Substance Use Prevention and Recovery

Substance Abuse is a complex public health challenge that affects individuals and families from all walks of life. Here in Ulster County, we take the challenge seriously and we devote substantial effort and resources help prevent substance abuse and to help people to find the services they need to begin a path to recovery.



The Dangers of Prescription Drugs and Why You Need to Talk to Your Kids About Them



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Seeking Treatment for Substance Abuse? Check Out the NYS Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services - Bed Availability Dashboard for Real-Time Openings


Opioids a Public Health Crisis - A Community Response: a presentation by Carol Smith, MD, MPH - Ulster County Commissioner of Health and Mental Health






  • Each year in the United States, more than 71,000 children aged 18 and younger are seen in emergency rooms for unintentional overdoses of prescription and over-the-counter drugs.


  • More than three in five teens say prescription pain relievers are easy to get from parents' medicine cabinets; half of teens say they are easy to get through other people's prescriptions; and more than half say prescription pain relievers are "available everywhere." 


  • The most common medications accidentally taken by children are acetaminophen, opioids or benzodiazepines, cough and cold medicines, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and antidepressants.


  • Among young people ages 12-17, prescription drugs have become the second most abused illegal drug, behind marijuana.


  • Teens ages 12-17 have the second-highest annual rates of prescription drug abuse after young adults (18-25).


  • The most recent research on deaths in the U.S. due to poisoning over a five-year period (1999-2004) shows that nearly all poison deaths in the country are attributed to drugs, and most drug poisonings result from the abuse of prescription and illegal drugs.


  • Teens are abusing prescription drugs because they believe the myth that these drugs provide a medically safe high.


Whether you're a parent, coach, teacher, or community leader, learn more about how you can do your part to curb teen drug abuse through a hands-on workshop: Maximize your Role as a Teen Influencer: What You Can Do to Help Prevent Teen Prescription Drug Abuse. All the materials which were developed by the National Council on Patient Information and Education along with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) enable and equip role models to present the "Teen Influencer" program to their friends, work colleagues, fraternal or community groups to which they belong can be found free of charge at



Family of Woodstock’s text line is a dynamic new text line service for youth and adults to access help via text messaging on mobile devices or chat via web browser on any platform. Contact for issues involving drug abuse, domestic violence, bullying and other issues involving personal safety, mental health services, housing (or shelter), concerns about the well-being of loved ones, crisis situations, education, and questions about resources in the Ulster County community.


Check Out the Winners in Ulster Prevention Council's 2016 Substance Abuse Prevention Media Contest


Best Video: Morgan Smith and Bridgit Franza - "I Bet They Will Notice This"


Best Poster: Dakota Depuy -  "Heroin Kills the Pain" 


 Public Service Announcement: Gavin Rosario and Masiah Otero - "Make the Right Choice" Rap



Prevention Programs and Resources


Ulster Prevention Council

The Ulster Prevention Council was formed in 2007 as the Ulster County Substance Abuse Prevention Board with the goal to assess and address local needs. Currently the Council offers a wide array of resources, trainings and evidence-based educational programs throughout Ulster County, and also coordinates the Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force.

(845) 458-7406

250 Aaron Court in Kingston

Contact Ulster Prevention Council to learn more about their extensive prevention activities and initiatives, along with available Substance Abuse coalitions in your local Ulster County community. You can also learn how you can pitch in to help keep your family and community safe and free from the scourge of substance abuse.

Prescription drugs, especially painkillers, can be highly addictive and often lead to the abuse of more serious drugs. Help keep your unused and expired prescription off the streets and out of the wrong hands. Ulster County has medication collection boxes located throughout the area. Click here to find one near you.


Mental Health Association in Ulster County

The MHA mission is to engage all people in achieving their optimal mental health by providing innovative and compassionate services that educate, advocate, prevent and heal.

To achieve its mission, the MHA sponsors a variety of educational, advocacy and service programs, including mental health education, rehabilitation, residential services, family and youth support services, and therapeutic foster care.


MHA in Ulster County, Inc.

PO Box 2304 Kingston, NY 12402

(845) 339-9090


Tobacco-Free Action Coalition (TFAC)

Public health education campaigns devoted to raising awareness of the serious health consequences of tobacco use.

