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Outpatient Services

"The question isn't how to get cured, but how to live"

- Joseph Conrad

Providing Intensive Outpatient Services (IOS), evening outpatient groups and individual counseling sessions.  Counselors are available within the jails of Albany, Rensselaer and Warren Counties as well as a mobile until practicing telehealth in Warren & Washington Counties.

Priority placement is given to pregnant I.V. drug users, pregnant women, I.V. drug users, individuals with involvement in the criminal justice system and parents who have lost or are at risk of losing custody of their children due to substance abuse.

Outpatient Clinic

Outpatient Clinic

Intensive Outpatient

The intensive outpatient program enable individuals in recovery participate in an therapeutic environment designed to accommodate work and family life and includes:

  • Individual and group counseling

  • Person-centered treatment plans

  • Addiction education

  • Co-dependency counseling

  • Parenting education

  • Relapse prevention

  • Life skills training

  • Medication assisted treatments including Vivitrol® and Suboxone


The outpatient program encourages the maintenance of abstinence and recovery by providing therapeutic elements of care during evening hours and includes:

  • Individual and group counseling

  • Person-centered treatment plans

  • Addiction education

  • Co-dependency counseling

  • Relapse prevention

  • DMV/Impaired Driver referrals

Community Oriented Recovery Empowerment (CORE)

ACCA delivers Tier II Home and Community Based Services to HARP enrollees throughout Albany County.  Services are trauma-informed, recovery-oriented, integrated and person-centered

Tier II services include support for all stages of your recovery process and include:

  • Rehabilitation – Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR)

  • Habilitation – Daily Living Skills

  • Empowerment Services/Peer Supports

Peer Supports

Peer Support Services

A Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) is a person with lived experience from substance use issues who has received specialized training and supervision to guide and support others who are experiencing similar substance use issues. The ACCA CRPAs are representatives of our agency and bound by accreditation and licensing.

Peer services allow individuals to draw from their personal experiences to provide help and support to those in similar circumstances. Integrating peer support into the ACCA prevention and treatment programs helps to advance the needs of individuals and families across the various stages of recovery. 

If you are currently engaged in treatment at ACCA in either a residential or outpatient program, you can connect with a Peer Advocate for additional support.  Contact Fred Sumner at for details.

Becoming a CRPA

This 46 hour course offers the four required modules and meets the training & certification requirements of the NYCB for the CRPA certification.


This intensive course includes:

  • 10 hours of advocacy

  • 10 hours of mentoring and education1

  • 10 hours of recovery and wellness supports

  • 16 hours of ethics.


After completing all course requirements, participants are eligible to apply for provisional CRPA status (CRPA-P) and sit for the NYCB/IC&RC Peer Recovery Exam.

Peer Supports
Community Outreach

Community Outreach

Peer Outreach and Engagement (Warren/Washington Counties)

Helping locals make connections to address questions & struggles they are facing with Opioid/Heroin & Substance Use Disorders

  • Telemedicine available 

  • Transportation (non-medical and recovery oriented)

  • Linkage to services

  • Same Day Access

  • Individual and Family Counseling

  • Recovery Peer Supports

  • Health Screening and Assessment

  • Treatment Planning

  • Outreach and Educational Services

  • Referrals

Jail-Based Programs

Serving Albany & Rensselaer Counties

The following services are available to those who are in need of this treatment component:  Individual Counseling; Group Counseling; Medication Assisted Therapy Available

In 2015 ACCA partnered with the Albany County Sheriff and the Albany County Correctional Facility implementing the Sheriff’s Heroin Addiction Recovery Program (SHARP). The SHARP program involves prison-based treatment and collaboration with community-based SUD treatment providers to provide a post-release treatment component. 

In January 2019 The Albany County Correctional Facility expanded the Medication Assisted Treatment beyond the SHARP Program to make it available to the entire facility population. 

Building on the success from the Albany County Correctional Facility, ACCA was approached to assist with the same level of service in the Rensselaer County Correctional Facility.

Jail-Based Programs


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