The UHS Addiction Medicine Department is pleased to offer a variety of outpatient services including substance use disorder assessments, outpatient groups, a Suboxone® (buprenorphine/naloxone) program, and both criminal justice and family programming. We use evidence-based counseling to teach recovery skills to patients with substance use disorders in a compassionate and non-judgmental environment. We offer treatment of varying intensity depending on patient need. We address multiple use disorders including alcohol, opioid, stimulant, sedative hypnotic (benzodiazepine), hallucinogen, inhalant, and cannabis. We are proud to serve over 1,000 patients a year in Broome County and Greater Binghamton, New York.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I work during the day. Are there outpatient treatment options for me?
A: Yes. Our evening offerings include the Reform, Step Down, Aftercare, and DWI groups.
Q: How big are the groups?
A: Groups vary in size but have no more than 15 patients.
Q: I’m worried about paying for treatment. Is there someone that can help me with that?
A: We accept most forms of insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid. In addition, UHS has a financial advocate who can help you sign up for health insurance. An appointment can be made by calling 607-762-2550.
Q: Do you offer transportation?
A: No. If you are on Medicaid, you may be eligible for transportation assistance. Please contact your local Medicaid office for more information.
Q: What if I know someone in group?
A: You and your counselor will discuss options, including transferring to another group, which will maintain your confidentiality and ensure that you get the most out of treatment.
Q: Can you help with family members?
A: Yes. In addition to the Family Program, your counselor can offer a family session to improve family communication, explain the disease of addiction and its treatment, and provide information about community resources for patients and their families.
Q: I want to take medication for my problem with opioids, can you help me?
A: If you are interested in medication for addiction treatment with Suboxone® (buprenorphine/naloxone), please call (607) 762-3288 between the hours of 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Monday through Friday and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
If you are seeking admission to our Medication for Addiction Treatment Program (methadone clinic), please call (607) 762-2800 Monday through Friday between 6:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.