(845) 943-6070

741 Grant Avenue in Lake Katrine 


Ulster County Stop DWI

Educational services designed to prevent alcohol- and drug-impaired driving and to reduce the number of drug- and alcohol-impaired driving deaths, and personal injury crashes. The program is funded with fines paid by those convicted of DWI/DWAI/DWAID.

(845) 340-3448

Ulster County Law Enforcement Center


Addiction Treatment Programs


Abel House

Sober Living, Housing, and Treatment for Substance abuse. This program offers approximately 6-9 months of sober housing. Substance Abuse adult (18 and over) community residence. OASAS Certified individuals who are Medicaid-eligible and needing 24/7 care from staff. Staff works intensely with the residents in formulating individualized service plans. These generally include medication management and training, life skills training, and services and interventions that support sobriety, health and wellness. Group living programs are intended to transition residents to more independent settings as soon as possible.

11 Overbaugh Street in Saugerties NY

(845) 246-2645


Bridge Back

The Bridge Back of HealthAlliance Hudson Valley is a licensed outpatient substance abuse clinic. The Bridge Back offers comprehensive, outpatient substance abuse services to individuals, groups, and families; with several specialized service areas. Services include: Adolescent Program (ages 14-18), Adult Day Rehabilitation Program, Three Intensive Outpatient Programs (AM, PM, and also in our Saugerties Clinic), Aftercare Program, Early Recovery, Early Recovery Program and Special Issues Program.

Outpatient Addiction Treatment Programs

10 Barbarosa Lane in Kingston & 2905-2 Route 9W in Saugerties

Contact Al Nace, Director of Outpatient Services 

(845) 943-6091

 Methadone Treatment Program

2 Barbarosa Lane in Kingston 

Contact Al Nace, Director of Outpatient Services 

(845) 943-6022


Benedictine Hospital Chemical Dependency Inpatient Rehab

Types of addiction treatment care provided

• Holistic rehabilitation treatment, alternative treatment

Payment and payment assistance:

• Self payment (cash, credit card, check, money order)

• Medicaid

• Medicare

• Private health insurance (May include: Cigna, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Humana Health, Amerihealth, Beech Street, Claremont Behavioral, Compcare, Compsynch, Federal Blue Cross, Healthsmart, Health One, Integrated Behavioral)

105 Mary's Avenue in Kingston

Contact Kristen Bird, Director of Inpatient Services 

(845) 334-4705


Family of Woodstock, Inc

16 Rock City Road

Woodstock, NY   12498

Email: fowh[at]familyofwoodstockinc[dot]org

(845) 679-2485 / 338-2370 (24/7 hotline)

(845) 679-2485 Text line, 5am - 1am

Family’s Adults Case Management Services:

Assists individuals to regain control of their lives which have been damaged by substance abuse/addiction through participation in self-help groups, counseling, and/or residential rehabilitation programming, as a result of referral, advocacy and ongoing support of program staff.  Management Services can assist individuals to regain control of their lives which have been damaged by substance abuse/addiction through participation in self-help groups, counseling, and/or residential rehabilitation programming, as a result of referral, advocacy and ongoing support of program staff.

Service Locations: 39 John Street, Kingston; Family of New Paltz, 51 North Chestnut St., New Paltz; Family of Ellenville, 221 Canal St., Ellenville; Hudson Valley Mental Health clinics in Kingston, Ellenville and New Paltz.

Program Hours: 9:00am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Program supervisory staff are available 24 hours a day through the county-wide hotline.

Family's Adolescent Substance Abuse Services:

Family of Woodstock, Inc. is an OASAS licensed Primary Prevention provider and delivers services to youth and families in specific school districts in Ulster County. Prevention services utilize evidenced based practices in order to reduce risk and enhance protective factors in youth.  In partnering with school staff, targeted students will be identified through a needs assessment and provided with substance abuse prevention activities, counseling, and linkage to appropriate resources in the community.  

