Substance Abuse Resources
in Port Washington

Port Washington, New York Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Port Washington may be a small town, but it’s had a big impact on the cultural identity of the United States. The area’s ample sand deposits provided 140 cubic yards for the concrete needed to build the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings.

The wealthy newspaper Baron, Herbert Bayer Swope held hedonistic parties that lasted for days and were populated by a well-heeled crowd, including F. Scott Fitzgerald. It’s rumored Fitzgerald was inspired by Port Washington for his fictional town of East Egg in The Great Gatsby.

Port Washington is also home to many registered historic places: the John Phillips Sousa House, Monfort Cemetery and the Thomas Dodge Homestead. This little town’s sprawling seafront is known as Bar Beach which is adjacent to the idyllic Hempstead Harbor Beach.

“East Egg” has been struggling with substance abuse since Fitzgerald’s time. The beauty and prosperity of the town cannot protect its inhabitants from the disease of addiction and alcoholism. Fortunately, there are a ton of resources in Port Washington that can help you get the treatment you deserve.

If you’ve been contemplating participating in a recovery treatment program, then this guide will provide you with an outline of what to expect during rehabilitation and discuss the different approaches taken to reach wellness.

You’re not alone in this struggle.

million dollars in grants to make MATs available

According to the New York Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) during the spring of 2016, the federal  government introduced  $7.3  million-dollars  in  grants  to  21  community treatment facilities  in  the state of New  York  to make medication-assisted treatments more available to people who misuse  opioids. The risk of accidental drug overdose is real, but with the appropriate therapies, healing is possible at places like The Recovery Village. All you have to do is ask for help.

Finding Help in Port Washington

Port Washington, New York Alcohol Rehab Centers and Drug Centers

The epidemic of substance use disorders has reached the shores of Port Washington, New York. In response, rehabilitation programs have multiplied. There are plenty of options in Nassau County and endless choices in New York City. This guide will explain the differences and similarities between the three primary types of program: residential, partial hospitalization and outpatient treatment programs. We will also discuss the important steps of detoxification and aftercare.

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    Residential Treatment Programs

    Residential treatment goes by a few titles: retreat-based facilities or inpatient care. Inpatient treatment programs are effective approaches to health. The lack of access patients have to misused substances combined with a nourishing, residential environment can be an effective aid to the participant’s sobriety.

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    Partial Hospitalization Programs

    Partial hospitalization is just that. The patient stays at the clinic during the early stages of rehabilitation. Detoxification is typically spent on-site while the patient is monitored by health professionals. After the misused substance is flushed from the participant’s body, the person returns to living at home. Further treatments will require commuting back and forth from the facility.

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    Outpatient Treatment Programs

    Partial hospitalization is just that. The patient stays at the clinic during the early stages of rehabilitation. Detoxification is typically spent on-site while the patient is monitored by health professionals. After the misused substance is flushed from the participant’s body, the person returns to living at home. Further treatments will require commuting back and forth from the facility.

Whether you need the flexibility of an outpatient program or the security of a retreat-based clinic, there’s a treatment that can help manage your use disorder. Residential treatment facilities have high success rates. The complimenting treatments of cognitive behavioral therapy, group support, aftercare and the sanctuary of a rehabilitation center like The Recovery Village provide all the needed provisions for the transformation to sobriety.

Detox Centers

The physical dependency of alcohol and narcotics can feel like an unbeatable foe, but feelings aren’t facts. There are a myriad of treatments and resources available to people struggling to control their use disorders.

The study of addiction and alcoholism has generated several medication-assisted treatments (MATs). For example, the life-saving drug naloxone is now available in many New York pharmacies without a prescription. Other medicines like Suboxone are prescribed to ease withdrawal symptoms.

Detoxification is the physical process of expelling the misused chemical out of the system and is the first big milestone, after recognizing the need for help and seeking it. The cleansing of the body is a big step forward, but it is only a step.

