Kingsboro Addiction Treatment Center, Brooklyn, New York

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754 Lexington Ave.
Brooklyn, NY, 11221

Kingsboro Addiction Treatment Center Overview

Kingsboro Addiction Treatment Center, located in Brooklyn, New York, is a treatment center that offers inpatient treatment to individuals suffering from substance abuse and addiction disorders, and have been in the field for over 20 years now. Although the facility is run by the state, the facility offers individualized treatment to clients in a nurturing and safe environment. The treatment center offers multiple services to patients registered at the facility ranging from medically-monitored detox, aftercare, residential, to even a special Spanish speaking program to clients who only understand Spanish.
Clients must pass all eligibility tests before they can be admitted into the facility. A criterion is set and all clients to be admitted must pass all the criteria’s and these include:

  • Each client must live within the New York or Kings County area
  • Must be over the age of 18 except for special cases
  • Must have co-occurring disorders and physical or mental complications
  • Must need medical management as well as, 24-hour supervision
  • Must not have a living environment good enough or conducive enough for recovery

These are a few criteria that must be met as well as others, clients are given more information on these prior to admission.
Detox offered to clients in need of such care usually lasts for three to seven days and is medically-monitored. Clients are under 24-hour supervision and are constantly monitored during the detox period. After completion of the detox program, clients are moved to the inpatient program, where intensive care will begin. The inpatient residential treatment typically lasts a month but could be extended depending on the individual. Treatment is highly evidence-based and therapists utilize cognitive behavioral therapy during individual therapy. All clients registered at the facility are required to have completed a number of both individual and group therapy stated at the beginning of treatment. This amount is stated during the assessment and when the counselor has determined the individualized treatment plan. The staff team at Kingsboro Addiction Treatment Center are made up of Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors, a medical director, a psychiatrist, an admissions coordinator, a psychologist, and many more.

Accommodation and Food

The facility at this time offers a six-story building fully furnished with 70 beds. Each client is housed in gender-specific dorm-style rooms and each dorm comes fully equipped with its own bathroom. The treatment center offers beautiful and cheerful decorations to clients registered at the facility as well as, an outdoor area for recreation purposes. Other amenities offered include an outdoor patio for clients to use during their downtime and relax as well as, an exercise room for physical healing. The facility at this time does not allow any form of tobacco smoking as it is a tobacco-free facility.
All clients are entitled to meals and cost for meals are included in the overall cost for treatment. Clients are served meals in a contemporary dining room, and individuals with allergies or dietary restrictions are accommodated as well.

Treatment & Therapy

Kingsboro Addiction Treatment Center programs offered may differ, based on their specific needs. Some of these are:

Inpatient treatment

The facility offers inpatient treatment services to clients suffering from substance abuse and mental health issues. Cognitive behavioral therapy is used during individual counseling and treatment approach is evidence-based. Clients are referred to outside facilities for aftercare after completion of treatment.
The following are conditions treated at the facility:

  • Substance abuse
  • Chemical dependency
  • Co-occurring disorders

Kingsboro Addiction Treatment Center Therapy Options

Kingsboro Addiction Treatment Center offers various options of therapy which include:

  • Group therapy
  • Individual therapy and counseling
  • 12-step
  • Nutrition Assessment
  • Family sessions
  • Gender-specific treatment
  • Evaluation
  • Recovery Education
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy


Kingsboro Addiction Treatment Center offers a sliding scale mode of payment, and in this, prices differ from person to person as the price is calculated based on the income of the client. Referrals are done a week prior, during which necessary information and clarification are done. Insurance plans are also accepted but must be verified first at the facility. Clients can contact the addiction treatment center for more information on payment changes and admission process.


The facility is fully accredited by the CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), and the New York State (OASAS) Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services.

Kingsboro Addiction Treatment Center Advantages

The facility offers a unique monolingual program for clients who only understand Spanish, and this program is run by Hispanic counselors and therapists. These staff members are available for every shift in this Spanish speaking program. All clients registered in this program are offered individualized care and all materials used, as well as group meetings and therapy, are offered in Spanish.
The facility, with over two decades of experience treating clients with substance abuse issues, has developed and built a very respectable name for themselves. Individuals may not fear to be turned away, as the cost for treatment is calculated based on a sliding scale. With its special programs offered, clients seeking a facility that is dedicated to providing adequate treatment without looking at cost or language barriers will find Kingsboro Addiction Treatment Center to be a good choice.


  • Vibeke Velez – Director
  • Saroja Singa – Medical Director
  • Steve Viani – Assistant Director
  • Darlene Cypress – Admissions Coordinator

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