Message from our Executive Director
Alcohol and drug addiction is called a family disease. Addiction negatively impacts the stability of the home, the family’s unity, mental health, physical health and social network. There is typically more divorce, domestic violence, child abuse, depression, anxiety, and general medical problems in families dealing with addiction. The facts of addiction and its destructive force on a family serve as the foundation for the work of The Addiction Care Center of Albany, Inc. It is the source of ACCA’s vision statement, “healing the hearts of everyone touched by addiction.”
Throughout the ACCA continuum of care the needs of the family are foremost. We start in our K-12 prevention programs where staff teaches youth the proactive skills and the knowledge to avoid drug and alcohol abuse and other risky behaviors. Family education programming extends prevention into the community. Family therapy is an integral component in all ACCA treatment modalities and critical to the sustained recovery of both the individual client and their family. In 2011, we opened Vista House, a 22-bed Women and Children’s Transitional Living residence where women are able to prepare for the next phase of their life in recovery in a safe, healthy environment while keeping their families intact. In 2017 we will open a halfway house for women and children in the beginning stages of recovery on the main campus.
Our excellent staff receives continuing education in evidence based practices enabling them to deliver the highest level of care. The ACCA goal is simple: provide the gift of sustained recovery to the individuals and families we serve throughout Albany County and the Capital Region.
With warm regards,
Keith W. Stack