Office of Alcoholism and
Substance Abuse Services



St. Lawrence is one of 12 inpatient addiction treatment centers operated and governed by the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. The facility (which opened in 1967) is located in Ogdensburg on the campus of an OMH psychiatric center. It is OASAS-certified and CARF-accredited, maintains 40 beds (30 male - 10 female), and was established to fulfill needed functions in the alcohol and substance abuse service delivery system in New York's North Country, Lake Champlain and Saratoga Regions, and Capital District. The Center continues to reach-out to the uninsured, underinsured, and working poor who suffer from chemical dependency.

St. Lawrence has a 13 county service area:
  1. Albany
  2. Clinton
  3. Essex
  4. Franklin
  5. Hamilton
  6. Jefferson
  7. Lewis
  8. Rensselaer
  9. St. Lawrence *
  10. Saratoga
  11. Schenectady
  12. Warren
  13. Washington
NYS Map showing counties serviced by St. Lawrence.


For your safety and the safety of others, the ATC staff will inspect you and your belongings upon admission and discharge.

WHAT TO BRING. In preparation for your stay, we suggest you pack the following:

  • 2 towels and 2 wash cloths & shower shoes
  • 4-5 changes of clothing
  • 1 lightweight jacket (in cool/warm weather)
  • Warm coat, gloves and hat (in cold weather) - hats, caps, hoods cannot be worn inside building except for medical/religious purposes
  • 2 pairs shoes (include casual shoes as sneakers; boots (in winter) - no slides or backless sandals, flip-flops allowed only from bedroom to bathroom and back

NOTE: All clothing/footwear deemed not appropriate or to be an excessive amount will be stored until discharge.

  • Prescribed medications
  • Clear water bottle
  • Electric razors/hair clippers
  • Picture ID and Insurance Cards
  • $1 bills for vending machine (optional)

WHAT NOT TO BRING. A number of items are prohibited at the ATC. These are some:

  • Cell Phones/Cameras/MP3 players/Laptops/Tablets or E-readers
  • Controlled substances and narcotic medications (except with prior approval by ATC)
  • Non-prescribed illegal and over-the-counter drugs, dietary supplements or any drug paraphernalia (Will be destroyed/thrown away or turned over to legal authorities)
  • Food (including candy or gum) beverages
  • Nicotine products, including e-cigarettes
  • Matches, lighters, candles
  • Alcohol beverages and products (mouthwash, perfume, cologne, etc.)
  • Aerosol and propellant spray can products
  • Sexually explicit and violent material
  • Weapons
  • Personal blankets, pillows, stuffed animals or other bedding materials
  • Razors, nail clippers, compact mirrors
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Knitting/crochet needles.