Dynamic Youth Community, Inc (Residential Drug Rehabilitation Program)

Detailed report on the substance abuse treatment rehabilitation center located in Fallsburg, New York (NY).

Dynamic Youth Community, Inc is a drug or alcohol rehabilitation center with a primary focus on substance abuse treatment based at 5803 State Route 42 in Fallsburg, NY. The provider may also be called or have a program named Residential Drug Rehabilitation Program.

The treatment center provides residential long-term treatment care. There are special groups and programs for adolescents. Special language services provided include spanish and foreign languages other than Spanish. Payments via medicaid is accepted. Payment assistance is not offered for program costs.

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Rated 4.42 out of 5 from 36 User Reviews
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Rated 4.39 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

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Rated 4.33 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

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Rated 4.58 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

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Rated 4.31 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

Primary Focus

Substance Abuse Treatment Services

Program Name

Residential Drug Rehabilitation Program

Address

5803 State Route 42
Fallsburg, NY 12733

Phone Number

(845) 434-3370

Intake Phone Number

(718) 376-7923

Geographic Coordinates

41.739029, -74.605364
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a intersection level.

Website

Services

Charts

Substance Abuse Treatment

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers substance abuse treatment services. Substance abuse is viewed by the medical community as a long term illness and most treatment services are often designed specifically for the patient. Since physical changes occur within the brain when a person becomes addicted, overcoming the illness can be a long and up hill battle.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Sullivan County
5 (71.43%) Offer this Service
New York
793 (94.74%) Offer this Service
United States
11,192 (98.34%) Offer this Service

Detoxification

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers detoxification services. Detoxification is the process of removing drugs and the effects of drugs from the body. There are numerous types of approaches to accomplish this.

This Provider This Provider
No
Sullivan County
3 (42.86%) Offer this Service
New York
112 (13.38%) Offer this Service
United States
2,190 (19.24%) Offer this Service

Buprenorphine

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers buprenorphine services, for use in substance dependence treatment. Buprenorphine services can be used to manage opioid dependence and is generally viewed to have a lower dependence-liability than methadone.

This Provider This Provider
No
Sullivan County
2 (28.57%) Offer this Service
New York
231 (27.60%) Offer this Service
United States
1,783 (15.67%) Offer this Service

Halfway House

Status

Indicates whether the facility has half way house facilities. A half way house can provide a person with monitoring and support upon reintegration into society when recovering from a dependency.

This Provider This Provider
No
Sullivan County
2 (28.57%) Offer this Service
New York
99 (11.83%) Offer this Service
United States
1,088 (9.56%) Offer this Service

Methadone Maintenance

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers methadone maintenance, for use in substance dependence treatment. Methadone can be used, much like Buprenorphine, to manage opioid addiction. Use of the drug can be used for both short and long term substance management.

This Provider This Provider
No
Sullivan County
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
New York
115 (13.74%) Offer this Service
United States
1,068 (9.38%) Offer this Service

Methadone Detoxification

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers methadone detoxification services. Since Methadone can take the place of opioids, it is sometimes used to ease patients off drugs.

This Provider This Provider
No
Sullivan County
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
New York
75 (8.96%) Offer this Service
United States
847 (7.44%) Offer this Service

Type of Care

Charts

Outpatient

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers outpatient services on site. When used in context of substance abuse treatment, outpatient means that the patients do not live at the facility but rather come for classes, visits, or group meetings.

This Provider This Provider
No
Sullivan County
4 (57.14%) Offer this Care
New York
562 (67.14%) Offer this Care
United States
9,332 (82.00%) Offer this Care

Partial Hospitalization or Day Treatment

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers partial hospitalization or day treatment services on site. With this type of care, patients still live at home but commute to the facility to receive treatment. Frequency of visits vary but can be up to seven days per week, if needed.

This Provider This Provider
No
Sullivan County
2 (28.57%) Offer this Care
New York
77 (9.20%) Offer this Care
United States
1,455 (12.78%) Offer this Care

Residential Short-Term Treatment

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers residential short-term treatment services on site. This type of care lasts 30 days or less. Typically, services are provided to residents in the form of a 24 hour residential, non-medical, substance free environment to promote recovery.

This Provider This Provider
No
Sullivan County
3 (42.86%) Offer this Care
New York
64 (7.65%) Offer this Care
United States
1,573 (13.82%) Offer this Care

Residential Long-Term Treatment

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers residential long-term treatment services on site. This type of care lasts more than 30 days. Typically, services are provided to residents in the form of a 24 hour residential, non-medical, substance free environment to promote recovery.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Sullivan County
2 (28.57%) Offer this Care
New York
173 (20.67%) Offer this Care
United States
2,204 (19.37%) Offer this Care

Hospital Inpatient

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers hospital inpatient treatment services on site. This type of care is given to patients in a medical facility. The patient will be monitored and treated 24 hours a day by medical staff for the duration of their stay.

This Provider This Provider
No
Sullivan County
0 (0.00%) Offer this Care
New York
70 (8.36%) Offer this Care
United States
597 (5.25%) Offer this Care

Special Programs and Groups

Charts

Adolescents

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers special programs or groups specifically for adolescents.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Sullivan County
5 (71.43%) Offer this Program
New York
241 (28.79%) Offer this Program
United States
3,452 (30.33%) Offer this Program

Persons with Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers special programs or groups for specifically persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders.

This Provider This Provider
No
Sullivan County
5 (71.43%) Offer this Program
New York
369 (44.09%) Offer this Program
United States
4,097 (36.00%) Offer this Program

Persons with HIV or AIDS

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers special programs or groups for specifically persons with HIV or AIDS.

