Credo Community Center - The Farm

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Credo Community Center - The Farm is located in Evans Mills, New York. Credo Community Center - The Farm offers a holistic rehabilitative environment for young men ages 16 to 20 with a substance abuse diagnosis.

Credo Community Center - The Farm Focus:

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse Treatment Centers focus on helping individuals recover from substance abuse, including alcohol and drug addiction (both illegal and prescription drugs). They often include the opportunity to engage in both individual as well as group therapy.

Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.


The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Rehab Services:

Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT)

Methadone Maintenance Treatment or ORT (Opiate Replacement Therapy) is the use of methadone as a substitute for someone who is addicted to opioids (heroin, OxyContin, codeine, Dilaudid, Percocet and others), helping with the recovery process reducing the cravings for the opioids or used as part of the admittance process to a substance abuse treatment facility that requires complete abstinence.

Opioid Dependence Treatment

Under the supervision and guidance of a Physician, Nurses and Counselors, they are able to offer Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), to individuals to help them overcome their opiate/heroin addiction. At this time, they are able to offer Methadone and Vivitrol to help with withdrawals and cravings to opiates/heroin. In the near future, they also hope to be able to offer dispensing of Suboxone as another form of MAT.

Buprenorphine Detox and Treatment

Similar to methadone, buprenorphine is a drug meant to help with long-term treatment for opioid addiction. Those recovering from heroin addiction or other opiate addiction may be prescribed buprenorphine (Suboxone and Subutex) to help wean the body off of opioids safely, over time. Buprenorphine helps lessen the discomfort and danger of detox and withdrawal.

Vivitrol used for Addiction Recovery

Vivitrol has proven to be extremely effective in the treatment of opiate and alcohol abuse, especially when complimented with an effective rehab program. Vivitrol is a non-narcotic, non-addictive medication approved by the FDA that is used to suppress a person's cravings for a substance.

Psychotropic Medication

Psychotropic medications (aka psychodynamic medication) are any medicines used specifically to affect and/or alter a patient’s mind, emotions, and behaviors. Such psychiatric medicines are often used to change chemical levels in the brain that impact a person’s mood and behavior. These medications include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anti-ADHD drugs, and anti-anxiety medications.

What does Credo Community Center - The Farm offer?

Residential (inpatient) Treatment

Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient's individual requirements.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

The Farm’s LMSW provides assessment and treatment for mental health disorders, under the supervision of the Clinical Director and Medical Director. Individual and group counseling are provided to clients with symptoms of co-occurring mental health and chemical dependency disorders. Residents are also treated on-site by a psychiatrist for those participating in medication therapy.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Each resident is assigned to a specific primary counselor. This counselor will provide individual counseling sessions and work with their residents to develop and update the treatment plan every 30 days. This counselor also will help residents maintain contact with their family and any legal sources, coordinate medical care, and plan for discharge. Since primary counselors are available everyday during business hours and into the evening, as they work a varied schedule. In order to accommodate this availability to their residents, all counselors will see each resident and cover the needs of residents when a primary counselor is not on shift.


12-step programs are addiction recovery models based on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). They offer weekly (Wednesdays) AA/NA meetings on site. They will periodically have speakers who attend these meetings and talk with their clients. As clients earn the privilege of transitioning into the community, they can ask to attend self help meetings off site.

Family Program

Family involvement in chemical dependency treatment can have a positive impact on the effectiveness of treatment for clients. Letter writing is the primary form of communication between residents and family members; phone calls are limited and meant to be used therapeutically. Family Orientation Sessions are required before family may visit their resident. These sessions are schedule Tuesday through Thursday. Family seminars are held several times a month on a week day; prior sign up is required.

Aftercare Support

Completing a drug or alcohol rehab program shouldn’t spell the end of substance abuse treatment. Aftercare involves making a sustainable plan for recovery, including ongoing support. A weekly relapse prevention class is conducted to teach residents skills necessary for sobriety. The curriculum is activity-based in order to provide the opportunities for practicing of new skills.

Therapies Offered:

Holistic Therapy

Rather than focusing solely on addiction, holistic therapy facilities treat patients in terms of their whole being. Holistic therapy is about more than just addiction and sobriety – it addresses the person’s life in its entirety, including career, physical, familial, and spiritual aspects.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy modality that focuses on the relationship between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is used to establish and allow for healthy responses to thoughts and feelings (instead of unhealthy responses, like using drugs or alcohol). CBT has been proven effective for recovering addicts of all kinds, and is used to strengthen a patient's own self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. CBT allows individuals to monitor their own emotional state, become more adept at communicating with others, and manage stress without needing to engage in substance abuse.

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Residents receive at least two individual and two group counseling session per week, for at least 45 minutes each. These sessions are conducted by primary and specialty counselors, and follow the goals as they appear on each resident’s treatment plan. Residents are also encouraged to seek out any counseling staff for additional counseling sessions as they deem necessary, and to feel free to have conversations with staff at any point during programming.

Trauma Therapy

Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Life Skills

Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. At least one time per week all residents engage in a formal class intended to increase their vocational skills. They also participate in daily chores to maintain the cleanliness of the facility, including the barn, and prepare all of the meals for themselves and staff. Residents learn important vocational skills while participating in the overall care of the farm/barn; this includes cleaning the barn, caring for animals, planting gardens, lawn care/snow removal, etc.

Nutrition Therapy

Nutrition therapy, aka medical nutrition therapy (MNT), is a way of treating physical, emotional, and medical conditions through diet. Specific dietary plans are designed by professional nutritionists or registered dietitians, and patients follow them in order to positively affect their physical and mental health.

Credo Community Center - The Farm Highlights:

The Farm is situated on 115 acres and offers a holistic rehabilitative environment to young men from ages 16 to 21. The program is individualized to meet each resident’s diverse needs, and offers a variable length of stay, of up to 12 months, depending on progress in the program and individual circumstances. Most clients successfully complete treatment between six and eight months.
Treatment interventions on the Farm are provided through a team approach and every resident has regular contact with all counseling staff. Relationships are built and behavior and cognitive changes are reinforced during clinical interventions such as groups and individual counseling sessions, but also in the dining room during meals, the barn while taking care of the animals, or on the sports field.
The program encourages individuals to develop respect for themselves and others, and responsibility via a wide variety of therapeutic activities, vocational and educational components, and recreational opportunities. The Farm environment is a good training ground for recovery because it requires commitment, self-discipline, and patience. Residents and staff work and play side-by-side in all aspects of the program.
The residents learn to examine the impact that addiction has had on their lives and confront non-productive patterns that have led to dependence on drugs and alcohol. Residents who do not have their GED attend weekly classes, and are monitored on a regular basis to prepare them to take the examination as soon as they are eligible.


  • Facility for Children And Teenagers
  • Treatment for Men
  • Smoking is not allowed during the treatment


  • Sliding Fee Scale
  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
  • State financed or Low cost Treatment
  • Cash payments accepted

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