(845) 331-7080


Four Winds Hospitals 

Four Winds Hospitals are located on two serene campuses in New York State. Four Winds Katonah is 50 minutes north of midtown Manhattan. Four Winds Saratoga is located in Saratoga Springs, 30 minutes north of Albany. Four Winds provides inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment services for children, adolescents and adults. We are the leading specialized providers of inpatient psychiatric treatment for children,  adolescents and adults in the northeast.Today, Four Winds Westchester is a 175 and Four Winds Saratoga is an 88 bed psychiatric hospital serving children, as young as age five, adolescents and adults in both inpatient and outpatient partial hospitalization programs.It is the philosophy of Four Winds that quality treatment, delivered at the appropriate level of care, is not only clinically effective, but cost effective. Our goal is to ensure that every individual receives the services they require during the course of their treatment.  Four Winds accepts patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    Four Winds Saratoga

    30 Crescent Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

    Saratoga: 518-584-3600

    or 1-800-888-5448


    Four Winds Westchester

    750 Cross River Road, Cross River, New York 10518

    Westchester: 914-763-8151 or 1-800-528-6624


Stratton VA Medical Center

Serving Veterans and community members 18 years of age or older who are experiencing intoxication, mild to moderate withdrawal symptoms, or a situational crisis due to withdrawal. Patients must be medically and psychologically sub-acute and able to perform their own activities for daily living (ADLs).

113 Holland Avenue in Albany NY, Unit 7D

(518) 689-3094


Waryas House/Abilities First

Sober Living, housing, and substance abuse treatment for adults with disabilities. There are 13 beds available. Detox is not available. Facility has special track for: Alcohol Addiction, Cocaine Addiction, Criminal Justice, Heroin Addiction, Life Skills, Marijuana Addiction, Prescription Drugs, Vocational Skills. The facility has group sessions for: Anger Management/Conflict, Resolution, Art Therapy, Codependency, Depression, Grief & Loss, HIV/AIDS, Impusive Control, Music Therapy, Nicotine Cessation, Psychiatric, Relapse, Sexual Addictions, Skills for Independent Living

Payment Information: Public Assistance coverage may be accepted, Medicare coverage accepted, Insurance Coverage verified before admission

Licensed by NYS OASAS & OMRDD

101 Inwood Avenue in Poughkeepsie, NY

(845) 452-1913


St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment and Recovery- Josephs House Supportive Living

The facility provides halfway house services to the public. The treatment center provides residential long-term treatment care. There are special groups and programs for persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, persons with HIV and AIDS, gays and lesbians, seniors and older adults, pregnant and postpartum women, women, men, and criminal justice groups. No special language services are available. Payments via medicaid, state financed insurance, medicare, and private insurance are accepted. Payment assistance is not offered for program costs.

Short-term, inpatient alcohol and substance abuse treatment program for detoxification and drug treatment services.

7 Fallkill Place in Poughkeepsie

(845) 483-7051


Never Alone Inc. 

Never Alone is a long-term, 6-12 month, 22-bed inpatient program for adolescents who are chemically dependent. Never Alone is licensed by the NYS Office is Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). Separate programs for males and females are offered, 8-beds for females, 14-bed males. Specialty areas include: individual and group therapy, family therapy, behavioral interventions, educational lectures, relapse prevention training, anger management, trauma treatment, psychiatric care, and recovery groups. Long-term residential programs and sober living supports offered in addition to outpatient follow up care placement.

Hours: Admissions Weekdays 9AM-5PM

Payment Options: State Insurance, Military Insurance, and Access to Recovery (ATR) Voucher

20 Crofts Road

Hurley, New York 12443

(845) 339-4272 


Spectrum Behavioral Health Management Services

Intake: Facility for Adults, Young Adults, Children And Teenager, LGBT Outstanding programs available, Men and Women Allowed, Dedicated programs for postpartum women, Special programs for patients with HIV or AIDS, Programs for active duty military seeking for mental health help.

Opiate Addiction Treatment Center, Alcoholism Treatment Center, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment. Medically Assisted Detox and Naltrexone available. Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Services available.

514 Haight Avenue in Poughkeepsie

(845) 485-3500


Samaritan Daytop Village

Residential long-term treatment (30 days or more) program and housing services for men and women struggling with addiction, military veterans, mothers and babies, families, homeless  New Yorkers, and the elderly.


