START (formerly the Addiction Research & Treatment Corporation or ARTC) started treating patients in a single building at 937 Fulton Street in Fort Greene, Brooklyn and is now one of New York State’s largest non-hospital providers of health and individual services. For more than 40 years, They have offered treatment to over 40,000 self-referred patients throughout Brooklyn, Manhattan and The Bronx.
Today, they continue to offer holistic care when treating those with opioid addiction and co-occurring mental illness to transition their patients toward healthy and productive lives. In 1985, they added primary medical care including HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C services and, in 2011, was contracted by the state to give mental health care for juveniles in two detention facilities.
Their seven community-based treatment programs use individual and group counseling with medical and behavioral health professionals to treat victims, and some clinics offer short-term, outpatient detoxification and a drug-free chemical dependence program for other non-opiate addictions.
Since the 1970s, Their doctors and patients have participated in a wide range of behavioral and biomedical studies focusing on substance use and its complications including HIV-related research beginning in the late 1980s. Their research has been supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse; the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Bristol-Myers Squibb; OraSure Technologies, Inc. They continue to share the results of its research through scientific presentations throughout the nation and the world and via articles in renowned experimental journals.
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Medical Case Management (MCM) services for HIV seropositive patients are monitored and funded through the New York State Department of Health/AIDS Institute. MCM standards conform to the needs of our seropositive patients and are designed to promote the best possible outcomes through tailored, comprehensive and individualized plans.
At the START we aim to foster good nutrition through education programs on living a healthy lifestyle. Members of the medical team conduct one-on-one patient education and counseling and group education sessions cover various health issues and nutrition.