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The ACC is a medically monitored withdrawal service, meeting the needs of those who are chemically dependent, and who also have a situational crisis and/or at risk of relapse to chemical use. 
In a motivational, safe, structured setting, clients are screened for the presence and severity of chemical dependency and/or medical and mental health services.  Duration of stay varies and reaches its maximum at fourteen days. For those entering a long-term treatment program stay may be extended to 21 days. Residents are educated while waiting for access to treatment in the areas of HIV/STD testing and prevention, the bio-psycho-social-spiritual benefits of maintaining a lifestyle of abstinence, and preparedness for long-term treatment.
The ACC is a 16 bed, medically monitored facility regulated by the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). This 24 hour-a-day treatment center for men and women, FREE to all clients for withdrawal from alcohol or other substances.
Program requirements include:
· 18 years or older
· Unable to abstain from substances without admission to ACC.
· Likely to complete withdrawal and enter into treatment.
· Able to meet all physical requirements for services.
Resident must meet at least one of the following criteria:
· Intoxicated or under the influence of a psychoactive substance.
· Experiencing a situational crisis.
· Is at risk of suffering from mild withdrawal.
· Is in danger of relapse.
Residents are provided with:
· Food, personal hygiene items, clothing and safe shelter
· Laundry services
· Spiritual counseling (as requested)
 Frequently Asked Questions:
¨ Do I have to be homeless to enter ACC? NO
¨ Do I have to be intoxicated? NO
¨ Do I have to pay for treatment? NO, all services are free to all clients.
¨ Can I come to ACC if I am currently engaged in treatment? YES


You can contact the Addiction Crisis Center of the Rescue Mission by calling 315-735-1645 x 162 or 163



 A Story of Hope

Nick was admitted to the ACC in 2008. Nick actively participated in the group therapy sessions and worked stringently with his counselor to achieve and maintain the goals set forth in his treatment plan. Nick was referred to Insight House outpatient and the Rescue Mission Parker House program. He successfully completed both treatment programs and has now moved into the Rescue Mission’s transitional house. Today, Nick is a full-time student at MVCC working towards his degree in Chemical Dependency in hopes of becoming a "CASAC"(Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor). Nick is a true example that with hard work, dedication and love for the Lord -- all things are possible.

 "Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."  Joshua 1:9 NKJV


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