     Ellenville Residential Treatment Program (co-ed)

     751 Briggs Highway in Ellenville NY

     (845) 647-8006


     Cape Road Residential Treatment Facility (co-ed)

     767 Cape Road in Ellenville NY

     (845) 647-6575


     Women’s Veteran Program (female only- have to be a veteran or have a family member that is a veteran)

     751 Briggs Highway In Ellenville NY

     (845) 647-4592, Ext. 3190


     Fox Run Residential Treatment Facility (male only)

     190 Fox Hollow Road in Rhinebeck NY

     (845) 876-2657


     Meadow Run Residential Treatment Facility (female only)

     Fox Hollow Road in Rhinebeck NY

      (845) 876-2657


Note: Samaritan Village is now called Samaritan Daytop Village. Samaritan Village and Daytop Village have combined.


Step One

Step One is a NYS OASAS certified outpatient alcohol and substance abuse treatment program that offers a range of services to adolescents and adults, including specialty programs for DWI and MICA populations, as well as provides forensic evaluations for court ordered clients. Treatment is provided through individual, group, family and couple’s therapy. Step One has specialized programs to meet the individualized needs of those seeking help. Programs include: Phase Program, Adolescent Program, Intensive Morning Outpatient Program, Young Adult Services, Forensic Program (Probation, Courts), Family Program, DWI Program, Psychiatric Services, Marijuana Early Intervention Program, & Specialty Groups.

For more information contact: Christopher Dennehy, Program Director in Highland, NY at (845) 691-9191 or Erin Brunette, Program Director in Ellenville, NY at (845) 647-5400

Highland Clinic 

106 Vineyard Avenue 

Highland, NY 12528

Ellenville Clinic 

83 North Main Street 

Ellenville, NY 12428


RC Ward

Short-term,  60 bed inpatient alcohol and substance abuse treatment program for detoxification and drug treatment services. Offers services to those suffering from addiction and their families as well. Some services include acupuncture services, a Mothers with Children program, a specialized womens’ track, dual recovery groups, methadone maintenance, and a creative arts program to help addicts express themselves in positive ways. 

117 Seward Avenue in Middletown NY

(845) 341-2500


Cornerstone of Rhinebeck 

In-patient detox and drug treatment program. Conerstone of Rhinebeck’s inpatient units provide a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan including evaluation, medical, nursing, and counseling services every service is provided with building the dignity and the self esteem of the patient. Services include individual and group therapy, activity therapies, lectures and films, educational seminars, a nutritional program and meetings of 12-step programs and other self help services, and medical detox. 

500 Milan Hollow Road in Rhinebeck NY

(845) 266-3481

Inpatient and Outpatient substance abuse treatment services for adolescents ages 12 to 18. Services include Gender-specific Rehabilitation, Detox Programs, Family Services, and the new Equine Therapy Program. Most insurances and self-pay accepted. Self-referrals are welcome.

162-bed licensed facility, providing inpatient treatment for those suffering from addiction to alcohol or drugs. We are situated on a tranquil 54-acre site in Carmel, NY.

Inpatient substance abuse treatment program provides separate units for adolescents (12-18 yr. old), adult male and female units and detoxification for adolescents and adults. Arms program is based on 12-step model integrated with CBT, Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change approach. The treatment program is multidisciplinary in scope and individualized in approach.

Treatment team includes physicians, psychiatrists, nurses, certified alcoholism and substance abuse counselors, social workers, family specialists and activities specialists. Adolescent team includes a licensed teacher, who provides the youth with daily tutorial services and communicates with the home school.

Our approach incorporates a holistic philosophy of recovery. With that in mind we have developed a Wellness program which includes swimming, weight room, yoga and acupuncture along with many other activities. An Expressive Art Therapy is utilized to help patients express themselves through alternative non-verbal methods. 

Contact Eric D'Entrone, Regional Coordinator, at (646) 529-7609.

Or call the Intake Department at 1-888-227-4641.


