At Infusion NYC we are able to treat people who suffer from a number of different kinds of problems including: psychiatric issues, problems related to substance abuse and “co-occurring disorders” – where a combination of both problems exists.
We offer medical recovery designed to meet the problem where the problem exists. Readiness for changes does not have to mean traveling thousands of miles away into the mountains, desert, or beaches, far from loved ones and local support. We value autonomy and recognize the importance of emotional and physical well-being as key elements to one’s recovery. At Rebound, recovery is here and now.
THE GOALS OF INFUSION NYC
Upon transitioning into self-regulated recovery, the goal is that our client:
- Is aware of their individual addictive behaviors
- Understands the skills of managing addictive impairment
- Understands their inherent value and self worth
- Has a working knowledge of the value of community and possess the skills and knowledge to end isolation
- Has a working knowledge of community based mutual help groups (not limited to 12 step)
- Knows where to find help and is able to ask for it
- Is able to delay gratification
- Has short and long term goals (not to be confused with hopes) for their life
- Sees the value of physical activity
- Understands that there is a connection between the physical and emotional self, and that taking care of both is key to maintaining sustained recovery
THE INFUSION NYC PHILOSOPY
At Infusion NYC, we believe that the ultimate goal of treatment is to help clients acquire the motivation, skills and support necessary for continued self-management and sustained recovery from addictive and/or psychiatric problems. By evaluating each client individually we are able to assess not only what the major issues are, but also gain a thorough understanding of their short and long term goals.
THE VIVITROL INJECTOR PROGRAM
In many ways, Vivitrol has been a wonderful idea in theory which, in reality, has been limited in it’s use by doctors. The reasons for this vary, and they have to do with the fact that most addiction doctors are psychiatrists who are resistant to administering deep, intramuscular injections in their offices. Finding and coordinating with other practitioners who will agree to inject patients on a monthly basis is burdensome, and the plan to get Vivitrol often fails. Furthermore, doctors who do perform Vivitrol injections are required to follow strict guidelines regarding storing/refrigerating the medication. Other hurdles relate to the public health realities facing many patients who are candidates for Vivitrol: they live in large, residential, publically funded programs with limited addiction medicine oversight, and are therefore not availed this important medication due to economies of scale – i.e. too many patients and not enough doctors. Programs with hundreds or even thousands of eligible patients with only a few doctors to treat them, are challenged to establish and maintain Vivitrol programs that meet their patients’ needs month after month.
ENTER THE VIVITROL INJECTOR PROGRAM:
In order to overcome these obstacles, we developed a Vivitrol Injector Program under the direction of Addiction Psychiatrist Scott Bienenfeld, M.D., who is certified by The American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). The idea is that by eliminating the barriers described above, it will be much easier for eligible patients to have the option of receiving a Vivitrol injection. We are able to achieve this by providing a unified, cohesive program that eliminates the hassles of Medicaid, commercial payers and prior authorizations (we handle all of that). In fact, we take care of the whole process so that patients can receive a Vivitrol injection every 28 days, even on short notice. Furthermore, we reach out to agencies throughout New York City in order to provide “on-site” Vivitrol injections to the scores of patients who are not getting it.
Our program maintains relationships with referring agencies and providers, and we require that patients receiving Vivitrol injections remain in treatment with their referring treaters. We track all patient data to ensure that they are followed up with regularly, and that they receive Vivitrol injections every 28 days. We also take care of monitoring blood work.
Our main location is at 67 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003, where we have the capacity to treat up to about 80-100 patients per week. We have additional sites throughout New York City and Long Island, and we are mobile, which means we can provide Vivitrol injections “on-site,” with the capacity to treat the large numbers of patients who require it.
Not only do we make it safe and easy for patients to receive Vivitrol injections, but we also provide direct follow-up and communication with each agency to ensure that clinical care is coordinated. For many patients, getting the Vivitrol injection quickly can mean the difference between abstinence and relapse, life and death.
WHAT PROBLEMS DO YOU TREAT?
At Rebound we are able to treat people who suffer from a number of different kinds of problems including: psychiatric issues, problems related to substance abuse and “co-occurring disorders” – where a combination of both problems exists. Since Dr. Bienenfeld is Board Certified in General and Forensic Psychiatry, Certified by The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and is a Diplomate of The American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM), our approach is designed to address a range of issues, many of which often exist together.
ARE YOU ABLE TO TREAT PSYCHIATRIC AND SUBSTANCE USE PROBLEMS THAT CO-OCCUR?
Yes, Rebound is owned and operated by an addiction psychiatrist who is board certified by The American Board of Addiction Medicine – so we are able to identify and treat co-occurring psychiatric problems which are often present in those suffering from addictive disorders. Our evaluation includes a thorough screening, by a psychiatrist, for the presence of underlying psychiatric problems that could be exacerbating the situation. Because our program is run by a medical doctor, patients at Rebound Brooklyn get to see a board certified psychiatrist constantly throughout the their stay — more so than at the vast majority of other addiction treatment programs where medical doctors are only consultants.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
We are considered out of network so we will submit claims for your insurance benefits and you may be reimbursed a percentage of clinical services depending upon your benefits.
