Substance Abuse Resources
in Valley Stream

Valley Stream Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

The epidemic of substance abuse is taking over in America. Every day, 91 people are killed from opiate overdoses. Drug and alcohol addiction are destroying the lives of individuals and families throughout the country. The residents of Valley Stream, New York have not been spared from this.

In 2016, 31 people in Long Island communities – including Valley Stream – were arrested in the largest narcotics bust in Nasssau County. Collectively, they sold between 2 and 3 million dollars’ worth of heroin and cocaine over the previous 4 months. Events like this demonstrate how much of a problem the prevalence of illicit substances has become.

If you are suffering from substance use disorder, do not despair. There are numerous counselors, addiction specialists and healthcare professionals that are waiting to offer you the treatment you need to fight your drug and/or alcohol addiction.

This guide will provide the necessary resources for those who are looking for drug addiction treatment in Valley Stream, New York.

You’re not alone in this struggle.

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If you are suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction, it’s not difficult to understand why you may feel like you are alone. However, this is far from the truth. In 2014, it was reported that 21.5 million adults in America struggled with substance use disorder. It is important that you find the treatment you need if you are suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction. At The Recovery Village, we can help you in your search for effective treatment. Contact us today.

Finding Help in Valley Stream

Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centers in Valley Stream, New York

You don’t have to live with a harmful and expensive drug and/or alcohol habit. You can seek treatment that will help you to get rid of your addiction once and for all. Addiction is a disease, much like any other illness, and it needs to be treated. The level of treatment that you need will be determined by your unique situation. There are usually three treatment programs that are available at rehabilitation facilities.

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    Residential Treatment Programs

    In an inpatient (residential) treatment program, patients are offered medical care from healthcare professionals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They will stay on campus in the facility, and they will be provided with individual and group therapy, educational classes and optional recreational/healing activities like sports and meditation.

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    Partial Hospitalization Programs

    In a partial hospitalization program (PHP), patients are offered medical care from healthcare professionals when they are at the facility. They will be on campus in the facility for 6 to 8 hours throughout the day, and then they will go home in the evenings. They will also be offered individual and group therapy, educational classes and optional recreational/healing activities like sports and meditation.

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    Outpatient Treatment Programs

    In an outpatient treatment program, patients are offered medical care for as long as they are in the facility though outpatient patients are not usually in as much need of medical supervision. They will only be in the facility for 10 to 15 hours throughout the week, and they will also be offered individual and group therapy, educational classes and optional recreational/healing activities like sports and meditation.

When you are looking at potential rehabilitation facilities, it is a good idea to consider a national treatment facility like The Recovery Village. With high success rates and experienced addiction specialists, patients who attend such facilities can find their way back to good health.

Detox Centers

When you stop certain substances – like oxycodone, heroin or other opiates, for example – you will go through a more painful (sometimes even perilous) detox period. For this reason, many patient choose medically assisted detoxification. This is available in a detox center, which is why they are popular.

Detox centers don’t, however, offer further treatment that is needed after detoxing. If you rid your body of the harmful substance without attending a treatment program, you will be likely to relapse because you have not solved the underlying problems of your addiction. This is why many people choose a national treatment facility like The Recovery Village to help them with the detox process so that they can go straight into a treatment program after detoxing.

Recovery Meetings Near You

The recovery journey has only just begun when you have completed a treatment program. Whether you choose the 12-step approach of Alcoholics Anonymous or an alternative recovery approach like SMART Recovery, it is important that you find a recovery group that offers regular meetings for you to attend to avoid relapsing.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous is the original 12-step group. The 12 steps ask members to admit their lives have become unmanageable, look to a higher power to give them strength, make amends for previous wrongdoings to others in the height of their addictions and spread the program to other alcoholics who are still suffering. Members are encouraged to complete the 12 steps, but the only thing required to become a member is the desire to stop drinking. Here are some AA meetings in Valley Stream.

  • Friends of Bridge
    Where:
    5 Pflug Pl.
    Valley Stream, NY 11580

  • Grace Methodist School
    Where:
    21 S. Franklin Ave.
    Valley Stream, NY 11580

  • Valley Stream Presbyterian Church
    Where:
    130 S. Central Ave.
    Valley Stream, NY 11580

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

In 1953, members of Alcoholics Anonymous realized there was a need for a separate 12-step group dedicated to those who were addicted to drugs and not just alcohol. Therefore, Narcotics Anonymous was founded. Now NA is the second largest recovery group on the planet with meetings in over 130 countries. Here are three meetings you can attend in Valley Stream.

  • Valley Stream Presbyterian Church
    Where:
    130 S. Central Ave.
    Valley Stream, NY 11580

  • Friends of Bridge
    Where:
    5 Pflug Pl.
    Valley Stream, NY 11580

  • Saint Mary Magdalenes Church
    Where:
    136-30 219th St.
    Queens, NY 11413

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery is a relatively new recovery program that offers those who struggle with addiction an alternative to the 12-step groups. Though not as old (SMART Recovery has only been around for a little over 2 decades), many SMART Recovery members find their 4-point system that focuses on self-reliance to be effective in long-term recovery. With meetings all over the country as well as online meetings, here are the SMART Recovery meetings that are close to Valley Stream.

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

  • Rockaway Pros
    Where:
    1847 Mott Ave.
    Far Rockaway, NY 11691

  • Peer Alliance Recovery Center
    Where:
    92-13 147th Pl.
    Jamaica, NY 11435

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

For the friends, family members, relatives and loved ones of those who struggle with alcohol or drug addiction, Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are the sister groups to AA and NA. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon meetings consist of open and honest discussions in which the loved ones of those with substance use disorder can express themselves and lean on each other for support. Here is a Nar-Anon meeting available in the Valley Stream area.

  • Nar-Anon
    Where:
    Hewlett-East Rockaway Jewish Center
    295 Main St.
    East Rockaway, NY 11518

While there are many options for those who are looking for drug or alcohol treatment facilities in Valley Stream, New York, there are also additional resources that are available to you outside of Valley Stream in nearby communities.

Local Communities Served

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