Office of Alcoholism and
Substance Abuse Services


General Information

The John L. Norris Addiction Treatment Center operates a 44-bed, inpatient, addiction treatment program 24 hours a day, every day of the year. John L. Norris, for whom the center is named, was a pioneer in the treatment of addiction.

Norris serves Western New York with a 5 county service area.
  1. Genesee
  2. Livingston
  3. Monroe *
  4. Orleans
  5. Wyoming
NYS Map showing counties serviced by John L. Norris

As a physician at Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, John Norris started one of the industry's first programs for the care and treatment of alcoholic employees in 1943. The purpose of the center is to help those people addicted to alcohol experience a comfortable living environment free from alcohol and drugs; bring about a change in those individuals and a solid basis for sobriety.

The John L. Norris ATC has been serving New York State for more than 35 years. The center is located in Rochester, NY and is operated by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. It has specially trained staff and programs to help deaf and hard of hearing people with alcohol and/or drug problems.