A friend of mine lived at the Altamont house for a few weeks. The Altamont house in Schenectady is a place that parolees are released to, if they have no other place to go. The information I am getting is that many of the parolees there are still using and have figured out the urine testing schedule, so that they can keep using. Additionally, there are parolees living in the Altamont house that are dealers. This all makes it very difficult for a person that has the best intentions to stay clean, it is an even worse place to stay for anyone that is having a hard time with their addiction problems. My friend did not make it through the 90 day program, due to the reasons listed here.
Pros: I can think of nothing good to say about this place
Cons: Complete lack of professionalism