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I. Getting Help

I. The 11 Best Rehab Facilities in Albany

To be sure we are recommending the best facilities, our team of researchers developed five core metrics to determine the quality of each treatment center. These metrics cover key aspects such as cost, treatment approaches, and rehab services provided. For more information, read the full breakdown of our filtering process and ranking methodology.

The 11 best rehab facilities in Albany, NY are: best rehabs albany ny


Hope House, Inc.

hope house

573 Livingston Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
518-482-4673
Hopehouseinc.org

Hope House has numerous programs and facilities to serve those living with addictions, including general substance use programs, an outpatient clinic, and gender-specific programming for women and children. The Livingston Avenue location provides residential substance abuse treatment to adolescent males ages 16 to 20. It features a highly structured program built on evidence-based practices and therapies and has a multidisciplinary team of addiction counselors, social workers, therapists, certified teachers, mental health counselors, registered nurses, physicians, psychiatrists, and psychologists. The program works in conjunction with each adolescent’s parents, giving parents the opportunity to understand and engage with their child’s treatment plan.

What patients are saying:

Many clients speak highly of their experience with Hope House. One client said, “I love Hope House. No matter why you find yourself here, you will surely come out a better person.”

Reviews:

  • 3.68 stars
  • 21 reviews

Arms Acres

arms acres

75 Seminary Hill Road
Carmel, NY 10512
845-225-3400
Armsacres.com

Arms Acres is a 183-bed licensed drug and alcohol rehab facility in Carmel, about 115 miles to the south of Albany. It sits on 54 acres of land, providing a serene, private retreat for men and women who are overcoming addictions. The facility offers holistic, gender-specific programs that include initial assessments, nutrition education, art therapy, equine therapy, therapeutic recreation, and relapse prevention and aftercare referrals. In addition to its general residential program, the center offers young adult services to clients ages 18 to 25 that incorporate evidence-based treatment practices from the adult program along with specialized individual counseling and vocational education. It also provides special programs in a private unit for military veterans, which is facilitated by staff trained in military competency.

What patients are saying:

Former clients and their family members recommend Arms Acres for their compassionate service and overall quality. One reviewer said, “My relative stayed here and came back into the community very motivated. He thought this place had a caring staff and helpful suggestions once he completed his stay. He was also pleased with the food provided here.”

Reviews:

  • 2.65 stars
  • 65 reviews

Saint Jude Retreat

saint jude retreat

9 Market Street
Amsterdam, NY 12010
518-842-2204
Soberforever.net

The Saint Jude Retreat provides a social/educational retreat experience for those who are overcoming chemical dependencies. It is not an addiction treatment facility and keeps no records of any client’s stay, though written documentation is provided upon request, which may make it an attractive option for those who do not want a record of addiction treatment generated. The center uses a non-12-step model that focuses on an individual’s ability to take control of and overcome their addiction. Clients progress through four weeks of one-on-one instruction where they learn to recognize the pattern of their addiction and learn how to change their habits and respond to internal and external stressors.

What patients are saying:

Former clients appreciate the approach that Saint Jude Retreat takes to treatment. One client said, “As a guest at Saint Jude Retreat, I can say that the experience changed my life. It’s not a 12 step or traditional recovery treatment center; instead, it’s a new way of looking at and dealing with your addictions. After working with the caring staff, I know that addiction does not need to be part of my life anymore.”

Reviews:

  • 4.26 stars
  • 76 reviews

Long Island Center for Recovery

long island center for recovery

320 West Montauk Highway
Hampton Bays, NY 11946
631-728-3100
Longislandcenterrecovery.com

Long Island Center for Recovery is a 50-bed residential treatment center in Hampton Bays, which lies about 200 miles to the south of Albany. It offers monitored drug and alcohol detox treatment, which typically lasts around seven days, and short-term inpatient rehab, which lasts an average of 30 days. The residential rehab program includes custom-tailored recovery plans that outline the client’s unique treatment needs, regimented daily therapies, homemade food, and scheduled recreational activities like sports and supervised outings to foster trust, teamwork, and connections with the community. The center is open 24 hours per day, and same-day admissions are available.

