Inwood, New York
Alcohol and drug addiction is not a moral deficiency. However late stages of addiction are accompanied by poor choices and sometimes even illegal and antisocial behavior. In 1956 the AMA (American Medical Association) declared alcoholism as a disease. People from all social classes, ages, races and creeds suffer from the disease of addiction. But it is not just the addicts themselves. It’s the families, the employers and friends who are a part of their lives suffer that as well. When making the decision to reach out for help and find treatment it is important to find the recovery center that is best suited for you.
Please take a look at some of the resources available in the Inwood area. The majority of treatment centers will work with private insurance providers. If you are not sure if your insurance covers alcohol and drug treatment you can contact us on our toll-free hotline for a confidential benefits check, or by contacting your insurance provider directly.
The epidemic is real. According to the CDC drugs are the 9th leading cause of death in the United States over 25,000 deaths related to heroin and prescription drugs with over 190 in Nassau County alone. In an effort to combat accidental fatal overdoses of heroin and prescription opioids, Nassau county Executive Edward P. Mongona launched a free public Narcan training program in September of 2012. The goal is to teach citizens the signs of opioid overdose to reverse the effects.
According to the 2000 census, there are roughly 10,000 residents in the Inwood suburb, even though the Inwood area rank average in reported drug use and alcoholism amongst the other suburbs in Nassau county. The rise in drug related crime in the Nassau county area has been astonishing. Two men were arrested for three burglaries in Nassau County according to police detectives, Robert Heredia 29, and Gustave Schotker 33, both from Nassau County. It is reported that Robert and Gustave, broke into a home while preforming chimney repair work between Jan. 19 and Feb.10th. The pair stole jewelry and cash from a Farmingdale home and two homes in Wantagh according to officials. The suspect was arrested and both are being charged with second degree burglary, police said Schotker is also facing two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance. These men’s lives will be forever changed because of their disease.
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Five Towns Community Center 270 Lawrence Ave, Lawrence, NY 11559
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United Methodist Church 200 Redwood Ave, Inwood, NY 11096
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Professionals speculate what causes a person to become an addict. Many believe there could be a hereditary factor involved. In some cases, addicts cannot recall any history of addiction in their family. An anonymous recovering addict told us, “Addiction was a part of her life for as long as she could remember. Her sister was an addict, her mother was an addict” and the list went on. She started using at the age of 12, smoking marijuana and taking acid. She gave birth to her first child at the age of 19. She was able to hold a job and had an apartment for a while. One day her mother reached out for help to get away from her boyfriend who was also an addict. Her mother’s addiction did not seem abnormal because she grew up around it. She did not understand coping or enabling at the time. Her mother started to bring her boyfriend around and they were using around her and her daughter even though she found this unacceptable. She did not know how to set boundaries. She eventually started using as a coping skill to deal with the fact that she felt disrespected by her mother and her boyfriend.
She eventually ended up dating a man who was an addict as well. She started taking opioids and having withdrawal symptoms as a result. If she couldn’t find opioids she would use cocaine to ease the withdrawal symptoms. She was arrested several times and charged with child abuse and placed on probation. Part of her probation stipulation was to seek treatment. She did and her life has turned around. She continues to remain teachable and humble and has been sober ever since. It has been over 7 years.
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