St. Lawrence Health offers Outpatient (OP) Substance Use Disorder Services at Canton-Potsdam Hospital as well as Gouverneur Hospital to provide continuing care and structure for those who are reintegrating back into their communities but are still in need of addiction recovery treatment. Outpatient Programs and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) are person-centered recovery plans that are customized based on an individual's specific needs.
Individuals admitted to IOP have been deemed in need of intensive treatment beyond that of traditional non-intensive outpatient treatment. This is based on a substantial risk of the patient's relapse, as evidenced by failure to abstain from use in prior treatment settings, history, and/or a moderate to severe dependence condition.
View and/or print the Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Services Patient Handbook.
(Intake staff phone - select option 1)
12 Elm Street, Potsdam , NY 13676
Phone: (315) 353-2572 / Fax: (315) 353-2479
Monday-Thursday, 8:00am - 7:00pm
Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
77 West Barney Street, Gouverneur , NY 13642
Phone: (315) 261-6333 / Fax: (315) 261-6350
Monday - Thursday, 8:30am - 5:00pm (evening hours by appointment)
Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Our goal is to assist those who are focused on returning to work, rebuilding their family, and forming healthy environments and relationships.
An Outpatient program ensures that everyone has the opportunity to create the life they want to live, but still provides a safe place and additional guidance in their recovery.
At this stage of treatment, patients have demonstrated/proven that they are committed to their treatment plans and are motivated to live a healthier, happier life - which is not defined by addiction.