What patients are saying:

Former clients and their loved ones credit this facility with helping overcome addictions, with one reviewer saying, “Center for Discovery helped one of the most important people in my life to be happy and healthy again. The staff is beyond exceptional. They provide their patients the best care both physically and mentally. They really did a fantastic job.”

Reviews:

  • 4.33 stars
  • 67 reviews

Conifer Park

conifer park

79 Glenridge Road
Glenville, NY 12302
800-989-6446
Coniferpark.com

Conifer Park is situated on 32 wooded acres and is a residential addiction treatment facility. For many clients, recovery at Conifer Park begins with medically supervised detoxification and crisis counseling in the facility’s withdrawal and stabilization unit. The inpatient rehabilitation program features gender-specific units and provides varying combinations of treatment and services to meet each client’s unique needs. In addition to the client’s drug or alcohol use, the center’s holistic treatment addresses any medical, psychological, social, vocational, or legal problems that are connected to the client’s chemical addiction. The center also provides outpatient treatment for clients who have gone through the residential program or who want support on an as-needed basis.

What patients are saying:

Former clients who spoke positively of their experience at Conifer Park credited its program with encouraging them to take ownership of their process of overcoming addiction. One client said that it “educated me very well and I became very well-informed and prepared,” while another said, “I came here for a reason to stop using. I was able to put together a couple of years of clean time so this place really helped me out.”

Reviews:

  • 2.3 stars
  • 63 reviews

St. Mary’s Healthcare

st mary's

427 Guy Park Avenue
Amsterdam, NY 12010
518-842-1900
Smha.org

St. Mary’s Healthcare is a hospital located about 35 miles to the northwest of Albany that specializes in addiction services, offering a comprehensive program with detoxification, counseling, and medication for those living with chemical dependency. It has a 14-bed detox and rehabilitation unit where alcohol withdrawal is monitored. Referrals can be provided for those who require opiate withdrawal services. Rehab services are provided on varying lengths of time, depending on the client’s needs. The St. Mary’s Guy Park Avenue location also offers a 24-hour crisis hotline in which its Emergency Department can access and treat acute drug- and alcohol-related problems.

What patients are saying:

While most reviews for St. Mary’s Healthcare pertain to the services it provides in addition to rehab, many clients report positive experiences with the hospital. One reviewer said, “Great place, and wonderful staff. I would recommend this place for anything,” and another said, “I was treated quickly and efficiently. Everything was explained clearly to me and the staff was superb.”

Reviews:

  • 2.76 stars
  • 64 reviews

Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region – Homer Perkins Center

trinity

76-82, 2nd Street
Albany, NY 12210
518-436-1104
Trinityalliancealbany.org

Trinity’s Homer Perkins Center provides residential rehab treatment for men ages 18 and over, including those who are homeless who are living with chemical dependency. This 20-bed facility features an abstinence-based program and provides referrals to a variety of Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities, including organizations that address life skills, parenting, employment and work readiness, housing, and Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous support groups. All clients admitted to the residential program are required to engage in an outpatient substance abuse program.

What patients are saying:

One former client said, “Homer Perkins helped to address my issues heroin as well as my behavioral issue and my thinking pattern. The staff in the Homer Perkins Center gave me chance after chance to address my issues and taught me how to be accountable. I am working, have my own place, am being a father to my children and I’m still clean. I am grateful to the staff of the Homer Perkins Center.”

Reviews:

  • 2.50 stars
  • 2 reviews

Hospitality House

hospitality house

271 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
518-434-6468
Hospitalityhousetc.org

Hospitality House is a men-only addiction treatment center for those living with addictions to tobacco, alcohol, and legal and illicit drugs. This long-term residential program specializes in treating men with chronic relapse conditions as well as those who are involved with the criminal justice system. Its unique program integrates evidence-based principles of treatment with several treatment phases. Clients receive one hour of individual therapy per week with Master’s level-clinicians who use interventions like cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, social casework, and ego psychology. The center also provides group therapy sessions that address issues like anger management, family dynamics, trauma, parenting, and relapse prevention. It allows on-site visitation with children, family members, and friends, and it supports families attending Al-Anon support groups.

