Lindenhurst | Long Island Addiction Resources

Lindenhurst,New York

Addiction is a horrible disease that effects the lives of millions of Americans every year. In 1956 The Center for Disease Control (CDC), classified alcoholism a disease and has been slowly recognized as such ever since. It is not just the addicts themselves that are affected by the disease of addiction though. The friends and family members, the employers and neighbors, everyone who’s lives come in contact with the addict are affected. Unlike other diseases like cancer or diabetes, the general reaction of those who’s lives are directly affected by the alcoholic or addict, is anger resentment, frustration and distrust. These emotions are usually a reaction to the addicts selfish, anti-social and sometimes illegal behavior.

We are now, more than any other time in history, learning how to treat the disease of addiction and help families recover as well. Treatment centers offer a wide spectrum of care that will cater to an addict’s specific needs. So it is best to speak to an addiction professional and receive a pre-assessment so we can determine what type of treatment is right for you. Most health insurance providers will work with treatment. If you are not sure if your health insurance offers drug and alcohol treatment benefits, call us at our toll-free number for a free consultation and benefits check.

Heroin use has exploded throughout Lindenhurst, and the rest of Long Island. Addictions professionals are seeing children as young as 12 strung out on heroin. Many of these kids are from seemingly good, middle class, suburban families. Experts say several factors have contributed to this “perfect storm” of addiction, among them are proximity to major airports and transportation centers. The statewide crackdown on prescription pain killers has in effect pushed more young people to seek cheaper more accessible alternatives. Which brings heroin into play. This appears to be the national trend, and not just in Lindenhurst.

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LINDENHURST FREEDOM

Mondays From 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Meeting Type S = Step meeting

Mondays From 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Meeting Type OD = Open Discussion meeting

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

Thursdays From 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Meeting Type B = Beginners meeting

Thursdays From 8:15 PM to 9:15 PM
Meeting Type C = Closed Discussion meeting

Mondays From 8:15 PM to 9:15 PM
Meeting Type S = Step meeting

Address:
Rainbow Center 293 Buffalo Ave, Lindenhurst, NY 11757

Narcotics Anonymous

Strictly The Steps

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 the needs of new members of NA. This meeting is focused on discussion of the Twelve Steps of NA.

Address:
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church 210 S Wellwood Ave, Lindenhurst, NY 11757

Time:

Thursday @ 8PM

Narcotics Anonymous

Be Courageous

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

Address:
Lindenhurst Youth Services Board 177 Smith St, Lindenhurst, NY 11757

Time:

Tuesday @ 7:30PM

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

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says, US drug poisoning deaths in evolving heroin have went up 45% from 2006 to 2010. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) states that, the amount of heroin seized on the south east border of the United States has increased over 230% from 2008 to 2012. With the rise in accidently fatal overdoses steadily climbing, the age group of the people affected by these overdoses is getting younger. Most of this increase was in the age group of 15 to 24, while all other age groups death rates are either staying the same or going down according to the CDC. It has become so bad in Long Island that officials have dubbed the Long Island Expressway the “heroin highway”.

Jessica Neeley ended up homeless as a result of her addiction to heroin. She bounced from place, to place, she didn’t know when or where she was going to take her next shower. She constantly had to look over her shoulder, paranoid that she had warrants out for her arrest. The worst of it was finding ways and means to get more money, to pay for the drug that stripped her of her children, home, and job. She knew she could die, but she didn’t care. She felt like she wasn’t lucky enough to die, she wanted the heroin to kill her.

Now 15-months sober, Neeley’s stressors are far more routine. She is no longer worried about not getting heroin, and becoming dope sick. She worries about simple things like doing chores, and taking care of her children. Jessica is doing everything she is supposed to do, taking all of the suggestions from her support group.

Jessica Neeley is back in her children’s lives, has a full-time job taking phone calls, from active addicts trying to find help. She gets to be the voice of reason and understanding. She is done with heroin and is in love with being clean. She hopes that others will see that sobriety is attainable, and that there is freedom from active addiction. There are success stories, and she doesn’t want hers to go unheard so that others might get some hope out of it. She doesn’t care who knows that her name is Jessica, and she is a recovering heroin addict.

If you live in Lindenhurst, and are interested in finding the help with your alcohol or drug problem. Call our toll-free number and speak with an addictions professional. We will help you find the right treatment center for you. You can stop using and find a new way of life.

 

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