Alternative Adult & Adolescent Treatment Program

Alternatives Program is a medically supervised drug free outpatient program service that began by serving the Criminal Justice community in 1990 and has expanded services to include many other populations. Between all sites the program has a census of about 1,000 clients, many of whom are referred by NYC Probation, NYS Parole, Brooklyn and Manhattan Drug Courts, US Parole, and other branches of the Criminal Justice system. Referrals from other sources and self-referrals are also accepted. Services are offered in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens.

Bio-psychosocial assessments, physical examinations, vocational assessments and referrals, urine testing, life skills, HIV/AIDS and other Health Education, coping skills, relapse prevention, emotion management, conflict management, and group and individual counseling are offered to these clients on a daily basis. Clients are given a light meal and tokens to help defray the cost of their daily attendance.

Psychiatric, psychological, and social work services are available on site and by referral to Narco Freedom's Community Counseling Center. Primary medical care, intensive HIV/AIDS case management, intensive case management for women at risk of losing their children to TPR, and all of the HIV and Perinatal services of Narco Freedom are available to the patients of this program.

Alternatives has received the highest ratings possible upon inspection by regulatory agencies, (e.g., New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, U.S. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment). In addition, Alternatives was used as a model for New York City Department of Probation when they were developing group counseling capabilities for their probation officers.

A staff consisting of CASACs, Counselors in training for licensure, a Registered Nurse, a Psychiatrist, and a CSW provide services to Alternatives clients. Staff are culturally and linguistically similar to the clients served. Approximately 1,000 patients participate in treatment at the Alternatives programs..

Borough Contact Person and contact information

  • Brooklyn: Malynda Jordan, 718-246-2430
  • Bronx: Wendy Polanco, 528 Morris Avenue, 718-402-9000
  • Queens: Joyce Edwards, 37-18 34th St., 718-786-9609

Over 40 years of success

Some people appear to become addicted almost immediately, while others may use for years without apparent consequences. The question is critical for individuals wondering about their own use -- and the families, friends and employers who care about them.

Our Program
  • Early Intervention Counseling
  • Methadone Maintenance Treatment
  • Alcohol & Substance Abuse Treatment for Mothers
  • Support Groups for Patients & Family Members
  • Alcohol Abuse Treatment
  • 12-Step Support Groups

Why Choose Us?

Since its inception, Narco Freedom and its affiliates have cared for thousands of addicts and their families; the current census is over 6,500 patients in treatment for alcohol and other drug addiction, and more than 30,000 patients, family members and community residents served through medical, mental health, case management, and other support programs.

Narco Freedom has extensive experience dealing with government agencies around licensing, rate setting, and compliance with regulations. The program is licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services and the Department of Health as an Article 28 facility; Article 31 license regulates mental health. The agency meets the requirements for licensing by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.

Narco Freedom supports a full complement of service offerings to meet the needs of program participants. For example, Narco Freedom sponsors five methadone maintenance programs and three methadone to abstinence programs across the City. The Narco Freedom Methadone Maintenance Treatment component employs the "wrap around" model of care that increases continuity of care and protects vulnerable clients from "falling through the cracks".

Professional Team

  • (718) 585-5204
  • (718) 665-2456
  • (718) 402-5250
CASAC Information
Main Office (9am - 5pm EST)
  • 1 718 292 2240

Location & Directions

2778 Third Avenue, Bronx, New York 10455

Services Provided at this Location:

  • Intake Department
BUS: BX 15, 21, 41, 55
TRAIN: #2 & #5 (Third Avenue Stop)

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250 Grand Concourse (138th street) Bronx, New York 10451

Services Provided at this Location:

  • MMTP Grand Concourse

BUS: BX 1, 41
TRAIN: #4 & #5 (138th Street Stop)

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368 East 148th Street, Bronx, New York 10451

Services Provided at this Location:

  • Hope Care Management

BUS: BX 15, 21, 41, 55, 19
TRAIN: #2 & #5 (Third Avenue Stop) and #4 (Grand Concourse Stop)

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324 East 149th Street, Bronx, New York 10451

Services Provided at this Location:

  • Neighborhood & Family Community Health Center

BUS:BX 15, 21, 41, 55, 19
TRAIN: 2 & #5 (Third Avenue Stop) and #4 (Grand Concourse Stop)

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528 Morris Avenue, Bronx, New York 10451

Services Provided at this Location:

  • Alternatives

BUS: BX 19, 32
TRAIN: #2 & #5 (Third Avenue Stop) and #4 (Grand Concourse Stop)

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561 Court Street, Brooklyn, New York 11231

Services Provided at this Location:

  • Alternatives Adult Treatment Program
  • MMTP Red Hook.
  • NFCHC - Primary Care

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37-18 34th Street, Long Island City, New York 11101

Services Provided at this Location:

  • MMTP Bridge Plaza
  • Alternatives

BUS: Q66 to Northern Blvd. and 35th Ave /> TRAIN: V, W,R to 36th street

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