I JUST GOT A DUI WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Being booked for a DUI/DWI can be a humiliating and frightening experience. The ripple effect can go on and on with multiple court appearances, fines, maybe even loss of driving privileges. The issue can be further compounded by who else was in the car. If this happens to you or someone you know, you absolutely need legal council BUT a treatment experience can be hugely valuable with your court case. Judges like to see the the problem is being addressed in a real way. Both Joe Schrank and Dr. Scott Bienenfeld have extensive experience in advocating for people in court. Our advice and council can dramatically help the outcome of the case. We can go to court with you and help you speak to the judge, we can work with your lawyer to clear this off your record and get on with your life.
CAN I BE ON MAINTENANCE OR ANTAGONIST DRUGS LIKE SUBOXONE OR ANTI- DEPRESSANTS?
Yes. We believe that addiction is a medical problem and for many, medication is required for stabilization.
We focus on giving the tools and clinical support to manage and navigate through out the challenges of recovery. We access, evaluate and treat the client suffering from substance abuse and or psychiatric problems. We believe that while traveling far away is an option, it is expensive and temporary. We face the problem in the community where the problem exists. Our unique approach creates and develops a path to medical recovery better than any other programs that exist today.
Because Infusion is owned and operated by MD’s, we are able to offer many services and programs under one roof setting. We offer Multidisciplinary Medical Program, Psychiatric Evaluation, Assessment Medical Management as well as Individual and Group therapy for substance abusers undergoing psychiatric conditioning. We give psycho education for sustained recovery, individual evaluations, and forensic psychiatric evaluations.
OTHER SERVICES OFFERED
When a crisis hits, the collective knowledge and skills of our staff can guide any individual, family, or institution through the fear and confusion that occurs. Whether an overdose or an arrest, we can help.
DRUG DETECTION DOG SCREENINGS:
A problem can’t be dealt with unless it is known what the problem is. “Mik” our retired police dog can find any drug in any environment. Once the problem is identified we can help with the plan to deal with it. Mik can also screen any environment for safety when someone returns from treatment or begins a new life in recovery. He can also screen work environments and schools. www.nycdrugdog.com
Mik is one of the best tools at rebound. He helps us keep the environment safe by randomly checking for any drugs, he helps us by going through bags when people arrive. We have a realistic approach at rebound and we don’t expect anyone to be perfect, we do expect them to be honest. We can also bring Mik to your home, office or school. It’s difficult to deal with a problem if the problem isn’t clear. Trained for narcotics detection in airports and customs, Mik will always find the drugs if they are there.
Settling on the right course of treatment is nearly impossible to do alone. Our team can provide a comprehensive assessment and make suggestions about what the most appropriate treatment option is. No singular program is right for everyone, but we can help you find the treatment environment that is right for you. Rebound may or may not be that program, for example, a residential program may be a more appropriate initial setting followed by Rebound.
If a residential option is what you are looking for, the Rebound staff can assist you in finding the right one for you, your employee or your family member. With thousands of addiction treatment centers in the US, all claiming to have the “best program”, how is one to choose? The Rebound staff has worked in the field for years and our interventionists have physically been to many different sites. We can guide you to your best option and even help navigate the admissions process.
When an individual is lost in their addiction, it may be up to the people around them to help. Our intervention team is led by Joe Schrank, who has facilitated hundreds of interventions with successful outcomes. Every situation is unique and we can tailor a plan to address almost any need and take it anywhere.
Entanglements in family or criminal court are a common experience for many. Our team, led by forensic psychiatrist Dr. Scott Bienenfeld, can collaborate with court proceedings that often help achieve the desired outcome. Whether it’s treatment alternatives, continued monitoring or issues in family court, Rebound has the experience to help.
While every person’s case is unique, the fact is that many people are aided in their recovery by a sober living experience combined with the ability to receive outpatient treatment nearby. There are a number of sober living programs in New York City, and we are happy to discuss various options, as well as the benefits of a sober living experience. The decision to live in a sober living environment has become quite popular, and for good reason: Many people struggle with their recovery from addiction and/or other psychological problems, without realizing that the problem has to do with having too many triggers at home. Living in a sober living environment means being surrounded by a group of people who have the same goal of avoiding relapse, remaining sober and socializing with like-minded people in a judgment-free, safe space.
We are always available to discuss the best way to proceed and recommend a sober living program that is feasible..
OTHER TREATMENTS AND SERVICES:
While addiction treatment in the community is appropriate for some, others may first need an inpatient, medically supervised detoxification program and/or a residential experience. We can help guide you to the right place. The Rebound treatment team is ready to help you live intoxicant free, whether you are returning from residential treatment or staying in the community, The Rebound treatment team can meet your needs.
Excellent outcomes occur with pilots, licensed professionals (i.e. doctors and lawyers) and those involved with the criminal justice system. This is largely because they are tracked and engaged for up to two years after being in treatment, and this has been shown to have a positive correlation with long-term success. Rebound can design similar continuing care plans that help clients stay in recovery.
Your recovery starts here. Call us today at 917.210.4706 or fill out the form below and a recovery specialist will contact you.