Monika Taylor, manager of Outpatient Chemical Dependency Treatment Services at Crouse Hospital, has been appointed to a term on the board of directors of the New York State Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers (ASAP). Taylor’s appointment reflects her commitment to the field and the recognition of her expertise by other addiction specialists in the state.
ASAP’s mission is to support individuals, groups and organizations that prevent and alleviate the profound personal, social and economic consequences of alcoholism and substance abuse in New York State
“I am pleased to have been appointed,” says Taylor, “and look forward to working on the ASAP board with a group of esteemed professionals for the benefit of New Yorkers affected by substance use.”
Taylor began working at Crouse in 2005 as a per diem counselor. In 2006, she was named Supervisor of Outpatient Rehabilitation and in 2010 advanced to her current position as Manager of Outpatient Chemical Dependency Services. Before arriving at Crouse, Taylor worked at the Salvation Army and most recently at Pelion, a private chemical dependency treatment agency based in Syracuse.
She earned her social work diploma in Paderborn, Germany and received her master’s degree in social work from Syracuse University’s School of Social Work. She is currently a member of the Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers of New York State (ASAP) in which she serves on various committees. She is also a member of the Domestic Violence Coalition of Syracuse.
Chemical Dependency Treatment Services at Crouse
Crouse Hospital operates the only hospital-based substance abuse treatment service in Central New York and has been the leading provider in this field since 1962. Crouse is also the only Central New York chemical dependency treatment provider to offer an opiod treatment service (methadone maintenance).