Maxwell House is an adult recovery community residence licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). Maxwell House opened in 1992 in response to a growing demand for supervised community residential services for adults who were in early recovery. The program has since grown to incorporate supportive living apartments.
The 18-bed home serves men who are in early recovery in a supervised residential environment with access to a full range of treatment and support services. The criteria for program admission are as follows:
- Must be 18 years of age or older.
- Diagnosis of alcohol/chemical dependency.
- Abstinent from alcohol and mood-altering drugs, except drugs prescribed by a physician familiar with the person’s treatment for chemical dependence.
- Must have completed a course of chemical dependence treatment or rehabilitation in an inpatient or outpatient setting, or be involved in an intensive course of chemical dependency treatment in an outpatient setting.
- Must be in need of continued care in a structured residential setting.
- Is in need of chemical dependency services on an outpatient basis and these services must be confirmed with an outpatient provider.
- Does not have a psychiatric or developmental disability that would render the individual incapable of participating in the program and level of care available in this program.
A diversified staff provides counseling and supportive services to help residents fulfill their service plan goals. The Maxwell House facility is staffed and open year round. Family members are encouraged to visit and participate in collateral services to foster healthier family relationships. The overall program direction is provided by a qualified health professional trained in mental health, family systems, and substance abuse issues.
Groups, Committees and Special Events:
Maxwell House is centrally located in the Oneida community and is host to open 12-Step meetings. Self-help groups are an important support system to adults in early recovery. Residents are encouraged to promote good health and recreation by utilizing the local YMCA and various public parks and pools. Seasonal activities offer residents the resources for team building and time for unifying. Maxwell House celebrates an annual alumni event in May of each year, where past participants, staff, and the recovery community gather to celebrate their achievements.