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  • Peters, Jennifer. Alcohol addiction.  Rosen Publishing Group, 2019. 

This book guides teens to think about the legal and physical consequences of alcohol abuse and it provides support for teens who are experiencing alcohol dependency or have loved ones that are addicted to alcohol. View on

  • Adams Recovery Center. Assess, rebuild, connect: creating a new life beyond addiction. KiCam Projects, 2018.

Featuring reflection questions and room for written responses, plus real-life success stories to inspire and encourage, Assess, Rebuild, Connect provides a trusted companion through pre-treatment, treatment, and aftercare. View on

  • Bisaga, Adam. Overcoming opioid addiction: the authoritative medical guide for patients, families, doctors, and therapists. The Experiment, 2018.

Provides a comprehensive medical guide for opioid use disorder (OUD) sufferers, their loved ones, clinicians, and other professionals. View on

  • Black, Claudia. A hole in the sidewalk: the recovering person’s guide to relapse prevention. Central Recovery Press, 2018. 

The Recovering Person's Guide to Relapse Prevention addresses the most essential issues related to maintaining recovery from addiction that are often overlooked, or need to be reinforced. View on

  • Bruna, John. The essential guidebook to mindfulness in recovery. Central Recovery Press 2018. 

Former Buddhist monk John Bruna outlines the seven skills of living mindfully in recovery―values, attention, wisdom, equanimity, compassion, loving-kindness, and action―utilizing lessons, meditations, reflections, and other daily practices. View on

  • Casil, Amy. Fentanyl: the world’s deadliest drug. Mason Crest, 2020.

Examines various aspects of Fentanyl use and treatment in the United States.  View on

  • Casil, Amy. Painkillers: the scourge on society. Mason Crest 2020. 

This book provides information about the dangers of prescription painkillers like OxyContin, Vicodin, and fentanyl, and how the US government is attempting to mitigate this public health crisis. View on

  • Casil, Amy. Treatments for opiod addiction. Mason Crest, 2020.

Advances in the understanding of how opioids affect the central nervous system and body have led to more effective treatments that often combine medication with behavioral therapy and family support to promote long-lasting healing and recovery. View on

  • Crist, James. What’s the big deal about addictions? Answers and help for teens. Free Spirit Publishing, 2021.

This book offers factual advice about the short- and long-term effects of various addictive behaviors and drugs of abuse to help teens make informed decisions about their health and wellness. View on

  • Earley, Paul. Recovery skills manual. Central Recovery Press, 2020. 

A cohesive addiction treatment model based upon the concept that addiction recovery is a learned skill. To be successful, the learning involved in recovery has to overcome the complex and hard-wired entrainment produced by the use of highly reinforcing drugs, including alcohol. View on

  • Etter, Lauren. The Devil’s playbook: big tobacco, Juul, and the addiction of a new generation. Crown, 2021.

The Devil’s Playbook is the inside story of how Juul’s embodiment of Silicon Valley’s “move fast and break things” ethos wrought havoc on American health, and how a beleaguered tobacco company was seduced by the promise of a new generation of addicted customers. View on

  • George, Tim. Heroin: devastating our communties. Mason Crest 2019. 

This book provides information about the effects of heroin and how this illegal drug is contributing to the ongoing opioid crisis. Opioids are psychoactive drugs derived from the opium poppy, such as heroin or morphine, or synthetic versions that mimic their effects, such as fentanyl or oxycodone. View on

  • Green, Kelly. Relationships in recovery. The Guildford Press, 2021.

In this guide, Dr. Green shares tools for setting and maintaining boundaries, communicating feelings and needs, ending harmful relationships respectfully, and reestablishing emotional intimacy. View on

  • Grisel, Judith. Never enough: the neuroscience and experience of addiction. Doubeday, 2019.

Grisel shows how different drugs act on the brain, the kind of experiential effects they generate, and the specific reasons why each is so hard to kick. Grisel's insights lead to a better understanding of the brain's critical contributions to addictive behavior, and will help inform a more rational, coherent, and compassionate response to the epidemic in our homes and communities View on

  • Hamen, Susan. Heroin and its dangers. Reference Points Press, 2020. 

Looks at stories of addiction, the history of heroin, its toll on the body, and what users can do for treatment. View on

  • Harrison, Thomas F. The complete family guide to addiction. The Guilford Press, 2019. 

The purpose of this book is to explain addiction and to help families and friends to deal with it successfully. People who are struggling with addiction can also use this book to understand their situation and the resources that are available to help them. View on

  • Horning, Nicole. Drug addiction and substance abuse disorders. Lucent Press, 2020. 

Types of drugs -- Understanding addiction -- Effects of addiction -- Living with addiction -- Addressing the problem. View on

  • Izadi, Shahroo. The kindness method: change your habits for good using self-compassion and understanding. St. Martin’s Essentials, 2019. 

Combining her own therapeutic style, personal experiences, and techniques learned from working in the field of substance abuse, Shahroo Izadi shares simple steps that strengthen your willpower like a muscle, allowing you to sustain your motivation and make lasting change in your life. View on

  • Jamison, Leslie. The recovering: intoxication and its aftermath. Little, Brown and Company, 2018.

