Northpointe Council - Outpatient Clinic

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Northpointe Council - Outpatient Clinic is located in Niagara Falls, New York. Northpointe Council - Outpatient Clinic provides interdisciplinary treatment to individuals and families affected by chemical dependency and other addictions.

Northpointe Council - Outpatient Clinic 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.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person’s mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

Rehab Services:

Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT)

The philosophy of the Methadone Program is based on the concept that chemical dependency is a disease that can be successfully treated. Through the use of methadone, the opiate dependent client can stop the use of heroin and all other opiate-based drugs without experiencing the painful symptoms associated with untreated withdrawal. In addition, methadone maintenance will block the effects of illicit opiate use and reduce opiate craving. Methadone maintenance allows individuals addicted to opiates an opportunity to focus attention on pursuing positive drug-free lifestyle choices.

Opioid Dependence Treatment

Opioids are any drugs based on the chemical composition of opium. An opiate is a synthetic (man-made) version of an opioid, also known as a narcotic. Opiate pain medications include prescription painkillers, like Oxycodone, OxyContin, and Percocet. Other opioids include morphine, codeine, hydrocodone, buprenorphine, methadone, and heroin. Dependence or addiction to opioids is treated in a similar fashion to other drug and alcohol addictions, with an eye towards helping the body detox safely before other treatment commences.

What does Northpointe Council - Outpatient Clinic offer?

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.

Outpatient (OP)

Outpatient programs are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare.

Treatment Types:

Family Program

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.

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. This can include sober living arrangements like halfway houses, career counseling, and setting a patient up with community  programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

Therapies Offered:

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.

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.

Couples Treatment

The Council offers a state -of-the-art treatment model for couples in conjunction with a leading national research team. Through Behavioral Couples Therapy (BCT), couples learn sobriety together. BCT is a structured, evidence based family treatment for alcoholism and drug abuse, treating addicted patients together with their spouse or co-habitating partner to build support for abstinence and to improve relationship functioning. BCT includes training in life skills to support the addicted individual’s sobriety, improve marital satisfaction, and enhance communication and negotiation skills.

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.

Northpointe Council - Outpatient Clinic Highlights:

All services are confidential, as governed by NYS OASAS and federal confidentiality laws. Services are covered by most insurances; sliding scale self-pay fees are available for individuals not covered by insurance.
Counseling Services are provided in individual, family and group settings. Separate treatment tracks have been developed for special populations, including women, Native Americans, dually diagnosed individuals (MICA), African Americans, and the criminal justice, young adult, and adolescent populations.
The Council’s interdisciplinary treatment programs provide services to many individuals who are either referred or engaged by some component of the criminal justice system. Referrals from local county probation departments, Federal Probation, NYS Parole, local police agencies and attorneys are a main part of the criminal justice system network served by the Council’s programs. Northpointe Council has been an integral member of the regions drug court treatment team, providing innovative and viable alternatives to incarceration for chemically dependant clients appearing before the court.
The Northpointe Council Inc. is working with Old Dominion University on a Family Health Study which is being funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA). If you qualify for the study, you would receive either 12 free sessions of individual treatment and 12 free sessions of group counseling OR 12 free sessions of couples treatment and 12 free sessions of group counseling. Both treatments focus on helping you reduce substance use. If you, your family and your child all participate, you could earn up to $390.00 total. Participation in this study is completely voluntary. Even if you decided to participate, you can change your mind at any time.
Residential Area




  • 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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  • Facility for Adults, Young Adults, Children And Teenagers
  • Men and Women Allowed
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