This Provider This Provider
No
Sullivan County
4 (57.14%) Offer this Program
New York
133 (15.89%) Offer this Program
United States
1,017 (8.94%) Offer this Program

DUI and DWI Offenders

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers special programs or groups specifically for DUI and DWI offenders.

This Provider This Provider
No
Sullivan County
3 (42.86%) Offer this Program
New York
179 (21.39%) Offer this Program
United States
3,548 (31.17%) Offer this Program

Criminal Justice Groups

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers special programs or groups specifically for criminal justice groups.

This Provider This Provider
No
Sullivan County
3 (42.86%) Offer this Program
New York
229 (27.36%) Offer this Program
United States
3,089 (27.14%) Offer this Program

Gays and Lesbians

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers special programs or groups specifically for gays and lesbians.

This Provider This Provider
No
Sullivan County
2 (28.57%) Offer this Program
New York
63 (7.53%) Offer this Program
United States
654 (5.75%) Offer this Program

Pregnant and Postpartum Women

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers special programs or groups specifically for pregnant and postpartum women.

This Provider This Provider
No
Sullivan County
1 (14.29%) Offer this Program
New York
77 (9.20%) Offer this Program
United States
1,561 (13.72%) Offer this Program

Seniors and Older Adults

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers special programs or groups specifically for seniors and older adults.

This Provider This Provider
No
Sullivan County
1 (14.29%) Offer this Program
New York
76 (9.08%) Offer this Program
United States
734 (6.45%) Offer this Program

Women

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers special programs or groups specifically for women.

This Provider This Provider
No
Sullivan County
3 (42.86%) Offer this Program
New York
434 (51.85%) Offer this Program
United States
3,691 (32.43%) Offer this Program

Men

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers special programs or groups specifically for men.

This Provider This Provider
No
Sullivan County
3 (42.86%) Offer this Program
New York
355 (42.41%) Offer this Program
United States
2,844 (24.99%) Offer this Program

Forms of Payment

Charts

Medicaid

Status

Indicates whether the facility accepts Medicaid as a form of payment.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Sullivan County
7 (100.00%) Offer this Form
New York
718 (85.78%) Offer this Form
United States
6,124 (53.81%) Offer this Form

State Financed Insurance

Status

Indicates whether the facility accepts state financed insurance as a form of payment. This does not include Medicaid programs.

This Provider This Provider
No
Sullivan County
3 (42.86%) Offer this Form
New York
420 (50.18%) Offer this Form
United States
4,336 (38.10%) Offer this Form

Medicare

Status

Indicates whether the facility accepts Medicare as a form of payment.

This Provider This Provider
No
Sullivan County
2 (28.57%) Offer this Form
New York
370 (44.21%) Offer this Form
United States
3,598 (31.61%) Offer this Form

Private Health Insurance

Status

Indicates whether the facility accepts private health insurance as a form of payment.

This Provider This Provider
No
Sullivan County
6 (85.71%) Offer this Form
New York
586 (70.01%) Offer this Form
United States
7,232 (63.54%) Offer this Form

Military Insurance

Status

Indicates whether the facility accepts military insurance as a form of payment. Examples are VA and TRICARE.

This Provider This Provider
No
Sullivan County
1 (14.29%) Offer this Form
New York
225 (26.88%) Offer this Form
United States
1,068 (9.38%) Offer this Form

Access to Recovery Voucher

Status

Indicates whether the facility accepts access to recovery vouchers as a form of payment. ATR is a program that provides vouchers for clients for purchase. They can be used for substance abuse treatment and recovery services.

This Provider This Provider
No
Sullivan County
0 (0.00%) Offer this Form
New York
0 (0.00%) Offer this Form
United States
1,534 (13.48%) Offer this Form

Payment Assistance

Charts

Sliding Fee Scale

Status

Indicates whether the facility has payment assistance in the form of a sliding free scale. Fees are typically based upon income and other factors.

This Provider This Provider
No
Sullivan County
6 (85.71%) Offer this Assistance
New York
404 (48.27%) Offer this Assistance
United States
4,762 (41.84%) Offer this Assistance

Payment Assistance

Status

Indicates whether the facility has payment assistance. Check with the facility for details.

This Provider This Provider
No
Sullivan County
0 (0.00%) Offer this Assistance
New York
180 (21.51%) Offer this Assistance
United States
2,725 (23.94%) Offer this Assistance

Special Language Services

Charts

Assistance for Hearing Impaired

Status

Indicates whether the facility has language services for assistance for the hearing impaired.

This Provider This Provider
No
Sullivan County
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
New York
135 (16.13%) Offer this Service
United States
3,104 (27.27%) Offer this Service

American Indian and Alaska Native Languages

Status

Indicates whether the facility has language services for American Indian and Alaska native languages.

This Provider This Provider
No
Sullivan County
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
New York
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
United States
78 (0.69%) Offer this Service

Spanish

Status

Indicates whether the facility has language services for Spanish.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Sullivan County
7 (100.00%) Offer this Service
New York
350 (41.82%) Offer this Service
United States
3,054 (26.83%) Offer this Service

Foreign Languages Other Than Spanish

Status

Indicates whether the facility has language services for foreign language services other than Spanish.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Sullivan County
4 (57.14%) Offer this Service
New York
112 (13.38%) Offer this Service
United States
786 (6.91%) Offer this Service