What patients are saying:

One former client of Hospitality House said, “I fought this place for 80% of my stay. Then something happened. I changed my way of thinking and life has got so much better. My life was saved by what I was taught here. It’ll always be my home.” Another said, “That place saved and changed my life. It gave me the life I always imagined but didn’t know how to get until I went through there.”

Reviews:

  • 4.19 stars
  • 17 reviews

The Next Step, Inc.

the next step

2 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY 12209
518-465-5249
Thenextstepalbany.org

The Next Step, which is a program of Hope House, was the first facility in the state to provide substance abuse treatment specifically for women. This 20-bed treatment facility accommodates women ages 18 and up and offers several different programs, including intensive residential treatment, supportive living, and the Community Transitional Support program for women entering the job market. The residential treatment program typically lasts between nine and 15 months and receives referrals from outpatient clinics, county agencies, the court system, and agencies that use treatment as an alternative to incarceration. The center is licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services.

What patients are saying:

Many former clients talk about the care they received from staff while at this facility. One reviewer said, “They actually care about your sobriety and getting down to the underlying issues and behaviors that we need to fix to continue on to a successful sober and clean life,” and another said, “I am so grateful to the staff who love me until I could find it in myself to be able to truly love myself.”

Reviews:

  • 4.50 stars
  • 20 reviews

The Addictions Care Center of Albany, Inc.

the addictions care

90 McCarty Avenue
Albany, NY 12202
518-465-5470
Theacca.net

The Addictions Care Center of Albany, Inc., serves over 120 clients per day and 8,000 clients annually, providing outpatient addiction treatment services to men and women ages 18 and over. It features several programs and progressive levels of treatment to accommodate clients in all stages of overcoming addictions. Its abstinence-based program is intensive but part time to promote a balance with work and family life, with evening sessions available twice weekly. The center features group and individual counseling, addiction education, parenting education, relapse prevention, life skills training, and medication-assisted treatments.

What patients are saying:

Many who received services at this rehab center credit it with their success in overcoming their addiction. One reviewer said that it “really helped me live a life in recovery and I’m very grateful for this house.” Another said, “Saved my life. The people that work there really care and love their job.”

Reviews:

  • 4.39 stars
  • 21 reviews

Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Center

whitney m young

920 Lark Drive
Albany, NY 12207
518-465-4771
Wmyhealth.org

Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Center provides addiction treatment services at its Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Treatment Center. Through its Family Alcoholism and Chemical Treatment Services, or FACTS, program, it provides clients with the support and guidance they need to overcome their addiction. At this center, clients can also receive methadone maintenance treatment, a long-term intervention for addiction to heroin and other prescription and illicit opiates. The FACTS program is certified by the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services, and the methadone treatment program is accredited by the Joint Commission.

What patients are saying:

Clients who have progressed through the rehab program report success with the outcome. One reviewer said, “I love this service, as long as you do you and do what you need to do. Your life will change in ways you never thought possible. Keep your head up and chase your sobriety.”

Reviews:

  • 3.81 stars
  • 67 reviews

II. Methodology

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), there are 49 substance abuse treatment centers in the Albany area. To determine which provide the highest quality of treatment and the most resources for recovery, we used the following five core metrics to evaluate each facility.

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For more information, feel free to read a full breakdown of our filtering process and ranking methodology.

III. Getting Help in Alabany

Start by determining your coverage

To determine your best options for a rehabilitation center, it is important to first learn about your health insurance coverage. Reach out to your private or healthcare marketplace insurance provider to find out which substance abuse treatment centers are available to you. Regardless of the type of coverage you have, both public and private insurance companies must cover substance abuse treatment for qualified individuals.

To learn more about addiction and the rehabilitation process in your state, read our guide to rehab in New York.

