Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services, Trumansburg, New York

Trumansburg, New York
6621 Route 227
Trumansburg, NY, 14886

Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services Overview

Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services, located in the small town of Trumansburg, New York, a little over an hour northwest of Binghamton, is a residential treatment facility for persons dealing with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues. The residential center is a part of the Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services (CARS) program which began in 1972 and was reopened in September of 2004 as a multi-million dollar intensive residential treatment center after it was burnt down in 2003. The facility’s residential treatment program provides personalized and evidence-based practices and adapted a treatment model called The Matrix Model in 2006. The organization has two other facilities in locations at Trumansburg and Ithaca offering outpatient rehab, outpatient treatment, and intensive residential treatment services. The center offers various models of treatment including counseling services, Solution-Based Therapy, crisis intervention, and the 12-step program. The facility does not offer detoxification services of any type of, but residents receive weekly check-up visits from an affiliated MD who works in a local hospital. Medication-Assisted Treatment such as Suboxone and Naltrexone is made available to the clients if necessary.

Accommodation & Food

The center is a co-ed facility capable of accommodating up to 60 persons at a time. The residential units are separated by gender and clients are accommodated in semi-private rooms with four clients sharing a room. The rooms have an institutional feel and are furnished with twin-sized beds and feature curtains and plants.
Meals served thrice daily, are simple and served cafeteria-style.

Treatment & Therapy

The center offers some treatment and therapy services depending on the unique needs of the client. Some of these are:

  • Treatment Options
  • Residential treatment

Residential Treatment

The residential treatment program lasts for about 6-10 weeks although this varies depending on the progress of the individual partaking in treatment. This program also offers individualized, evidence-based programs to persons suffering from substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues such as depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and much more. Patients are taught how to practice coping skills, manage their cravings, and build social and behavioral functioning. The treatment services utilize the evidence-based Matrix Model and offer a weekend family program which consists of joint therapy sessions.
The following are a list of conditions treated at the facility:

  • Substance abuse
  • Co-occurring mental health disorders

Therapy Options

The facility offers various options of therapy which include:

  • Relapse prevention
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Group therapy


Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services costs approximately $2,500 for a 30-day treatment at the facility, but this amount is subject to change as it is greatly dependent on the type of treatment and level of care a client requires. Payments are usually made through private pay, Medicaid insurance, private insurance, and more.
Clients are advised to contact the facility for more information on payment, admission, insurance verification, and more. The facility is in-network with most insurance providers and will bill all third party providers.

Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services Amenities

The facility believes in helping clients heal both physically and mentally and in this, offers recreational therapy and extracurricular activities such as trips to the museum, basketball games, football games, and more. These extracurricular activities are bundled with the price so clients don’t have to pay extra.
Amenities such as an exercise room complete with a weights station, as well as a large campus with ample space for clients to exercise and walk around during downtime. Before bed, clients are allowed to use the six televisions available at the facility during their free time.
In totality, the facility offers structured and comprehensive services to clients seeking addiction recovery. Clients seeking treatment at a facility with a low admission price and a solid dose of the Matrix Model will find Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services to be a good option.


David Williams – CQI Director

David currently holds the position of CQI director but prior to that, he worked in regulatory compliance for state agencies such as the Office of Mental health, Department of Health, Office of Children and Family Services, Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, Department of Education, and more.
Other senior staff:

  • Williams J. Rusen – Chief Executive Officer
  • Lydia Wickham – Human Resources Director

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