Reviews and Ratings

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A Review by Anonymous

Dynamic Youth Community, Inc Review
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Promptness:
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Insurance:
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Hello, I'd like to share something with you guys. I grew up in Brooklyn for the majority of 21 years. It is a beautiful neighborhood. Clean, quiet, family orientated and I grew up with lots of kids on my block so there was really never a dull day. Growing up and going through middle school I never quite felt like I fit in anywhere. I struggled with making and maintaining friendships and that followed me through to high school. Eventually, I ended up falling in with a pretty negative crowd and suddenly nothing really mattered besides hanging out and smoking weed. I started cutting classes in school, my grades were slipping and by 10th grade, I had stopped going altogether. As my friend group began to expand, so did my drug use. I began to experiment here and there, a Xanax one night, a perk the next. All while convincing myself that this is "normal" for a teenager just barely 15. It didn't become a daily habit until shortly after my 16th birthday. I would wake up in the morning withdrawing from benzos but I always had an excuse.. "hungover". After a seizure scare one night I decided to quit the benzos. But I still needed that high, still not letting myself believe that I needed help. I was introduced to Oxys before my 17th birthday by a friend who had them readily available with a refillable script. In a matter of 48 hours, I was physically dependant on the opioid medication. About 6 months later I was 17, homeless and addicted to heroin. I was finally ready for help, I admitted myself into a young adult residential treatment program, Dynamite Youth Center. On February 11th, 2019 I will have 4 years of sobriety; I work full-time as an Intake Counselor helping kids and young adults get their lives back in the same program that helped save my life. I am currently in school to receive my CASAC-T at the age of 21. DYC helped me get my life back; they helped me learn to love myself and the honest lifestyle that I live daily. They gave me structure and taught me SO many valuable lessons that I will cherish daily. I wish that EVERYONE could go to this program, drug problem or not, this program will teach you how to live life. It happens, no matter where you're from, what kind of family you have, addiction does not discriminate.

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A Review by Anonymous

Dynamic Youth Community, Inc Review
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Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Care:
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Facility:
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Insurance:
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I'm a very proud graduate of DYC! I completed DYC few years ago and since then I can honestly say that I'm living life to my full potential. Before I entered DYC I was addicted, broken, tired, and hurt many people in my life. Every time I tried to stop using on my own or tried to admit my self into a detox or a short-term program it wouldn't last, I believe now that all I needed was enough time to not only get off of drugs but learn how to live off of drugs. DYC is set up to live daily life functions from the 1st day you get there, unlike other rehabs I've been to, where I would spend days of doing nothing and wait for an appointment with a specialist that would ramble on for 30mins. (very unproductive) and each time I wouldn't last and leave, and in time I turned back to drugs (numbness). When I luckily found DYC, I remember walking in and seeing so many BUSY kind faces filled with joy and care, I felt so welcomed from the first moment there and immediately felt hope, In the beginning, there was a lot of fear within me but I have to say that the members and staff showed me such great concern, gave me a safe environment, guidance, and support which helped me battle my fears and I stayed. DYC taught me to look in the mirror and find strength, confidence, and self-respect. The staff there always embraced my potential and I'm truly grateful. Today I'm saddened by the "opportunist" out there and the way professionals misguide people that are addicted. They try to push on to people luxury rehabs and medications... (nonsense). I wish there were more people willing to work with people that are addicted with holistic approaches. DYC is an awesome environment and I'm truly grateful that they didn't shove medications down my throat and taught me how to deal with feelings and live life. I always pray that a young person struggling with addiction would find his way to DYC 718-376-7923

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A Review by Anonymous

Dynamic Youth Community, Inc Review
Overall:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Care:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Staff:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Facility:
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Promptness:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Insurance:
None
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My parents thankfully stumbled across DYC almost 5 years ago, while I was 18 years old sitting in a jail cell. I came to DYC the day after being discharged, not happy to go to treatment and in disbelief I could ever get out of the miserable cycle of using I was in. I did not know who I was anymore after years of opiates and heroin, and was an 18 year old girl with 4 B class felonies. When I first walked into DYC I was confused that their members were actually smiling and looked so good. When I got upstate, people were hugging me for no reason and I cringed every time because I was so distrusting. After years of being enabled, I started to get my butt kicked with some tough love which is what I needed... 100%. There was a lot of structure, which I hated at the time, but I absolutely needed that as well. The staff does not let you slip through the cracks, and puts pressure on you to force you to change. It not only took the drugs out of my body, but helped me learn to love myself, be aware and honest with my thoughts, have true & positive friendships and relationships, work hard for the things I want, and so so much more. I realized that I have been numbing my feelings for all this time, mainly because I am a sensitive person and never really learned how to cope. Today, I am working full time and in school for my BA part time, I pay for my own apartment & car, I am engaged, I am happy, I am trusted, I am honest. For anyone that needs help and wants to actually change... call DYC. I recently saw a youtube video of the members that made me remember the good times upstate, and make me want to go back to a time with no responsibility except for making my bed and using my group! Its called "Shake it off DYC 2016" if anyone wants to see :). Love you family!

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A Review by Anonymous

Dynamic Youth Community, Inc Review
Overall:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Care:
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Staff:
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Facility:
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Promptness:
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Insurance:
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This is one of the most caring, passionate and no non-sense kind of place. I am currently a member at DYC going on almost 3 years and truth be told, I don't really want to complete it! Coming into this program back in 2015 i was very skeptical. I thought they were the same as every program, get all the money they can from my insurance and then kick me to the curb (and when my insurance was not accepted they still worked with my family on a sliding scale NO ONE IS EVER TURNED AWAY DUE TO INABILITY TO PAY). But they are so much different. They actually want to learn things about you and get to know you on a personal level before they even put ANY of your insurance information into the computer. The upstate experience of my treatment was definitely the best time of my life. I learned how to have fun SOBER, i was able to finish my high school education, i learned how to express myself and cope with feelings all while feeling like i was right at home. After a couple of months i made some of the best friends i have ever had (whom i still see and speak to on a daily basis) who support me, pressure me to change and grow all the time, and take none of my crap! Dynamite helped me fix my broken relationship with my mother and younger sibling, and now we are closer than ever. I will forever be grateful and will always recommend this place as the ONE and ONLY place for people to truly get help and a real shot at life again. LONG TERM TREATMENT IS THE ANSWER!!