Use our database to find a treatment center near you

The tool below lists all of the treatment centers in the state of New York recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Enter your zip code and select the filter icon to find relevant treatment centers near you.

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    IV. Albany Rehab FAQs

    Do I need to go to rehab?

    Substance abuse and addiction have high costs, often adversely affecting work performance, personal relationships, and your physical health. To help you determine if you may be addicted, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has an Alcohol Use Screening and a Substance Abuse Screening to help you find out.

    How long does rehab last?

    Different programs and levels of addiction require different program lengths. The common rehab lengths are:

    How much does drug rehab cost?

    Pricing depends on the program, services, and amenities offered. Typically, outpatient programs are cheaper than inpatient, and live-in inpatient facilities are the most expensive. To learn more, read our guide on The Cost of Rehab.

    How does rehab work?

    Rehab is made up of four basic steps:

    • Assessment
    • Detox
    • Therapy
    • Aftercare

    To learn more about the rehab process and each step, read our guide to The Addiction Rehabilitation Process. 

    How important is aftercare? 

    One of the most important steps in the rehabilitation process is aftercare – the continuing support and accountability offered through counseling and 12-Step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

    To find an AA or NA meeting near you, use the directory below.

    NameCityProgramTelephoneSpanish Hotline
    24 Hour Answering ServiceLakewoodAA(716) 488-2233N/A
    ABCD Region NAABCD RegionNA(888) 399-5519N/A
    Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline/Utica, NYUticaAA(315) 732-6880N/A
    Answering Service Of St. Lawrence CountyPotsdamAA(315) 268-0120N/A
    Bath Area IntergroupHammondsportAA(877) 700-4199N/A
    Berkshire County Area NABerkshire County AreaNA(413) 443-4377N/A
    Bronx Area NABronx AreaNA(212) 929-6262N/A
    Brooklyn Area NABrooklyn AreaNA(212) 929-6262N/A
    Brooklyn IntergroupBrooklynAA(718) 851-3039N/A
    Buffalo Area NABuffalo AreaNA(716) 878-2316N/A
    Buffalo Central OfficeSloanAA(716) 853-0388N/A
    Capital District Central OfficeAlbanyAA(518) 463-0906N/A
    Central Service Intergroup Of Orange CountyGoshenAA(845) 534-8525N/A
    Champlain Valley Area NAChamplain Valley Area (Plattsburgh)NA(866) 580-8718;(802) 862-4516N/A
    Chatauqua Area NAChatauqua Area (Jamestown)NA(716) 240-5983N/A
    City of Oneida 24 Hr Answering ServiceOneidaAA(315) 533-1227N/A
    Columbia County Answering ServiceHudsonAA(518) 463-0906N/A
    Corning Answering ServiceCorningAA(877) 501-1249N/A
    Corning IntergroupCorningAA(607) 368-9155N/A
    Cortland Homer IntergroupHomerAA(607) 753-1344N/A
    Dist 10 Plattsburgh Answering ServicePlattsburghAA(518) 561-8444N/A
    Dist 10 Saranac Lake Answering ServiceSaranac LakeAA(800) 281-1190N/A
    Dist. 13 Answering ServiceQueensburyAA(518) 793-1113N/A
    Dist. 4-Gloversville, Johnstown & Amsterdam Answering ServiceGloversvilleAA(518) 736-2644N/A
    Dutchess County Dist. 11 Central OfficePoughkeepsieAA(845) 452-1111N/A
