Port Jefferson, New York
The decision to seek out treatment for drug and alcohol addiction is the first and most important step on the road to recovery. Addiction and its consequences are affecting our communities now more then ever and its up to you to do something about it. Treatment centers offer a wide variety of help, so in order to properly assess your needs, place us a call so we can help determine the most optimal care possible. Most drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers work with private insurers. If you’re not sure if your personal insurance covers this type of treatment, you can contact us for a confidential benefits check. You can also directly contact your insurance company to provide the same information.
The United States is seeing an unprecedented rise is alcoholism and drug use. Drugs are flooding into the states resulting in a nationwide epidemic. Heroin and other opioids are the number one cause of fatal overdoses in the United States. The rate of heroin related overdose deaths has increased roughly 300 percent between 2002 and 2013. Between this same time span the number of people addicted to heroin has doubled. Between 2008 and 2011 there were about 1.1 million emergency room visits for drug poisoning. Heroin and other opiates certainly don’t discriminate, affecting the rich and the poor, the old and the young. However young adults are being affected by the drug epidemic more than any other demographic, estimating a 100 percent increase in heroin use in ages 18-25. In effort to mitigate fatal overdoses, Long Island authorities have distributing Narcon, an anti-opiate aimed to counter fatal overdoses. Narcon has been a success to a certain extent in that the persisting problems of drug trafficking and non-fatal overdoses continue.
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Mather Memorial Hospital Detox
Mather is one of a few hospitals on Long Island to offer a continuum of inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services for both adolescents and adults. It is the only acute care hospital in Suffolk County with an adolescent psychiatric unit and an adolescent partial hospitalization program.
John T. Mather Memorial Hospital
75 N Country Rd, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Hope On High Street
Hope House Ministries
1313 Main St, Port Jefferson NY
Serious About Recovery
This meeting is open to addicts and non-addicts alike. All are welcome. This meeting is focused on discussion of the Just For Today text. This meeting is lead by a speaker, then opened for participation by attendees.
Conference Room #2
St. Charles Hospital
200 Belle Terre Rd
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Time: Sunday @ 6:30PM
Open To Traditions
This meeting is open to addicts and non-addicts alike. All are welcome. This meeting has a format that changes for each meeting. This meeting is focused on discussion of the Twelve Steps of NA. This meeting is focused on discussion of the Twelve Traditions of NA.
Pax Christe Hospitality Center
255 Oakland Ave
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Time: Sunday @ 10AM
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Due to the influx of drugs from South America, the east coast is bearing the brunt of the issue. New York in particular is seeing the largest rise in heroin and other opioid use than ever before. The drugs are finding their way into the city invariably being distributed into the suburbs, and into small towns like Port Jefferson. Drugs are becoming readily available and increasingly easier to acquire for anyone who is looking. Countless drug related arrested, DWI’s, and violent crimes have been the recent story of Port Jefferson. Just last January, Suffolk county police apprehended two suspects seizing 730 grams of cocaine, 318 grams of heroin, 36 grams of oxycodone, and $200,000 in cash. The suspects, father and son, will face criminal charges and probable life sentences in prison.
Recovering addict and Port Jefferson resident Brett exclaimed in a recent interview “I ripped through the lives of the people closest to me and became a shell of the person I had been. I welcomed death openly”. From the depths of despondency Brett overcame his addiction and now works in a hospitals cancer center for children. A now sober Brett believes “the message here is that recovery is possible. Even for a person as hopeless as myself.”
Port Jefferson is turning into an example of drugs infecting a small town in America. Although the statistics are startling, anyone suffering from addiction must still remain optimistic. Stories like Brett’s exemplify the possibility of recovery regardless of how hopeless someone’s situation may seem. Modern medicine coupled with an enhanced understanding of addiction makes promise of successful recovery more likely than ever before. Drug addiction doesn’t need to continue to destroy individuals, families, and communities. With drug addiction at its height so is the fight against this deadly disease. If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction you owe it to yourself to reach out for assistance. The first step on the journey to recovery is simple, call out toll-free hotline for a free consultation.