Addiction Treatment
Clinical Services

Flushing Hospital's Addiction Treatment Division provides comprehensive assessments and treatment of alcohol and chemical dependency through its inpatient Chemical Dependency Unit and its Reflections Outpatient Program. Both programs are licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) and are staffed by a multidisciplinary team of professionals skilled in the treatment of addiction.

The Chemical Dependency Unit is a medically managed detoxification unit that offers safe withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs. Culturally-sensitive treatment is provided by a dedicated and caring staff that consists of physicians, physicians' assistants, specially trained nurses, credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counselors, creative arts therapists, social workers, and psychiatric consultants. The focus is on stabilizing the individual physically and emotionally so they can start the recovery process. Educational groups help patients learn about addiction and creative arts groups help patients understand and express their emotions. Also, self-help groups, such as AA and NA, have meetings on the unit to familiarize patients with the support services they provide. Patients are admitted 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The length of stay is usually between 3 and 7 days. Discharge plans are based on the individual needs of the patient.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 718-670-5540 or 718-670-5693.

The Reflections Outpatient Program is a chemical dependency outpatient service that uses a culturally sensitive holistic model in treating addiction and addressing the impact it has on patients' lives, as well as the lives of their families and loved ones. An abstinence-based approach is used to encourage participation in a 12-step program and other sources of sober support. Groups concentrate on areas such as relapse prevention, stress management, motivation, and fun in recovery. There are both men and women groups, and a group for patients significant others. Individual and family counseling is also available.

Meditation, relaxation exercises, and other arousal reducing techniques are a major component of treatment. These approaches help our patients settle themselves and improve coping so that they can better reflect and focus on their goals. Our on-staff psychiatrist evaluates patients and provides medication management. Patients may be self-referred, referred by their families, or mandated into treatment by their employers or the criminal justice system. Understanding that there are many roads into treatment, we try to develop motivation for recovery and ensure that all of our patients are treated with dignity and respect.

The program is open for day and evening sessions and accepts many private insurance policies, as well as Medicaid and Medicare. There is also a sliding scale for self-pay patients. Those requesting services are first screened over the telephone and an in-person evaluation is scheduled as soon as possible. For more information or to schedule an evaluation, please call 718-670-5078.