Sayville, New York
Treatment is the only answer for an individual trying to escape from drug and alcohol addiction. Finding a treatment program which is customized to your individual needs is a key factor in taking the first step to recovery. The individual must be committed to achieving sobriety and it takes work and sacrifice, but in the end when you can see a life beyond addiction it will be worth it.
If you take a close look there is a dark side to the picturesque beachside town of Sayville. Sayville is one of the many communities on Long Island affected by the ongoing epidemic of substance abuse. The residents of Sayville have been exposed to the epidemic of drug abuse they have heard about on the news, now it’s their own “backyard”. Ricard Rifino Jr was a Sayville resident who was arrested as part of a “tabletop” heroin distribution organization which spanned Suffolk County, Queens and Bronx Counties. Rifino Jr, 29, along with three suspects, were indicted by a grand jury on the A-1 felony charge of operating as a major drug trafficker. Rifino had runners going into New York City every other week and had them buy over 2000 bags of heroin and transport the drugs into the suburbs of Suffolk County with Sayville becoming one of the countless communities affected by the criminal activity. When police executed a search warrant at Rifino’s Sayville house the authorities seized 2,500 bags of heroin and $80,000 in cash.
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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 discussion of the It Works -How and Why text. 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. This meeting is focused on topics encountered by women in NA. This meeting is wheelchair accessible. Approved N.A. Books
St. John’s Luthern church
48 Greene Avenue, Sayville, NY 11782
Tuesdays @ 7PM
Recovery Can Happen
This meeting is open to addicts and non-addicts alike. All are welcome. This meeting is focused on the needs of new members of NA. This meeting is focused on discussion of the Basic Text of Narcotics Anonymous. This meeting is focused on discussion of the Just For Today text. This meeting has a format that consists of each person who shares picking the next person. Approved N.A. Books
St. John’s Lutheran Church
48 Greene Avenue, Sayville, NY 11782
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday @ 7PM
Courage to Change
This meeting is open to addicts and non-addicts alike. All are welcome. This meeting invites participation by all attendees. This meeting is wheelchair accessible.
United Congregational Church lunch room
131 Middle Rd
Sayville, NY 11782
Monday @ 7:30 PM
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This is one prime example of the problems which arise from substance abuse. Crime is one of the major factors which come about as a result of drug addiction. When an addict doesn’t have the money to fund their addiction they will find other ways, usually illegal, to solve their money problems and get their next fix. Their addiction is a disease which drives them to make bad choices and one of the many consequences of drug and alcohol addiction is becoming social outcasts. The next hit is more important than anything else in their lives. The life of an addict is a lonely one. The person in the grips of substance abuse eventually lose their family and friends, loss of income and may end up homeless.
Nick was captain of his varsity tennis team and got straight A’s in school. He had parents who provided for him and loved him, but like any curious teenager looking for a good time drugs became the preferred recreational activity between he and his friends. It started with him and his friends throwing weekly pill parties with Vicodin, oxycodone, Roxys, etc. The pills came from their homes in their parents’ medicine cabinets. Soon Nick’s pill fascination turned into a full blown problem. Heroin entered his life and before he knew it he was doing 30 bags of heroin a day. Things got progressively worse for Nick and he started committing crimes to make money for his habit. He was stealing jewelry from his parents, and even had a near death experience in the hospital that still didn’t stop his urge to get high. Nick decided to go into a bank and demanded money from the teller. When he stepped outside he was surrounded by police and sentenced to three years in prison. Nick is now in an 18 month inpatient treatment program and he feels as if he got a chance at a new life full of hope. He meets with counselors daily, volunteers at homeless shelters, and he plans to go to college next semester because he wants to be an architect. Nick was once a good kid who made some bad choices and has found a treatment center where he feels he belongs and is accepted and understood. The possibilities are endless for his life now that he is clean.
If you or someone you love is suffering from the pain of addiction, there is help for you. Drug and alcohol abuse has affected millions of Americans and they have found the help they need. Sayville, NY is just one of the countless communities where treatment from drug and alcohol dependency is possible. Call our addictions professionals on our toll-free number for a free confidential consultation and benefits verification. Take the steps to creating a new life now. Hope for a better future is within your reach. It just takes one phone call. Call now.