The Addiction Institute of New York (formerly Smithers)

General Hospital with Separate Chemical Dependency Rehab Unit



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


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.”

Contact Information:
Admissions Telephone Number: (866) 932-5985
General Information: (866) 932-5985
Address: 1000 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10019