Presents an exploration of addiction that blends memoir, cultural history, literary criticism, and journalistic reportage to analyze the role of stories in conveying the addiction experience, sharing insights based on the lives of artists whose achievements were shaped by addiction. View on

  • Lahey, Jessica. The addiction inoculation: raising healthy kids in a culture of dependence. Harper, 2021.

A comprehensive resource parents and educators can use to prevent substance abuse in children. Based on research in child welfare, psychology, substance abuse, and developmental neuroscience, this essential guide provides evidence-based strategies and practical tools adults need to understand, support, and educate resilient, addiction-resistant children View on

  • Landau, Jennifer, Ed. Teens talk about drugs and alcohol. Rosen Publishing, 2018. 

In this book, young adults offer true-life tales that detail the price of addiction. Many of these first-person accounts highlight the fallout from a loved one's substance abuse issues, such as estrangement, neglect, and abuse. View on

  • Lembke, Anna. Dopamine nation: Finding balance in the age of indulgence. Dutton, 2021.

Dr. Anna Lembke explores the exciting new scientific discoveries that explain why the relentless pursuit of pleasure leads to pain…and what to do about it. Condensing complex neuroscience into easy-to-understand metaphors, Lembke illustrates how finding contentment and connectedness means keeping dopamine in check. View on

  • Lundquist-Arora, Stephanie. Addiction: a problem of epidemic proportions. ReferencePoint Press 2021. 

What is addiction?  Why do people develop addictions? Drug addiction is a pervasive problem across the US. It is taking lives, ruining health, and destroying families.  -- Ruined lives -- Crime and punishment -- Recovery. View on

  • Marchant, Erika. Understanding drug use and addiction. Mason Crest, 2019. 

Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction reaches out to teens with real-world examples and real-life explanations. This book discusses frankly and honestly what the disease of addiction does to a drug abuser's body and mind and uses real scenarios to show teens how to avoid drugs. View on

  • Nowinski, Joseph. Recovery after rehab: a guide for the newly sober and their loved ones. Rowman & Littlefield, 2021. 

This book picks up where "rehab" leaves off, and where the real work of recovery from substance abuse begins. It is a practical guide not only for the newly sober, but for their loved ones as well. View on

  • Omnigraphics Inc. Drug information for teens: Omnigraphics Inc., 2018

Health tips about the physical and mental effects of substance abuse, including information about alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, prescription and over-the-counter drugs, club drugs, hallucinogens, stimulants, opiates, steroids, and more. View on

  • Peters, Jennifer. Alcohol addiction.  Rosen Publishing Group, 2019. 

This book guides teens to think about the legal and physical consequences of alcohol abuse and it provides support for teens who are experiencing alcohol dependency or have loved ones that are addicted to alcohol. View on

  • Pollan, Michael. This is Your Mind on Plants. Penguin Press, 2021. 

In this unique blend of history, science and memoir, a New York Times best-selling author examines and experiences three plant drugs—opium, caffeine and mescaline—from several very different angles and contexts, exploring the powerful human attraction to psychoactive plants. View on

  • Sederer, Lloyd. The addiction solution: treating our dependence on opioids and other drugs. Scribner, 2018.

Offers an examination of drug use, abuse, and treatment, offering clinical and scientific knowledge, case studies, and policy suggestions intended to help drug users, their families, and communities deal with the problem. View on

  • Sheff, David & Sheff, Nic. High: everything you want to know about drugs, alcohol, and addiction. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018

Provides information on drug and alcohol use, shares the stories of families who have lived through addiction, and teaches readers how to navigate peer pressure and stress. View on

  • Slater, Lauren. Blue dreams: the science and the story of the drugs that changed our minds. Little Brown and Company, 2018. 

Although one in five Americans now takes at least one psychotropic drug, the fact remains that nearly seventy years after doctors first began prescribing them, not even their creators understand exactly how or why these drugs work--or don't work--on what ails our brains. Blue Dreams offers the explosive story of the discovery and development of psychiatric medications, as well as the science and the people behind their invention. View on

  • Stanger, Louise. Addiction in the family. Rockridge, 2020. 

Written for a broad audience of medical and behavioral healthcare professionals, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions: A Collective Strategy introduces clinicians to best practices in addiction interventions and bridges the gap between the theory and practice of successful intervention. View on

  • Svenberg, Jenny.  The psychology of addiction. Routledge, 2018. 

An introduction to the psychological issues surrounding addiction and the impact they have on social policy, recovery and an addict's everyday life. View on

  • Thomas, Paul. The addiction spectrum. HarperOne, 2018.

An integrative medicine approach to saving ourselves and our loved ones from the country's biggest health crisis and the full spectrum of addiction--including specific strategies for alcohol and opiods. View on

  • Van Vechten, Ellen. On the other side of chaos: understanding the addiction of a loved one. Central Recovery Press, 2018. 

