The Addiction Center of Broome County believes addiction is a complicated disease that can be stabilized and treated successfully with a patient-centered, recovery-oriented approach. ACBC believes that chemical dependency treatment and integrated dual disorder treatment should be individualized and coordinated with other service providers when appropriate. The philosophy which guides treatment is the promotion and maintenance of abstinence from alcohol and other mood altering drugs. Different patients must be afforded different timelines to achieve treatment goals, including abstinence. In accordance with OASAS Part 815, ACBC views harm reduction as a viable treatment goal that may affect efforts towards abstinence. Treatment incorporates a multi-disciplinary team approach to service delivery.
ACBC will respect and honor the diverse needs of its patients; such as co-occurring disorders, criminal justice/ re-entry, cultural needs, and medical needs by advocating for and empowering our patients.
ACBC believes that addiction impacts the entire family system. Our patients define who their families are, and this may include individuals who are not related to them. We will attempt to engage familymembers/significant others in the treatment process when desired and appropriate. Significant others may need treatment as well, and ACBC will provide co-dependency treatment and/or family sessions for individuals who manifest psychological, behavioral and/or emotional effects arising from another individual’s chemical use or dependence.
ACBC aspires to continuously seek out opportunities to enhance and improve the treatment services that we provide. The treatment team will utilize evidence-based practices (EBP’s) in the provision of clinical services and EBP’s offered include but are not limited to: motivational interviewing, cognitive behavior therapies, integrated dual disorder treatment, contingency management, trauma-informed treatment interventions, family psycho-education, wellness management, and relapse prevention.
When mood altering drugs are required for treatment of a documented condition, they must be prescribed by appropriate medical staff and coordination will be monitored. ACBC will provide treatment for individuals who receive medication assisted treatment for opioid dependence, prescribed and monitored by a physician or other medical professional. In the treatment process, procedures for coordination of care with other providers will be established in collaboration with the patient.