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Breaking free from substance abuse
The right substance abuse program can go a long way in your recovery. As one of the largest, most comprehensive treatment centers in New York, we offer a wide range of treatment options that provide effective care for patients and their families.

About us

To determine the most effective approach to treatment, each patient is assessed by our multidisciplinary team of medical and counseling professionals. Placement into an appropriate program will be based on the patient placement criteria of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Each of our programs offers individualized treatment plans designed to increase the potential for a positive outcome.

Helping our patients rebuild their lives

It's important for a patient to engage in a proactive lifestyle throughout their recovery. We use motivational interviewing to help them identify strengths, establish goals and rebuild a life after years of dependency.

We provide a variety of on-site educational, vocational and referral services to assist patients with education goals, job training and placement and community service opportunities. We also offer childcare at our South campus for our outpatient program participants while they are attending program activities.

Focus on health

In addition to substance abuse treatment, we offer a comprehensive range of HIV health services. This includes HIV testing with pre- and post-test counseling, OB/GYN services, acupuncture and mental health counseling. Some of these services are available at off-site locations around Staten Island and at our Brooklyn locations.

Professional accreditation

All of Staten Island University Hospital's chemical dependency programs are licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) and accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Dr. Miguel Tirado, the medical director of chemical dependency services, is credentialed by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). The majority of the counseling staff members are credentialed in alcohol and substance abuse counselors, and many of the nurses are credentialed in substance abuse nursing.

Programs and services

It's important to know the signs that someone you love may have a substance abuse problem. Learn the characteristics that may be cause for concern that your child or loved one may need help.

Our central assessment and intake services unit offers comprehensive evaluations to determine if an individual is in need of chemical dependency treatment.

Our HIV programs are divided into two groups of services designed for the individual patient and family members as well as for the community.

We offer a wide range of inpatient treatment options for the chemically dependent patient and their family members.

Our methadone maintenance treatment program allows patients to step down through the detoxification process to break the cycle of opioid dependence.

Our inpatient detox services allow patients to make the first step to get clean in a safe and supportive medical environment.

We offer individual and group counseling services for patients and family members. Parents, siblings, spouses, significant others and adult children of alcohol and substance abusers are welcome. 

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