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

Substance abuse, especially the misuse of narcotics, is very prevalent in the United States of America. So many people have had their lives destroyed by harmful drug and alcohol addictions. The city of Uniondale, New York has not been spared in this national epidemic.

For example, in 2016, over 30 people were arrested in “Operation Gram Slam” which was the largest narcotics takedown in Nassau County history. Of those who were arrested for the possession and distribution of heroin and cocaine, all were from Long Island Communities, including Uniondale, New York. Incidents like this one make it clear that substances like heroin and cocaine are continuing to plague our communities in New York and in America.

Those who are currently feeling the effects of alcohol and drug addiction do have reason to hope, however. There are numerous resources available that will help you to get better and conquer your addiction.

Anyone who is interested in alcohol and drug treatment facilities in Uniondale, New York will find a plethora of resources for healing.

You’re not alone in this struggle.

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There are now more deaths from opioid abuse than gun violence or vehicular accidents. In 2015, 30,000 people died from opioid overdoses in America. This is a serious epidemic for our nation that needs to be managed one person at a time. If you are suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction, there has never been a better time to get help than right now. Give us a call at The Recovery Village, and we can make healing possible for you.

Finding Help in Uniondale

Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centers in Uniondale, New York

The best place to start if you are seeking treatment for your drug and/or alcohol addiction is a rehabilitation facility. Facilities offer differing levels of treatment depending on your current situation, the substance you have become addicted to, your history of addiction, your likelihood of relapse, whether or not you currently have a stable living situation, your financial circumstances and a host of other factors. The following treatment programs are usually available.

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    Residential Treatment Programs

    A residential treatment program typically lasts 60 – 90 days although some facilities offer shorter or longer programs depending on your situation. Patients who need to detox will typically begin a residential treatment program after their detox is complete. They will participate in substance misuse courses, healing activities and both group and one-on-one therapy.

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    Partial Hospitalization Programs

    A partial hospitalization program or PHP typically means a patient will go to a facility for 6 to 8 hours a day and then go home or to housing that is provided on campus at night. While they are there during the day, they will also participate in substance misuse courses, healing activities and both group and one-on-one therapy.

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    Outpatient Treatment Programs

    In an outpatient treatment program, patients usually will spend 10 to 15 hours at the facility, and they will live at home or in housing that is provided on campus. They will also take part in substance misuse courses, healing activities and both group and one-on-one therapy.

At a national treatment facility like The Recovery Village, an addiction specialist will help you to determine the best treatment plan for you, whether that is inpatient treatment, a partial hospitalization, outpatient treatment or a progression through all three treatment programs.

Detox Centers

Detox centers are different from drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers. Typically, a detox center will only handle the physical side of addiction treatment. So if you are dependent upon a particularly harmful substance that has painful or even dangerous withdrawal symptoms – like Valium, Xanax, Klonopin or other benzodiazepines, for example – you will need medical supervision while your body adjusts to being without the substance. A detox center will provide you with this.

You should also keep in mind, however, that at a full-service rehabilitation facility like The Recovery Village, you will be able to receive a medically supervised detox and then enter into an inpatient treatment program. This way, you will be able to treat the physical and mental sides of addiction all at the same facility.

Recovery Meetings Near You

A treatment program at a rehabilitation facility will do the heavy lifting of your recovery, but ongoing meetings with a 12-step organization like Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous or an alternative recovery group like SMART Recovery will help you to avoid relapse. There are many options for recovery meetings in Uniondale, New York.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

For those who are addicted to alcohol, Alcoholics Anonymous is the 12-step program that has been around since 1935. Millions of people all throughout the world have been helped by regularly attending AA meetings. In a meeting, there is an open discussion where everyone present at the meeting is able to share their feelings, thoughts and experiences that they are currently dealing with. Here is an AA meeting in Uniondale.

  • Grace Lutheran Church
    Where:
    311 Uniondale Ave.
    Uniondale, NY 11553

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

For those who are addicted to harder drugs, Narcotics Anonymous is the 12-step program that has been around since 1953. This is the second largest recovery group in the world, and millions of people are helped by NA meetings as well. Just like in an AA meeting, an NA meeting consists of an open discussion where everyone present at the meeting is able to share their feelings, thoughts and experiences. Here are the NA meetings in Uniondale.

  • Percy Jackson Youth Center
    Where:
    436 South Franklin St.
    Hempstead, NY 11550

  • Roosevelt Queen of the Most Holy Rosery
    Where:
    196 W. Centennial Ave.
    Roosevelt, NY 11575

  • Mental Health Association
    Where:
    16 Main St.
    Hempstead, NY 11550

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery is an alternative recovery group that doesn’t use the 12 steps. They were founded in 1994, and they focus more on self-reliance and self-empowerment. An acronym for Self-Management for Addiction Recovery Training, SMART Recovery views addiction as a series of behaviors that can be managed as opposed to a disease. Here are the SMART Recovery meetings that are close to Uniondale.

  • Nuhealth
    Where:
    2201 Hempstead Turnpike
    East Meadow, NY 11554

  • St. James United Methodist Church
    Where:
    11 Saint James Pl.
    Lynbrook, NY 11563

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

Those who suffer with substance use disorder are not the only ones who have challenges. For loved ones (relatives, friends, spouses, family members, etc.) of those who struggle with addiction to drugs or alcohol, life can be difficult at times. This is why groups like Al-Anon and Nar-Anon exist. They are 12-step recovery support groups for the loved ones of those who have substance use disorder. Here is a Nar-Anon meeting available near Uniondale.

  • Nar-Anon
    Where:
    Parkway Community Church
    95 Stewart Ave.
    Hicksville, NY 11801

Local Communities Served

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  • 11553
  • 11556

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