Arms Acres Programs
Programming at Arms Acres is administered under the careful and compassionate direction of professionally licensed Physicians, Psychiatrists, Nurses, Social Workers and Addiction Counselors.
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Our Programs Include:
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Mind, Body, Spirit
Arms Acres offers dynamic, diverse. fitness and expressive art therapy programs.
The Arms Acres philosophy is “everybody is capable of change and with change comes improvement.”
Through the use of fitness, outdoor and expressive activities, patients are given an opportunity to learn new activities and coping skills and more importantly they can use these activities to maintain a sober and healthy lifestyle in the future.
Our program offers a wide range of activities ranging from volleyball, swimming and art therapy to exercise and weight lifting. Patients can participate in our personal challenge programs. The fitness, strength and conditioning program starts with a personal assessment of push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups and 5 minutes on the stationary bike to test cardiovascular conditioning. With the assistance of the fitness staff, participants are given a routine to help them reach their fitness goals. Patients are then retested in their last week to see what improvements the individual has made. Each participant receives a certificate at the completion of the program.
Arms Acres also offers a structured art expression program that is incorporated into the daily program of recovery. We feel that freedom of expression in an art group can help patients connect with their inner selves. It also inspires an awakening of the spirit and senses. This program adds diversity to the therapeutic process of healing.
offers inpatient and outpatient
treatment to substance abusing
adolescents by treating the disease
of chemical dependency
with the goal of rehabilitating
physical, mental and spiritual
life. The treatment
program is multidisciplinary in scope and individualized in approach.
We realize that not all adolescents are equally motivated to make the necessary changes to ensure continued health and success post-treatment. With this in mind we utilize two evidenced based treatment approaches to engage adolescents in the treatment process despite cognitive, developmental and motivation deficits. We utilize both Motivational Enhancement and Cognitive Behavioral therapeutic approaches in engaging, educating and treating adolescents. Click HERE for a downloadable copy of our adolescent brochure.
Please click HERE for a downloadable copy of our Adolescent schedule.
Detox Program – Arms Acres is a leader in providing medically supervised detoxification and crisis counseling services to patients throughout the Northeast. A multidisciplinary team comprised of physician, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers and counselors expertly motivate patients to embrace recovery as they work to regain a healthy, meaningful lifestyle.
The detoxification program at Arms Acres is designed for patients experiencing withdrawal symptoms, including physical or psychiatric complications, associated with chemical dependence. Services include; medical evaluation, psychiatric assessment, individual and group counseling and educational groups/lectures. Arms Acres also provides suboxone induction, maintenance and monitoring when clinically indicated. At the conclusion of detox, personalized aftercare planning equips patients with the tools necessary to maintain and extend progress. Patients may be transferred to Arms Acres rehab or may be discharged for transitional care on an outpatient basis.
Please click HERE for a downloadable brochure regarding this program.
Women’s Program - At Arms Acres, we recognize that chemically dependent women have special issues and needs that often contribute to their dependency. These issues must be resolved to begin the recovery process. Being wives, mothers, daughters, workers (superwomen) sometimes leads to or exacerbates addiction problems. For this reason, we offer a Women's Program that is specially designed to address the unique interests and concerns of the addicted woman.
Arms Acres Women's Program creates a therapeutic environment for women to explore the issues unique to them. Closed discussion groups, separate fitness classes and AA meetings are attended by program participants. Our counselors are sensitive, professional women devoted to the needs of women in recovery. We provide a strong fitness program, including swimming and yoga to promote healthy lifestyle guidelines and healthy stress release. Acupuncture is also available to patients.
Our Women’s Program focuses on:
Safety, connection and empowerment equals structure.
Rules provide safety which allows women to take risks.
Respect provides supportive validation which decreases denial.
Strength enables women to understand their needs.
Transformation—As they change, women can give hope to new members.
Men’s Program -
Arms Acres offers private and discrete units for adult males suffering from the disease of chemical dependency. A variety of services are provided in an intensive environment which promotes and support physical, emotional and spiritual healing. Patients are empowered with a sense of hope and improvement and are prepared and encouraged to address their chemical dependency as well as any co-existing psych-social issues. We provide a strong fitness program, including swimming and yoga to promote healthy lifestyle guidelines and healthy stress release. Acupuncture is also available to patients.
Our Men’s program focuses on:
Individual Treatment Planning
Young Adult concerns Group
Job Readiness group/education
Anxiety Disorder Education/Dual Focus Group
Nutrition Education/Dietary Needs Addressed
Stress Management & Anger Reduction
Therapeutic Recreation – Including yoga and swimming
Cultural Awareness Education
Enhancement of Twelve-Step Affiliations
Strong and Individualized Aftercare referrals
Program Schedules: hyperlink to
Arms Acres recognizes chemical dependency as a disease that impacts not only the addict, but each member of the family as well as the family structure. It is also understood that when the family receives treatment and support, the addict’s potential for recovery is enhanced.
