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Who We Are

Evidence-based care

The caring team at Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services uses evidence-based techniques to help people overcome the disease of addiction.

The staff, consisting of experienced social workers, nurses, and counselors, build respectful partnerships with patients and their families and work hand-in-hand with them to transform their lives.

Our services

Helping you achieve better quality of life

Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services offers comprehensive longer-term residential treatment for men at the 60-bed Residential Addiction Recovery Center in Trumansburg, New York.

At this comfortable facility, patients gain the skills they need to resist cravings, cope with difficult times, and fight addiction. Each patient has access to expert clinical services like cognitive behavioral therapy, individual counseling, family counseling, medication-assisted treatment, and more.

Person riding her bike at CARS

Patients can also take advantage of the Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) and Ancillary Withdrawal Services (AWS) in Ithaca, New York. This program provides intensive support, including individual and group therapy as well as medication-assisted treatment. Participants live at home, but spend a part of their day at the center receiving care.

As patients move forward in recovery and return to a normal schedule, they can still incorporate outpatient services like individual or group counseling into their week. These services provide a touchstone of strength so patients can maintain sobriety and be prepared to face challenges.

Each individualized treatment plan may include some or all of these services with the goal of helping patients and families enjoy better emotional, mental, and physical health. With the right emotional skills and support system, patients can achieve long-term abstinence and enjoy a higher quality of life.

Chef at CARS
Person riding her bike at CARSImage of people outside at CARS
Chef at CARSInside the CARS facility

Our Values

Holistic Treatment

Our goal is to see the rate of relapse decrease and have the data to support it. We do that by offering cutting-edge services to help those with substance use disorder and adequately preparing them for success after they no longer receive our services.

We believe in a holistic approach to treatment, giving our community the spectrum of support they need to realize their potential and lead fulfilling lives. That means assisting them with education and employment services to lower the rate of relapse, and creating a strong family unit or support network for ongoing positive reinforcement.

Our Team

Experienced and passionate

Administrative Staff

Jessica Janssen, MS
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Office Phone Number: 
607-273-5500 EXT. 1020
Email:
JJANSSEN@CARSNY.ORG
Brian Grant
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Office Phone Number: 
273-5500 EXT. 1046
Email:
BGRANT@CARSNY.ORG
Lydia Wickham, SHRM-CSP
HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR
Office Phone Number: 
607-273-5500 EXT. 1022
Email:
LWICKHAM@CARSNY.ORG
Melanie Coleman
BUSINESS OFFICE MANAGER
Office Phone Number: 
273-5500 EXT. 1045
Email:
RBRASHEAR@CARSNY.ORG
Cherie Matthys
COMPLIANCE OFFICER
Office Phone Number: 
607-391-1040
Email:
CMATTHYS@CARSNY.ORG
Eleni Murdough, MS, CASAC-2
Project Manager
Office Phone Number: 
607-273-5500 EXT. 1023
Email:
EMURDOUGH@CARSNY.ORG
Brad Walworth, MDiv
COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Office Phone Number: 
607-273-5500 EXT. 1041
Email:
BWALWORTH@CARSNY.ORG

Outpatient Staff

Erica Cotraccia, LMHC-P, CASAC-2
Outpatient Program Director
Office Phone Number: 
607-273-5500 EXT. 1028
Email:
ECOTRACCIA@CARSNY.ORG
Barbara Smith, RN
Opioid Treatment Program
Office Phone Number: 
929-447-9901
Email:
BSmith@carsny.org
Katerina Orr
OFFICE MANAGER
Office Phone Number: 
607-273-5500 EXT. 1024
Email:
KOrr@CARSNY.ORG

Residential Staff

Debra Dibartolo, MSN, FNP-C, CARN-AP
Director of Nursing
Office Phone Number: 
607-273-5500 EXT. 5640
Email:
DDIBARTOLO@CARSNY.ORG
Megan Hogan, LMSW
Care Coordination Manager
Office Phone Number: 
607-275-5678
Email:
MHogan@carsny.org
Debra Murphy
OFFICE MANAGER
Office Phone Number: 
607-273-5500 EXT. 5642
Email:
DEBMURPHY@CARSNY.ORG