Central Islip, New York
Making the decision to get treatment for drug and alcohol addiction is an important decision, but it comes with many treatment options and it is important that you choose the best program possible for your needs. To determine your needs for drug and alcohol treatment please call us on our toll free number so that we can help you figure out the best possible care that you are eligible to receive. Please feel free to take a look at some of the treatment options that are available for Central Islip.
There are many different types of treatment centers that offer a broad range of treatments and care that are catered to the needs of the patients. It is important to decide exactly what treatment is best for you before admission. Most of the drug rehabs in and around the Central Islip area will take private insurance providers, that being said if you are not certain if your insurance provider covers drug and alcohol treatment then you can contact us for a confidential benefits check. You can also contact your insurance company yourself to check your coverage.
Over the past couple of years drugs have been flooding into the ports of New York City. They are coming from South America and dispersing themselves throughout the New York Area into places such as Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Washington Heights and so on. Once in those areas they easily make their way into Long Island and into counties like Nassau and Suffolk. This makes drugs readily available for addicts looking for them in suburbs like Central Islip.
There are more overdoses every single year due to acute heroin or opioid intoxication than any other drug. The increase in fatal heroin overdoses increased 75 percent from 2007 – 2011 and the increase in U.S. heroin-related arrests increased 50 percent from 2008 – 2012. Overdoses from opioids, which includes heroin and some prescription painkillers, killed more than 2,000 New Yorkers in 2011. In 2014 90 people in Suffolk County alone died due to drug overdoses. Those are startling statistics and they seem to be going up and up. Recently there have been some laws put in place to distribute the drug Narcan – a drug that can be used to prevent or reverse a heroin overdose – to people who are close to addicts. This law has helped to reduce the number of fatal overdoses however it has not been able to do anything to prevent people from getting the drugs in the first place.
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Hands of Peace
Tuesday – 7:30 pm – Open Discussion
Thursday – 7:30 pm – Big Book Study
*Step Study 3rd Thursday
First United Methodist Church
51 Wheeler Rd.
Central Islip, NY 11722
12 Steps of Peace
Fri 7:00 p.m.
St. John of God Church
84 Carleton Avenue
Central Islip, NY 11722
Hope on the Rise
Wed 7:30 p.m.
Hope Missionary Baptist Church
80 Leaf Ave, Central Islip, NY 11722
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With so many addicts looking for drugs, it leads to a large number of crimes being committed in areas like Central Islip. In April of 2014 a Long Island couple along with their supplier and 11 others were arrested in Suffolk County for operating a massive heroin ring. The arrested were flooding Suffolk County with tens of thousands of bags of heroin that was brought to them from Brooklyn. They were using a house in Holtsville as the main distribution point however had many other main selling areas, one of them being Central Islip.
The fact that drugs are so available has led to Long Island continuing to lose the war against drugs. A Long Island man was under the influence of drugs and arrested in December of 2015 after he fell asleep at the wheel of his car around Central Islip. Luckily no one was hurt in this scenario but considering the fact that drug usage is increasing it is only a matter of time before someone does.
Central Islip is beginning to become yet another example of what happens when drugs flood into small town America. It is more important than ever to ensure that resources for drug and alcohol treatments are available for anyone and everyone who needs them. The stories and statistics are chilling, however there is nothing scarier then seeing one of your loved ones being consumed by drug and alcohol addiction. However drug and alcohol addiction does not have to keep taking the lives of our loved ones. Right now there are more ways than ever before to receive treatment for drug addiction and alcoholism. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction then please call us immediately for a consultation.