Canton-Potsdam Hospital launches outpatient chemical dependency program in Norwood
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 11:43 am

NORWOOD -- Canton-Potsdam Hospital will launch an outpatient chemical dependency rehabilitation counseling program Monday, Oct. 7.

The programming is designed to offer treatment three days per week, for a total of nine hours, with open enrollment. The course of treatment is a six-week duration per individual at the hospital’s Norwood location.

The intensive program is designed for working professionals or those with obligations that would be a barrier to traditional inpatient rehabilitation, according to Adam Bullock, director of chemical dependency rehabilitation services.

The program is also designed for situations where traditional outpatient chemical dependency rehabilitation programs are clinically inappropriate or insufficient.

It is also designed to diagnose previously undiagnosed psychiatric diseases and disorders that sometimes may occur along with chemical dependency.

“St. Lawrence County has an unmet need for chemical dependency services of nearly 20,000 individuals,” said Bullock.

The program is available by self-referral or a referral from a primary care practitioner or case manager. It may also be court-ordered as a stand-alone treatment or as part of inpatient hospital detoxification.

For more information call the hospital’s Norwood office at 353-2572.