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Rochester, NY Free Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers Guide

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, you may be wondering where to turn for help. Rehab can be expensive, but there are free rehab centers available in Rochester, New York.

We help people take the first steps toward getting help for their drug and alcohol usage and having drug-free lifestyles. To contact an alcohol/drug abuse counselor, please .

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do free rehab centers exist?
Yes, there are a number of free rehab centers in Rochester, New York. These centers are typically funded by government grants, private donations, or a combination of both.

Who is eligible for free rehab?
Eligibility for free rehab varies depending on the center. However, most free rehab centers accept people who meet the following criteria:
- Are addicted to drugs or alcohol
- Have a low income or no insurance
- Are willing to commit to treatment

What services do free rehab centers offer?
Free rehab centers offer a variety of services, including:
- Medical detox
- Counseling and therapy
- Group support groups
- Vocational training
- Job placement assistance


How long does free rehab last?
The length of free rehab varies depending on the center and the individual's needs. However, most free rehab programs last between 28 and 90 days.

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List of Free Rehab Centers in Rochester, NY


  • Catholic Family Center CR Jones Avenue

    Email Website Learn more 24 Jones Avenue
    Rochester, NY - 14608
    (585) 719-8523

    Catholic Family Center CR Jones Avenue provides substance abuse treatment services to adult men and women in an outpatient setting. These services include but are not limited to behavioral health, trauma related counseling, individual and group counseling, anger management, motivational interviewing and relapse prevention. Types of payment accepted include cash or self payment, medicaid and private health insurance. A sliding fee scale is .. see more

  • Baden Street Settlement Counseling and Support Center

    Email Website Learn more 585 Joseph Avenue
    Rochester, NY - 14605
    (585) 325-4910

    Baden Street has continuously and dynamically grown to provide a full-range of services and facilities to improve the quality of life of adults, children and families, to pursue the elimination of the causes of poverty and to reduce the level of negative social problems associated with being poor and disadvantaged. Baden Street Settlement works cooperatively and collaboratively with other concerned agencies to meet the needs of neighborhood resid .. see more

  • Veterans Outreach Center Inc Supportive Living Program

    Email Website Learn more 290 Cypress Street
    Rochester, NY - 14620
    (585) 506-9060

    Veterans Outreach Center's Residential Community includes emergency shelter, transitional, supportive and independent living. Veterans Outreach Center operates Richards House and Otto House to serve homeless male veterans. The facilities accommodate up to 28 residents in a safe homelike environment, where they receive vital mental health services and addiction treatment as first steps toward making positive, long-term lifestyle changes. .. see more

  • Action for a Better Community New Directions CD Outpatient Clinic

    Email Website Learn more 33 Chestnut Street
    Rochester, NY - 14604
    (585) 325-5116

    Action for a Better Community is a Community Action Agency  that promotes and provides  opportunities for low-income  individuals and families to become self-sufficient. New Directions is a full outpatient clinic servicing the special needs of men and women over the age of 18, whose lives have been impacted by alcohol and drugs.  Culturally diverse and competent staff offers counseling services in English and Spanish.  Services include chemi .. see more

  • Villa of Hope Outpatient

    Email Website Learn more 3300 Dewey Avenue
    Rochester, NY - 14616
    (585) 865-1550

    The Villa of Hope, New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) certified Chemical Dependency Outpatient Clinic is committed to providing comprehensive treatment to adolescents and young adults ages 11-25 and their families. Services are available for individuals struggling with addiction or drug abuse, Parents struggling to cope with their adolescents' addiction, as well as teens and young adults impacted by a loved o .. see more

  • East House - Cody House

    Email Website Learn more 407 Frederick Douglas Street
    Rochester, NY - 14608
    (585) 546-4670

    The Mission of East House  To empower individuals with mental health and substance use disorders to recover and to live healthy, fulfilling lives in their community. East House services include counseling, case management, education and employment programs, independent living skills training, social and recreational activities, family education and support. If you are interested in their substance use disorders residential program, a c .. see more

  • Huther Doyle Addiction Treatment Center

    Email Website Learn more 360 East Ave
    Rochester, NY - 14604
    (585) 325-5100

    Huther Doyle provides culturally appropriate, high-quality addiction recovery and physical health services to help individuals make positive changes in their lives. Huther Doyle can help effectively navigate and travel the journey through addiction recovery. They work with individuals from all walks of life, and those who support them, to become healthier, contributing citizens and to conquer their personal addictions. The agency has devel .. see more

  • Westfall Associates Outpatient Co-occuring Mental Health Treatment

    Email Website Learn more 919 Westfall Road
    Rochester, NY - 14618
    (585) 473-1500

    Westfall Associates Inc Outpatient provides substance abuse treatment for adult men and women in an outpatient setting. These services include but are not limited to behavioral therapy, trauma related counseling, individual and group counseling, family and marital counseling, motivational interviewing, relapse prevention and anger management. Types of payments accepted include cash or self payment, medicaid, medicare and private health insuranc .. see more


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Free Rehab in all of Monroe County, NY

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Sliding Scale Treatment

Based on the most recent data available, it is estimated that approximately 20-25% of all addiction treatment centers offer sliding scale fees. This means that nearly one-quarter of rehab facilities adjust their treatment costs based on an individual's income and ability to pay. This is a significant step towards making addiction treatment more accessible to individuals from all socioeconomic backgrounds.