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A Review by Anonymous

Dynamic Youth Community, Inc Review
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Facility:
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Insurance:
Medicaid / Medi-Cal
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Don't listen to the people bad-mouthing this facility. They clearly (and sadly) couldn't hack it and instead of looking at themselves, they blame this fantastic program. It's mostly funded by the State of New York Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), so claims of being mob-run or a scam are patently absurd. Shame on the person who SPLIT for using this forum to potentially scaring away someone else. This could lead to their death. Shame!

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A Review by Anonymous

Dynamic Youth Community, Inc Review
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If you want to know the feeling of the DYC family that you are joining when you decide to give yourself a second chance at life search "Shake it off DYC 2016 Upstate" on youtube.

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A Review by Anonymous

Dynamic Youth Community, Inc Review
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Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
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Staff:
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Insurance:
Oxford
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If such a tragedy happened and your kid ended up in DYC, because he needs help – take it as you’re lucky! This place has the best people working with your kids!!! Trust me! Just follow each and every rule of the program, trust stuff – they fix what we broke educating our kids! They say: there is no miracle… But there is – they are!!! Every single person working in DYC (upstate or Brooklyn) is a miracle! I love you DYC!!!

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A Review by Anonymous

Dynamic Youth Community, Inc Review
Overall:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Care:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Staff:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Facility:
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Promptness:
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Insurance:
Medicaid / Medi-Cal
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The Very Best!! Please call them if you have any questions, these 'bad reviews'are of those who could not handle the program themselves.

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A Review by Anonymous

Dynamic Youth Community, Inc Review
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I am currently a member at Dynamite youth Center in their outpatient facility in Brooklyn, NY. I spent 13 months in their upstate residential facility in Fallsburg NY. YES the program is difficult, but it was worth every moment and tear and laugh. I had difficult moments but once I realized what was important I began to see the light at the end of tunnel. This rehabilitation center has not only helped me gain the most clean time I've ever had in my 19 years of life, but they taught me responsibility, self respect, self love. They taught me everything I lost so long ago they taught me how to be a kid again and how to properly transfer into being an adult with a job and attend college. The staff are amazing and really understand what it is like. They are not like doctors trying to rob you for every penny, you can tell by just having a simple conversation with them that they genuinely care and love their job because they too were once troubled teens who had lost themselves. It is truly an amazing loving caring place that took me in when nobody else would. Anybody ever saying anything bad about this place just couldn't handle taking a look at themselves and changing! You only have real difficulties here if you refuse to take part in the program! YOU CANT CLME HERE AND RUN YOUR OWN PROGRAM! This will forever be my home and I will forever be grateful for everything they have done for me!

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A Review by Anonymous

Dynamic Youth Community, Inc Review
Overall:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Care:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Staff:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Facility:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Promptness:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Insurance:
Medicaid / Medi-Cal
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This therepudic community is one of the last still available for young people to attend. It is by far the most profound and legitimate ways of getting clean and sober. It not only gets these adolescents off of drugs but it teaches them how to live again, really live. When dealing with addiction especially at a young age it is crutial to reteach that child how to cook, clean, have good personal hygiene, be respectful, have conviction, positive values, and self respect. This is a program that is based on honesty and trust. So yes this place is difficult and sometimes hard on the kids, but recovery isn't supposed to be easy. Many times a child will call it a "boot camp" or say that they are being "mistreated" when in reality it is that they are being asked to do the most simple of tasks like cleaning a kitchen or wiping up after themselves. Many parents will then come to this website to write a bad review or talk badly about the program because they're child could not comply to the most basic of rules such as not using drugs and not becoming intimately involved with other members of the program. If you ask anyone who has been through this program they will tell you first hand, it's hard but it works. And that is the truly profound thing. This program works. There are hundreds of people that come through dynamite who have been through 5, 10, 15 other programs but dynamite is what gets them to sobriety, true inner happiness and allows them to be reborn to a constant betterment of their lives. So be not swayed to think badly based on the negative reviewers that tragically were not able to get the help that others have been and will continue to get from dynamite. Dynamite is the right choice if you are truly ready to get clean and are willing to make that commitment to do whatever it takes. "Let me love rather than be loved, let me give rather than receive"- the dynamite creed

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A Review by Anonymous

Dynamic Youth Community, Inc Review
Overall:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Care:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Staff:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Facility:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Promptness:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Insurance:
Aetna
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This place is absolutely amazing. It saved my life along with many of my new friends lives. They do nothing but teach you how to be a good human being in society. The staff is caring, all they want to do is help. From the outside it may seem harsh and hard, but after going through this program i wouldn't recommend anything other than DYC to a person struggling. How the drug epidemic is nowadays worse than ever before this is the only place that i know works the way it does. It truly is a miracle. I would have never became the person i am today without DYC. Other programs work sure but this is a life changing experience that leaves an irreplaceable mark on members and the members familes. What is so amazing about this program is that they don't ONLY focus on the kids struggling they take once a week to meet with the families, who are broken and also need help. i would never be so passionate about my recovery without my family friends and staff members that i have gained from DYC. I am a compassionate, caring, and A thoughtful person because of the things they have instilled in me. Times were difficult during treatment but being on drugs and living the life i used to was way harder. Words fall short when i speak about my gratitude i have towards this place. DYC allowed me a second chance and a home and i will always support !! If you know any young person struggling this is the place to be. This is the place that could possibily save a person you love. This is a NON profit organization and it works. Truly an amazing facility.

