FAQs

We serve adolescents ages 13-17 and young adults ages 18-29. We also provide parent and significant other services to adults of all ages affected by substance use by their child or significant other.

Please call us at 212-712-8800.  We would be happy to schedule an evaluation and a tour.

We offer a variety of programs that are customizable to each individual’s recovery journey. Details of the program, timing, and frequency are all determined based on the individual. Please contact at 212-712-8800 for more information.

Each person is different, which is why our program is very customizable. Typically, we start at a higher level of support with more services and as you evolve through the program, we customize it to the level of care you need.

Each program is customizable, with add-ons and alterations made on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us at 212-712-8800 for more information on the programs.

We are not in-network with insurance providers.  However, we can provide you an invoice to submit to your insurance provider for out of network benefits.

At the New York Center for Living, we understand that prevention starts at home.  At NYCFL, we offer Parent only support groups as well as individual parent support and family therapy to support the recovery process.

Yes, psychiatry is what separates us from other outpatient treatment programs.  We have board certified child/adolescent and addiction psychiatrists onsite to provide evaluations, medication management and medication for addiction treatment (MAT) if indicated. We are also a teaching program and have Weill Cornell adolescent fellows and Columbia Addiction fellows train with us.

Your child’s treatment team will consist of a psychiatrist, individual therapist, family therapist, creative arts therapist, and peer recovery advocate.  Parents will also be assigned to a parent support advocate.  Please visit our team page to learn more about our highly qualified staff.

What makes New York Center for Living so effective is our ability to coordinate care for young people and their families seamlessly. Through consistent consultation, all members of our team can ensure we are addressing treatment goals efficiently and in real time. As such, we strongly encourage that young people and their families utilize our internal practitioners while in treatment with us. If you feel it is vital to continue with an outside practitioner, we will accommodate that choice and seek to work closely with that provider towards your goals.

If the clinical team feels that your child would benefit from a higher level of care, then we can recommend treatment options and assist with the transition process.

Yes.  Those who have completed the program can remain involved in the activities of NYCFL through the alumni program.

At NYCFL, we believe that young people thrive when they abstain from substance use. Whether to support healthy brain development, avoid negative consequences of use, promote family harmony, or identify mental health issued masked by substance use, we encourage our clients to avoid using all substances. We also understand that young people coming to us may not be ready or open to abstaining from use. As such, we seek to develop individualized programs for clients to “meet them where they are”, promote safety and honesty, and engage in critical conversations about use with the goal of mitigating or eliminating use.