Waryas House

Long Term Residential Program



Number of Beds: 13
Detox Available: No

Last Year’s Admissions:

Total Annual Admits: 8
Average Length of Stay 2 years
Percent of Women 0%
Percent under 25 10%
Percent with College Education: None
Percent Covered by Public Assistance 100%
Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification: 80%

Admissions Procedures:

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



Facility has separate program for:

  • Mentally Retarded & Developmentally Disabled

Facility has special track for:

  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Criminal Justice
  • Heroin Addiction
  • Life Skills
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Men
  • Prescription Drugs Addiction
  • Vocational Skills

Facility has group sessions for:

  • Anger Management/Conflict Resolution
  • Art Therapy
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Grief & Loss
  • Impulsive Control
  • Music Therapy
  • Nicotine Cessation
  • Psychiatric (Dual Diagnosis)
  • Relapse
  • Sexual Addictions
  • Skills for Independent Living



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: No



Licensed by: NYS OASAS & OMRDD
Type of License: Substance Abuse and Community Residence
Accredited by: None


Self Description:

“Waryas House is a community residence and two year substance abuse treatment program for people with mental retardationand developmental disabilities.”

Treatment Philosophy:

“To provide a safe and sober environment in which to learn how to live a sober, independent and gratifying life within the limits of each person’s ability.”

Approach to Dual Diagnosis:

“While we accept triplely diagnosed clients (mentally retarded – mentally ill – substance abuse), those with a psychiatraic diagnosis must be stabilized before admission.”

Position on 12 Step Involvement:

“The 12 Step philosophy is adapted to accomodate the cognitive needs of the mentally retarded population, and clients are active in community 12-step programs.”

Position on Confrontation:

“Confrontational techniques are specifically designed for the developmentally disabled population.”

Additional Characteristics:

“Waryas House is a unique program in that we exclusively serve individuals with mental retardation – developmental disabilities who also grapple with substance abuse and addiction.”

Contact Information:
Admissions Telephone Number: (866) 932-5985
General Information: (866) 932-5985
Address: 99 Inwood Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601