Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Services 

St. Lawrence Health System’s Gouverneur Hospital provides a stable support system if you are ready to step back into your community, but are committed to strengthening the skills learned in your drug and alcohol treatment program, and live a life that is not defined by addiction.

Outpatient Programs (OP) and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) are similar in that they are person-centered rehabilitation programs, and may include therapy and similar techniques to manage substance use disorders and addiction behaviors.


Outpatient Services Offered at Gouverneur Hospital:

  • Substance use evaluations

  • Medical assisted evaluation and treatment

  • Impaired drivers assessment treatment

  • Brief interventions

  • Referrals

  • Continuing care

  • Individual counseling

  • Group therapy

  • Family sessions

What is the difference between Canton-Potsdam Hospital’s Intensive Outpatient Program and Gouverneur Hospital’s Outpatient Program?

The important difference between the two services is the frequency you are required to attend sessions and programs throughout each week.

Gouverneur Hospital’s Outpatient Program (OP) is designed for you if you are still in need of substance use disorder support, but are committed to managing your addiction and are focused on returning to work, strengthening your family, and forming healthy relationships. This may include therapy sessions that last one to two hours, once or twice a week.

Canton-Potsdam Hospital’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) requires a consistent schedule that may include three-plus hour therapy sessions, multiple days a week.  

What is the goal of St. Lawrence Health System’s Outpatient Program?

The goal is to provide support for you as you progress through your individualized treatment plan for substance use recovery rehabilitation. If you are eligible for outpatient treatment, you have developed addiction management skills, and are learning to live and work in the community again. More importantly, you have demonstrated you are committed to your recovery treatment plan, and motivated to live a healthier, happier life that is not defined by addiction.

You may also be interested in additional St. Lawrence Health System Substance Use Disorder Services, which include Inpatient Rehabilitation Substance Use Disorder Services, Intensive Outpatient Services, and Inpatient Detoxification Services.

Outpatient Services:
77 West Barney Street
Gouverneur, NY 13642
Phone: (315) 261-6333
Fax: (315) 261-6350

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.