreational activities during their stay.
Supportive Living houses are available for men and women separately. The men’s facility offers 30 beds to men over 18 years of age, many who are formerly homeless, and who have completed residential treatment. The housing is apartment-based. Clients receive case management and attend support groups. The women’s facility offers 11 beds and children are welcome to stay with their mothers. In addition to the programming incorporated with the men’s group, women also have the option of receiving parenting training.
Fairview operates several other group home, apartment style residences for individuals who were formerly homeless and have a history of substance abuse. These housing projects offer long term rent subsidy and a history of substance abuse.
The treatment team includes the executive director who has a degree in counseling, the clinical director who is a licensed master’s social worker, licensed clinical social workers, certified alcohol and substance abuse counselors, case managers, program coordinators, and administrative employees.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The Fairview and Merrick Community Residences are home to the residential treatment programs offering 36 beds each. Clients stay in dormitory style living arrangements in a semi-independent, secure setting. The Supportive Living homes and Shelter/Housing Plus Care homes are independent apartment-based housing. Pictures on the facility’s website show fully-furnished, home-like residences.
At the time of this writing there have been two alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com. Both reviewers were positive in their assessment of the facility. The anonymous clients gave the facility four and five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, four stars for accommodations & amenities, and three and five stars for meals & nutrition, respectively.
Both reviewers strongly agreed that there are many counseling options to choose from, strongly agreed that Fairview is well-equipped to treat co-occurring conditions, and strongly agreed that the facility staff are experienced and well-trained.One alum felt that a strength of the facility was that they “give you a comprehensive plan on what to do to stay clean.” One weakness he noted was that being able to have visitors has to be earned. Another alum said, “It was the best thing I’ve done my whole life.”
The Addictions Crisis Center offers services free of charge to clients. Other services offered by the facility indicate self-pay and public-assistance options for funding.