Horizon Health Services Batavia Recovery Center is celebrating its third anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15.
It is located at 314 Ellicott St. in Batavia and has expanded its services and operating space.
“When we opened our doors in September 2007 we had one counselor and a program director,” said David Payne, CASAC program director, in a news release. “As it became obvious that our services were critical to individuals and families in the community, we added staff and just added our fourth full-time counselor, a consulting psychiatrist, and have reconfigured and expanded our footprint to include additional space for group and individual therapy, offices and a lunch room.”
Facts regarding young adult alcohol and drug use are startling:
• Young adults comprise the largest group of alcoholics in the U.S.;
• 5.4 million young adults (age 12-25) abuse prescription drugs;
• 1 in 5 young adults (age 18-25) is substance dependent or involved in substance abuse.
The Batavia Recovery Center (BRC) now works with Anthony Rancaniello, M.D., who has been instrumental with providing psychiatric assessments for client who suffer with symptoms of “dual diagnosis."
Dual diagnosis clients are those individuals with alcohol and drug dependency issues who also are challenged by mental health disorders such as depression, ADHD and anxiety. More than half of adolescents struggling with chemical dependency have a dual diagnosis.
BRC is one of the few providers of concurrent psychiatric services in Western New York.
“We understand that an addiction to alcohol or other drugs is often misunderstood, not only by the person who is addicted, but also by his or her family and the general public,” said Anne Constantino, president and CEO of Horizon.
“Addiction is a disease that affects the entire family. It is treatable and recovery is possible. We provide a fresh start for those who seek treatment or may have sought treatment from other service providers.”
The Batavia Recovery Center is recognized for its:
• Individualized assessment and treatment plans;
• Minimal waiting time for an appointment (always less than 48 hours);
• Gender-specific and dual-diagnosis treatments.
The Batavia Recovery Center can be reached at 585-815-0247 to schedule an appointment. Its hours of operation are:
- 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
- 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday
- 8:30 a.m. to noon on Friday
Horizon Health Service is the largest and most comprehensive provider of fully integrated mental health and chemical dependency treatment and recovery services, with 12 outpatient clinics serving Erie, Niagara and Genesee counties.
In addition, Horizon Village, a 50-bed intensive residential facility, operates in Niagara County, where a Veterans treatment Facility and Wellness Center are under construction on the same campus.
This year marks the second consecutive year Horizon has been named one of the 40 Best Companies to work for in New York by Business First. For more information about Horizon visit www.horizon-health.org.