Mastic | Long Island Addiction Resources

Mastic, New York

Making a decision to get help with your alcohol a drug addiction is a very important choice. For most addicts who seek help, it could possibly be the most significant choice they have made in years, sometimes even in all of their lives. Every day people in Mastic are either beginning their journey of recovery, or maintaining their already achieved sobriety.  All addicts and alcoholics start out the same way, by making a decision. At first the process can be frightening but ultimately the choice to get help will save your life. Recovery can be achieved today and there are millions of recovering addicts and alcoholics around the world to prove it.

Treatment centers offer a broad continuum of care that will cater to your specific needs for recovery. When seeking treatment, it is best to speak to an addictions professional so you can get a better understanding of what your needs are. The ultimate goal of treatment is for the addict to gain freedom from active addiction and to gain the tools necessary to learn how to live life on life’s terms, without the use of drugs. Not all treatment centers are the same. Every treatment center has different requirements that must be met to gain and successfully complete their program. Speaking to an addictions professional will help you gain a better understanding of what type of treatment is best for you. Most health insurance providers will work with treatment centers. If you are not sure if your insurance provider offers alcohol and drug benefits, call or toll-free number for a free confidential benefits’ check.

Mastic is just one of the cities in Suffolk County that has been affected by the rise of heroin and prescription opioids abuse. In the year 2014, there were over 70 fatal overdoses in Suffolk county and the numbers keep going up. Long Island has become one of the hardest hit areas in the country with this epidemic. They are averaging at least 1 death per day on the Island due to acute heroin intoxication. The situation has become so dire they have started training residents how to administer Narcan when they see the warning signs of a possible heroin overdose.

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MASTIC THE ONLY REQUIREMENT

Mondays From 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Meeting Type OD = Open Discussion meeting

Tuesdays From 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Meeting Type S = Step meeting

Thursdays From 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Meeting Type C = Closed Discussion meeting

Fridays From 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Meeting Type BB = Big Book meeting

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

Saturdays From 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Meeting Type C = Closed Discussion meeting

Address:
Brookhaven Mastic Community Center 15 Herkimer St, Mastic, NY 11950

Narcotics Anonymous

Raw Recovery

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

Beginners-This meeting is focused on the needs of new members of NA.

Children under Supervision-Well-behaved, supervised children are welcome.

Informational Pamphlet-This meeting is focused on discussion of one or more Informational Pamphlets.

Speaker/Discussion-This meeting is lead by a speaker, then opened for participation by attendees.

Timer-This meeting has sharing time limited by a timer.

Wheelchair-This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Book Study-Approved N.A. Books

Address:
Herkimer Recreation Center 15 Herkimer Street Mastic, NY 11950

Time:

Monday, Friday @ 7PM

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

Timothy Kroll died from a heroin overdose in 2009. He was introduced to prescription opiates four years prior when he went to a pain management clinic for migraines. Like so many others, Tim turned to heroin when the state began cracking down on pain management clinics. Heroin was far cheaper and more accessible than the pills he was taking. The heroin epidemic has hit Mastic and other areas on long Island NY, hard since 2009.

At the age of 12 Joe had his first drink. Joe was hanging out with his friends in front of a convenience store trying to find someone to buy them beer. When they found someone to buy the beer for them, they went into the woods and got drunk for the first time. At 13-years-old, Joe started smoking pot. He liked smoking pot for a while but eventually he started getting curious about heavier substances.
His friends at school were taking prescription pills and he wanted to fit in, so he started taking OxyContin. He found himself addicted to the pills but they were too expensive for a high school student, and he needed a cheaper alternative. A year later he found heroin.

At the age of 10, Tom had his first drink. His friend’s parents were out of town, and he broke into their garage and stole a six pack of beer, that was his first time he got drunk. Like so many others, his using progressed form drinking to marijuana to prescription opiates, and finally heroin. Both men are now clean and live to tell others how they gained and maintain their sobriety. Nobody starts using heroin because they are intrigued by the lifestyle connected to heroin addiction. Most people start the same; they get hooked on prescription opiates, and when they run out, they turn to heroin.

If you have a problem with alcohol or drugs and are tired of living to use and using to live, call our addictions professionals at our toll-free number for a free confidential benefits check. Let us help you start your journey towards recovery from drugs and alcohol today.

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