If a treatment program’s primary focus is just detox and doesn’t stress the importance of talk therapy and aftercare, then you might want to give that program a pass. Addiction is a complex, multi-dimensional, subjective and an insidious disease. Only removing the symptoms (misused substance) is an unsustainable way to sobriety. It’s equal to a fad diet. If you only eat cabbage for a month, you’ll lose weight. Yet, once you start eating the same stuff, the weight comes back with a few pounds on top. A use disorder needs to be managed from the source through interview and cognitive behavioral therapies for the best shot at recovery. This condition can be exacerbated by experiencing trauma. You may need to process aspects and/or events in your life to sustain sobriety.

Recovery Meetings Near You

The lion’s share of your treatment won’t take place in a residential facility, nor will it be sitting on a therapist’s couch. Recovery is a commitment to aftercare. Aftercare fellowships like Alcoholics Anonymous have been helping people cope with the misuse of alcohol for almost a century. Aftercare can be the key to sobriety.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous is a diverse, life-affirming group that acts as a rallying cavalry during the odyssey toward recovery. AA members climb through the 12 steps while attempting to honor the 12 traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. Individuals take turns speaking to the group about their expeditions in sobriety. Participants are encouraged to accept a sponsorship. These relationships provide an additional element of defense against use disorders and relapse. AA is an international, non-profit organization with spiritual bedrock. AA doesn’t affiliate with any dogma, religion or political institution.

  • Manorhaven Gratitude
    Our Lady of Fatima Parish Hall
    42 Manorhaven Blvd.
    Port Washington, NY 11050

  • Port Washington Group
    United Methodist Church
    35 Middle Neck Rd.
    Port Washington, NY 11050

  • Searching and Fearless
    United Methodist Church
    1515 Middle Neck Rd.
    Port Washington, NY 11050

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Narcotic Anonymous is related to Alcoholics Anonymous and shares several characteristics. NA operates from the same spiritual foundation and influences the changes members make throughout the 12 steps and 12 traditions. The Narcotics Anonymous fellowship’s only requirement is for the participant to have a desire to stop misusing narcotics. NA is the second largest recovery fellowship in the world, with over 60,000 meetings held in 135 different countries. Narcotics Anonymous meetings are a precious resource that help millions of people cope with the chronic condition of a use disorder. NA fellowships can help you too.

  • Rx for Recovery
    Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church
    57 Spooner St.
    Floral Park, NY 11001

  • Roslyn Book Study
    Trinity Episcopal Church
    1579 Northern Blvd.
    Roslyn, NY 11576

  • Miracle Mile
    Community Methodist Church
    1845 Northern Blvd.
    Manhasset, NY 11030

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery may not have a hundred years of experience as a recovery fellowship, but SMART Recovery does emphasize modern science and rational thinking. SMART stands for Self-Management for Addiction Recovery Training, which concentrates on helping the participant balance fleeting and long-lasting enjoyments, while maintaining and enhancing ways of remaining sober. The scientific foundation of SMART Recovery lends itself to frank conversations and friendships. The departure from spiritual undertones can be freeing for many participants struggling with a misuse disorder.

  • The Kenneth Peter’s Center for Recovery
    6800 Jericho TPKE.
    Syosset, NY 11791

  • NuHealth
    2201 Hempstead TPKE.
    East Meadow, NY 11554

  • Peer Alliance Recovery Center
    92-13 147th Pl.
    New York, NY 11435

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

Sometimes your support system needs their own resource to recharge their emotional batteries. Friends and family don’t go through the same struggle as the patients, but they do fight with the realities of substance misuse. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are off-shoots of Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon utilize many of the same fundamentals within the other fellowships. Family groups, like Nar-Anon and Al-Anon are an invaluable source of information for friends grappling to understand this condition. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon meetings have a spiritual base but refuse affiliation with any particular faith. This practice is held to offer inclusive meetings where all people feel welcome.

Port Washington’s proximity to New York City provides endless treatment options for individuals ready to embrace sobriety and wellness. There are 51 facilities within ten miles of Port Washington. There are many treatment facilities in New York City and the surrounding suburbs, but don’t dismiss the effectiveness of a retreat-based clinic outside of Port Washington and New York. A use disorder can result in severe outcomes, if the condition isn’t regularly monitored and treated. National networks of rehabilitative centers, like The Recovery Village are sanctuaries where healing and rejuvenation are given every chance for a success.

Local Communities Served

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  • 11050
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  • 11554
  • 11576
  • 11791

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