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St. Marks Residence

St. Marks Residence is an alcohol rehab and drug rehabilitation facility that is located at 839 St. Marks Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11213 You can contact St. Marks Residence by calling 718-778-2117 x49001.


Types of Services
Mental Health Treatment, Outpatient Treatment, HIV - AIDS, Gay and Lesbian, Seniors Drug and Alcohol Treatment, Court Appointed Clients, Hearing Impaired Clients
Payment Structure & Forms
Medicaid, Medicare

St. Marks Residence offers the following services:

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Mental Health Treatment

Mental health services offer support for people with mental illness or mental health difficulties. There are many different conditions that are recognized as mental illnesses. Some of the most common mental illnesses include: post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), chronic anxiety disorder, major depression, mania, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Some drug rehab programs offering mental health services also provide services for eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating problems. Medication treatment and monitoring, psychotherapy, psychosocial treatment such as cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, peer support groups and other community services are common components of a drug rehab providing mental health services. Attending a mental health services facility can not only help individuals find a clear path to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, but also provide hope and understanding for those affected by mental health disorders.

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Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient drug rehab programs employ group and individual counseling sessions in order to achieve results. Outpatient drug rehab programs are usually take place during the day evenings, and weekends.

Outpatient drug rehab is best suited for people with low level addictions in the beginning stages that simply just need a supportive therapeutic environment to overcome their addiction.

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HIV - AIDS

Unfortunately, many people have contracted HIV due to their drug addiction activities, it is all to often today, that drug addiction and HIV/AIDS often accompany each other. Many people contract HIV by sharing syringes while injecting a drug. Others contract the HIV virus during sexual intercourse with someone who is HIV positive while under the influence of drugs.

For HIV and AIDS patients in need of a drug treatment program, it is vital to obtain addiction treatment immediately. Though every active addict faces the risk of death from their drug use and the lifestyle that typically is associated with a drug addiction problem, for individuals infected with the AIDS virus, the threat is especially dangerous. For these individuals, a longer and healthier life depends on following a very complex and sophisticated medication protocol. Drug abuse and the activities that accompany it make this kind of adherence nearly impossible.

If you or a loved one has HIV or AIDS, it is vital to get into a drug treatment program right away.

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Gay and Lesbian

Drug treatment centers for gays and lesbians do not differ substantially from "straight" rehabilitation programs. However, in a gay/lesbian drug treatment program there is an increased awareness of the unique life stresses and experiences of members within this community. There is also a sensitivity and acceptance of sexual orientation. Gay/Lesbian drug treatment centers provide specific programming that meets the needs of the unique challenges facing gays and lesbians in a drug treatment center.

It is very inportant that the gay or lesbian individuals feel comfortable within the drug treatment environment. They need to feel that they are able to open up about their experiences and heal without fear of repercussion or discrimination from either the staff or the other participating addicts in the treatment facility. There are different views that people have about drug treatment centers specifically designed for the gay and lesbian community. One of the most common views is that gay/lesbian specific centers are the only truly safe place for a gay or lesbian individual to recover. Conversely, many others preach that since the "real world" is a mixed world, healing within a drug treatment center comprised of diverse individuals, yet in a gay aware and safe rehab center, is the better alternative.

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Seniors Drug and Alcohol Treatment

Seniors with drug addiction issues is a problem that is escalating in the United States, making drug treatment for senior citizens extremely vital. Often lonely and without family members nearby, the elderly have a high rate of drug addiction that typically goes unnoticed and unattended to.

It is important to understand the special needs of a senior citizen before taking the step of selecting a drug treatment program. In some cases, there can be some serious problems specifically associated with addiction and senior citizens.

drug treatment programs for senior citizens are specifically designed to factor in the additional health issues that sometimes accompany seniors with long standing addiction problems entering treatment.

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Court Appointed Clients

It is common for criminal justice clients to be involved in some form of substance abuse. Providing effective addiction treatment to criminal justice clients with substance abuse issues can present special challenges because of the complexity and severity of the biopsychosocial problems which frequently accompany their addiction.

Fortunately, drug rehabilitation is sometimes part of the criminal justice system. People convicted of minor drug offenses may be sentenced to a drug treatment program as an alternative to jail or prison. Some drug treatment programs for criminal justice clients provide help getting to and from any court appointments and provide required services for those on parole or probation, including regular progress updates and random drug screening.

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Hearing Impaired Clients

Today, many drug treatment programs offer assistance for hearing impaired clients. These treatment programs provide opportunities for those with impaired hearing to receive substance abuse treatment.

Assistance for hearing impaired clients is provided while at the same time they learn to be drug and alcohol free. They face all of the issues in their lives that have interfered with their health, happiness, work, and healthy relationships. The staff helps clients reconnect with family, community, and a sense of their own self worth. It is a chance to start over and overcome feelings of helplessness and hopelessness.

These specialized drug and alcohol rehab facilities offer assistance for hearing impaired clients and help recovering addicts to find their strengths while learning from their pasts and finding new ways to live life. Addiction is not a disease. It is a series of very poor choices made over a period of time that impacts the user's mind, body, spirit, families, and friends. The recovery process touches on all aspects of a person's life.

Different levels of impact on a person's life require different levels of treatment. Assistance for hearing impaired clients is no different. The rehab program will begin by meeting with the person, and at times, their families to talk and understand the full extent of the impact of drugs, alcohol, and crime in their life.

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Medicaid

Getting treatment for drug addiction or alcoholism is important to everyone. If you can't afford to pay for a drug rehab center right now, Medicaid can make it possible for you to get the care that you need so that you can rehabilitate successfully and recover from addiction.

Medicaid is available only to certain low-income individuals and families who fit into an eligibility group that is recognized by federal and state law. Medicaid does not pay money to you; instead, it sends payments directly to the drug rehab center. Depending on state's rules in STATE, you may also be asked to pay a small part of the cost (co-payment) for some addiction treatment services.

Many groups of people are covered by Medicaid. Even within these groups, though, certain requirements must be met. These may include your age, whether you are pregnant, disabled, blind, or aged; your income and resources (like bank accounts, real property, or other items that can be sold for cash); and whether you are an U.S. citizen or a lawfully admitted immigrant. The rules for counting your income and resources vary from state to state and from group to group.

Your child may be eligible for coverage if he or she is an U.S. citizen or a lawfully admitted immigrant, even if you are not (however, there is a 5-year limit that applies to lawful permanent residents). Eligibility for children is based on the child's status, not the parent's. Also, if someone else's child lives with you, the child may be eligible even if you are not because your income and resources will not count for the child.

In general, you should apply for Medicaid if your income is low and you match one of the descriptions of the Eligibility Groups. (Even if you are not sure whether you qualify, if you or someone in your family needs drug treatment or any other health care and you cannot afford it, you should apply for Medicaid and have a qualified STATE caseworker evaluate your situation.)

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Medicare

Medicare insurance pays for substance abuse treatment for people 65 or older with addiction problems that qualify for Medicare.

Many elderly drug abusers arrive at a drug rehab center program only after their addiction has wrecked everything good they ever had in their lives. Without any money in their pocket and with no support from friends and family, it can be extremely difficult to pay for a drug rehab program. In this case an effective course of action if you are 65 or older would be through the use of Medicare, chances are you would be able to get the treatment that you need through the Medicare system.

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