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A Public Health Crisis

Long Island is in the midst of a deadly and pervasive drug addiction epidemic.

  • A baggie of heroin costs less than a pack of cigarettes in the area.
  • In Nassau County, the number of heroin-related deaths has tripled from 2004 to 2014,
    with most of the incidents occurring in Massapequa.
  • Officials are now calling the Long Island Expressway the “heroin highway”.

Proximity to major markets such as New York City and Paterson, New Jersey, as well as the escalation of opioid painkiller use among young adults has caused Long Island heroin addiction to skyrocket in recent years, and officials say the problem is only getting worse.

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Drug addiction doesn’t have to rule your life.

A Staggering Variety of Drug Threats

While law enforcement and prevention advocates continue to try and curb the growing heroin trade in the region, there are numerous other current and emerging threats that are contributing to drug abuse on Long Island. Use of Fentanyl (an opioid that is said to be 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine and about 50 times more powerful than heroin) has increased dramatically and has led to nearly 50 deaths over the past 18 months. In addition to its potency, Fentanyl’s delayed effects often cause users to think that they got a substandard dose of the drug. This causes them to take more in hopes of achieving the instant euphoria they get with regular heroin. The area has also experienced problems with methamphetamine, and continues to contend with ongoing cocaine and prescription drug addiction.

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Drug addiction leads to:

  • Decline in Physical and Emotional Health
  • Loss of Savings and Financial Security
  • Destruction of Families and Relationships
  • Decline in Community Property Value and Quality of Life
  • Incarceration and Poverty
  • And Much More

The good news is that there is always hope. Although it may seem impossible, you can overcome drug addiction and live the life you deserve. Long Island Addiction Resources is ready to help you take that first critical step toward treatment, recovery and a better tomorrow. Call us today at 855-213-4447 so we can help you or your loved find quality drug rehab on Long Island.

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Insurance May Cover Drug Addiction

At Long Island Addiction Resources, we understand the difficulty that can come with finding a quality drug rehab center. Whether it’s long waiting lists, lackluster programs, insurance roadblocks or any other obstacle, it can be very hard for users or their loved ones to find adequate help. Our experienced and compassionate customer service representatives seek to break that cycle for each client that reaches out to us. We offer a comprehensive database of quality Long Island drug rehab centers and are ready to pair you or your loved one with the option that best suits your care needs and lifestyle. We are, first and foremost, committed to making sure that our clients have quality care choices. Call us today at (855) 213-4447 so we can verify your insurance and match you with the right treatment facility.

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The Route to Sobriety

First StepThe first step in the recovery is identifying and admitting a problem, whether it’s you or a close loved one who is battling addiction. Denial can be a powerful roadblock on the path to sobriety, and it’s important that the user understands the impact of their substance use, and that they actually want to get treatment for it. Long Island Addiction Resources can help you or your loved one find a quality facility so they can quickly start getting help.

Second StepOnce a need for care has been established, patients should seek help from a quality and reputable detox facility so they can be medically stabilized prior to behavioral therapy; this process should be handled by a qualified professional that can diminish withdrawal symptoms and keep patients healthy.

Third Step – After detox, rehab and behavior modification can begin. Each patient’s rehab program will vary according to their clinical needs; however, the process always involves some level of group and individual counseling. This helps to identify the root causes of patients’ substance abuse and determine any underlying mental health issues.

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Don’t let frustration, denial or fear prevent you from taking this crucial first step. It may seem easier to just give yourself over to addiction in the short term; but quality treatment is the only way out of this nightmare. Even if you feel that you or someone you care about is too far gone to help, it’s never too late to take your life back. If you live in the Long Island area, and are fighting a losing battle with addiction, Long Island Addiction Resources is ready to help you start winning again.

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“At 41, I never dreamed I could have developed an addiction to oxy, but I just couldn’t stop on my own. Long Island Addiction Resources found me help very quickly and I was able to gradually overcome my painkiller abuse.”“Long Island Addiction Resources helped me find drug treatment for my husband. After five years of dysfunction, I finally like my marriage is on the mend. Things aren’t perfect, but he’s more committed to his recovery than ever.”“You never really know how important time and compassion are until you’re facing a drug problem. Long Island Addiction Resources provided fast help and didn’t judge me for my cocaine addiction. I celebrated first year of sobriety in October.”