Our history starts with a man who went to his first AA meeting in 1980 and changed his life by starting on his sobriety. He had a strong belief in addicts helping other addicts and brought NA meetings to his local NY communities. In 1995 he broadened his vision and started a recovery center to bring comprehensive, affordable treatment to all in need in his surrounding community and beyond. He was the founder of our facility and his name was Jack Hamilton, a visionary in the field of addiction treatment.
Given the complexity of addiction and related mental health issues, much emphasis has been placed on collaboration between private and government organizations to guide families, friends and addicts to find the help they need, regardless of their financial situation. There are many private and government facilities that are in place to help those who need and seek help. We are determined to inform those in need of addiction and mental health treatment of the existence of such facilities.
In keeping with the increasing addiction treatment needs, in 2002 we expanded our services to provide free specialized guidance and referral services on a national level through our addiction helpline. These services help individuals struggling with addiction to locate the treatment and the support services they need, whether they are covered by a major insurance company or use federal-state programs such as Medicare and Medicaid.
Although we have been providing guidance and referral services through our addiction helpline since 2002, we have only recently launched our new site, alcoholanddrughelpline.com to centralize our referral efforts in one location to serve the community in a more efficient manner.
In creating this website we are supporting our own ideals of providing addiction treatment services to all in need, regardless of their financial abilities. We are confident that even those who do not get treatment within our network, will be guided to facilities where they can get the specific help they need.
Our goal is to help you get the treatment you need. It just takes a phone call to know what resources and options are available to you and what steps you need to take to get the treatment you need.
Information is the power you have to change your life. Get informed, get help, and get treatment.