A constructive handbook written for those dealing with the disruption and pain of active addiction, whether it involves alcohol/drugs or compulsive behaviors. View on

  • Williams, Rebecca E. The gift of recovery. New Harbinger Publications Inc., 2018

The Gift of Recovery” is an everyday guide that provides valuable mindful practices to help shift destructive thinking that can stem from addictive behaviors. View on

  • Wolf, Walter. The right rehab. Roman & Littlefield, 2021. 

Those with substance abuse issues often have family and friends who wish to help but knowing how to find and access the right rehab for a loved one can be confusing, costly, and even inappropriate in some cases. Here, Walter Wolf guides readers through the process from crisis to placement to recovery. View on



Addiction (2019) 

Chasing Life (2018) 

Do No Harm: The Opioid Epidemic (2018) 

Heroin’s Grip (2020) 

Meth Storm (2018) 

Opioids, Inc. (2020) 

Tipping the Pain Scale (2022) 

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic (2018) 

Kanopy and Hoopla streaming services include documentaries on substance abuse, addiction, and treatment. Check with your home library to see if they offer those services.  

Journal & Magazine Articles

  • Azagba, S., Shan, L., Qeadan, F., & Wolfson, M. (2021). Unemployment rate, opioids misuse and other substance abuse: quasi-experimental evidence from treatment admissions data. BMC psychiatry, 21(1), 22. View it online here 

“These findings suggest that economic hardship may have increased substance abuse. Treatment for substance use of certain drugs and alcohol should remain a priority even during economic downturns.”

  • Brandt, N. J. (2022). Opioid Use Disorder and Older Adults: Navigating Treatment Options. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 48(7), 4+. View it online here

“Managing OUDs in older adults takes a team due to comorbidities, polypharmacy, and limited supports, especially in the community. Ongoing advocacy is needed to support the reimbursement not only of medications but of supportive services.”

  • Gleber, R., Vilke, G. M., Castillo, E. M., Brennan, J., Oyama, L., & Coyne, C. J. (2020). Trends in emergency physician opioid prescribing practices during the United States opioid crisis. The American journal of emergency medicine, 38(4), 735–740. View it online here 

“ED physicians are prescribing less opiates, while increasing the amount of non-narcotic analgesic prescriptions. This may be in response to the literature suggesting that prescription opioids play a large role in the opioids crisis. This decrease in opioid prescriptions did not increase the need for repeat ED visits.”

  • Marchand, G., Masoud, A. T., Govindan, M., Ware, K., King, A., Ruther, S., Brazil, G., Ulibarri, H., Parise, J., Arroyo, A., Coriell, C., Goetz, S., Karrys, A., & Sainz, K. (2022). Birth Outcomes of Neonates Exposed to Marijuana in Utero: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA network open, 5(1), e2145653. View it online here 

“This study found that women exposed to marijuana in pregnancy were at a significantly increased risk of some adverse neonatal outcomes.”“

  • Meier, M. H., Caspi, A., Ambler, A., Hariri, A. R., Harrington, H., Hogan, S., Houts, R., Knodt, A. R., Ramrakha, S., Richmond-Rakerd, L. S., Poulton, R., & Moffitt, T. E. (2022). Preparedness for healthy ageing and polysubstance use in long-term cannabis users: a population-representative longitudinal study. The Lancet. Healthy longevity, 3(10), e703–e714. View it online here 

“Although long-term cannabis use appears detrimental, the greatest challenge to healthy ageing is not use of any specific substance, but rather the long-term polysubstance use that characterises many long-term cannabis users.”

  • Miller, A. R. (2022). Alleviating Opioid Use Disorder With Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Medication-Assisted Treatment. Psychiatric Times, 39(6), 33+. View it online here

“Cognitive and behavioral strategies can be useful in treating opioid use disorder, either on their own or in conjunction with medication.”

  • Splete, Heidi. "Cannabis vaping continues its rise in teens." Family Practice News, vol. 52, no. 6, June 2022, p. 5. Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine, View it online here

“More teenagers in the United States reported cannabis use with vaping in 2019, compared with 2017, while cannabis use without vaping declined, based on annual survey data from more than 50,000 teens.”

Temple, J. R., Baumler, E., Wood, L., Guillot-Wright, S., Torres, E., & Thiel, M. (2022). The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Adolescent Mental Health and Substance Use. The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 71(3), 277–284. View it online here 

“After controlling for prepandemic psychopathology and race/ethnicity, COVID-19 induced isolation, loneliness, stress, and economic challenges were linked to poor mental health and substance misuse.”

  • Tobacco Treatment Aids Quitting for Dual Users of Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes. (2022, July 28). MPR Monthly Prescribing Reference, NA. View it online here

“Tobacco treatment, such as nicotine-replacement therapy and behavioral support therapy, helps dual users of cigarettes and electronic cigarettes quit smoking.”


