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Substance Use Services

We deliver treatment services and hold a safe space for substance users who are looking to start their recovery journey.
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Available programs

Qualifying clients, who are mostly mandated, will get to experience our trauma-informed care approach first-hand. We provide mental health and substance use screenings at our site locations and on our mobile unit. We also give clients access to our on-site nurse and psychiatrist.

Individual Counseling

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Clients who are already enrolled in our First Steps outpatient care program will receive access to one of our substance use counselors who can provide essential support during their recovery journey. It's important for clients to work with our counselors to create a person-centered treatment plan that works for them and their lifestyle.
Start your recovery journey
Learn new coping tools to reduce substance use
Create a person-centered treatment plan
Identify unhealthy patterns that can lead to risky behavior

Treatment Groups

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Clients who are already enrolled in our First Steps outpatient care program will be able to join our substance use support groups led by our counselors. Individuals struggling with their recovery can find solidarity with others who are on the same path and learn how to make healthier choices.
Find solidarity with others in recovery
Learn new coping tools to reduce substance use
Identify unhealthy patterns that can lead to risky behavior
Discover healthy alternatives
Medication management

Outpatient Care

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BAC is home to an OASAS-licensed outpatient substance use treatment clinic called First Steps, which is located at our 2261 Church Ave site in Brooklyn, NY. Clients enter this program with a motivation to progress in their recovery and are determined to utilizing harm reduction in order to work towards a healthy lifestyle. In addition to receiving treatment, clients will also learn about the risks of engaging in substance use and how they can affect our bodies in both short-term and long-term instances.
Individual counseling
Support groups
Drug testing
Insurance coverage
Dual diagnosis
Medication assistance & management
Linkage to Care
Telehealth Options

Mobile Services

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Our new mobile unit features two medical rooms, two bathrooms and is able to provide multiple health screenings to new clients with our care staff right on board.
Free and confidential HIV, Hepatitis C and STI testing
Substance use screenings
Syringe distribution & disposal
Referral and Linkage to primary care
Trauma screenings
Blood pressure readings

GBHI (Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals)

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Our GBHI program allows individuals who struggle with stable housing and substance use to access important resources to take control of their health.
Substance use treatment
Case management
Recovery and peer support
Health insurance enrollment assistance
Medication management


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We work with New Yorkers between the ages of 18 and 25 to navigate and breakthrough substance use issues or co-occurring disorders.
Support for substance use issues
Referral to mental health services
Assistance with accessing supportive housing
Referral to education and vocational services
Tobacco cessation
Harm reduction education and supplies
Hepatitis C, STI, and HIV Testing
Individual and group support for healthy relationships (self, friends, family, etc.)
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