New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) has partnered with Bridge Back to Life Center Inc., a New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports program in Brooklyn, in what it hopes will be a national model for drug rehab programs across the country.
NYCC clinicians started treating patients at Bridge Back to Life in December 2019.
“Now, through an innovative new partnership, NYCC clinicians and students will provide beneficial services and treatment to current clients of the outpatient addiction and counseling center, with the goal of reducing pain and improving overall health and wellness,” said Wendy Maneri, NYCC associate dean of chiropractic clinical education and health centers, speaking to the Finger Lakes Times. “We also provide education in delivering alternative solutions to drugs and surgery, which is especially important within the recovery community.”
Since 1988, Bridge Back to Life has provided treatment to people recovering from addiction, as well as education and support to their families and partners. NYCC offers more than 20 clinical partnerships, providing chiropractic students with important hands-on experiences practice at area community health centers. Bridge Back to Life treats addiction as the primary illness, and also deals with collateral problems most substance abusers present with upon admission to programs (i.e. emotional, financial, familial, legal, spiritual, etc). Their objective is to help make positive changes in lifestyles and assist in achieving a productive and fulfilled life, free of drugs and alcohol.
“I believe that this agreement with the college will serve as a national model for drug rehabilitation centers throughout the country,” said Dr. Russell Surasky, neurologist and addiction medicine specialist for Bridge Back to Life.
New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, N.Y., is recognized as a leading institution for the education and training of natural health care professionals and academicians, and its graduate programs in areas such as chiropractic and health sciences and education are rooted in a commitment to academic excellence, leadership, and professional best practices. NYCC offers more than 20 clinical partnerships, providing students with important hands-on practice at sites such as community health centers (including NYCC-run Health Centers in Levittown, Depew and Seneca Falls, N.Y.) and Veterans’ Administration (VA) hospitals.