Agencies & Associations

Substance Abuse


Social Media & Helpful Links


HOME Podcast:

Recovery Rocks:

Addiction Unlimited:

My Child & ADDICTION: A Parent-to-Parent Podcast:

Social Media Accounts

Holly Whitaker @holly
Laura McKowen @Lauren_McKowen
Russell Brand @ RussellBrand
Annie Grace @thisnakedmind
Austin Cooper @soberevolution

SAMHSA: View on Facebook
NYS OASAS: View on Facebook


Nora’s Blog:


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) SOAR Works!:

SMART Recovery:


Indian Health Service:

Support Groups & Treatment Centers

Multiple locations
URL: (
From website: BEST provides client-centered, individualized treatment utilizing evidenced based practices. Services include psychiatric evaluations, assessments, group and individual counseling, relapse prevention, family support, court mandated treatment, domestic violence
programs, medication management, and more. BEST has multiple locations as well as virtual services available. Most types of insurance are accepted. For information or assistance, call one of the many locations or use the “Let’s Chat” app on the website.
Suffolk County locations include…

    770 Grand Blvd Suite 17
    Deer Park, NY 11729
    Phone: (631) 392-HELP

    33 Foster Avenue
    Sayville, NY 11782
    Phone: (631) 750-0746

    21 Technology Drive
    East Setauket, NY 11733
    Phone: (631) 675-2400

    6-7 Middle Country Road
    Coram, NY 11727
    Phone: (631) 946-6060

  • KINGS PARK (Not an OASAS certified site)
    46 Pulaski Road
    Kings Park, NY 11754
    Phone: (631) 663-5757

  • SHIRLEY (Not an OASAS certified site)
    162 Lama Drive
    Shirley, NY 11967

  • RIVERHEAD (Not an OASAS certified site)
    67 East Main Street
    Riverhead, NY 11901
    Phone: (631) 591-3425

  • DEER PARK (Not an OASAS certified site)
    207 Bay Shore Road
    Deer Park, NY 11729 
    Phone: (631) 392-4357

Catholic Charities of Long Island
Thomas F. Casey Administration Building
90 Cherry Lane
Hicksville, NY 11801
Phone: (516) 733-7000
Central Information & Referral: (516) 733-7045
URL: (

  • Catholic Charities: Addiction Treatment Services
    From website: Catholic Charities offers support to adults 18 and over struggling through all stages of the recovery process. Medicaid, Medicare, third-party insurance and sliding scale payments are accepted.

  • Catholic Charities Outpatient Clinic at Hampton Bays
    P.O. Box 758
    Hampton Bays, NY 11946
    Phone: (631) 723-3362
    The Outpatient Clinic at Hampton Bays helps people maintain sobriety and live independently. Services include counseling, crisis intervention, psychiatric services, medical evaluations, referrals, etc.

  •  Catholic Charities Talbot House (Chemical Dependence Residential Stabilization Center)
    30-C Carlough Road
    Bohemia, NY 11716
    Phone: (631) 589-4144
    Talbot House is a voluntary residential stabilization center that provides short-term, medically monitored withdrawal services for adults. This inpatient facility provides meals, transportation (limited), counseling, support groups and referrals.


Catholic Health
See: St. Charles Hospital


Community Counseling Services of Ronkonkoma – Substance Abuse Treatment
3281 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite E-14
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Phone: (631) 471-3122
From website: At Community Counseling Services of Ronkonkoma, each client struggling with chemical dependency receives an individualized treatment plan and is provided with education and support to assist them through the recovery process. Services include: comprehensive evaluation, counseling (individual, group, family and co-dependency), random urine screenings and breathalyzer tests, Suboxone maintenance/medication assisted treatment, alcohol and drug education, and referrals as needed. Licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) for chemical dependency outpatient services.

Employee Assistance Resource Services, Inc. (EARS) - Outpatient Treatment Program
278 East Main Street
Smithtown, NY 11787
Phone (office): (631) 361-6960
Phone (toll free): (800) 371-3277
From website: Employee Assistance Resource Services, Inc. is a medically supervised, outpatient treatment program that provides individualized, quality care to patients struggling with chemical addiction. Services include outpatient detoxification for alcohol, opioid, and chemical
dependency; individual, group, and family therapy; Suboxone, Subutex and Vivatrol services; DWI mandated treatment; and more. Licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).

Family Service League: Addiction Services & Treatment
790 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743
Phone: (631) 427-3700
From website: At Family Service League, adults, adolescents and their families from Suffolk County are provided with individualized,  comprehensive addiction treatment services to support outpatient recovery and abstinence. Centers are located at multiple locations in Suffolk County.

  • Family Service League – Family Recovery Centers (FRC) Chemical Dependency Clinics
    Phone (Bay Shore): (631) 309-6900
    Phone (Mastic): (631) 924-3741
    Phone (Riverhead): (631) 369-0104
    The outpatient clinics provide individualized treatment services for those struggling with alcohol and drugs and support for their family members.

  • Family Service League - DASH (Diagnostic, Assessment, and Stabilization Hub) Program
    Phone (24/7 hotline): (631) 952-3333
    Family Service League’s DASH program includes a crisis hotline that provides telephone triage, clinical assessments and therapeutic support. It also features a mobile response team that will conduct an assessment, develop a safety plan and, if needed, recommend outpatient services or a higher level of care.