With that in mind, Arms Acres offers a Family Treatment Program designed to help family members and other loved ones gain an understanding of the disease of chemical dependency, its effects on the family system, and ways of restoring healthy functioning. During the Family Program, participants explore the impact of the disease, difficulties of the early recovery process and learn ways to improve communication patterns. Since the disease of addiction affects immediate and extended family members, all are encouraged to attend the program. Because children are significantly impacted, it is important to include them in the Family Program if they have reached the age of seven years. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for all to start the healing process.
- Addiction can contribute to stress for all family members. Each is affected differently.
- Families and children are resilient with knowledge and support.
- The resiliency of the non-addicted parent is an important factor in the healthy development of the children.
- As the addict deserves recovery, so do family members.
Adult male patients and loved ones attend the program on Tuesdays. Registration takes place before 10:00 and the program will end at 5:00. Participation for the entire day is expected.
Adult female patients and loved ones attend the program on Thursdays except for the last Thursday of the month. Registration takes place before 10:00 and the program will end at 5:00. Participation for the entire day is expected.
Adolescent patients and their adult family members attend the program on Thursdays, except for the last Thursday of the month. Family members are asked to arrive by 9:30 to register. Family members are asked NOT to bring packages for patients. They will not be allowed and family members will be asked to bring them back to the car.
Patients and their families will participate together throughout the day. You may dine with your loved ones in Arms Acres' dining hall. The cost of lunch for each family member is $2.50.
To register please let your adult patient know you will be attending. Adolescent families can notify the patient’s Case Manager or you can leave a message for the Family Program Coordinator.
For questions, please contact the Family Program Coordinator at (845) 225-3400 extension #6135.
Below is a letter from the family member of one of our participants:
I am writing to thank Arms Acres for providing a member of my family with the
1. Can I have contact with my loved one while he/she is in treatment at Arms Acres?
Contact with the outside world is limited for our patients. A pay phone is available for patient use with a phone card at short designated times during the day once they are on a rehab unit. There is no payphone on the detox unit. Patients CANNOT receive calls on these pay phones.
There are NO VISITING hours. The only time family can visit is during our family program. Please see information on the Family Program.
Patients can receive mail and packages. All packages will be searched and any contraband will be destroyed.
The address is 75 Seminary Hill Road, Carmel, NY 10512
If there is an emergency and you need to get in contact with a patient, you can do so be leaving a message at the front desk. (800) 989-2676
2. Will I be able to smoke while in Arms Acres?
In accordance with NYS OASAS law, ALL licensed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Campuses are SMOKE FREE. No smoking is allowed on any part of Arms Acres property. Smokers will be provided with medication and smoking cessation therapy to help with this addiction. Any cigarettes that are confiscated will be destroyed. Please do not bring them to Arms Acres for the staff to hold during your treatment.
3. Can my family bring me food and snacks when they come for family program?
Family members are asked to refrain from bringing food into the facility. There is no place to store this food/snack, and patients are not allowed to have food in their bedrooms. This is considered a health hazard and can lead to many problems. For those who require a special diet or dietary restrictions, our staff dietician will help develop a personal meal plan.
4. Is there a barber or hairdresser available to Arms Acres patients for haircuts?
No this service is not available, and we ask that scissors, or clippers be left at home.
5. Does Arms Acres admit 24/7?
We do have the ability to do so, however it is strongly recommended that a phone screening be done with our Intake Director to make sure Arms Acres is the appropriate placement for the patient. The number to call is 888-227-4641.
6. How can I request a copy of my medical records?
Go to www.armsacres.com
Click on Privacy and Patient Confidentiality
Print out the Authorization and Consent to Release Patient Records form
Fill it out completely.
The patient must sign and date, even if the patient is a minor. The parent or guardian must also sign along with the minor.
Fax the completed form to the HIM Dept at 845 704 6173. This fax machine is located in a secure locked file room that only authorized personnel can access.
Expect to receive a response to the request within 10 business days. If the records are not going directly to an after care provider, there is a charge of .75 per page which must be paid prior to releasing records.
7. Is there anywhere I can purchase snacks, soft drinks or personal toiletries?
Arms Acres' store is open several hours a day for small purchases. There is also an ATM available for patient use.
8. Can I use a credit card in Arms Acres?
The Arms Acres store does not accept credit cards, nor do the pay phones. A credit card can be used to pay a treatment deposit, or balance.
9. Is Arms Acres a locked facility?
Arms Acres is not a locked facility and patients if they choose to leave against medical advice can do so. We request that those patients that choose not to complete treatment find their own transportation home.
75 Seminary Hill Road
Carmel, NY 10512
General Information: 845-225-3400
Central Intake/Admissions 1-888-CARING1 [227-4641]