We are here to help you. Our New York addiction education and consulting family program is free and open to anyone interested in learning about addiction. It consists of two parts, family education and individual services. We provide people in Binghamton, Broome County, and New York with knowledge about the disease of addiction and strategies for coping needed.
A qualified health professional leads a six-week rotating educational series about the disease of addiction, denial systems, enabling behaviors, roles in the addicted family, the meaning of recovery, and coping with addiction. Our New York addiction education program meets Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on the ground floor of 33 Mitchell Avenue in Binghamton. Participants may join at any time.
Individual consultations can be scheduled with the program facilitator. These sessions are designed to brainstorm solutions to challenges families face. After the initial consultation, family members who are having difficulty coping may continue to see the facilitator in individual sessions. Our facilitator utilizes community reinforcement and family training (CRAFT), an evidence-based treatment, to help with issues such as healthy emotional management, setting boundaries, and motivating patients for treatment. If available, a support group may be offered as well. Please contact Judy Johnston, CASAC, at 762-2893 with any questions about our New York addiction consulting and education program.