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A Review by Anonymous

Dynamic Youth Community, Inc Review
Overall:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Care:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Staff:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Facility:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Promptness:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Insurance:
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I am a completion of the program and last week made 5 years clean. This program saved my life and sometimes when times are hard I wish I could go back. My days in dyc were some of the hardest but best days of my life. They staff is amazing and I still keep in touch with them. There should be more programs like dynamite in new York. If you are committed and ready to change this is the place to go.

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If you want bootcamp for behavioral problems its a good place. Its a nice summer camp. I was a member and was able to see the inside. This place is a disgusting business, i won't deny that i learned something. But the members were thieves aswell as the staff. Favoritism. Gossip. Misery. Slave labor. Scam. Racket. Withholding the truth from the children. As the staff went to Alcoholics anonymous to maintain their recovery, the word AA wasn't even allowed to be spoken about because it is the real recovery that works. If they did share the 12 step program with us, we would leave because the truth is its all we really need and AA is free and it works because recovery has a lot to do with love and service. NOT BUSINESS. DYC is a place that is designed for failure, using mandated children who are in fear of losing their freedom to do labor. Wealthy white american kids put on welfare to support the program and then asking for donations under the table at the family meetings every week. family day is how DYC can earn more money from parents. It was really sick. Considering the percentage of minorities who are incarcerated, in need of help, not a single black child. They kicked them out, or they ran out as if they saw KKK. I am Italian, and was disgusted. Very well put together, reality is hidden very well. These programs should be exposed and shut down. This is the way the MOB still survives out there. Pretending to clean up the streets and better the communities. Using our children to promote the program to Catholic private school$. meanwhile every child is put on public assistance and medicaid. It was all about money and not too many young people can see that nor their desperate parents. It was a true nightmare for many. A painful way to be held hostage and used. There was no real therapy. Food was worst than jail. i left with diabetes. My Asian friends couldn't go home for their holiday. No respect for cultures. No teaching of spirituality which is essential to recovery. The place was run by a bunch of white trash junkies. A total disgrace. Its a fraud. I respect it. A phony business, wasting peoples time and making huge bucks, a huge plot of land. Its a concentration camp for drug addict youth. A form of slavery. They are released to the real world where their untreated illness comes to surface, they relapse and die. If only they would Give them the truth and actually do their jobs instead of making them build their program with their blood sweat and tears and run the groups. If you want a boarding school , a break, to be sold a dream. Go. A nice view in the country. But this is true modern day child labor SLAVERY. In the perfect area where cars have confederate flags on their bumpers. Shaking my head. deceit, lies. Its child abuse. Its scary. The staff don't get paid enough considering what they are raking in, there aren't even enough staff on site. Clients pay to run the place themselves. It upsets me so much remembering my experience. I wasted 3 years of my life being used to make a man rich. The directors were drunk red to the face. They took us to dentists that did unnecessary work on our teeth. Its horrible. Its just sad how they use the suffering struggling sickness of youth. DYC is laundering Mobster money. The kids were great. Its run like a fake church, like this Government it sucks but what makes the country and the program are the people.

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This program was awful. If you want your child to be in bootcamp for behavioral problems it is a good place. Its a nice summer camp to take a teen off the hands of a busy parent who wants a chance to live their life. I was a member of this program and was able to see the ins of the place as one of the more mature maternal eyes.. This place is a disgusting business, i won't deny that i learned something. But the members were thieves aswell as the staff. I never met the most racist, trashy bunch of people to teach and better a bunch of youth. Favoritism. Gossip. Misery. Slave labor. Scam. Racket. Withholding the truth from the children. As the staff went to Alcoholics anonymous to maintain their recovery, the word AA wasn't even allowed to be spoken about because it is the real recovery that works for everyone. But if they did share the 12 step program with us, we would leave because the truth is its all we really need and its free.. the members would leave that hell of a camp. DYC is a place that is designed for failure, a place that uses mandated children who are in fear of losing their freedom to do labor and better their program in everyway. Wealthy white american kids put on welfare to support the program and then asking for donations under the table at the family meetings every week. It wasn't about how families can be there it was about how DYC can earn more money. It was really sick. Considering how many Black americans are incarcerated and in need of help, not a single black child was in the program. I am Italian, and was sort of disgusted. Its a criminal minded program. Very well put together, the reality of it is hidden very well. These programs should be exposed and shut down. But this is the way the MOB still survives out there. Pretending to clean up the streets and better the communities. Using the children to promote the program to Catholic private schools who have money. It was all about money and not too many young people can see that. Not to many desperate parents can really see that. It was a true nightmare for many many children. A painful way to be held hostage and used for insurance. There was no real therapy. The food was worst than Rikers island. i left with diabetes. My Asian friends in the program couldn't go home for their holiday. No respect for cultures. No teaching of spirituality which is essential to recovery. The place was run by a bunch of white trash junkies. A total disgrace. Showed a good face, like a hamburger made out of shit. Its a fraud. Its pretty sick and disgusting I can't believe people get away with this. But I respect it. I wish I had a phony business like this wasting peoples time and making huge bucks, a huge plot of land. Its a concentration camp for drug addict youth. A form of slavery. I hope they will better their program even though its complete bullshit. It can make some parents happy for a short amount of time. Till they are released to the real world where their untreated illness comes back to surface, they relapse and die. If only they would Give them the truth and actually do their jobs instead of making the children build their program with their own blood sweat and tears and run the groups. Its really an utter scam. But If you want a boarding school , a break, to be sold a dream. Go. Its a perfect place for that. A nice view in the country. But this is true modern day child labor SLAVERY. In the perfect area where cars have confederate flags on their bumpers. Shaking my head. This Country is made up of deceit, lies, criminals.

