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
Services for Pregnant Women
Behavioral Health Services
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.
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.
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.
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
- Assistance with housing applications and referrals
- Legal services (available by referral)
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
- 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.
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.
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
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.