  • Family Service League - Mobile Crisis Team (MCT)
    Phone (Hauppauge): (934) 223-6500
    Phone (24 Hour Hotline): (631) 952-3333
    With the Mobile Crisis Team, licensed clinical staff and trained peers provide crisis assessment, intervention and linkage to services for adults and children. 

Federation of Organizations
Administrative Offices
1 Farmingdale Road
West Babylon, NY 11704
Phone: (631) 669-5355
From website: Federation of Organizations is a multi-service, community-based agency that provides a variety of services to residents of Suffolk, Nassau, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx and Manhattan. Services include adult, senior and children’s services, housing, and support services,
as well as health and wellness services.

  • Federation of Organizations - Outpatient Addiction Services and Support (OASAS)
    1375 Akron Street
    Copiague, NY 11726
    Phone: (631) 552-4240
    Federation of Organizations offers outpatient addiction services for adults, children, adolescents and their families. Services include therapy (individual, family, and group), relapse prevention, coping skills, dual recovery, toxicology testing, psychiatric evaluation, medication management, medication management, etc.

  • Federation of Organizations - Recovery Concepts - Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (P.R.O.S.)
    Recovery Concepts
    456 Waverly Ave
    Patchogue, NY 11772
    Phone: (631) 447-6460

    Recovery Concepts West
    1375 Akron St.
    Copiague, NY 11726
    Phone: (631) 552-4240

Federation of Organizations’ Recovery Concepts is a comprehensive program that combines rehabilitation support and clinical services. Services provided include community rehabilitation and support, ongoing rehabilitation and support, intensive rehabilitation, clinical services, and integrated dual disorder treatment. Federation of Organizations operates two P.R.O.S. programs, Recovery Concepts West in Copiague and Recovery Concepts in Patchogue.  Medicaid, Medicare and self-pay is accepted. Transportation needs are addressed. Same day access is available in most cases.

  • Federation of Organizations - Wyandanch Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic
    240 Long Island Avenue
    Wyandanch, NY 11798
    Phone: (631) 782-6200
    Federation of Organizations’ Wyandanch Clinic provides individual and family-centered, integrated care services to those struggling with mental health issues and co-occurring substance use disorders. Open to all ages and income levels, regardless of housing status, citizenship, language, or ability to pay.

Horizons Counseling & Education
161 E. Main Street
Smithtown, NY 11787
Phone: (631) 360-7578
From website: Horizon’s Counseling & Education is an OASAS-licensed, not-for-profit agency that provides treatment, prevention and education services for adolescents and adults struggling with drug and alcohol related problems. Services include: assessment, individual and group counseling, Drinking Driver classes, medication assisted therapy, as well as prevention programs and presentations. Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance is accepted; fees are based on a sliding scale.

Long Island Center for Recovery
320 West Montauk Highway
Hampton Bays, NY 11946
Phone: (631) 728-3100
Phone (Toll Free): (800) 344-5427
From website: With the view that everyone is capable of change, Long Island Center for Recovery provides individualized, comprehensive therapeutic services to help those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Services include assessment, inpatient treatment, on premises
detoxification and medical stabilization, a variety of therapies (including individual, group, family, 12-step, trauma, relapse prevention, nutritional, recreational, equine, etc.), and specialty services (for first responders/military, women’s groups, Gambler’s Anonymous, LGBTQ Pride, meditation, etc.). Accepts a variety of health insurance plans and offers financing options. Check the website for details or call for information.

Long Island Community Hospital’s Outpatient Chemical Dependency Treatment Center
550 Montauk Highway
Shirley, NY
Phone: (631) 852-1070
From website: Provides comprehensive, patient-centered outpatient chemical dependency treatment for adults.  Services include evaluation and treatment, referral and connection to community resources, mental health and medication management, medication assisted treatment, individual, group and family counseling, relapse prevention and more.

Mather Hospital at Northwell Health - Outpatient Chemical Dependency Clinic
100 Highlands Blvd., Suite 101
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Phone:  (631) 331-8200
From website: Offers outpatient and intensive outpatient programs for those struggling with substance abuse problems. Services include individualized treatment plans, assessment, evaluation, counseling (individual, group, family and specialty), and referrals to community resources. OASAS licensed.

Northwell Health
See: Mather Hospital and South Oaks Hospital

Administrative Offices
117-11 Myrtle Avenue
Richmond Hill, NY 11418
Phone: (833) OPINYORG (1-833-674-6967).
From website: Outreach offers residential treatment programs for adults and teens, outpatient treatment programs for adults, teens, women, and veterans, as well as DUI/DWI offender programs. Outreach’s treatment services are licensed by the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS), and they employ the best practices consistent with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services’ (SAMHSA)  indicators of quality treatment. Programs are located on Long Island (in Brentwood and Bellport), and in Queens and Brooklyn.

