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Saint Peters Addiction Recovery Center (SPARC)/Acute Care Unit Albany NY

315 South Manning Boulevard
Albany, NY 12208

St. Peter's Addiction Recovery Center (SPARC) offers individuals and families a comprehensive range of care and services for people affected by drug or alcohol abuse. More than 5,000 people with drug and alcohol problems are treated each year at SPARC's eight Capital Region locations.

Overall Rating 2.5 2.5 ( 1 reviews )
Treatment Effectiveness 4 4
Accommodations & Amenities 1.5 1.5
Meals & Nutrition 2.5 2.5
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Service Setting

  • Hospital Inpatient Detoxification


  • Medicaid
  • State Financed Health Insurance Other Than Medicaid
  • Private Health Insurance


  • Sliding Fee Scale
  • Payment Assistance (check facility for details)
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Primary Focus

  • Drug & Alcohol Treatment
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Services Provided

  • Detox
  • Rehab
  • Support Services
  • Referrals
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Type of Care

  • Inpatient
  • Outpatient

About Saint Peters Addiction Recovery Center (SPARC)/Acute Care Unit

SPARC helps patients gain control of their lives and learn how to gain physical, emotional and spiritual well-being without dependency on alcohol or other chemical substances. We are mindful of the sensitivity and attention all persons require and deserve when seeking personal help with addiction.

Anyone aged 18 years or older, who is struggling with alcoholism or chemical dependency, may receive help at SPARC’s detox, inpatient and outpatient locations. Those younger than age 18 may access treatment at SPARC’s outpatient adolescent locations.

Established in 1972, SPARC is a national leader in addiction education and training. SPARC is licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) and is accredited by The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

All SPARC services are provided with complete confidentiality.

SPARC accepts major health insurances and Medicaid. SPARC offers a sliding payment scale through St. Peter’s Mercy Healthcare Benefits program for those uninsured and in need of assistance.

Treatment Options

SPARC operates an 18-bed adult acute care Chemical Dependency Crisis Unit at St. Peter's Hospital, Albany, NY. The program offers safe withdrawal from alcohol, heroin and other opiates, and sedatives.

All treatment services are provided in a tobacco-free environment and confidential setting. These services include:

  • psychosocial assessment
  • medically-managed withdrawal
  • psychiatric assessment
  • variable length of stay
  • medication monitoring
  • medical evaluation and stabilization
  • treatment and discharge planning
  • support for family and friends
  • suboxone and opiate treatment services
  • tobacco recovery services
  • spirituality and twelve step groups


SPARC will insure that all facilities, grounds, and vehicles are “tobacco-free.” Tobacco-Free means that the use or possessions of tobacco products is not permitted in any form indoors or on facility grounds.


  1. Ralph Marshall

    Treatment Effectiveness 4
    Accommodations & Amenities 1.5
    Meals & Nutrition 2.5

    Saint Peters Addiction Recovery Center helped me detox from alcohol. I’m so glad my insurance helped with treatment, because I’m sure I would have died at home. Alcohol withdrawals are no joke!

    Despite being very busy, I never felt like the nurses neglected me. The staff care about every patient and helping them recover. I wasn’t allowed to smoke while I was there. That was rough but they gave me medicine to help me with nicotine cravings, so that was one less thing to worry about. Maybe if I stayed longer I could have quit cigarettes for good, but that’s another goal. Definitely would go here again if I had to, but I hope I won’t!

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