Drug and alcohol addiction is a disease that is affecting millions of Americans on a daily basis. It is nothing unusual to read in the paper about crimes being committed, with drugs being an underlying factor. It is equally not unusual to read about young people dying as a result of overdoses or drug deals gone bad. In recent years, research has shown that it is more cost effective for local and federal government to invest funds in helping addicts receive treatment, rather than sending everyone off to incarceration. In Central New York, there are several facilities with good reputations and long track records of helping addicts find success in recovery. Here is a list of a few of them:

Commonwealth Place

Contact Information:

6010 E. Molloy Rd.

  1. Syracuse NY 13211

(315) 434-2470


Commonwealth Place is an inpatient rehabilitation center run through Crouse Hospital of Syracuse, NY. It has a 40 bed capacity and is typically a 28 day program. During a patient's stay, they can expect to receive personalized treatment plans, counseling, and assistance in setting up an aftercare plan. Most insurances are accepted, including Medicaid. Commonwealth also actively works with referrals from Syracuse City Drug Court and the Department of Social Services, as well as self-referrals.

Tully Hill

Contact Information:

P.O. Box 1116-
Tully, New York 13159

(315) 696-6114


In Central New York, Tully Hill has the reputation of being one of the most beautiful, picturesque inpatient and outpatient facilities the area has to offer. As it's name suggests, it sits on top of a hill overlooking scenic country, and the grounds are impeccably kept to offer patients the utmost in a serenity-filled environment. Established in 1990, Tully Hill offers a wide breadth of services including Drug/Alcohol Evaluations, Interventions, Medical Detoxification, Inpatient Rehabilitation, and Outpatient Treatment. It embraces a true bio-psycho-social-spiritual model of treatment.

Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare (SBH)

Contact Information:

847 James Street

Syracuse NY 13203

(315) 492-1184


Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare, more commonly known as "The Willows", offers both outpatient and inpatient treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. This is Central New York's oldest alcohol treatment facility, having established a treatment program in 1959. The facility has operated, in one form or another, since 1920. The Willows offers a comprehensive listing of services, all of which can be found on their website. In addition to basic treatment services, the Willows also offer several halfway houses for aftercare.

Although there are numerous other treatment facilities in the area, these three drug/alcohol rehabs appear to have the strongest and longest reputations in this particular field. For those seeking assistance with their addiction, these are all good places to start.