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DYC is am an amazing place. They have saved my sons life and many others. I am amazed at some of the derogatory comments I have read on here although they are few to be sure. Dynamite does NOT run the place like a prison, who would this benefit? The upstate place is absolutely gorgeous! I got a chuckle out of a person who wrote the dining room could be updated..excuse me folks...this is a rehab, not a 5 star hotel! The dining room is pleasant,functional and clean...I am darn sure it's cleaner than some of the places our kids have been when they were using. The kids do have jobs there and I think it's fabulous that they are learning some work ethics instead of roaming the streets or sitting in front of a TV or gaming. It's unfortunate that someone whose child didn't want to follow rules would come on here and bash. My son has been there for 3 years now and I feel the support has been tremendous both in Brooklyn and Upstate. I have received amazing support from the Brooklyn center. In Dynamite your child is treated as a person of importance and respect while they go through intensive therapy. I believe in my heart this is why they are so successful in reaching some of these kids and young adults. Parents too have a part to play here too and honesty is one part of it. Dynamite is like a family, it's a place where parents can also get the help and understanding they need while at the same time supporting their child. I will ever to be grateful and support them!

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DYC saved my daughter and has brought my family closer than ever. I am forever indebted to DYC

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DYC is saving my daughters life. Yes it is a hard program but recovery is NOT easy. They hold my daughter responsible for her CHOICES/ACTIONS. I was an enabler and never held her responsible, I always made excuses for her and felt sorry for her. I love my daughter but treating her with "kid gloves" was putting her on the path of self destruction. I am forever grateful to DYC for not only what they are doing for my daughter but also for me and the rest of my family.

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DYC is a caring, conpassionate and helpful to both the addict and the family. DYC saved my life and continues to help young people. If you or anyone you know have a substance abuse problem contact them 718-376-7923

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DYC is a caring, compassionate and helpful place. DYC saved my life and continues to help young people. If you or anyone you know have a substance abuse problem contact them 718-376-7923

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My child is at Dynamic Youth Community. I'm so blessed that my friend recommended this program to me. One great thing about Dynamic Youth Community is when my son was being interviewed, the Intake Director was so great with him she was so concerned and passionate towards his fears and was so great with him. My son was thinking that he is going away for a long long time, and Ms. Nakhla calmed him down explained to him, that he should give himself a little bit of time and that this program is voluntary, and he is not being forced. My son was so glad to hear that he had choices. When my son was leaving he committed to 1 month, and he has been there for three and I'm so happy. Thank You Dynamite. We are in the right place

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The best program in the NY. I'm so pleased with the help they provide for my son. I feel that he is safe and learning how to stay sober

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I graduated DYC "58th Wave".. I used drugs for 10years, I tried outpatient and 30day programs many times, because they sounded simple and fast. But unfortunately I continued using drugs they weren't helping. My mother found Dynamite and when I got there I was very tired of using drugs and I was glad that they accepted me. I think because of my readiness, I adjusted very fast. They tought me that I had to change my lifestyle. Drugs turned me into a liar, manipulator,lazy,and a thief. and I had to wake up everyday with the goal of being honest, pushing my self to accomplish responsibilities,and help people that need it. Because DYC's staff was so concerned and pushed me to succeed as well as my peers did, I was able to practice new behaviors which I then began being used to waking up and being honest and responsible and in time my confidence began to grow.I'm so grateful that my mother found this program. Today I am a mom, a wife, and a good woman. I'm a human being that can feel instead of being numb all the time. DYC was the cleanest and healthiest environments that I have ever experienced and that is why I was able to get my self back on track, there were people there like me that came from good homes, had support and I was able to relate with everyone. Other places that I went to were filled with people that were there because of court, there were drugs in other programs, and counselors that didn't care all they cared about is billing insurances. If you or anyone you know that needs help go to Dynamite, Once you walk in, you will know that it's an amazing environment. And the person that wrote about a sex scandal, is a liar. While I was there I have never seen anything like that and the staff always monitored us and tought us to be good people, did I see young women that came to treatment without a self esteem and flirted with boys, SURE I did, but the staff was always on top of it and taught us that we were there for help and we needed to build our self esteems in other ways. Dynamite is a Magical environment, I will always peak highly of them, they saved my life. If you have a problem call 718-376-7923

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Amazing Experience. I brought my daughter to DYC 2years ago, she was emotionally broken and severely addicted drugs. From the minute we stepped into the intake office we felt warmth, care, and concern. She was transported to Fallsburg residential facility the following day. She had a hard time in the beginning but because DYC has family groups where I learned how to talk to he, how to comfort her, we were able to adjust to the program. Once my daughter opened herself up to treatment she began growing and learning how to live life, how to be honest with her self and people around her. She grew into a beautiful woman and healed her soul. Today she continues to strengthen her relationships that were severely damaged due to her drug use, she is currently in College and works as a Sales Manager. I'm so proud. I will forever be grateful to DYC and their staff. I will always support this program and tell anyone and everyone that is faced with this problem today, to go there. THANK YOU DYNAMITE

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As a parent of a DYC member I cannot thank them enough for what they have done for my daughter. They definitely saved her life and she is now 1 month away from being 3 years sober and ready to complete the program. I can honestly say I have never seen her happier than she is right now. Before she went upstate she was a shell of a person...living only for her next fix. Was she happy to go, absolutely not, but once she started the program she realized they were there to help her. Was it hard? Absolutely it was. Hard for her and hard for us but I will never stop thanking DYC staff and members for giving us back our daughter. And I have and will continue to recommend DYC to any family that has a child in need of help with their addiction. Thank you DYC!!!!

