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The Addiction Institute of New York (formerly Smithers)

General Hospital with Separate Chemical Dependency Rehab Unit

The Program
"In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"The Addiction Institute of New York has 4 inpatient units: Acute inpatient detox & dual diagnosis (35 beds), Sub-acute inpatient detox (9 beds), Inpatient rehabilitation (35 beds), and Residential halfway house (24 beds)."

Treatment Philosophy:

"The Addiction Institute of New York is committed to excellence in helping individuals and their families recover from addiction. Our goal of treatment is to help all individuals diagnosed with substance abuse or dependence, achieve abstinence from all substances with a potential for abuse (including nicotine)."

Approach to Dual Diagnosis:

"We provide both inpatient and outpatient dual diagnosis services. We believe that many substance abusers also have psychiatric disorders which must be accurately diagnosed and treated along with the substance use disorder."

Family Program:

"Comprehensive services to family members are provided in all levels of care."

Position on 12 Step Involvement:

"12 Step groups are an integral component of our treatment services."

Position on Confrontation:

"Confrontation of symptoms and behavior (NOT PEOPLE) is a tool that is used in a non-threatening, non-punitive milieu."

Additional Characteristics:

"Our services are geared to all age groups from pre-natal to senior citizens and all levels of care. Our patients have access to all our treatment services in addition to the comprehensive medical and psychiatric services on one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City."


  • Number of Beds: 103
    Detox Available: Yes

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Adolescent Admits: 30
    Total Adult Admits: 3500
    Average Length of Stay Detox 4-7 days; Rehab 18 days
    Percent of Women 30%
    Percent under 25 15%
    Percent with College Education: 15%
    Percent Covered by Public Assistance 60%
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification:30%

  • Admissions Procedures:

    Night Admission Available: Yes
    Weekend Admission available: Yes
    Face to Face Interview or exam required before admission: Yes


Facility has separate program for:
  • Abuse/PTSD/Trauma Resolution
  • Acute Care
  • Adolescents (Ages 12-18)
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Criminal Justice
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family
  • Geriatric
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Heroin Addiction
  • Methadone
  • Nurses Helping Nurses
  • Pregnant Women
  • Psychiatric (Dual Diagnosis)
  • Vocational Skills
  • Women
  • Young Adults (Ages 18-25)

  • Facility has special track for:
  • Anger Management/Conflict Resolution
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Pain Management
  • Parenting/Life Skills
  • Relapse
  • Spanish Speaking

  • Facility has group sessions for:
  • Anorexia/Bulimia
  • Codependency
  • Crystal Meth Addiction
  • Depression
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Prescription Drug Addictions


    Self-pay Cost: Data Not Supplied
    Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: Yes
    Medicare Coverage accepted: Yes
    Insurance Coverage verified before admission: Yes
    Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: No


    Licensed by: New York OASAS
    Type of License: Acute inpatient, sub-acute inpatient, inpatient rehab, outpatient detox, outpatient services, opioid treatment, community residence
    Accreditation: JCAHO

    Contact Information:
    Admissions Telephone Number: (212) 523-6491
    General Information: (212) 523-6491
    Address: 1000 Tenth Avenue
    New York, NY 10019