Phoenix House of New York/Long Island
Multiple locations
Phone: (844) 815-1508
From website: With 50 years of experience and a philosophy that addiction is a chronic disease not a moral failing, Phoenix House has helped thousands of men, women, and teens with their recovery. Phoenix House is dedicated to providing individuals suffering from substance use
disorders the individualized, evidence-based treatment they need and require, providing them with tools and support to achieve and maintain recovery. Most major insurance plans and all major credit cards are accepted.

  • Phoenix House: Brentwood
    998 Crooked Hill Road, Building 5
    Brentwood, NY 11717
    Phone (Mental Health Community Residence): (631) 306-5756
    Phone (PROS): (631) 306-5862
    Phoenix House’s Brentwood campus offers inpatient and outpatient programs that assist patients with stabilization while helping them with their drug or alcohol addiction. Licensed by the Office of Mental Health. 
    Inpatient services are offered at the Mental Health Community Residence Program, providing restorative services to patients with mental health issues. Outpatient services are offered through the Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS)/ Foundation for Integrated Recovery Services and Treatment (FIRST) Program where patients struggling with substance abuse disorders and severe and persistent mental illness receive recovery-oriented treatment and goal-oriented rehabilitation services.

  • Phoenix House: East Hampton Outpatient Center
    287 Springs Fireplace Road
    East Hampton, NY 11937
    Phone: (888) 671-9392
    Contact Alanna Quinn:
    Phoenix House’s East Hampton Outpatient Center offers adults struggling with substance use disorder expert treatment with outpatient convenience. Services include assessment, individualized treatment plans, counseling (individual, group), relapse prevention, referrals and more. Intensive outpatient treatment is available.

  • Phoenix House: Hauppauge Residential Services
    220 Veterans Highway
    Hauppauge, NY 117881
    Phone: (888) 671 9392
    Contact Vincenzo Panico:
    Phoenix House’s Hauppauge Residential Services offers residential substance use disorder treatment for men. Using an evidence-based treatment approach and a strength-based, holistic view of recovery, the highly skilled clinicians provide a variety of individualized services, including assessment, counseling (individual and group), treatment of co-occurring mental health issues, case management, and discharge planning.

  • Phoenix House: Lake Ronkonkoma Residential Facility
    Edward D. Miller Center at Lake Ronkonkoma
    153 Lake Shore Road
    Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
    Phone: (888) 671-9392
    Contact Vinny Panico:
    Phoenix House’s Edward D. Miller Center at Lake Ronkonkoma offers adults two drug and alcohol addiction programs that address the whole person, including their medical, psychiatric, and vocational needs: one for women, one for men. The Women’s Residential Program provides adult women substance use disorder treatment services including counseling (individual, group), peer support, relapse prevention, life skills training, and vocational, educational, medical, and psychiatric care. There are also special programs for veterans. The Men’s Program provides individualized, evidence-based therapeutic interventions, counseling (individual and group), and more.

  • Phoenix House: Wainscott Residential
    95 Industrial Road
    Wainscott, NY 11975
    Phone: (888) 671-9392
    Contact John Valente:
    Phoenix House’s Wainscott Residential Center provides treatment for young adult men struggling with substance use disorder. Clients receive individualized, evidence-based treatment services while continuing with their education. The highly skilled clinical team provides assessment, counseling (individual and group), seminars, treatment for co-occurring mental health issues, case management, discharge planning, and more.

St. Charles Hospital – Catholic Health
200 Belle Terre Road,
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Phone: (631) 474-6981
Phone (Substance Abuse): (631) 474-6233
From website: Catholic Health offers services and programs across Long Island to help those struggling with substance abuse problems. In Suffolk County, St. Charles Hospital offers a number of services, including inpatient drug and alcohol programs for detoxification and rehabilitation.

  • Drug and Alcohol Detoxification at St. Charles Hospital
    St. Charles Hospital offers medically supervised detoxification for those having severe withdrawal problems requiring inpatient medical services. There is an adult program for those 18 and older, as well as an adolescent program for teens 12 to 18.
  • Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation at St. Charles Hospital
    St. Charles Hospital offers drug and alcohol rehabilitation for adults 18 and older. Services include therapy (individual and group), support groups, medical supervision, medication assisted treatment, and more. Using a variety of approaches including 12-step principles, wellness concepts and relapse prevention training, as well as the development of skills and techniques in affect regulation and cognitive restructuring, their voluntary rehabilitation program is designed to promote recovery while reducing relapse.

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration)
SAMHSA Headquarters
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: (877) 877-SAMHSA-7 (726-4727)
TTY: (800) 487-4889
From website: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. SAMHSA's mission is to lessen the effects of substance abuse and mental illness on American communities.

  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline (Treatment Referral Routing Service)
    Phone: 1 (800) 662-HELP (4357)
    TTY: 1 (800) 487-4889 
    Online Treatment Locator: (
    Text message treatment referral: text your 5-digit ZIP Code to 435748 (HELP4U)
    SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free and confidential service that provides people struggling with substance abuse and/or mental health issues referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Available in English and Spanish, 24/7. Those in need of assistance are able to access the service by phone, TTY, the online treatment locator and via text message.

