Addiction Resource Guide

So Tier Addiction Rehabilitation Services of St Joseph's Hospital

General Hospital With Separate Chemical Dependency Unit

The Program
"In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"Medically-monitored, professionally-staffed chemical dependence treatment offering patients involvement in an intensive, variable length of stay, individualized treatment to arrest the chemical dependency, stabilize the initial recovery, restore functioning for movement to less intensive level of care, and smooth the transition to that less intensive level for continuation of recovery. "

Treatment Philosophy:

"Chemical dependency is chronic, progressive and irreversible but is treatable through abstinence from alcohol and other chemicals of dependence, a program of recovery addressing the physical, emotional, and spiritual effects of dependence, and the continuing care to maintain this recovery."

Approach to Dual Diagnosis:

"May be concommitant issues to be addressed - many similarities between recovery from chemical dependency and mental health i.e., attending to set regimen such as medication and AA attendance, or mental health condition may pre-exist or be evident once illegal chemical removed. Both conditions need to be addressed."

Family Program:

"Two hour family education series is provided free of charge prior to visitation with referral of family members to our outpatient services for treatment, or the local Alcohol and Drug Council for continuing education and transition to Al-Anon or other family support groups."

Position on 12 Step Involvement:

"Patients are introduced to the underlying therapeutic principles of 12 Step programs. On site AA & NA meetings for patients, and continued attendance strongly emphasized."

Position on Confrontation:

"Therapeutic confrontational techniques utilized to break through denial. Firm limits with a more gentle approach - allowing for 'discovery'."

Other Characteristics:

"Strong emphasis on arranging and maintaining relationships with referral and continuing care programs for smooth transition of patient from one level of care to the next. Discharge summary sent out an average of 3 days after discharge."


  • Number of Beds: 20
    Detox Available: Yes

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Annual Admits: 300
    Average Length of Stay 21.5 days
    Percent of Women 25%
    Percent under 25 15%
    Percent with College Education: 5%
    Percent Covered by Public assistance 50%
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification:7%

  • Admissions Procedures:

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


Facility Has Separate Track For
  • Relapse

  • Facility Has Group Sessions For
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Men
  • Women


    Self-pay Cost per Week: Arrangements with financial office prior to admission based on current rate
    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: NY State OASAS
    Type of License: Alcoholism/chemical dependency rehabilitation class
    Accredited by: JCAHO

    Contact Information:

    Admissions Telephone Number: (607) 737-7801
    General Information: (607) 737-7801
    Address: 555 East Market St.
    Elmira, NY 04905