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Franklin Square, New York

Finding treatment for alcohol and drug addiction in the Franklin Square area is possible. Many treatment centers have specific requirements for patients to successfully complete their programs. Individual based therapy, as well as therapy in group setting. Therapy is common tool practiced by recovery centers to address addiction, and all it accompanying symptoms. It is best to speak with an addictions professional and receive an assessment to determine what program is right for you. Most treatment centers will work with private health insurance providers. If you are not aware whether your insurance provider offers alcohol and drug treatment benefits, you can call us at our toll free number for a free confidential benefits check, or by contacting your health insurance provider directly.

Addiction is a serious illness that is affecting the lives of millions of Americans every year. Studies have shown, that 10% of the population claims that they either have, or had, a problem with alcohol or drugs. We often think that pharmaceutical drugs are safe because our doctors provide them to us. The majority of people who eventually turn to heroin, start with prescription pain killers. Once they become physically dependent on them, it becomes more likely that they will turn to heroin as a cheaper, more accessible alternative. Non-addicts have the ability to ween off prescription pain medicine, although they may experience discomfort. They do not suffer with the disease of addiction and are able to work through any discomfort with relative ease. Addicts on the other hand have a completely different mindset. Putting mood or mind altering substances in their body triggers obsession and compulsion to use more and more, despite the negative impact it has on their lives.

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FRANKLIN SQUARE GIFT OF SERENITY

Sundays From 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Meeting Type B = Beginners meeting

Saturdays From 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Meeting Type BB = Big Book meeting

Mondays From 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Meeting Type S = Step meeting

Thursdays From 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Meeting Type C = Closed Discussion meeting

Sundays From 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Meeting Type O = Open meeting

Mon=T last Mon., Thu.=Topic Meeting

Address:
SAINT JAMES THE JUST

858 Roosevelt St Franklin Square, NY 11010 United States

Narcotics Anonymous

Surrender Group

This meeting is open to addicts and non-addicts alike. All are welcome.  This meeting is based upon a topic chosen by a speaker or by group conscience.

Address:
Wesley United Methodist Church 619 Fenworth Blvd, Franklin Square, NY 11010

Time: 

Friday @ 8PM

Narcotics Anonymous

It Works How And Why

This meeting is closed to non-addicts. You should attend only if you believe that you may have a problem with substance abuse.  This meeting is focused on discussion of the It Works -How and Why text. This meeting has a format that consists of each person who shares picking the next person. This meeting has a format that changes for each meeting.  This meeting is focused on discussion of the Twelve Steps of NA.  This meeting is focused on discussion of the Twelve Traditions of NA.  Approved N.A. Books.

Address:
Wesley United Methodist Church 619 Fenworth Blvd, Franklin Square, NY 11010

Time: 

Wednesday @ 7:15PM

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Joe started drinking when he was 12 years old. He was hanging around a convenient store and found someone to buy beer for him and his friends. They got the beer and crossed the street and went into the woods and got drunk. Joe started smoking marijuana when he was 13 years old. He was getting high regularly and become accustomed to being stoned. He like to smoking pot, but he needed a stronger fix.

His friends were taking the prescription opiate OxyContin, which sold for $80 to $100 a pill, he became addicted to prescription pain killers by the time he was 16 years old. But they were too expensive and he needed a cheaper alternative. At the age of 17, he found heroin which was much cheaper, $5 to $20 a bag.

Tom had his first beer at the age of 10. His friend’s family was away for the weekend and he broke into house, stole a six pack out of the garage, and proceeded to get drunk. Tom moved on to marijuana and prescription opiates, and finally heroin. Prescriptions drugs lead to his heroin use.

Both Tom and Joe started drinking to fit in with their peers “It was a cool thing” Joe said. When they started using heroin it did not take much to get high. Soon their bodies became accustomed to the opiate and the needed more of the drug to get the same affects. They built such a high tolerance that they needed dozens of packets a week. In his early 20s, Joe was injecting $250 worth of heroin a day. Tom had a similarly severe, doing 15-20 bags every day. Their diseases kept progressing.

Both men said that dealing heroin to support your habit is a common thing in Long Island. Heroin sells for double the price in Long Island than in New York city. They would buy bundles for $60 to $70, and sell them in the suburbs of Franklin Square, at malls, and in the parking lots of fast food restaurants for $20 a bag keeping the rest for themselves. They wanted to stop, but every time they would try, they would end up using even more than before they tried to stop. Both Joe and Tom are clean today. They eventually found help, but it was a long a painful path to get there.

If you or someone you know is suffering from alcohol or drug addiction call us on our toll free number and speak to one of our addiction professionals. You too can find the help you need.

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