DYC - Dynamic Youth Community

5803 state Route 42
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Dynamic Youth Community (DYC) is dedicated on helping teens and young adults who are dealing with drug and chemical dependency. They offer a residential treatment for 86 teens and their families. Dynamic Youth Community (DYC) is located at Fallsburg, New York.



Dynamic Youth Community (DYC) understand that substance abuse does not discriminate, that no one is immune. They have been in the field of teen drug abuse since 1970, offering programs that are tailored to meet the specific needs of the youth and their families. Their approach is replacing drug use with life skills that create a full recovery.

During the stay, family issues are addressed, educational and vocational services are provided, socialization among peers in ongoing, counseling sessions and other specialty services such as medical care, recreational activities and life skills training. They also have three full-time teachers on-site in their residence, who are provided by Restart Academy District 79.


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At the age of 17, I was homeless and addicted to heroin. I was finally ready for help, I admitted myself into a young adult residential treatment program, Dynamite Youth Center. On February 11th, 2019 I will have 4 years of sobriety; I work full-time as an Intake Counselor helping kids and young adults get their lives back in the same program that helped save my life. I am currently in school to receive my CASAC-T at the age of 21. DYC helped me get my life back; they helped me learn to love myself and the honest lifestyle that I live daily. They gave me structure and taught me SO many valuable lessons that I will cherish daily. I wish that EVERYONE could go to this program, drug problem or not, this program will teach you how to live life.
This program saved my life. The staff is the best, they were always kind, warm, and friendly with me, they made sure I had a positive atmosphere to get better. They did a great job, and they manage to connect with me and to help me. God bless you all.
I'm a very proud graduate of DYC! I completed DYC few years ago and since then I can honestly say that I'm living life to my full potential. Before I entered DYC I was addicted, broken, tired, and hurt many people in my life. Every time I tried to stop using on my own or tried to admit my self into a detox or a short-term program it wouldn't last, I believe now that all I needed was enough time to not only get off of drugs but learn how to live off of drugs. DYC is set up to live daily life functions from the 1st day you get there, unlike other rehabs I've been to, where I would spend days of doing nothing and wait for an appointment with a specialist that would ramble on for 30mins. (very unproductive) and each time I wouldn't last and leave, Luckily my mom found DYC, I remember walking in and seeing feeling such great energy from staff and members, Great place...



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Treatment Duration : 365 days

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Detox Services:


Buprenorphine Detox:

Buprenorphine (brand name Subutex, among others) is an opioid medication used to treat opioid addiction. Buprenorphine can prevent or significantly reduce withdrawal symptoms, making it easier to get and stay off opioids. Sometimes used alongside naloxone, dosage depends on the severity of each case. Many people stay on buprenorphine long-term, although some gradually reduce the dosage to come off it. Dynamic Youth Community does not offer a detox unit, however, they offer professional staff that can help with medication treatment. Patients can bring the medication they are taking.

Medication-Assisted Treatment:

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications along with counseling and therapy to treat substance abuse. MAT is mainly used to treat opioid addictions (i.e. heroin and/or prescription drugs like OxyContin or Vicodin). Medications like buprenorphine are used in MAT to help normalize brain chemistry, block the effects of alcohol and/or opioids, relieve cravings, and stabilize body functions, making sobriety easier to maintain. All medications used are approved by the FDA, and every MAT program is tailored to the patient’s specific needs.

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Medically Assisted Detox:

Drug and alcohol addiction often takes a heavy toll on one's body. Over time, a physical dependence can develop, meaning the body physiologically needs the substance to function. Detox is the process of removing drugs and/or alcohol from the body, a process that can be lethal if mismanaged. Medical detox is done by licensed medical professionals who monitor vital signs and keep you safe, healthy, and as comfortable as possible as you go through detox and withdrawal.


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.

Individualized Treatment:

Certain drug and alcohol rehabs have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person's specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.

Treatment Focus:



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.

Opioid Addiction:

Opioid rehabs 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.

Substance Abuse:

Substance rehabs 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.

Therapy Programs:


Individual Therapy:

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

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.

Family Therapy:

Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation. DYC parents are an important part of the success.

Life Skills:

Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:

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.

Experiential Therapy:

Experiential therapy is a form of therapy in which clients are encouraged to surface and work through subconscious issues by engaging in real-time experiences. Experiential therapy departs from traditional talk therapy by involving the body, and having clients engage in activities, movements, and physical and emotional expression. This can involve role-play or using props (which can include other people). Experiential therapy can help people process trauma, memories, and emotion quickly, deeply, and in a lasting fashion, leading to substantial and impactful healing.

Recreational Therapy:

Recreational therapy (aka therapeutic recreation) uses creative and fun activities to help with addiction recovery. Recreational therapists lead patients in entertaining and engaging activities like sports or games; art (drawing, painting, sculpture); drama, music, and dance; and/or community outings (field trips) to improve patients' physical, social, and emotional well-being.


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DYC - Dynamic Youth Community
Last Updated: 11/20/2018

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