Substance Abuse Resources
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Astoria Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

New York is in the stranglehold of an opioid epidemic. There were 1,300 overdoses in 2016, and a full 80% of those were attributed to opioids. Of those, 90% involved Fentanyl, a powerful pain reliever prescribed to cancer sufferers.

With addiction and overdose rates so high, many families may find themselves with a loved one fighting the disease of substance abuse. They can take hope in the fact that there is help available for both themselves and the loved one battling this sickness. There are professionals in the field who have trained their entire lives to support those undergoing addiction.

People who misuse or become dependent on either prescribed or illicit drugs are suffering from a medical condition called addiction. The disease is treatable and neither you nor your family member are alone on the road to recovery. There is medical and psychiatric help available to those who wish to overcome their illness.

As a resident of Astoria, New York, there are many treatment options available to you. The families of those living in Astoria, New York who are suffering from addiction can get their loved ones the help needed. This guide can help you contact the agencies that offer treatment options that can assist you in getting the help needed.

You’re not alone in this struggle.

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There are many legal and illegal substances that can be a real problem when misused: alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, opiates, etc. In 2013, it was discovered that there were 1.5 million users of cocaine in America. Whatever substance you are addicted to, if you are suffering from substance use disorder, now is the time to take back the control of your life. A valiant first step would be to contact us at The Recovery Village. We can help you find the ideal treatment for you.

Finding Help in Astoria

Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers in Astoria, New York

Going from misusing drugs and alcohol to total sobriety is not a thing easily done. Recovery from this illness must take place on multiple levels: physical, psychological and personal. Many drug and alcohol recovery facilities provide this kind of support. Drug and alcohol recovery treatment programs are typically offered at three different levels.

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    Residential Treatment Programs

    Some people struggling with addiction require the kind of treatment that necessitates staying in a facility to get the kind of specialized care they require. These facilities are also known as inpatient treatment facilities. In a residential treatment program, patients are monitored by doctors and nurses and other staff members while they are given medication to assist with any withdrawal symptoms they may experience. Along with medical treatment, patients have access to the psychological treatment to help them deal with the emotional aspects of addiction. Patients may stay as little as 2 weeks or as long as 90 days or longer. Residential Treatment Programs are best for people who have battled addiction for years.

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    Partial Hospitalization Programs

    A partial hospitalization program, also known as a PHP, is an excellent option for those who have been through inpatient treatment programs. Patients are given some control in their treatment by setting appointment times. For those battling addictions with family or work obligations, this type of treatment is sometimes a better option.

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    Outpatient Treatment Programs

    Like the PHP, the outpatient treatment program is ideal for patients who have a lot of family or work obligations as patients in outpatient treatment will not stay in the facility. Patients will participate in all of the rehabilitation activities that residential and PHP patients do, but they will spend less time during the week at the facility.

When choosing a treatment option, you will want a facility that is familiar and nationally recognized. If you would like to have several different treatment options, The Recovery Village can provide these options if you choose this facility as your provider.

Detox Centers

The withdrawal symptoms that come with the cessation of some prescription and illicit drugs can be life-threatening. A detox center is a specialized facility that can help a patient through those symptoms. They prescribe medications that can ease a patient’s symptoms and monitored by specialized doctors and staff members who have trained to teach patients how to cope with withdrawal. They can also, in some cases, begin the treatment on the psychological side to help a patient recover from the emotional toll of addiction.

However, some detox centers deal solely with the medical side of preventing and mitigating withdrawal symptoms. They do not offer counseling or psychological services because they are geared towards the rapid detoxification.

If you have not experienced withdrawal symptoms or your symptoms are mild, you might want to consider alternates to a detox center. A partial hospitalization program or simply attending recovery meetings might be a better choice for your recovery needs.

Recovery Meetings Near You

For those that require additional support after being discharged from an inpatient treatment or detox center, there are recovery meetings. If you are not suffering from withdrawal symptoms, a recovery meeting alone might be the kind of support needed to free you from the illness of addiction. Recovery meetings often place you in a support network with peers who share your challenges and can help you on the road to recovery.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous, or AA, is a worldwide network of people, counselors and other specialists whose goal is to help you beat addiction and remain sober. There are weekly meetings held at various locations throughout Astoria, New York. By attending an AA meeting, you can go through their proven 12-step program and beat the cycle of addiction. AA meetings are attended by and sometimes led by peers who have faced similar challenges with alcohol. Here is a list of AA Meetings in or near Astoria, New York.

  • A Day At A Time
    Where:
    Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish Center
    23-20 Newtown Ave
    Astoria, NY 11102

  • Astoria Group
    Where:
    VFW Post 2348
    31-35 41st St.
    Astoria, NY 11103

  • Astoria Heights
    Where:
    VFW Post 2348
    31-35 41st St.
    Astoria, NY 11103

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

NA Meetings are the same kind of worldwide support network that AA meetings provide, but they specialize in those battling an addiction to prescribed or illicit drugs. For those who have been discharged from a recovery or a detox center, NA meetings can help them prevent relapses back into the illness of addiction. NA provides those who attend meetings with peer support and positive reinforcement. Below is a list of NA meetings in or near Astoria, New York.

  • The Good News Is
    Where:
    I Can Club
    110-54 Farmers Blvd.
    New York, NY 11412

  • Bridge to Recovery
    Where:
    Church of the Redeemer
    30-14 Crescent St
    New York, NY 11102

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery meetings cater to addiction sufferers who have work and family obligations. They offer online and in-person meetings. Instead of a 12-step program, SMART Recovery meetings focus on providing those attending with guide towards self-sufficiency and self-empowerment. They focus on skills such as motivation, problem solving, dealing with urges and help living a balanced life. There is a list of SMART Recovery meetings in or near Astoria, New York below.

  • Elmhurst Halfway House
    Where:
    81-30 Baxter Ave.
    New York, NY 11373

  • Addiction Institute St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital
    Where:
    1000 10th Ave.
    New York, NY 10019

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

While the recovery of the patient suffering from the illness of addiction is the most important goal, the families of these patients often need their own support group. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are worldwide networks of peer support groups and counselors who can help the families and friends of those going through the recovery process.  Below, you will find recovery meetings for the families of those in the recovery process.

  • Al-Anon
    Where:
    Beginner’s Meeting
    Steinway Reformed Church
    2165 41st St.
    Astoria, NY 11105

  • Nar-Anon
    Where:
    My Serenity Place
    960 Manhattan Ave.
    Brooklyn, NY 11222

Sometimes, a patient may benefit more by choosing an addiction treatment facility that is nearby, rather than within their hometown. They will be able to limit distractions that may conflict with their therapy and their goal of becoming sober. However, some patients benefit more from having friends and family nearby and able to visit as they recover.

Local Communities Served

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  • 11103
  • 11104
  • 11105
  • 11106

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Astoria was last modified: October 6th, 2017 by The Recovery Village