East Rockaway, New York
When a person becomes addicted to drugs the need for more drugs becomes of paramount importance because of psychological or physical dependence on a specific drug. Drugs are expensive and if the addict does not have the money to purchase more drugs, they are driven by their illness to acquire the means in which to purchase more narcotics or alcohol. Their behavior often becomes anti-social and illegal, leading them into a dark and lonely existence. Psychiatric facilities, broken relationships, repeat run-ins with the law, are just a few of the problems addicts encounter. Addiction often leads to an early death, and to an active addict this seems like the preferred outcome in comparison to a life of misery. If you or someone you know is suffering with alcohol, or drug addiction, and would like to find treatment, there is help for you. Nobody has to die from the disease of addiction.
When trying to seek substance abuse treatment in East Rockaway, NY, it is critical to find the best program for you. Treatment centers offer a wide spectrum of care that will cater to your specific recovery needs. Most treatment centers will require a commitment of at least a 1 to 6 month stay at an inpatient facility, followed by outpatient therapy, and 1 on 1 counseling, with an addictions professional. However, there are recovery centers that may require you to be a part of their program for up to 18 months. The majority of treatment centers will work with private healthcare providers. If you are not certain if your insurance company covers alcohol and drug treatment, contact us on our toll free hotline for a free confidential benefits check. You may contact your insurance provider for this information.
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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.
Main Street Miracles
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.
Time: Tuesday @ 7:30 PM
Address: 100 Main St, East Rockaway, NY 11518, United States
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26-year-old David Ortiz and 29-year-old Alicia Jewell were arrested for criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance in East Rockaway on Thursday 12/18/14. According to law enforcement officials the two suspects sold oxycodone and cocaine to a police informant while at their residence. The defendant’s child was in the house at the time of the sale and transaction. In addition to the drug charges, defendant David Ortiz violated a family court order of protection by being with the co-defendant Alicia Jewell. Law enforcement officials recovered oxycodone, cocaine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and large amounts of cash from their residence. Ortiz was charged with over 10 felonies, and Jewell was charged with at least 4 felonies.
At 15 years old Mark Feliciano started experimenting with opiates. He used until he was 20 years old. By the end of his using it was no longer just experimenting. He had become a full blown heroin addict. He was arrested three times, and had a few unsuccessful attempts at recovery. He also found himself on felony probation. He violated his probation with a dirty urine, and found himself in court in front of his judge, “His exact words were, if you (expletive) up one more time, I’m sending you to prison for two-and-a-half years, “According to sources mark Feliciano said. “It was at that moment, that exact moment, I said, ‘I’m done.’ Since that day I haven’t touched a drug. I just knew it wasn’t worth my freedom. I couldn’t spend two-and-a-half years in prison. Jan. 12, 2011, is the last day I got high.”
Today Mark Feliciano is doing very well. His life is steady; he is in a relationship. His friends and family are now in his corner. However, he is still working to repair the damage of the past, due to his actions during his addiction. He does not regret any of it though as it has helped to mold him into the man he has become today. He said, “I’ve had really bad days sober, but even my worst day sober was better than my best day high.”
If you our someone you love is suffering from the horrors of addiction, there is help for you. Millions of American’s who suffer from the disease of addiction have found the help they need. East rockaway is just one of the communities where treatment from alcohol and drug addiction is possible. Call our addictions professionals on our toll-free number for free confidential assessment and benefits check. A life of sobriety is a life of possibility, and it can be yours. Call now.