Camelot of Staten Island has no myths, just plain hard work, and real accomplishments. A lot has improved since 1971. The original storefront has been restored and upgraded. More important, however, is that their on-going programs are expanding. In fact, in 1992 they opened Staten Island’s first chemical dependency residential facility for young male adults with plans to open a residence for females. The most important change has been the increase in their knowledge of chemical dependency treatment … and what it takes to sustain recovery. Good behavioral treatment is always important, but not the sole ingredient of a successful program. Actually, repairing yesterday’s difficulties is only half the battle. That’s why they stress teaching down-to-earth life skills, giving clients a sense of self-mastery, decreasing their feelings of inadequacy, and fostering independence from drugs and government subsidy.
Becoming self-reliant doesn’t mean doing it alone because people in rehabilitation need to feel a sense of belonging. If the old “people, positions and things” must go, they must be restored with a whole new social life based on honesty, trust, caring, and joy. Family members, close friends, employers, and significant others are a necessary part of continuing recovery. Through a balance of performance modification, psychotherapy, education, vocational training, and social enrichment, they provide a holistic approach to chemical dependency treatment. That’s what Camelot is about; making a dramatic variance in people’s lives. The entire team is committed to bringing the hope of an independent future to all those who want it.
- Health Seminars
- Safe Sex Education
- Tobacco Dependence Services
- Medication Assisted Therapy
- Aftercare and Outpatient Services
- Recreational Activities
- Individual Counseling
- Mental Health Services
- Group Counseling
- Chemical Dependence
- Relapse Prevention
- Anger Management
Camelot of Staten Island operates on Christ-based principals but does not push religion. They also ended up doing both husband and wife individual intensives that person invaluable to us. The cost was daunting as a choice to make and yet, in hindsight, was worth countless pennies more. They are in debt to the Camelot of Staten Island staff.
My son developed relationships at Camelot of Staten Island that he will never forget; his faith was strengthened, and he was given the opportunity to grow and heal in a safe, loving, encouraging, and challenging environment. I am so grateful for this experience. Thank you to all the staff, and I know my son thanks you as well.
I like their policies. Visitation allowed only with clinical consent.
Inpatient recovery programs, also known as residential treatment, require patients to check themselves into a controlled environment to overcome their addictions. Patients stay at a clinic with 24-hour medical and emotional support.
Outpatient drug rehab is less restrictive than inpatient programs. Outpatient recovery programs usually require 10 to 12 hours a week spent visiting a local treatment center. These sessions focus on drug abuse education, individual and group counseling, and teaching addicted people how to cope without their drug. Outpatient drug rehab can be a good standalone option for someone with a mild addiction, or it can be part of a long-term treatment program.