Valley Stream | Long Island Addiction Resources

Valley Stream, New York

Seeking treatment for alcohol and drug addiction is a huge step. It is a decision that can change your life forever. This decision should be taken very seriously and approached with an educated understanding of what your goals for treatment are. When seeking treatment for alcoholism and drug addiction, it is crucial to find the best treatment available to you in order to properly assess and understand what your recovery goals are, you will want to speak to an addictions professional, for a pre-assessment. Most treatment centers will work with the majority of health insurance providers. If you are unaware if your insurance provider offers alcohol and drug treatment benefits. You may call our toll free number and speak with an addictions professional and receive a free confidential benefits check. You can also reach out to your health insurance provider directly.

Millions of Americans claim to either have a problem with drugs or alcohol, or have had a problem in the past. In 1956 the Center for Disease Control (CDC), labeled alcoholism as a disease. Unlike other diseases like cancer or diabetes, alcoholism and addiction cary a negative stigma. It is the only disease that much of society resents the sufferer for having. It is important to rember this when trying to help loved ones living in active drug addiction.

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VALLEY STREAM LOOK TO THIS DAY

Tuesdays From 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Meeting Type B = Beginners meeting

Thursdays From 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Meeting Type O = Open meeting

Address:
Grace Methodist School 21 South Franklin Avenue, NY 11580

Narcotics Anonymous

A.M. NA

This meeting is open to addicts and non-addicts alike. All are welcome. This meeting is focused on the needs of new members of NA. This meeting invites participation by all attendees.

Address:
Valley Stream Presbyterian Church 130 Central Ave. Valley Stream, NY 11580

Time: 

Saturday @ 10:30AM

Narcotics Anonymous

Recovery by Sunrise

This meeting is open to addicts and non-addicts alike. All are welcome. Well-behaved, supervised children are welcome. This meeting has a format that changes for each meeting. This meeting is lead by a speaker, then opened for participation by attendees.

Address:
Valley Stream Presbyterian Church 130 Central Ave. Valley Stream, NY 11580

Narcotics Anonymous

Serenity Sunday

This meeting is open to addicts and non-addicts alike. All are welcome. This meeting is focused on the needs of new members of NA. This meeting invites participation by all attendees.

Address:
Valley Stream Presbyterian Church 130 Central Ave. Valley Stream, NY 11580

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Valley Stream is just one of the cities in Nassau county that has been affected by the rise of heroin and prescription opioids abuse. In the year 2014 there were over 190 fatal overdoses in Nassau county. The situation has become such a problem there has been a public out-cry to come up with solutions to combat this epidemic. In 2012 Edward P. Mangano launched a free public Narcan training program. The goal of the program is to teach the citizens of Nassau county the signs of opioid overdose to reverse the effects attributed to it with the anit-opiod drug Narcan. Local law enforcement and other first responders are also carrying Narcan the opiate blocker to help prevent fatal overdoses.

Timothy Kroll died from a heroin overdose in 2009. Four years earlier he had gone to a pain management clinic for his migraines and was prescribed oxycodone. Tim, like so many others who turned to heroin when the state started cracking down on pain clinics. The heroin that sold on the streets was far cheaper and more accessible. The heroin epidemic has hit Valley Stream and other areas on long island NY hard since 2009The clinical services Director for the long Island Council on Alcoholism and drug dependence known by the acronym LICADD stated long Island is losing a person a day to an overdose.

Joe had his first drink at 12. Joe and his friends were hanging around a convenient store trying to find someone to buy them beer. They finally found someone to purchase it for them, and they went across the street into the woods and proceeded to get drunk. Not long after Joe started smoking marijuana, he was getting high almost every day and become accustomed to being stoned. He liked smoking pot for a while, but he was interested in trying stronger substances,

In school his friends were taking opiates like OxyContin, which were very expensive. He became addicted to prescription pain killers by the time he was a sophomore in high school. But they were really expensive for a high school kid, he needed a cheaper alternative. A year later he found heroin which was much cheaper.

Tom started drinking when he was 10 years old. His friend’s parents went away for the weekend and Tom and his friend broke into garage and stole a six pack of beer. That was the first time he got drunk, but would not be his last. Tom progressed to marijuana and then prescription opiates, and finally heroin.

Nobody starts using heroin because they are intrigued by the lifestyle connected to heroin addiction. Most people start the same way by getting hooked on prescription opiates and when they run out they turn to heroin.

If you or someone you know is battling with addiction There is help available. Call us for a free confidential benefits on our toll-free number and we will help you determine what type of treatment is right for you. Call us now.

Call Us Today! (855) 213-4447 Help is Waiting.