Frequently Asked Questions


Please take a few minutes to read through our frequently asked questions below.   If we have not answered your specific question, or you would like further information, please visit our contacts page to send us a confidential email, or to contact us by telephone.   

Question: What type of treatment services do you offer at Cayuga Addiction Recovery?

Answer: We offer 3 levels of care:

1. Intensive Residential Treatment Services: designed for individuals who are unable to participate in or comply with treatment outside of a 24-hour structured treatment setting.  The length of our residential treatment program is approximately 6-8 weeks.  Time in the program varies depending on each individual's progress in treatment.

2. Outpatient Treatment Services.  Length of treatment varies depending on the treatment plan and each individual progress in treatment.

3. Outpatient Rehabilitation Services.  4 hours per day 5 days per week.  Length of treatment varies depending on the individual treatment plan and each individual progress in treatment.  Our Outpatient Rehab services also include lunch, served daily in our facility. 

CAGE-AID Self-Administered Drug and Alcohol Screening

Question: What should I bring and not bring for a stay at the Residential Addiction Recovery Center?

Please Bring:

4-7 Days of weather appropriate clothing (You will be responsible for washing your own clothing at CARS, you will be provided detergent)

Shower Caps/Flip Flops

Insurance/ID Cards

MP3 Player/Headphones (if you desire). Your MP3 player must not have internet connectivity capabilities, recording capabilities, picture taking capabilities, storage of photo/video capabilities

Stamps/Envelopes (if you desire)

Items not Allowed:

Personal Hygiene Products of any kind (these will be provided)

Aerosol Cans (hairspray, body spray, etc.)

Products containing alcohol in the ingredients

Baby Powder

Blankets, Pillows, Towels, Stuffed Animals

Cell Phones/Chargers, Cameras, Pagers

Razors, Shavers (Will be provided for you)

Food or Beverages

Hats are not allowed inside the building (Hoods cannot be worn up)

Nail Clippers, Tweezers

Nail Polish, Nail Polish Remover

Q-tips, Cotton Balls

Revealing Clothing/Clothing with Inappropriate Images or Language


Weapons (anything that may be interpreted as a weapon), Knives

Pornographic Material

Perfume/Cologne/Scented Oils

Money is not needed and discouraged while in program

Items that will be Destroyed Upon Admission:

Cigarettes/Chewing Tobacco


E-Cigarettes/ E-Cigarette Batteries/E-Juice

Drug Paraphernalia

Loose Medications

Nonprescribed Medications

Question:  How do I refer myself, my friend or my family member into treatment? 

Answer:  Residential Treatment Referrals are directed to our Admissions Coordinator: Patricia Tucker  or by calling Patricia at 607-273-5500 ext. 29.   Please see our comprehensive application for admission by selecting this link  

CARS Residential Application for admission.  To set up an assessment for Outpatient treatment Services, please call 607-273-5500 to schedule an appointment for an assessment. 

If you are unsure of the level of care needed, please call our Outpatient Facility at 607-273-5500 to schedule an appointment for an individual assessment. We also offer Treatment On Demand.  Individuals can come into our Outpatient Facility in Ithaca on a "walk in as needed basis".  Additionally,  our outpatient counselors are available by phone to offer support during our regular business hours M-F 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Question:  How long is the evaluation session?

Answer: Outpatient assessment visits are usually a minimum of 45 minutes to a maximum of 2 hours. 

Question: Where are your facilities located?

Answer: Our Outpatient facility is located at the corner of West State and Plain St. Ithaca, NY.   334 West State St., Ithaca, NY 14850 
Our Residential facility is located 2.5 miles outside of the Village of Trumansburg, NY.  6621 Route 227, Trumansburg, NY 14886

Question: How much does a treatment at CARS cost?

Answer: All CARS facilities are fee for service programs. 
Outpatient Treatment Service costs range from $56.00 to $209.00 per visit.   We accept Medicaid, and most major health insurance plans.  We also offer sliding fee options for clients who are unable to pay our established fee for service. 
Residential Treatment Services cost $300.00 per day. We will direct bill participating NYS Medicaid Managed Care plans, as well as most major Private Insurance plans.   We also offer sliding fee options for clients who we determine are unable to pay our established fee for service. 

Question:  Where can I find an AA or NA meeting:

Answer:  AA Meetings:http://

              NA Meetings

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