CARS Residential Addiction Recovery Center (RARC) is a 60-bed, co-ed SUD (Substance Use Disorder) treatment program located 90 minutes northwest of Binghamton and 90 minutes southwest of Syracuse in Trumansburg, New York. At CARS RARC we focus on transformation and hope. We focus on the development of two "core skills." We believe our role is to use these core skills to partner with the recovering individual to build the foundation for lifelong recovery. We also know this quest for a new life free from addiction is not an easy one. We believe a clear focus on the "why" and "how" of transformation is the single most important factor for success in our program.
We believe every addicted man or woman has a destination in mind when they think about recovery from addiction. We believe that destination might be summed up as the legacy of a decent, sober and upright life well lived and all the wondrous things that come from that, such as a warm and loving home, good and robust health, a supportive and caring community, and an enriching and meaningful purpose.
We will maintain our direction and focus by using the compass of recovery. Recovery is "a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential." - SAMHSA Recovery Strategic Support Initiative, 2012
We will use the "map" of core skills to keep us on course. Learning and practicing the two skills and six methods below, we will focus on learning and practicing in the six to 10 weeks (average stay; yours may be a bit longer or shorter.)
These two "core skills" are:
We are dedicated to providing the most effective services to our clients to aid in their recovery. CARS treatment services are based on the evidence-based Matrix Model.
A variety of clinical approaches are utilized within our treatment programs which include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Strengths Based Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, Crisis Intervention, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, among others.
All the work at CARS RARC happens with the community of recovering men and women partnering with the staff to succeed in this work of transformation. As a community member you will be expected to adhere to the following pledge:
We extend grace and generosity of spirit
We welcome strangers
We laugh and cry
We make mistakes
We show mercy
We give thanks
We celebrate life
We believe in love and possibility
We are a community committed to recovery
Finally, to live and work together there must be common agreement and understanding of what is acceptable and positive behavior and standards. We have only five rules at CARS RARC. They are:
In general, if you follow 5 main rules while you are here all of the others will take care of themselves, they are:
Some practical information:
Insurance and payment information:
We believe that our program is best defined by our mission statement. CARS is "A professional community resource providing caring and effective recovery services dedicated to improving quality of life by promoting individual dignity and respect for all."
In closing, I want to thank you for your kind attention and interest in getting to know us and our services. Our focus has been and will always be on our enduring purpose statement. “We believe in the capacity of people to transform themselves.”
William J. (Bill) Rusen, LMSW
Chief Executive Officer