Arms Acres

75 Seminary Hill Road

Carmel, New York 10512 


Lexington Center for Recovery

Lexington Center for Recovery is a nonprofit contract agency of dutchess county department of mental hygiene.  They have multiple multi-service clinics for anyone in the community suffering from alcoholism or an addiction. Services include comprehensive assessments, psychiatric services as needed, individual sessions, and weekly group sessions. They provide both an evening and a day intensive program for adults in early recovery. Special programs include a women’s intensive program, an adolescent intensive program, and a dual diagnosis intensive program. 

     47 West Market Street

     Rhinebeck, NY 12572



     249 Main Street

     Beacon, NY 12508



     41 Page Park Drive

     Poughkeepsie, NY



     Women’s Intensive Program/Dual Diagnosis Intensive Program

     412 Main Street

     Poughkeepsie, NY 12601



Villa Veritas Foundation 

NYS OASIS certified short-term, in-patient twelve-step Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Program for detoxification and substance abuse treatment with a focus on the physical, mental, and spiritual effects of addiction. Programs include a women’s program, men’s program, residential program, recreational activities program, family program, and a unique elderly substance abuse treatment program. 

5 Ridgewood Road in Kerhonkson

(845) 626-3555


St. Christopher's Inn

Residential, long-term treatment program and housing service for people in recovery. St. Christopher’s inn provides temporary housing, primary health care, and chemical treatment programs with a special focus on the homeless population. This is a ministry of franciscan friars dedicated to healing those suffering from addiction. Their mission is to offer a “continuum of quality health care services that facilitate physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.” A holistic and individualized approach is used in offering services. Programs include an ambulatory detox program, a day rehabilitation program, a community day program, a family program, and vocational services. 

21 Franciscan Way 

Graymoor NY

(845) 335-1101


First Step is a compassionate, confidential, hospital-based medical detoxification and rehabilitation program. for adults and adolescents ages 12 and older. We believe that addiction is a treatable disease. Hospitalization provides medical management for severe alcoholism or narcotics withdrawal. The Detoxification Program features: 24 admissions, a hospital based setting, and an ability to work quickly and easily with all referral sources. The In-Patient Rehabilitation Program features: 7 day a week admissions, a hospital-based setting, direct admissions to the programs, quick and easy access to all referral services. First Step is one of the few programs of its kind that accepts pregnant women. First Step addresses special needs such as pregnancy, HIV+/AIDS, MICA, methadone maintenance, and other serious medical problems.

     First Step Detoxification and Rehabilitation Programs

     HealthAlliance Hospital 

     105 Mary’s Avenue in Kingston, NY

     (845) 334-4705


New Hope Manor

New Hope Manor’s Barryville Intensive Residency Program provides women, pregnant women, and women with infants and toddlers long term services and residence. The services that they provide are individualized counseling and treatment planning including cognitive, motivational, and research based treatment, staff led groups and educational seminars, intensive therapy, individualized educational and vocational services, and group and family therapy. 

The intensive residency program also provides a Mother-Infant program. This program provides pregnancy, labor and delivery, and infant care education. It also provides participation in WIC, prenatal and postnatal care, parenting counseling, hands-on instruction in newborn care, and pediatric care and developmental assessment of children. 

The Poughkeepsie Community Residence Program offers women, pregnant women, and women with infants and toddlers a variable length stay based on their needs while providing work, volunteer opportunities, and outpatient programs. 

Services include individualized counseling and treatment planning, group and family therapy, psychiatric treatment plans, vocational counseling and career coaching, and assisting clients with accessing available services in the community. 

New Hope Manor’s Mother Infancy Program offers services to women in need of residential services who are either pregnant or would like to bring their infant into residency with them. They provide individualized recovery programs to women who are  pregnant, postpartum, and as the child grows and develops. 

141 South Avenue in Poughkeepsie NY

(845) 428-8229


Dynamic Youth Community 

Residential long-term treatment (30 days or more) program and housing services for people in recovery ages 15-23. Services include group, individual, and family counseling, education and vocational services, court advocacy, alternative to incarceration programs, group counseling for family members, and community outreach. 