It is important to note that these figures may vary depending on the specific region or state, and the type of treatment facility being considered. For instance, private treatment facilities are more likely to offer sliding scale options compared to government-funded or non-profit facilities. Additionally, certain types of treatment, such as outpatient or residential care, may have a higher prevalence of sliding scale programs.

Types of addiction treatment in Rochester, NY

There are many different types of addiction treatment available in Rochester, NY. Some of the most common types of treatment include:

Medical detox: Medical detox is the process of safely withdrawing from a substance of abuse. It is typically conducted in a hospital or inpatient setting.

Inpatient rehab: Inpatient rehab is a residential program that provides around-the-clock care and support. It is a good option for people who need intensive treatment or who are not able to maintain sobriety on their own.

Outpatient rehab: Outpatient rehab is a non-residential program that allows people to continue living at home while attending treatment sessions. It is a good option for people who have a strong support system at home and who are able to manage their sobriety on their own.

Intensive outpatient program (IOP): An IOP is a type of intensive outpatient treatment that provides several hours of care per week. It is a good option for people who need more support than traditional outpatient treatment but do not need PHP.

Sober living homes: Sober living homes are residential facilities that provide a supportive environment for people who are recovering from addiction. They are typically less structured than inpatient rehab programs, but they still offer a variety of services and support.

In addition to these traditional types of treatment, there are also a number of alternative and holistic treatment options available. Some of these options include:

12-step programs: 12-step programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, are self-help support groups that help people recover from addiction.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT): CBT is a type of therapy that helps people identify and change negative thoughts and behaviors.

Motivational interviewing: Motivational interviewing is a type of therapy that helps people overcome resistance to change and make positive choices.

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT): MAT is a type of treatment that uses medications to help people manage withdrawal symptoms and cravings.

Holistic treatments: Holistic treatments focus on healing the whole person, including the mind, body, and spirit. Some examples of holistic treatments include acupuncture, yoga, and meditation.

The best type of addiction treatment for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences. It is important to talk to a doctor or addiction specialist to get help choosing the right treatment program for you.

Tips on choosing a free rehab center in Rochester, NY

  • Make sure the center is accredited. Accreditation means that the center has met certain standards of quality and patient care. You can find accredited rehab centers by visiting the websites of the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) or The Joint Commission (TJC).
  • Check the center's track record. How long has the center been in operation? What is its success rate? You can find this information by reading online reviews or by contacting the center directly.
  • Consider the center's treatment approach. Does the center offer a variety of treatment modalities, or does it focus on one approach? What is the center's philosophy on addiction treatment?
  • Find out what the center's aftercare program is like. Aftercare is essential to long-term recovery. Make sure the center you choose offers a comprehensive aftercare program.
  • Make sure the center is a good fit for you. Consider your individual needs and preferences when choosing a rehab center. For example, if you have a co-occurring mental health disorder, you'll need to find a center that offers dual diagnosis treatment.

Here are some additional tips:

  • Ask about the center's admission process. What documentation do you need to provide? Is there a waiting list?
  • Find out what the center's policies are on insurance and financial assistance. Will the center accept your insurance? Does the center offer financial assistance to patients who need it?
  • Visit the center in person, if possible. This will give you a chance to meet the staff, see the facilities, and get a feel for the center's atmosphere.
  • Talk to people who have been to the center. Ask them about their experiences and whether they would recommend the center to others.
Choosing a rehab center is an important decision. By following these tips, you can find a free rehab center in Rochester, NY that is right for you.

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Important Definitions

Sliding Scale Treatment Fees that are variable based on the clients ability to pay. Fees are reduced for lower income persons or have less money due to high expenses.

Non-Profit Treatment Many non profit treatment programs are free or are lower cost due to the non profit organizations status.

Faith-Based Treatment Many religious organizations offer drug and alcohol recovery treatment at no cost as part of their ministry services. Many also offer payment assistance for those that qualify.

Medicaid Payment Assistance Medicaid often covers payment for alcohol and drug treatment. Medicaid coverage do differ by State. We provide recovery centers and programs that do accept Medicaid as payment for treatment.

Payment Assistance Payment assistance is available at a large group of treatment centers. We list this detail in the description. Payment assistance programs are often structured due to the situation. You will need to call the location to find out specific details on payment assistance programs.

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