    Eastern Long Island Area NAEastern Long Island Area (Suffolk County)NA(631) 689-6262N/A
    Eastern New York Region NAEastern New York RegionNAN/AN/A
    Elmira IntergroupElmiraAA(607) 737-6733N/A
    Finger Lakes Area Answering ServiceGenevaAA(315) 789-5955N/A
    Finger Lakes Area NAFinger Lakes AreaNA(877) 266-3660N/A
    Genesee Wyoming IntergroupStaffordAA(888) 854-8322N/A
    Greater New York Region NAGreater New York Region (Manhattan)NA(212) 929-6262N/A
    Green Mountain Area NAGreen Mountain AreaNA(802) 773-5575N/A
    Greene County Answering ServiceCatskillAA(518) 625-2002N/A
    Heart of NY Area NAHeart of NY Area (Syracuse)NA(315) 472-5555N/A
    Inter-Group Association of A.A. of New York, Inc.New YorkAA(212) 647-1680N/A
    Ithaca IntergroupIthacaAA(607) 273-1541N/A
    Jefferson County IntergroupWatertownAA(315) 788-2280N/A
    Kings Bay Area NAKings Bay AreaNA(212) 929-6262N/A
    Livingston Area IntergroupGeneseoAA(585) 245-4440N/A
    Mid Hudson Area NAMid Hudson Area (Sullivan, Ulster, Dutchess and Green Counties)NA(845) 431-9011N/A
    Mohawk River Area NAMohawk River AreaNA(888) 399-5519N/A
    Nassau Area NANassau AreaNA(516) 827-9500N/A
    Nassau IntergroupWest HempsteadAA(516) 292-3040;(516) 292-3045N/A
    New York City Area NANew York City AreaNA(212) 929-6262N/A
    Niagara Falls Area NANiagara Falls AreaNA(716) 304-6880N/A
    Niagara IntergroupNiagara FallsAA(877) 270-5303N/A
    Niagara-Orleans Area NANiagara-Orleans Area (Lockport)NA(716) 478-6992N/A
    NY-Penn IntergroupOleanAA(716) 372-4800N/A
    Oficina Central Hispana De A.ANew YorkAAN/A(212) 348-2644
    Oficina Central Hispana de BrooklynBrooklynAAN/A(347) 932-5485
    Oficina De Intergrupo De SuffolkBrentwoodAAN/A(631) 639-4181
    Old Forge 24 Hour Answering ServiceOld ForgeAA(800) 765-8338;(315) 369-2281N/A
    Open Arms Area NAOpen Arms Area (Orange, Sullivan, Ulster and Dutchess Counties)NA(800) 498-5224N/A
    Queens Area NAQueens AreaNAN/AN/A
    Queens Intergroup Of A.A.Forest HillsAA(718) 520-5021N/A
    Rochester Area Intergroup Inc.RochesterAA(585) 232-6720N/A
    Rochester Area NARochester AreaNA(585) 235-7889N/A
    Rockland Area NARockland AreaNAN/AN/A
    Rockland County IntergroupWest NyackAA(845) 352-1112N/A
    Rome 24 Hour Answering Service District 12RomeAA(315) 210-6644N/A
    Saratoga 24 Hour Answering ServiceSaratoga SpringsAA(518) 587-0407N/A
    Sayre-Waverly Valley IntergroupWaverlyAA(800) 233-3840N/A
    Seaway Trail Area NASeaway Trail AreaNAN/AN/A
    Staten Island Area NAStaten Island AreaNA(212) 929-6262N/A
    Suffolk Area NASuffolk AreaNA(631) 689-6262N/A
    Suffolk Intergroup AssociationPatchogueAA(631) 669-1124;(631) 654-1150N/A
    Sullivan County Intergroup Assoc.LibertyAA(845) 234-4841N/A
    Syracuse Service Center IntergroupSyracuseAA(315) 463-5011N/A
    Tioga County IntergroupOwegoAA(800) 307-4285N/A
    Triple Cities Area NATriple Cities Area (Binghamton)NA(607) 762-9116N/A
    Triple Cities IntergroupBinghamtonAA(607) 722-5983N/A
    Ulster County Answering ServicesKingstonAA(845) 331-6360N/A
    Utica 24 Hour Dist 9 Answering ServiceUticaAA(315) 732-6880N/A
    Western New York Region NAWestern New York RegionNAN/AN/A
    Western Queens Area NAWestern Queens Area (Astoria, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx)NA(718) 962-6244N/A

    For more FAQs visit our rehab faq page.