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I am currently in the last phase of membership at DYC, about to be 3 years clean on March 6th. Reading some of the reviews on here deeply saddens me, due to the fact that most of the bad things written are out of context and exaggerated. I would like to clarify what was said about the "sex scandal", as said previously. When addicted for a long time, your decisions and behaviors are impaired. DYC helps to change those behaviors and decisions, but in the process of doing so.. these bad behaviors inevitably show. The sexual things that happened in the residential part of treatment occurred due to sneaky behaviors of recovering addicts, not because of staff. They do have night staff that looks over the property overnight, as well as trusted members. Also, although some of the staff is in recovery as well, they are most of the time even more equipped to help people like us then someone who never struggled with addiction. I was against listening to anyone that didn't understand what I was going through when I first entered the program. The staff also does not humiliate members, they treat them with care and compassion..with some tough love as well. They do not make anyone scrub the floor with toothbrushes or anything that was said in another post, but will make you work harder than others when you have broken a rule or have a poor attitude. Addicts must have consequences for poor behavior and poor decision making, it is how we learn! Some parents have problems with the program and do not ask why it happens, and instead get angry and write bad reviews. This program saved my life and saved my friends' lives, and although I didn't like getting in trouble or getting my flaws pointed out to me.. it is what saved me. I have been to other programs where they call you a "patient" and just want to give you medication that you will stay on for a lifetime, I now am on NO MEDICATION and I am a proud member, almost completion, of DYC. I have gained respect for myself, respect for others, independence, courage, happiness, a full time job, an apartment, I now attend school, sobriety, and countless other things. No one would believe 3 years ago I was in jail for shooting heroin and selling drugs. It is a voluntary program, and when you finally buy in to it (which takes a while for some), it works! I am not scared of staff, which someone also said, I am writing this review out of my love and appreciation for this program that saves lives everyday, and fights for good treatment to legislatures and does outreach to communities!

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DYC is one of the best programs out there. You cannot blame the staff or program for what your children choose to do. We are old enough to know RIGHT FROM WRONG and staff does everything in their power to teach us RIGHT. Dynamite saved many lives and offer the best help possible.

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Thank God for this program! I was a member of this program, and when entering I was hopeless. I did not see a point in living. My experience in this program was anything less than a miracle. The staff of the program gave me love, support, and they challenged me when I needed it. I have attempted recovery in the past; however, I could not remain clean. DYC was a program that helped me every step of the way. I was in the residential part for 12 months. This was the best/hardest 12 months of my life. I attended groups with my peers and talked about anything in the world I needed support with. Both my peers and my staff challenged my thinking and attitudes which is what I needed to change in order to live. I was able to speak to the staff whenever I needed, and even though they challenged me, I always knew I had their support and I was not doing it alone. I then was transferred to the Out Patient in BKLYN, and I was now being taught to live in society. This was a wonderful part of treatment that in all the programs I attended they did not have. Being in Out Patient taught me how to live in society without using drugs, having the support that DYC gives. At the end of this program I had my FAMILY, JOB, WENT BACK TO SCHOOL, SAVINGS ACCOUNT, and APARTMENT. I thank god everyday this type of program was out there for me. If you are in need of help DYC by far is one of the best programs.

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Before I write my experience with DYC, I want to let everyone know this is a Therapeutic Community. Most staff are former members (not clients, not patients, but members of the DYC family), the upstate and Brooklyn houses are run by older members of the program, and the staff is there to guide, supervise, and teach. This is how a TC works, and this is what DYC does. There are times, usually once or twice a year, when the upstate and Brooklyn houses get a little messy. This happens to invoke necessary change. As disheartening as it is for a member, and as confusing and terrifying as it can be for a parent, it is a good thing. The bad behaviors and lies come out and the members have a better opportunity to change once they have become honest. The program works if the members and families want it to. It is not a bad program. Does every person walking through the door succeed? Absolutely not. This does not make it a bad program. It is a very intensive program to help your child not only stop using drugs, but to change their life and gain tools to live a healthy and productive one. The core of the program is honesty and the family association. When the parents know their children are lying, and they are not informing staff, they are harming their own children and the recovery process. This does not make the program a bad program. It means you should look into the tools DYC provides for the parents, and utilize them. Families have every opportunity to help their children, help the staff help their children, and to help themselves. My family and I have went through countless hospitalizations, recovery centers, outpatients, etc. This program worked because we believed in it. It is hard - but what part of recovery is supposed to be easy? As long as you show up and stay honest, only good will come to you. DYC never harms its members. We as drug addicts are attracted to negativity and harmful behaviors - towards ourselves and all those around us. DYC helps us change, and tries to teach the parents to understand this, too. DYC is exceptional. DYC is a blessing.

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I don't even know where to begin. Dynamite Youth Center saved my life. I came in broken, beaten and had no hope. I went to many rehabs before this and relapsed every time. The staff at DYC was so compassionate and truly cared about my well being. The counselors stay late if you need help and it's not just about a pay check. The fact that some counselors are in recovery really helps, because they can relate to what you have experienced. If I didn't go to Dynamite I would probably be dead. Every day I am grateful for the caring staff and all they taught me. I also made some wonderful relationships with my peers, who I am still close with. DYC also has an alumni group every month which is a great bonus. This place is unlike any other.

