Grades: 8 - 12 | 59 students
Daytop provides services for those who seek help with life's problems compounded by substance abuse. Over 100,000 individuals have reclaimed their lives with assistance of the program. Daytop is based on the therapeutic community (TC) concept: a highly structured, family environment where positive peer interaction is emphasized. Separate and individualized programs are available for adolescents, adults, and all family members. The staff consists of professionals in the fields of psychology, social work, medicine and education, as well as Daytop graduates who have gone through intensive training and certification in counseling. Daytop Inc. of New York is committed to addressing the substance abuse and life problems of adolescents and adults. Daytop contends that people are the captains of their own destiny and only they can do it, but they cannot do it alone. Positive peer interaction is emphasized in a highly structured familial environment known as a Therapeutic Community. Within this milieu Daytop offers an integrated holistic treatment regime, which is multi-disciplinary in nature. Daytop is committed to returning clients to society as productive, responsible and drug-free citizens. Treatment is provided to all clients without discrimination, including those without adequate financial resources. At all times the dignity, rights and needs of each client are preserved and respected thus reducing the stigma of persons served.