Greenlawn | Long Island Addiction Resources

Greenlawn, New York

Greenlawn, like many areas of Suffolk county, has seen a steady risie in drug use and sales. It has become another in a long line of communities hit hard by the rising drug epidemic. What were once considered inner city drugs, such as crack and heroin, are making their way into smaller towns and cities. These highly addictive substances are becoming more and more available. It is not just these frightening substances that account for all of addiction. “Softer” drugs like marijuana and alcohol have a long history of causing dependence. Fortunately treatment options are available in a way never before seen. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction please call our hot-line. We have the resources, information, and experience to help.

There are two main locals designed for the treatment of addiction. If the drug of use has strong physical components attached to withdrawal then a detoxification center, or Detox, is usually recommended. This can be either a hospital or a private location with medical staff trained to monitor and alleviate these physical symptoms. After this three to twenty one day stay, or if detox is not needed, the next course of treatment is usually a rehabilitation center, or Rehab. This can range from several weeks to several months. Rehab focuses on the mental and behavioral aspects of drug use in a program to educate and plan for long term sobriety. To find a course of action that can best help you or a loved one please call out hot-line today. Dealing with the reality of addiction is extremely difficult. We can help make the transition to recovery as easy as possible.

Greenlawn has seen the same disturbing trend as much of Suffolk county and Long Island. The last decade has seen a sharp increase in prescription pill and heroin abuse, resulting in numerous fatal and near fatal overdoses. This statistics on death by drug abuse have risen by almost 300% since 2010. The teenage and young adult population has seen the worst increase. Between the ages of 12 and 17 the use or abuse of heroin has more than tripled. Hospitals report that more than half of their overdose patients are between 20 and 29 years old.

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GREENLAWN HUNTINGTON STATION

Monday – 1:30 pm – Big Book Study

Tuesday – 7:00 pm – Closed Discussion

Wednesday – 1:30 pm – Closed Discussion

Thursday – 7:00 pm – Big Book Study

Friday – 1:30 pm – Step Study Group

Address:
Knights of Columbus 24 Boulevard Ave Greenlawn, NY 11740

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CENTERPORT UNITY AT GREENLAWN

Monday – 7:00 pm – Big Book Study Thursday – 7:30 pm – Step Study Group

Address:
First Presbyterian Church 497 Pulaski Rd Greenlawn, NY 11740

Narcotics Anonymous

Wonder Women

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 invites participation by all attendees. This meeting has a fixed sharing order (usually a circle.) This meeting has sharing time limited by a timer. This meeting is focused on topics encountered by women in NA. This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Address:
First Presbyterian Church 497 Pulaski Road, Greenlawn, NY 11740

Time:

Friday @ 6:30PM

Narcotics Anonymous

Male Chauvinist

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 invites participation by all attendees. This meeting is focused on topics encountered by men in NA. This meeting has a fixed sharing order (usually a circle.) This meeting has sharing time limited by a timer. This meeting is based upon a topic chosen by a speaker or by group conscience. This meeting is wheelchair accessible. Sharing Limited to 4 minutes each, and assigned by arrival time. Come early, share early. Come late, share late.

Address:
First Presbyterian Church 497 Pulaski Road, Greenlawn, NY 11740

Time:

Friday @ 6:30PM

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The results of these statistics are seen all around the community. A Suffolk county officer was responding to an incident at a local supermarket when he came across an unidentified 20-year-old male. The man was parked in the parking lot and unconscious behind the wheel. When the officer attempted to rouse the male he was unresponsive and showing signs of respiratory arrest, a sign of opiate overdose. The officer administered Narcan, a drug used to block the effects of opiates in the brain and essentially stop an overdose while it is happening, but was unsuccessful in reviving the man. Emergency responders were called, and upon arrival they too administered Narcan with no result. The young man was finally taken to a hospital where a third dose of Narcan finally revived him.

This story reflects not only the all too common use of narcotics in Greenlawn, but also the potency of the drugs available. Since 1990 the strength of Heroin in the Eastern United states has risen by almost 60%, with similar trends seen with cocaine and other street drugs. Heroin is also often found cut with Fentanyl, a synthetic opiate that is about 100 times stronger than Morphine.

Overdoses in Greenlawn are not resigned to age or income. Earlier this year a 47-year-old man identified as Jeff Shickler was found unconscious with his wife in their Glenview Avenue home. They were both overdosed on heroin and were found by their teenage son. He called 911, and dispatchers arrived to treat the couple. Jeff Shickler was unable to be revived and was pronounced dead on arrival, his wife was held in critical condition.

This is the horrifying reality of this epidemic. It is not just the individuals effected, it is whole families and whole communities. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction there is hope. There are a large range of treatment options available in your community and all over the country. There are support groups held in almost every town in America. No one else needs to die, and no one has to face this alone. Please call our help line and we can walk you through the treatment options available.

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