Who We Are

For over two decades, Osborne Treatment Services (OTS) substance use disorder treatment program has provided day treatment as an alternative to incarceration and supporting men and women involved in the criminal justice system live drug free in their communities.

El Rio

El Rio is a highly structured and medically supervised substance abuse treatment program licensed by the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). The program operates with unique sensitivity to the needs of people dealing with the complex issues of substance abuse and involvement with the criminal justice system. At El Rio we offer alternatives to incarceration or re-incarceration for individuals charged with drug-related crimes or on probation or parole, and mandated to treatment by the courts or community corrections agencies.


What We Offer

Osborne Treatment Services uses various methods and approaches to guide participants through the cognitive behavioral changes and the practical steps needed to empower participants to achieve self-sufficiency, adopt healthy lifestyles, enter the workforce, and rejoin families and communities. A combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing provides opportunities for participants to build on their strengths and discard behavior that no longer meets their needs. Participants meet with counselors for individual counseling, group therapy, peer support group, educational workshops, and participate in various exercises including lecturing, discussion, role playing, and journal writing. We now offer a Spanish track for Spanish-speaking participants as well.

Healthy recreation is an important component of recovery. As such, we integrate musical performances, holiday events and recreational activities, such as ping-pong, chess, pool and air hockey tables, and informal mentoring. All participants participate in a communal lunch served daily in Osborne's cafeteria, adjacent to the recreational area. Breakfast is also served to participants.

Our services:

  • Substance use disorder counseling, support, and referrals
  • Individual and group support for healthy relationships
  • Gender-responsive treatment
  • Life skills counseling
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Relapse prevention and sobriety support groups
  • HIV/AIDS and Hep C prevention services
  • Vocational and educational assistance
  • Assistance with Medicaid and other public benefits
  • Medical evaluation and referral for health care
  • Pre-GED and GED classes


Contact Us

For more information, contact:

Osborne Treatment Services,
718-707-2600 or info@osborneny.org

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