There are more than 700 NY treatment centers within a 50-mile radius of downtown Manhattan which includes sober living environments, in-patient treatment and out-patient treatment centers, along with many detox facilities and others.
Addicts in New York have a great deal of opportunity to find treatment that is specifically suited to their lifestyles, particular addictions, and religious beliefs, perhaps their sexual identification. Programs are available for those who espouse Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and other religious preferences. There are programs for women with children, addicts with co-occurring mental diagnoses, men or women only, and LGBT populations. Long or short-term, from two weeks to a year, for inpatient or outpatient treatment is available. There are component programs, where an addict may go into a detox process for two weeks, remain in residential (inpatient) treatment for a stabilizing period of two weeks to two months, then remain for outpatient treatment for up to two years, while residing in either private housing, or going to a sober living environment. All of these options are predicated on both insurance benefits available and/or financial wherewithal.
One benefit of going to treatment in New York City is the availability of options for programs and preference for types of treatment. These range from $150.00 per day to $10,000.00 per day, for residential treatment. They include every type of dietary need, medical need, lifestyle option, and numerous other factors. Some offer different types of therapy and frequency of sessions, yoga classes, singing, chanting, religious rites, animal therapy (such as equine therapy), ropes’ courses, alternative dietary regimens, spiritual rites (such as Native American sweat lodges), meditation, and others. While these may all be available at treatment centers in other parts of the world, the variety seems largest in this city.