Substance Abuse Resources
in Buffalo

Buffalo Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Everyone knows Buffalo, New York is the home of delicious chicken wings, musical talent and loads of snow, but did you also know that many citizens of Buffalo are being haunted by drug and alcohol addiction? Legal drugs like prescription opiates and alcohol can be just as deadly when misused as illicit drugs like heroin and cocaine. This is a grave issue for those who live in Buffalo, New York.

Drug use is a serious problem in our country with 91 people dying every day from opioid overdose.1 While this is a problem for the whole country, it is specifically affecting the citizens in New York, particularly in Buffalo with 10 opioid overdoses in a single day in July 2015.2

Because there is such a stigma about alcohol and drug addiction throughout the United States, when those who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction need to ask for help, it can be challenging. However, it’s possible to seek out alcohol and drug treatment facilities in Buffalo if you have the courage to take that first step.

Continue reading this guide to find out about the detox centers, rehabilitation facilities, medication-assisted treatment and recovery meetings near you.

You’re not alone in this struggle.

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and a half million adults battle substance abuse in America

In 2014, 21.5 million American adults battled a substance use disorder.8 If you need help for your drug and/or alcohol addiction, you are far from alone. You can seek the treatment you need at a treatment facility like The Recovery Village.

Finding Help in Buffalo

Alcohol Rehab and Drug Rehab Centers in Buffalo, New York

There will be many choices that you need to make when you’re seeking drug and alcohol treatment facilities in Buffalo. The initial thing you want to consider is which treatment program will be the most effective for you. Everyone’s situation is different, and it will be critical for you to look for a treatment program that will be a good fit for you. You will need to consider your substance abuse history, your living circumstances and whether or not you are in need of detox when selecting a treatment program.

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    Residential Treatment Programs

    In the residential treatment program (which is also sometimes called an inpatient treatment program), patients who need detox have already completed that process before starting the program. This is a good fit for patients who don’t presently have a stable, drug-free environment in which to live.

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    Partial Hospitalization Programs

    In a PHP (which is also sometimes called a “dayhab” program), a patient has already completed any necessary detox. While this program is like a residential treatment program, the patients are allowed to go home at night if they have a stable environment in which to live.

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    Outpatient Treatment Programs

    Patients in the outpatient treatment program usually don’t require detox. This program is typically for those patients who have a milder addiction or for patients who have already completed the other programs.

How should you go about choosing a treatment program? You may need the assessment of an addiction specialists. One of the best things about a national treatment center like The Recovery Village is the experts and professionals on staff that will help you.

Detox Centers

Finding a Buffalo detox center doesn’t require much. You might have a necessity for detox more than others if you’re addicted to opiates, alcohol or benzodiazepines. The detox process will happen before any kind of treatment program begins. Painful withdrawal symptoms may cause you to relapse if you attempt to detox by yourself. A detox center will supervise you throughout the process and provide you with any medical assistance that you require.

Detox is only the first phase of recovery, however. You still have quite the journey ahead of you. A detox center by itself will not do anything to treat your addiction as a whole. It’s important that you seek out a treatment center that will not only get you through detox, but will also allow you to begin a residential treatment program. In a treatment program, your drug or alcohol addiction will be treated in a holistic way.

The Recovery Village is a national brand of rehabilitation facilities that provides treatment programs as well as detox. In addition to this, they will offer patients an aftercare plan which will certainly be effective.

Recovery Meetings Near You

Once a residential or outpatient program has been finished, in order to keep yourself from relapsing, you need to join a recovery program near you. Luckily, there are many options.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of both men and women with alcohol addiction that help each other to continue with their sobriety by sharing their hope, strength and experience with one another. In AA’s 12 steps, members are asked to admit their lives are unmanageable, to surrender their lives to a higher power, to make amends for their previous mistakes and to seek out other alcoholics who want help and spread the word about the program. There are many meetings in the Buffalo area.

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    Harris Hill United Methodist
    8495 Main Street
    Buffalo, NY 14221

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    VFW Hall
    112 Caledonia St.
    Buffalo, NY 14094

  • Morning After
    1st Presbyterian Church
    129 Broad St.
    Buffalo, NY 14150

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Narcotics Anonymous is the 12-step program that exists for drug addicts. Founded in 1953, NA is the second largest recovery group. Presently, there are nearly 70,000 NA meetings in over 125 countries. NA is for all sorts of people who are addicted to drugs who wish to stop using. NA members are also supported in the 12 steps, which are virtually the same as the steps in AA that ask members to surrender their lives over to a higher power. While there are many meetings in the Buffalo area, here are a few.

  • Lake Shore Behavioral Health
    254 Franklin St.
    Buffalo, NY 14202

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    291 Elm St.
    Buffalo, NY 14203

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    100 E. Tupper St.
    Buffalo, NY 14203

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery is a recovery group that offers an alternative to 12-step programs. SMART Recovery makes use of a 4-point system instead of the 12 steps. Where AA and NA ask members to surrender to a higher power, SMART Recovery looks more at self-empowerment. SMART Recovery’s four points are living a balanced life, coping with urges, building motivation and managing emotions. SMART Recovery offers in-person and online meetings. Here are the closest meetings to Buffalo.

  • BestSelf Recovery Community Center
    69 Linwood Ave.
    Buffalo, NY 14209

  • Smart Recovery of WNY
    38 Duncan St.
    Warsaw, NY 14569

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

Being the sibling, spouse, daughter, son, father, mother, relative or friend of someone struggling with addiction can be difficult. It might be quite emotionally draining to always be someone who supports someone in recovery. These friends and family members will support those in recovery because they love them, but often, they also need support. Nar-Anon and Al-Anon are support groups that offer support to loved ones. Listed below are meetings in the Buffalo area.

  • Nar-Anon
    St. John’s Grade Episcopal Church
    51 Colonial Cir.
    Buffalo, NY 14222

  • Al-Anon
    Central Park United Methodist Church
    216 Beard Ave.
    Buffalo, NY 14214

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    Parkside Lutheran Church
    2 Wallace Ave.
    Buffalo, NY 14214

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