Seafield Center
7 Seafield Lane
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Phone: (800) 448-4808
Text: (631) 288-1122
From website: Seafield Center offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment programs to ensure recovery for each patient. Services include family treatment programs, relapse prevention, psychiatric evaluations, medication monitoring, anger management courses, supportive recovery housing, and more. Most insurance is accepted, and self-pay sliding scale arrangements are available if needed.

  • Inpatient Treatment Center
    Seafield Center’s 100-bed inpatient alcohol and drug treatment center in Westhampton Beach offers services for those ages 16 and older. A full Medication Assisted Treatment program (MAT) is available.
  • Outpatient Treatment Centers
    Seafield Center has five outpatient treatment centers on Long Island located in Amityville, Medford, Mineola, Patchogue, and Riverhead. A full Medication Assisted Treatment program (MAT) is available at the Amityville location. Outpatient services are available for those 13 and over at all outpatient centers except in Mineola, where the age requirement is 16.
Phone (National Cancer Institute's Smoking Quit-line): (877) 44U-QUIT [(877) 448-7848]
Phone (NY State Quit-line): (800) QUIT-NOW [(800) 784-8669]
Chat (National Cancer Institute's  LiveHelp service):
Created by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), offers tips and tools to help people quit smoking and vaping, with specialized information for veterans, women, teens, age 60+, and Spanish speakers. Those looking for support and assistance can connect to a trained
counselor via telephone/Quit-line and chat. Targeted text messaging programs are available for teens, moms, veterans, Spanish speakers, etc. See website for more information.

South Oaks Hospital – Northwell Health
400 Sunrise Highway
Amityville, NY 11701
Phone: (631) 264-4000
Phone (Addiction Services/Evaluation): (631) 608-5885
Phone (Inpatient Substance Abuse Disorder Program): (631) 608-5610
Phone (Substance Abuse Disorder Outpatient Clinic): (631) 608-5028
From website: South Oaks Hospital provides compassionate, individualized care for people suffering from acute psychiatric illness or addiction and has an extensive range of programs and services to assess, support and treat patients. There are inpatient and outpatient substance abuse
disorder programs available that provide customized, evidence-based care for those struggling with alcoholism, opioid use disorder, and other chemical dependencies.

  • The Inpatient Substance Abuse Disorder Program provides medically supervised detoxification and rehabilitation, 24-hour nursing care, assessments, self-help groups, individual and group therapy, family therapy, family support services, medication-assisted therapies, specialized groups and plans (including recovery plans for health care professionals), etc.
  • The Substance Use Disorder Outpatient Clinic offers weekly therapy (individual, group, and family), medication-assisted treatment, withdrawal treatment, medication management and more. Each patient will develop skills to help them function more effectively and comfortably in everyday life.

Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital - Behavioral Health & Psychiatry Services
201 Manor Place
Greenport, NY 11944
Phone: (631) 477-1000
From website: Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital is the primary provider of behavioral healthcare and substance use treatment for eastern Long Island/Suffolk County. Using a holistic approach, the behavioral health services at SBELIH incorporate top quality medical, psychiatric
and substance abuse treatment to provide patients with the best care and support available for their recovery.

  • Behavioral Health & Psychiatry Services: Quannacut Inpatient & Outpatient Services
    SBELIH offers inpatient psychiatric treatment for adults 18+. Inpatient and outpatient addiction services are provided under their Quannacut program. The philosophy of “Quannacut” (the Native American word for “hope’’ or “rainbow”) addresses addiction and chemical dependency as a treatable disease.
    • Quannacut Inpatient Addiction Services
      201 Manor Place
      Greenport, NY 11944
      Phone (Intake): (631) 477-8877
      Phone (Rehabilitation): (631) 477-5325
      Phone (Detoxification): (631) 477-5234
      Quannacut Inpatient Addiction Services offers hospital-based detoxification and rehabilitation programs that are licensed by OASAS and The Joint Commission. Services include comprehensive and individualized treatment plans, individual and group therapy, self-help meetings, recreation and creative arts therapy, medical services, psychiatric services, discharge planning, smoking cessation, etc. Detoxification assessments are available 24/7 through the Emergency Department.

    • Quannacut Outpatient Services
      905 East Main Street
      Riverhead, NY 11901
      Phone: (631) 369-8966
      Offsite locations in Southampton and Greenport Quannacut Outpatient Services provides a comprehensive, individualized treatment program to address each patient’s immediate and long-term substance use issues. Services include intake assessment, therapy (individual, group, family, and significant other), specialty groups (young adult, women, co-occurring disorders, and advanced recovery), medication management, medication assisted treatment, primary medical services, sober housing, etc.


Truth Initiative
900 G Street, NW
Fourth Floor
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 454-5555
From website: Truth Initiative is a nonprofit public health organization that is committed to making tobacco use and nicotine addiction a thing of the past. They look into the effects of smoking, vaping and nicotine through their scientific research and policy studies, promote activism and change through their public education campaigns and engagement programs, and offer tools to help people quit.