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During the week of October 20, 2015, a sex and drug scandal broke out at the Dynamite Fallsburg Facility. This post will hopefully shed light on the incompetent upstate and Brooklyn staff, Billy Fusco as a leader and the hypocrisy of the dynamite philosophy. Dynamite had over 85 residents attending over the past few months. Admission is rolling so residents come and go throughout the course of the year. Last week, a scandal broke out surrounding sex and drugs. How could this happen? This happened because of poor supervision and lack of upstate staff. Recovering residents are given responsibilities to assist in running the house. This is a great concept to some degree. The problem here, is that while the residents ran the facility, staff members, who are not licensed clinicians but rather former addicts as well, failed to supervise. This gross failure of staff supervision resulted in over 30 residents engaging in sexual and drug activity. Young adults were given so much freedom that they basically ran the program especially at night. “Night Runs” or checking of the facility houses were done by the kids/young adults. The facility is rather large, and dynamite failed to properly ensure that all areas of the property were locked. When the incident broke, Jenn and Jill quickly acted in an effort to protect themselves and other staff members. This included conducting a self / in-house investigation of the scandal. (How can you investigate yourself?) During the investigation, the residents were incessantly questioned about sexual experiences with others.

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I am a parent of a child who is currently in fallsburg at the Dynamite Center. Although there should be more buildings available for residents,the facility as a whole is beautiful. Some updates are desperately needed in the main dining hall and the room where parents visit their children, but these things can be updated inexpensively and quickly. The children up there are between the ages of 16 and 24, most from Staten Island. The majority of them are absolutely amazingly wonderful young people who made a bad choice of using drugs. Many of them are addicted to heroine or pills. There can be some difficulty contacting your child up there, but not often. There are group and individual counseling sessions offered, but no nurse on the facility. There are more than 82 residents, girls are separated from the boys as much as possible. (But lets face it they are young adults so there is no guarantee that stuff can't happen.)Weekly meetings in Brooklyn serve as a bonding place for parents.Marina is unbelievable and takes as many kids off the street to help them as she can. But space in Fallsburg is limited. Donations would greatly help build another building so they could take in more kids. The down side is that there have been many complaints of humiliation tactics by the staff at times. Cleaning and punishments can be a part of whats called a "life experience." This is truly the downside of the program and some adjustments should be made in this area. But overall, my child is working through the difficult days, one day at a time. So far, our family and child are working the program. We will see.

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Dynamite Fallsburg is hands down one of the best in the country. However, the Brooklyn staff is nowhere near as good as the upstate staff. The Brooklyn and upstate facilities are beautiful. The attitude of the Brooklyn staff is poor at best. They run the place like a good old buys club doing what they want and not followig the rules of OASAS. A few of the Brooklyn staff are very good but the bad outweigh the good. There is a very poor success rate lately because of this. The down side is that after 14 months upstate and being taught that everyone is your Dynamite family, all of that goes out the window if you leave or get dimissed. That is one of the most hurtful and harmful things that could be done. If that happens you are more alone than before you went.No one that you trusted and bonded with can talk to you ever again! They throw you to the gutter and you could die for all they care. Bottom line is that you have to want to get clean. If you really want it you can go anywhere and get it!

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A Review by Anonymous

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this program saved my life

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A Review by Anonymous

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Absolutely the worst program I have ever seen. And I am MSW.

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half of this is wrong.

half of this is wrong.
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DYC does NOT have specific programs for pregnant,post partum or ppl with children and I know this first hand. They had no clue how to deal with ppl having kids while being there. And I saw a girl shotdown and put on a chair facing a wall and kicked out cuz she was pregnant. They also do NOT have aids,lgbt groups either. Yeah maybe prevention. I bet that they didn't say that when u get introuble, they make u wear big cardboard signs or pick up a whole lawn of leaves with ur hands or, scrub a floor with a toothbrush. Its inhumane the way they treat kids. And its degrading, I am a parent of a "member" who completed and I was disgusted what my teenager told me after graduating. She feared the staff so much there she wouldn't even tell me in fear they would send her back upstate. Do not send ur children to this program. As a parent, please I am begging you.

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Anonymous
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Thursday, November 11, 2010 4:28 AM MST
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dynamite upstate

dynamite upstate
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does this facility have a psychiatrist on site for mental health issues as well as substance abuse

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Anonymous
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Tuesday, November 30, 2010 2:57 PM MST

mental health and previous sunstance abuse

mental health and previous sunstance abuse
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does this facility address the mental aspect of the person as well as the addiction and are there psychiatrist on site to evaluate

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Fallsburg at a Glance

Fallsburg has a total population of 12,234, of which 2,847 are children under the age of 18 and 1,347 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 36.6.

Total Population:
12,234
Median Age:
36.6
Males:
7,001 (57.2%)
Female:
5,233 (42.8%)
Children (0-17):
2,847 (23.3%)
Adults (18-64):
8,040 (65.7%)
Seniors (65+):
1,347 (11.0%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Fallsburg
Married:
4,785 (39.1%)
Divorced:
968 (7.9%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Fallsburg
Hispanic Ethnicity:
1,777 (14.53%)
White:
9,199 (75.19%)
African American:
1,904 (15.56%)
Asian:
143 (1.17%)
Pacific Islander:
4 (0.03%)
Indian:
52 (0.43%)
Other:
616 (5.04%)
Two or More:
316 (2.58%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Fallsburg

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.36, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.36 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
0
Doctors:
1
Home Agencies:
0
Hospitals:
0
Nursing Homes:
0
Medical Suppliers:
0
Rehab Centers:
1

Wealth

The median family income is $39,216 while the median household income is $33,036. Roughly 17.27% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$39,216
Household Income:
$33,036
In Poverty:
17.27%

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