Ronkonkoma | Long Island Addiction Resources

Ronkonkoma, New York

Seeking treatment for drug and alcohol addiction is the most critical decision an individual can make. It is likely if not typical for the life of an addict to entail a life of turmoil, violence, and despair. It is not an isolated issue. This important decision will allow them to lead active and fulfilling lives in their family, workplace, and community. Drug and alcohol abuse treatment is not “one size fits all”, therefore it is best to speak to an addictions professional and determine the best approach. If you are unsure if your insurance provider offers alcohol and drug treatment benefits, you can call us at our toll free number for a free confidential benefits check, or by contacting your insurance provider directly.

Addiction is associated with other detrimental behaviors such as criminal activity and violence. Recovery from addiction is a long-term process that often requires several episodes of treatment and ongoing support from family and/or community. Teens have been snorting or shooting heroin in alarming numbers across Long Island in recent years. A person suffering from heroin withdrawal will do just about anything to get their next fix including taking someone’s life, as uncharacteristic as it may be.

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Narcotics Anonymous

12 Steps to Serenity

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 discussion of the Twelve Steps of NA. This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Address:
Islip Town Beach Pavilion,
299 Rosevale Ave., Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

Time: Thursday @ 8 PM

Narcotics Anonymous

Recovery In Ronkonkoma

This meeting is open to addicts and non-addicts alike. All are welcome. This meeting is focused on discussion of the Basic Text of Narcotics Anonymous. This meeting has a format that consists of each person who shares picking the next person. This meeting is lead by a speaker, then opened for participation by attendees. Approved N.A. Books.

Address:
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
307 Hawkins Ave, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

Time: Weds @ 7:30 PM

Narcotics Anonymous

It’s Casual By The Lake

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 discussion of the Twelve Steps of NA.
Address:
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
307 Hawkins Ave, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Time: Tuesday @ 8 PM

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Young, impressionable teens use drugs and alcohol as a means of fitting in. These behaviors are a detriment to the young person’s growth and well being. Just because someone is abusing drugs and alcohol, doesn’t mean it is obvious. Often times these behaviors are masked by an ability to still do well in school and social activities, however. Most addicts may start off using sporadically, here and there, and it may seem innocent enough. However, using drugs and alcohol as a means of masking bigger, underlying issues soon becomes progressively worse.

Under the guise of a local business eight individuals ranging from 19 to 32 years old were arrested in a drug bust and were all charged – at the minimum – with criminal possession of a controlled substance. Members of the community had their suspicions and spoke up, however a large amount of criminal activity goes on unnoticed. Police said an estimated $15,000 worth of heroin, crack cocaine, and marijuana was seized. Loaded handguns and other weapons were also discovered. Drug addiction perpetuates a culture of violence and criminal activity. Raising awareness is key to solving the issues at hand.

Drug addiction affects more than just the lives of the addict. A man and woman were arrested in Suffolk County after being pulled over for several traffic infractions. A large amount of heroin was found in the vehicle along with their five-month-old child. The man admitted to being under the influence of marijuana. The man and woman face several charges including endangering the welfare of a child.

In another story, a drug bust occurred at a supplier’s house where anywhere from 5 to 10 children lived at any given time. Lethal amounts of heroin were found scattered about and next to the crib where one child slept. The house was a distribution point for heroin pickups by local drug dealers. As many as five dealers would visit the house on a daily basis. Hypodermic needles were also found outside.

It is in an individual’s best interest to seek help and support immediately, before the behaviors and consequences become worse, hostile and frightening. Successful recovery is attainable and accessible. The journey starts with a single step and commitment to achieving a better life, free from addiction. Those who have successfully recovered oftentimes go on to help those who are on a similar path to self-destruction. There is a lot to be said about the power of seeking treatment.

The possibility of leading a life free from addiction is within everyone’s reach. Former addicts can continue on with their education and start good careers and families. It is important to know what resources are out there in the community. The numbers and stories of addiction and violence are shocking, but there is help and a community of people willing and able to provide assistance and services for those in need and struggling. If you or someone you know can relate to any of the above, call us on our toll-free hotline for a confidential benefits check and a clinical assessment.

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East Rockaway Group

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

Thursdays From 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM Meeting Type S = Step meeting

Saturdays From 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM Meeting Type O = Open meeting

Address: Bethany Congregational Church 100 Main St. East Rockaway, NY 11518.