Addiction Resource Guide

Canton - Potsdam Hospital

General Hospital with Separate Chemical Dependency Rehab Unit

The Program
"In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"Rehabilitation is an active process focused on constructing a firm foundation for recovery through all areas of life and returning the individual to full life in the community at the highest level of functioning possible. "

Treatment Philosophy:

"CPH views addiction as a primary, progressive, but treatable disease that affects not only the individuals who are chemically dependent, but also their families and significant others as well as the communities in which they live."

Approach To Dual Diagnosis:

"Individuals who have mild to moderate psychiatric illness are assisted in addressing their combined condition; medication teaching is integral to our work."

Family Program:

"Individual, conjoint, and group aftercare sessions are available as is referral to treatment and encouragement for self-help."

Position On 12 Step Involvement:

"AA/NA meetings are available seven days a week and step philosophy is woven into treatment and education."

Additional Characteristics:

"The size of our chemical dependency unit makes individual attention standard."


    Number of Beds: 17
    Detox Available: Yes

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Annual Admits: 219
    Average Length of Stay 14 days
    Percent of Women 26%
    Percent under 25 20%
    Percent with College Education: 15%
    Percent Covered by Public assistance 80%
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification: 50%

  • Admissions Procedures:

    Night Admission Available: Yes
    Weekend Admission available: Yes
    Face to Face Interview or exam required before admission: No


Facility has group sessions for:
  • Alcohol
  • Criminal Justice
  • Men
  • Psychiatric (Dual Diagnosis)
  • Women


    Self-pay Cost per week: 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: Yes


    Licensed by: N.Y.S. DOH & OASAS
    Type of License: Inpatient Rehab; Detoxification
    Accredited by: JCAHO

    Contact Information:

    Admissions Telephone Number: (315) 261-5954x2313
    General Information: (315) 261-5954
    Address: 50 Leroy St.
    Potsdam, NY 13676