Chemical Dependency

For over 44 years, the Paul J. Cooper Center for Human Services has strived to provide services that helps individuals with Chemical Dependency, Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health issues become productive members of their communities again. The agency is designed to teach every client to live independently and become an integral part of the community.

Paul J. Cooper teaches clients coping skills and offers them the support needed to make it on their own. We understand without a support system clients end up in the hospital, far from their family or down a destructive path. We provide them with the necessary tools to fully armor themselves to face the challenges of life. Helping them through the process of gaining the value of self respect and earning back the respect of family and peers.

Paul J. Cooper provides a basis for the dedicated staff to support clients by giving the gift of themselves. Every client is provided meals, metro cards and assistance for daily living. Planned activities outside the actual services endear patients to the program and make Paul J. Cooper better able to serve the community.

Our reward is the transformation we see in the client and watching them reach out to others.

Chemical Dependency Program- (718) 346-5900
Treatment Philsophy

Our treatment philosophy is based on a holistic model of addiction, through specialized groups and individual counseling; patients are helped to realize that their addiction is treatable.

The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) licenses Paul J. Cooper Chemical Dependency program. Our program is designed to help clients be honest with themselves and deal with their feelings. Helping them understand that in order to be helped, they must first believe in themselves.

Each individual participates in the formulation of an individualized treatment plan that deals with recovery from addictive substances, medical needs, family and other relationships, vocational/educational needs and shelter. The program utilizes individual, group and family therapy, in-house TB testing, HIV-Early intervention services and acupuncture. Developmental and work readiness services are also available, as well as a DWI program.

The PJC Behavioral Clinic is linked to the Chemical Dependency Program to facilitate services for clients who are identified as Mentally Ill and/or Chemically Abusing (MICA). Clients are provided with individual and group therapy, medication management and licensed Psychiatric and Nursing services on site.

In order to facilitate attendance, each client is provided a metro-card, meals, child-care services and other assistance for daily living.


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