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We offer a comprehensive bio psycho-social approach which includes individualized assessment and treatment planning. A multidisciplinary team of qualified health professionals provides our patients with the highest level of treatment services.

Substance Abuse Counseling

Children and Family Services
Evening Services
Case Management
Vocational Assessment
Group Counseling
Services for Pregnant Women
Behavioral Health Services

Substance Abuse Counseling
Substance abuse counseling services assist patients in understanding addiction and recovery and increasing motivation for recovery. Our substance abuse counseling program is committed to providing evidence-based comprehensive treatment services incorporating multidisciplinary modalities, and assisting patients in developing skills that lead to healthy and self-sufficient life styles. Aftercare clinics and counseling are available for ongoing support after the patient has stabilized.

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Children and Family Services
Chemical dependency problems affect the whole family. At MMTP, we offer education and support services to help disrupt the cycle of addiction. Support services including family preservation and reunification, family counseling and parent education and support groups.

Additionally, we offer assistance with children’s education, mental and physical health issues, and domestic violence situations. We also address issues concerning child welfare involvement and other legal questions related to your family.

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Evening Services
The MMTP clinic (2C), located at 429 Second Avenue, offers evening clinic hours from 3 – 6:30 pm Monday through Friday. Evening services are ideal for patients whose childcare, employment, school/training or role as a primary caretaker make it a hardship to attend the clinic during regular hours. Documentation verifying these issues is required upon admission.

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Case Management
The recovery process is different for every individual, based on their specific needs. The methadone clinics at Beth Israel offer case management services that have been designed to address a full range of needs. In addition to the services listed below, our case management program helps patients access the social service resources based in their communities.

  • HIV pre- and post-test counseling, assistance with partner notification, and behavioral health counseling
  • Specialized services for women including services to pregnant women and group and individual counseling for women
  • Psychiatric consultation and evaluation, as well as ongoing psychosocial support services
  • Assistance with housing applications and referrals
  • Legal services (available by referral)

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Vocational Assessment
Vocational and educational services are available to any patient enrolled in Beth Israel’s MMTP clinics. These services assist with career exploration, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing techniques, employment search, placement and job retention. To ensure that this assistance is successful, our vocational rehabilitation counselors are available to provide individualized counseling, academic and vocational skills testing, and basic computer proficiency training. The following vocational services are also available:

  • Referrals to outside services including, the Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID), community based educational classes (pre-GED, GED and ESL), college programs, state employment placement vendors and programs, employment opportunities, volunteer activities, skills training programs and diagnostic vocational evaluations
  • Job training and coaching
  • Employment upgrading and retention services
  • A Vocational Resource Center, [located at 103 East 125th St, 2nd floor, (212) 774-4900 or (212) 252-5592] provides patients with computers and Internet access, typewriters, telephone access, video equipment, job postings, and a vocational publication and video library. The center is open Monday through Thursday, 7am – 1pm.

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Group Counseling
Group sessions are available to increase a patient’s knowledge about recovery and to strengthen their ability to cope with daily psychosocial stressors. Groups are also available for relapse prevention, dual diagnosis and gender-specific issues. Self-help groups are encouraged.

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Services for Pregnant Women
Many pregnant women with drug addictions are not aware that a methadone treatment program is possible for them and can be completed successfully while providing a non-stressful environment for the fetus.

“If you’re pregnant and using drugs such as heroin or abusing opioid prescription pain killers, it’s important that you get help for yourself and your unborn baby. Methadone maintenance treatment can help you stop using those drugs. It is safe for the baby, keeps you free of withdrawal, and gives you a chance to take care of yourself.” – Source, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Some facts about methadone and pregnancy

  • Pregnant women may be admitted to methadone maintenance treatment, even with less than a one-year history of addiction
  • Taking methadone during pregnancy can reduce the chance of miscarriage and premature labor
  • Decreasing the dose of methadone during the first trimester increases the risk of miscarriage
  • Newborns will have methadone in their bodies, but studies show that they can be weaned with no adverse effects
  • During pregnancy, an adequate dosage of methadone should reduce or eliminate cravings for street opioids, and prevent withdrawal

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Behavioral Health
Licensed social workers are available in Beth Israel’s MMTP clinics, and can conduct assessments, mental health status evaluations and make referrals to appropriate psychiatric services for patients with mental health issues/concerns. Referral services are also available for other psycho-social issues, such as domestic violence, anger management, parenting, etc.

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