We are pleased to offer New York outpatient treatment criminal justice programming. We serve patients in our outpatient program and also have a collaborative partnership with the Broome County Jail that includes substance use disorder assessments and treatment. Our goal is to decrease recidivism among the patients we serve.
Information included on this page
- Outpatient Groups
- Broome County Jail Program
- Care Coordination for Incarcerated Pregnant Patients with Opioid Use Disorder
We are pleased to offer open access for our New York outpatient treatment criminal justice programming. To join our groups, come to 10 Mitchell Avenue, Binghamton, NY 13903 for an assessment. You can drop in anytime between the hours of 9a.m. - 11 a.m. Monday through Friday and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. No appointment is necessary but we do ask that you call (607) 762-2901 to pre-register. If you have questions about open access times, please call (607) 762-2901. Please bring a picture ID and insurance card.
Our team of licensed social workers and Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Use Counselors will meet with you to determine if you have a substance use disorder and if our outpatient program is appropriate for you. If you meet criteria, we will connect you to the appropriate level of care as soon as possible. If you do not meet criteria, we will develop an alternative plan to address your needs.
This group is for patients with a recent or pending DWI charge. It uses cognitive behavioral therapy and educational materials to help patients learn about the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, understand the societal and legal consequences of driving under the influence, and prevent further impaired driving. Topics include New York State statistics and laws, use patterns, managing stress and emotions, how behavior is learned and changed, and pathways to relapse and recidivism. This group meets for one hour per day, two days per week.
Moral Reconation Therapy® Group (MRT)
This evidence-based program is for treatment-resistant patients with substance use disorders in the criminal justice system. It uses cognitive behavioral therapy, in the group and individual setting, to improve decision-making skills and decrease recidivism. Our MRT-certified counselor uses the How to Escape Your Prison workbook to help patients explore cognitive distortions, build self-esteem, set attainable goals, and improve relationships. This group meets 90 minutes per day, two days per week.
Broome County Jail Program
Our counselors provide substance use disorder assessments for inmates in the Broome County Jail who are referred to us by the criminal justice system. The assessments determine whether inmates have substance use disorders. Individuals who meet criteria for one or more substance use disorder are referred to an appropriate level of care both during and after incarceration.
Addiction and Recovery Group
This group uses cognitive behavioral therapy to decrease relapse to substance use and recidivism. Patients learn about the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and are given tools to challenge negative and irrational thoughts. They are taught relapse warning signs, relapse prevention skills, how to enhance self-control, and how to manage negative emotions. Patients prepare for life after incarceration with exercises aimed at creating positive relationships and building a support network. Groups are gender-specific and meet for one hour per week.
We are pleased to work closely with both the Broome and Tioga County jails to improve health outcomes for pregnant patients with opioid use disorder. We admit incarcerated pregnant patients with opioid use disorder to our Medication-Assisted Treatment program (methadone clinic) so that they can receive medication both during their incarceration and after their release.