Greenport | Long Island Addiction Resources

Greenport, New York

Heroin, crack, and prescription painkillers are becoming more accessible and more widely used than ever before. The physical addiction to drugs such as these can be immense. Addiction, however, is much more than it’s physical components. It effects the mental, social, societal, and many other aspects of life. If you are caught in the grip of addiction, or know someone who is, please call our help line and we can connect you with the help needed.

Drug treatment centers offer a variety of treatment, payment, and length of stay. Inpatient centers offer full time day and overnight settings along with psychiatric and social help to overcome the many aspects of addiction. These can vary anywhere from several days to several months with some even offering as long as a year or more. Depending on the medical necessities of the addicted many treatment centers, also known as rehabs, may require a detoxification. Detox centers are medically monitored shorter term establishments to treat the physical problems associated with long term drug use. Most rehabs and detox center accept private and government assisted insurance. We can assist you in finding the best treatment center for you or a loved one. Please call our helpline to get help immediately.

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Quannacut Inpatient Rehabilitation Program

Quannacut Inpatient and Outpatient programs are medically managed with treatment plans structured to meet each individual’s needs.  The treatment team is multi-disciplined with board certified physicians, licensed nurses, credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counselors, licensed social workers, recreational therapists, a registered dietitian.

Address:
Eastern Long Island Hospital 201 Manor Pl, Greenport, NY 11944
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Quannacut Addiction Services

Quannacut Inpatient and Outpatient programs are medically managed with treatment plans structured to meet each individual’s needs.  The treatment team is multi-disciplined with board certified physicians, licensed nurses, credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counselors, licensed social workers, recreational therapists, a registered dietitian.

Address:
Eastern Long Island Hospital 201 Manor Pl, Greenport, NY 11944

Narcotics Anonymous

Keepin it Green

Open- This meeting is open to addicts and non-addicts alike. All are welcome.

It Works -How and Why-This meeting is focused on discussion of the It Works -How and Why text.

Rotating Format-This meeting has a format that changes for each meeting.

Book Study-Approved N.A. Books

Living Clean-This is a discussion of the NA book Living Clean -The Journey Continues.

Address:
Holy Trinity Church Main Street at Manor Place Greenport, NY 11944

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Monday @ 7PM

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New York City has long been a major hub for drug influx and distribution. The last decade has shown a switch from solely inner city dealing to larger dispersal in the surrounding areas. Small communities like Greenport have been at the forefront of this trend. Urban drugs have hit suburban towns in a big way.

The last six years have seen the deaths resulting in drug overdoses nearly triple in Nassau County. The younger population is adversely affected by this trend. The use of opiates between the ages of 12 and 17 has also tripled. The strength of opiates, be they prescription painkillers or street drugs like heroin, have also increased in potency. Since 1990 the purity of heroin has risen by nearly sixty percent. Oxycodone and Oxycontin have largely replaced less powerful prescription painkillers. The results of these trends are debilitating and deadly for children and young adults. The majority of hospitalization for treatment of drug overdoses in in the 20 to 29 year old age bracket.

In an effort to reduce these numbers city officials have increased the availability and training of the anti opiate drug Narcan. Narcan is designed to prolong the death of a victim succumbing to opiate overdose by decreasing the drugs effect in the brain. It’s affects last about thirty minutes, enough time to hopefully get the patient to more effectual medical treatment. What was once a purely intravenous drug has been converted into a nasal spray to decrease the amount of training needed to administer Narcan, thus increasing its availability to those who need it. Today more than 30% of police squad cars and nearly all ambulances and emergency responders carry Narcan.

Efforts such as these are sadly still not enough. In late December a Greenport resident named Andrew Crenshaw, 33, died of a heroin overdose at his girlfriends home. Emergency medical technicians arrived to find the man “still alive and breathing.” They administered Narcan but unfortunately could not revive Crenshaw, who was pronounced dead shortly after. These tragedies do not occur in a vacuum, they reach the families and loved ones as well. Andrews girlfriend, Mary Lane, witnessed the entire occurrence. “He came home like that, he couldn’t walk…We were supposed to get married in February. I finally find someone that was a wonderful person and this is how it turns out.”

Addiction is not limited to dangerous areas or congested cities. It is not found only in the poorest or most violent parts of America. What was once mistakenly seen as the image of the homeless and disheveled addict is slowly coming to the light of reality. Drug addiction is everywhere. It effects our towns, cities, families, and friends. There is always hope. The stories and statistics are grim, but the resources and support for recovery has never been stronger. If you are caught in the horrible cycle of addiction, call us today.

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