Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Chemical Dependency at Staten Island University Hospital
Staten Island, New York 10309
As one of the largest and most comprehensive treatment centers in New York, we offer a variety of substance abuse treatment options that provide proactive solutions to empower patients and their families.
To determine the most effective approach to treatment, each patient is assessed by our multi-disciplinary 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 life
It is 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 Site 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.
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.