Substance Abuse Counseling Center

Due to COVID-19 Precautions & Mandates:

Our Counseling Center has transitioned to telehealth services. Prescribers, counselors or case managers have been in contact with patients to set up this option.

Our 500 Central Avenue office will be open to patients requiring injectable meds as follows:
Mondays & Thursdays Only
10:30 AM-1:30 PM


Questions? Call 518.435.9931

For Prescription Refills, please call your pharmacy. If you need further assistance, contact us at 518.435.9931 x5400.



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The Center serves adults and adolescents struggling with substance use disorders.  Our diverse client population is primarily urban-based and comes from all socioeconomic strata.  Many clients also have co-occurring mental health issues.

The Counseling Center is certified and licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). 

Using a holistic, multidisciplinary approach, complementary with programs such as Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous, the Counseling Center provides:

  • Comprehensive Assessment
  • Treatment Planning
  • Case Management
  • Counseling Services
  • Assistance with Referrals to Detox and Inpatient Programs

To address and treat each client’s unique issues related to substance abuse.  The Counseling Center helps individuals and their families move forward on their paths to recovery and healing.


Hours of Operations

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am-7:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm


Walk-In Assessment Hours

Tuesday & Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Insurance & Payment

We accept the following insurance:

  • Fidelis
  • Wellcare
  • Medicaid

For your convenience, you can pay your co-pay with cash, check or credit card.

Experiencing financial hardship?
Please ask to meet with our Patient Benefits Specialist to discuss payment plan options replica watches, Medicaid eligibility and other available resources.



500 Central Ave
Albany, NY 12206
In case of bad weather, contact our Client Weather Line at 518.435.9931, x5454


Driver Assessment 

Equinox offers an Impaired Driver Assessment for those who are looking to regain their license after being convicted of a DWI/DWAI. An appointment is required. The following documents are required at time of appointment:

  • Police report of DWI/DWAI
  • Driver's Abstract
  • Insurance Card
  • Photo ID
  • $200 Fee

For more information call 518.435.9931. Press Option 2 for the Counseling Center.


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