Aquebogue | Long Island Addiction Resources

Aquebogue, New York

Suffolk County is neighbors with New York City, which historically and presently is a national hub for the import of illicit drugs. They enter into the city and overflow into the surrounding areas, causing havoc for not only law enforcement but also families that find themselves caught up in the web of the drug trade and the horrors of addiction as well.

Opiate addiction in the United States has been on the rise steadily for years, in fact in 2014 it was the leading cause of death due to overdose with 25,000 attributed to prescription drugs alone. In Suffolk County, the medical examiner’s office states that over the past 4 years opiate related overdose has increased 300%. With such staggering numbers, The Opiate Overdose Prevention Program has been put forth to help with the fallout created by the opiate epidemic. The program utilizes Narcan, an anti-opiate drug which when used properly can save the lives of those experiencing and overdose. Those involved are educated how to properly administer the drug to those that need it but also train them in the warning signs and symptoms related to opiate addiction. As much good as this program has done it cannot and will not stop the problem all together, drug dealers and addicts will still be searching for their fix.

Again, due to its proximity to New York City, towns like Aquebogue are directly in the line of fire for addiction and all of the problems that go along with it. In Suffolk County the age of first use for heroin continue to get younger and younger. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, “About 11.6 percent of teenagers think it is easy to get heroin, and it is available to them.” With the price of heroin in Suffolk County at 7$ per bag, it’s no wonder that teens are being sucked up in to the vicious cycle of heroin addiction. With prices that low paired with the high that heroin offers these numbers are set only to increase exponentially.

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Aquebogue Thursday Night Meeting

Big Book Study.

Address:
Thurs 6:00 p.m.

Old Steeple Community Church
656 Main Road
Aquebogue, NY 11931

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Aquebogue Freedom Group

Tuesday – Grapevine Meeting Second Tuesday, Alternates between Step Group and Big Book Study

Saturday – Traditions Group Last Saturday

Address:
Old Steeple Community Church
656 Main Rd
Aquebogue, NY 11931

Narcotics Anonymous

Wish You Were Here

This meeting is open to addicts and non-addicts alike. All are welcome. This meeting invites participation by all attendees. This meeting has a format that changes for each meeting. This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Address:

Wed 8:00 p.m.
Old Steeple Community Church
656 Main Rd, Aquebogue, NY 11931

Narcotics Anonymous

Miracle Women

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. This meeting is focused on topics encountered by women in NA.
Address:
Tues 7:30 p.m.
Old Steeple Community Church
656 Main Rd, Aquebogue, NY 11931

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These drugs just don’t come out of thin air either, there are large networks of drug rings moving this poison in and out of Suffolk County on a daily basis. With such a high profit margin these drug dealers are becoming brash and certainly not concerned with consequence. For example, John Rasanen 28, of Aquebogue, was a mid-level cocaine and marijuana dealer operating in Suffolk County was shot dead when police raided his home. After a 6 month investigation authorities raided his home, when doing so he blatantly disregarded polices commands as he rushed for fire arm in his house, he was shot dead by the officers. With these kinds of people operating in the County, one can see just how serious the problem has become, dealers are willing to go to any length to protect their profit margins and continue to deal drugs.

The drug trade finds it ways into every level of society, no one is immune to the enticing quick money that comes with the illicit trade. Michael Troyan, 37, from Suffolk County, worked as a physician’s assistant and was charged with writing illegal prescriptions to drug dealers who then sold large quantities of the painkiller oxycodone. Police stated that between 2011 and 2015 he was responsible for the availability of 60,000 oxycodone pills. Which found their way into the hands of opiate addicts across the county.

As you can see in Aquebogue and Suffolk County as a whole are being ravaged by drugs. Both through its addicts and its dealers. These are just two examples of a daily struggle that law enforcement and residents face on a daily basis. With so many avenues for drugs to become available to addicts on Long Island it’s no wonder that the problem has escalated to this point. It truly is a vicious cycle.

Information and education is the best way to combat this issue, to those that are struggling there is a way out, there is help available. Resources are available for those that seek it to help them find a way out of active addiction. As many horror stories as there are in regards to overdose and death there are those of hope and recovery. If you or a loved one is struggling with the disease of addiction call our hotline and we can help shine a light into recovery and help you get the process started.

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