Farmingdale, New York
Recovery from alcohol and drug Addiction is a difficult task, but millions of addicts have sought help and found it, a real testament to other struggling addicts that recovery is possible. In 1956 the center for disease control (CDC) declared that alcoholism is a disease. Society knows very little about the nature of this insidious and often fatal illness. If you have a problem with alcohol or drugs and want help. Cal us on our toll free number and speak to addiction professional.
Treatment programs offer a broad continuum or care that will help alcoholics and addicts find the solution they need to help them overcome the vicious cycle of active addiction. It is best to speak with an addictions professional to determine what your recovery needs may be. While the goal of most treatment centers is to help you develop the tools necessary to live a substance free and productive life. Every program has different requirements that the clients must meet, in order for them to successfully complete their program. Treatment usually last between 1-6 months, this would be considered short term treatment. Long term treatment lasts anywhere from 6-18 months. But do not be discouraged by that lengthy commitment. Most long term treatment centers are usually accompanied with a court order. Some treatment centers cater to specific gender needs E.g. (male only, female only or co-ed). Most recovery centers will work with private insurance providers. If you are not sure if your insurance provider offers drug and alcohol treatment benefits, you can contact us at our toll free number for a free and confidential benefits check.
Farmingdale is just one of the areas in Nassau county that is suffering from the horrors of heroin and opioid abuse. In 2014 there was over 190 accidental fatal overdoses connected to heroin and other prescription drugs. It has become so bad that in 2012, Executive Edward P. Mongona launched a free public Narcan training program the goal of which is to teach citizens the signs of opioid overdose to reverse the effects. This is a major step towards understanding and treating addiction as a public health crisis, but this is not enough. More Education and understanding of how the disease of addiction effects our society and its victims will help us to learn more effective ways to treat this horrible disease.
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Saint Thomas Episcopal Church of Farmingdale
Tuesdays From 7:15 PM to 8:15 PM
Meeting Type S = Step meeting
Fridays From 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Meeting Type C = Closed Discussion meeting
Farmingdale United Methodist Church 407 Main St, Farmingdale, NY 11735
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485 Conklin Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735, United States
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Linda Diorio’s 18-year-old son Erik died of an accidental fatal overdose. With the nightmare of losing her son to heroin, she said it was, “a tragedy you don’t wish on any parent,” Diorio encourages parent to reach out to the services available in the community and watch for signs of drug abuse in their children.
Erik Diorio died after battling with heroin addiction. His death proceeded the fatal overdose of Natalie Ciappa of Massapequa. Her death helped with the creation of a bill in Suffolk and Nassau counties. The bill includes notifying school districts of heroin related arrests in the area by sharing the information on these arrest between counties. Since the death of her son, Linda Diorio is now on a mission to save other children. Parents often blame themselves when these tragedies happen to their children. She states, “You can’t place blame, you have to get past that,’ and figure out how to fix the problem.” Erik went to a detox center then a rehab, but left after a few days and overdosed shortly thereafter. Erik had over 500 people at his wake. He was a funny, charming, and creative young man. She states, “I hugged each young person and whispered in their ear, ‘Just think about what you’re doing,'”
If you or your loved one is suffering from the horrors of addiction. We urge you to reach out for help. The time is now to take a stand and stop the dark insanity that accompanies a life of active addiction. Millions of American’s have sought help and found the help they need. The old expression that “once an addict always an addict” can be smashed. You can stop using, change your thinking, learn how to cope with life on life’s terms and become happy. Call our toll-free hotline for a free confidential benefits check. The road to recovery starts with one phone call.