5803 Route 42 in Fallsburg NY

(845) 434-3370


Turning Point at St. Francis Hospital

Short-term (less than 30 days) in-patient alcohol and substance abuse treatment program for detoxification and substance abuse treatment. The program highlights 50 Inpatient Rehab beds, Outpatient programs, safe and supportive environment, methadone maintenance, spirituality program, transportation, and gender specific therapeutic groups, as well as focused treatment Tracks for MICA , Anger Management, and Early Recovery/Relapse Prevention.

241 North Road in Poughkeepsie NY

(845) 483-5511


Conifer Park

Private residential chemical dependency treatment facility situated on 32 wooded acres. Easily accessible from all major cities in the Northeast, the facility offers comprehensive services for the treatment of alcoholism and substance abuse in a beautiful, tranquil setting conducive to recovery. Conifer Park provides drug and alcohol rehabilitation for adolescents with a treatment program designed to explore the relationship between substance abuse and emotional/behavior problems inherent to adolescents. The programming is highly structured to foster both positive peer support and provide a safe therapeutic milieu in which each patient can address emotional and behavioral changes necessary to promote and maintain recovery. Treatment also focuses on addressing the impact of chemical dependency on the family system. During the school year, a strong tutorial component maintains a vital link between the treatment professionals and school personnel to maintain consistency throughout the adolescent’s treatment and to facilitate successful re-entry back into the school environment. Conifer Park’s Adolescent treatment approach utilizes Motivational Enhancement and Cognitive Behavioral therapies. Length of stay is based upon clinical need and health care benefits, allowing some adolescents to stay up to 42 days in treatment at needed. Families are also encouraged to attend the one-day Family Program in order to assist them in the recovery process.

Contact Eric D'Entrone, Regional Coordinator, at (646) 529-7609.

Or call the Intake Department at 1-888-227-4641.

Conifer Park

79 Glenridge Road

Glenville, NY 12392


Mid-Hudson Addiction Recovery Centers and Sober Living

Provides a continuum of residential services to those recovering from addiction. 

Chemical Dependency Crisis Center:

Located in Poughkeepsie, the Crisis Center provides the first step in recovery including an in-patient non-medical detoxing, 24 hour nursing staff, individual and group recovery meetings, nutrition lectures, and self help support groups. This is a Co-ed facility housing up to twelve patients at a time with an average stay of 7 to 21 days.

Bolger House:

Located in Poughkeepsie, the goal is to help residents gain a sense of responsibility and self worth through re-entry into employment and independent living. The Bolger House provides advocacy, counseling, life-skills training, a sober support network, individual and group recovery meetings, and outpatient substance abuse treatment programs. This is a male residence house which houses up to 24 men at a time with an average stay of six to nine months. 

Florence Manor:

Located in Poughkeepsie, the goal is to help women maintain a sober living while they re-enter society. Florence Manor provides self-help groups, parenting groups, coping skills training, vocational development, individual and group counseling, and outpatient substance abuse treatment programs. This is a female residence house that houses up to 24 women at a time with an average stay of six to nine months. 

Dowling House:

Located in Read Oaks Mills, Dowling House helps patients continue the recovery process while focusing on vocational development and reintegrating society. Dowling House provides counseling, job training, support of full time students, and vocational development. It is a co-ed facility that houses up to twelve patients at a time with an average stay of three to six months. 

230 Church Street in Poughkeepsie NY

(845) 452-9168

Executive Director:  Steven Pressman, LCSW-R, MS Ed, CASAC


Veterans Affairs Health Care Upstate NY

Coordination of Veteran care including alcohol and substance abuse evaluation, relapse prevention, 12-Step Approaches, counseling, quitting tobacco program, medications to reduce cravings, and residential treatment.

Albany Stratton VA Medical Center provides services such as assessments, counseling, education groups, support groups, referrals for vocational planning, referrals for outside community programs, DMV programs, aftercare planning, and long term treatment to veterans suffering from addiction. 

113 Holland Avenue in Albany NY, Building 67






Mobile Mental Health is operated by ACCESS: Supports for Living, between the hours of 1PM - 11PM. Call 1-844-277-4820.  Connect with a trained counselor when stress, depression or other mental health issues create a personal crisis. Help is only a phone call away. Your call with a trained counselor will be kept confidential.  This service is available to all Ulster County residents at NO CHARGE.