12-Step Support Groups

  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
    Suffolk Intergroup Association of Alcoholics Anonymous
    Patchogue, NY
    Phone: (631) 654-1150
    Phone (Helpline): (631) 669-1124

    Oficina De Intergrupo De Suffolk
    Brentwood, New York
    Phone: (631) 618-5266
    Phone (SP/FR Helpline): (631) 639-4181
    Answering Service: (347) 449-1389

    From website: A.A.’s primary purpose is to help alcoholics achieve sobriety. Meetings are free, and there are no age or education  requirements to join. The website provides information on AA and an updated calendar of local in-person and online meetings.
  • Al-Anon / Alateen
    Al-Anon Suffolk Information Service
    PO Box 490
    Farmingville NY 11738
    Phone: (631) 669-2827
    From website: Al‑Anon and Alateen are mutual support programs for people whose lives have been affected by another person’s drinking. Al-Anon is for adults, while Alateen is for teenagers. Meetings are held in multiple locations throughout Suffolk County. Virtual and phone meetings are also available. Check the website for updated meeting and contact information.

  • Families Anonymous (FA)
    Families Anonymous, Inc.
    701 Lee St., Suite 670
    Des Plaines, IL 60016
    Phone (U.S. toll-free): (800) 736-9805
    Phone (Long Island Helpline): (516) 221-0303
    From website: Families Anonymous is a 12 step fellowship for the family and friends of those struggling with drug, alcohol and related behavioral issues. Meetings are held at multiple Long Island locations. Suffolk County locations include: Amityville, Hauppauge, Islip Terrace, and Sayville. There are also online and phone meetings available. NOTE: many in-person groups are meeting virtually due to COVID-19. Check the website for updated meeting and contact information.

  • Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
    NA World Services
    PO Box 9999
    Van Nuys, California USA 91409
    Phone: (818) 773-9999

  • Suffolk Area of Narcotics Anonymous
    Phone: (631) 689-NANA (6262) (available 24/7)
    Text: text your zip code to 631-237-9JFT (538) to find a meeting
    From website: Narcotics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women struggling with drug problems who meet regularly to help one  another stay clean. Meetings are held in multiple Suffolk County locations: Amityville, Bay Shore, Bellport, Blue Point, Bohemia, Centereach, Commack, Coram, Farmingville, Islandia, Islip, Lake Grove, Middle Island, North Babylon, Ocean Beach, Ronkonkoma, Sayville, Setauket, Smithtown, and Wyandanch. Virtual and hybrid meetings are also available. See website for updated meeting and contact information.


Victory Recovery Partners
Multiple Long Island locations: Farmingville, Shirley, Massapequa Park, and Hempstead.

  • Victory Recovery Partners - Farmingville
    100 Granny Rd.
    Farmingville, NY 11738
    Phone (general inquiries): (631) 696-4357
    Phone (appointments): (631) 696-4357
  • Victory Recovery Partners - Shirley
    2 Coraci Blvd, Ste. 15
    Shirley, NY 11967
    Phone (general inquiries): (631) 315-2320
    Phone (appointments): (631) 315-2320
    From website: Victory Recovery Partners uses a personalized, comprehensive approach to outpatient treatment and offers everything under one roof: medication-assisted treatment (MAT), Suboxone treatment, behavioral health and psychiatric services, wellness care, treatment coordination, etc.


525 Jan Way
Calverton, NY 11933
Phone: (631) 840-0762
From website: Wellbridge provides a personalized, holistic approach to the treatment of addiction, creating programs tailored to each individual depending on their specific needs. At Wellbridge, six buildings are set on a 96 acre, private campus that contain treatment rooms, accommodations, a wellness center, and creative arts center. Services include medical stabilization, withdrawal/detoxification management, medication management, relapse prevention, aftercare planning, counseling (individual, group, and family), first-responder services, and family programs. There are also specialty services that include, for example, energy work, tai chi, guided imagery, music, and creative arts therapy, as well as wellbeing programs that include yoga, massage therapy, fitness, and more. Wellbridge is in-network with United Behavioral Health, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna. Staff specialists are available to help access out-of-network benefits, complete required insurance forms, and discuss all options available, including private pay. Cost varies based on program type and length of stay.


YMCA Family Services
Main Office
1150 Portion Road, Suite 6
Holtsville, NY 11742
Phone: (631) 580-7777
From website: The YMCA provides individualized services to support teens, young adults, and adults struggling with substance abuse issues. Services include individual and group counseling, family therapy, drug screenings, crisis intervention, referrals, and more.


Well Life Network Addiction & Recovery Services
Long Island Administrative Offices
11 Route 111
Smithtown, NY 11787
Phone: (631) 920-8050
Phone (toll free): (866) 727-9355
Phone (Intake): (631) 920-8324
From website: Well Life Network provides comprehensive, person-centered outpatient substance abuse disorder services to support individuals and/or their loved ones on their journey to wellness and recovery. Outpatient clinics are located in Wyandanch, Smithtown, Coram and Huntington. Licensed by OASAS.