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WHERE TO GET HELP IF YOU THINK YOUR TEEN IS USING DRUGS

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by NYMetroParents Staff

Related: help for teens using drugs, help for teens drinking alcohol, substance abuse resources in the new york metro area, substance abuse resources in fairfield,


If you suspect your teen is using drugs or drinking alcohol, there are places you can turn to for help. Here is a list of substance abuse resources in the New York metro area, including Rockland, Westchester, Fairfield, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk.

supportive handsRockland County

High Focus Centers
40 Eisenhower Drive
Paramus, NJ
201-291-0888
highfocuscenters.com
This center provides chemical dependency and psychiatric programs for adults and adolescents, such as The Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program (IOP), a primary treatment program for adolescents with significant substance abuse problems.

Marijuana Anonymous
845-405-6649
marijuana-anonymous.org
This program educates people of all ages on how to stay free of marijuana and helps others recover from marijuana dependency by using the basic 12 Steps of Recovery founded by Alcoholics Anonymous. Weekly meetings are held at three locations in Rockland:

  • Reformed Church of Nyack
    18 S. Broadway, Nyack
    Tuesdays at 7:30pm
  • All Saints Episcopal Church
    182 Ridge Road, Valley Cottage
    Thursdays at 7:30pm
  • Grace Episcopal Church North
    130 1st Ave. (Patterson Room), Nyack
    Saturdays at 12:30pm

 

Westchester County

Marijuana Anonymous
St. John’s Episcopal Church
8 Sunnyside Ave., Pleasantville
914-374-6171
marijuana-anonymous.org
This program educates people of all ages on how to stay free of marijuana and helps others recover from marijuana dependency by using the basic 12 Steps of Recovery founded by Alcoholics Anonymous. Meetings are held every Monday at 7:30pm.

Phelps Memorial Hospital Center Alcohol & Substance Abuse Treatment
22 Rockledge Ave., Ossining
914-944-5220
phelpshospital.org/clinical-services/alcohol-substance-abuse-treatment
Certified by New York State, the hospital’s outpatient programs treat adults and adolescents with chemical abuse or dependence, as well as family and friends affected by it. Services offered include recovery groups and family counseling and education.

 

Fairfield County, CT

Fairfield Counseling Services
125 Penfield Road, Fairfield
203-255-5777
fcsinc.org
This nonprofit, state-licensed counseling center is staffed by licensed mental health professionals and has a substance abuse outpatient clinic with a mission to promote the mental and emotional well-being of adults, adolescents, and families in the Fairfield community.

Rushford Center
877-577-3233
Adolescent services are offered at the following locations:
459 Wallingford Road, Durham
110 National Drive, Glastonbury
883 Paddock Ave., Meriden
Rushford is the region’s leading provider of adolescent addiction treatment programs. Its substance abuse services for adolescents include early intervention, evaluation and assessment, outpatient and residential treatment, and relapse prevention.

Positive Directions
420 Post Road West, Westport
203 227-7644
positivedirections.org
Professional staff members here offer counseling, support, and intervention services for individuals and families seeking treatment for alcoholism, drug abuse, and other addictive behaviors. For adolescents, the center offers youth evaluation services designed to provide counseling, referrals, and support to adolescents and their families.

Silver Hill Hospital
208 Valley Road, New Canaan
203-966-3561 or 866-542-4455
silverhillhospital.org
This mental health center offers inpatient treatment for teens suffering from drug addiction (typical stay is one week to 10 days) as well as an Adolescent Transitional Living Program. The center also offers an outpatient program that assists family members in regaining stability in their own lives and developing coping strategies.

The Substance Abuse Treatment Unit
Connecticut Mental Health Center
1 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven
203 974-5777
ct.gov/dmhas
SATU provides the Greater New Haven Community with state-of-the-art services for the evaluation of alcohol and drug abuse. It also offers on-site counseling and individual, group, and family sessions; specialized outpatient treatment for those who are eligible; and referral to other treatment programs if necessary.

 

Manhattan

Beth Israel Medical Center Stuyvesant Square Chemical Dependency Program
10 Nathan D. Perlman Place
(First Avenue at 16th Street)
Bernstein Pavilion, East Village
212-420-4220
wehealny.org/services/bi_stuysq
This hospital-based program offers cost-effective, recovery-oriented chemical dependency services for individuals and families.

Hazelden New York
322 8th Ave., 12th Floor, Chelsea
212-420-9520 or 800-257-7810
hazelden.org
Hazelden offers outpatient alcohol and drug addiction treatment services for adults, adolescents, and families. A free Family Workshop Series that explores major aspects of the interaction of addiction and family dynamics is held Mondays at 6pm (on a 12-week rotating schedule).

Marijuana Anonymous
marijuana-anonymous.org
This program educates people of all ages on how to stay free of marijuana and helps others recover from marijuana dependency by using the basic 12 Steps of Recovery founded by Alcoholics Anonymous.

Meeting locations:

  • Holy Name Church
    207 W. 96th St., Basement, Upper West Side
    7:30pm Sundays and 8:15pm Saturdays
  • The Mustard Seed
    122 E. 37th St., Basement (beginners meeting)
    8pm Mondays and Thursdays, 7:45pm Tuesdays
  • Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
    20 Cumming St.
    Inwood/Washington Heights
    9pm Mondays
  • Steps to Life, LGBT Center
    208 W. 13th St., West Village
    8:30pm Wednesdays
  • Realization Center
    25 E. 15th St., Union Square
    7:45pm Fridays

New York Center for Living
226 E. 52nd St.
212-712-8800
centerforliving.org
The center is an outpatient substance abuse and mental health treatment facility where adolescents and young adults who suffer from drug and alcohol problems can receive treatment and recover in a state-of-the-art, supportive, holistically based, therapeutic environment.

Realization Center
19 Union Square West
212-627-9600
realizationcenternyc.com
The center’s outpatient services include psychotherapy, support groups, alcohol and drug education, relapse prevention, anger management, meditation, and stress management. The clinical staff is especially trained to provide special attention to adolescents who are struggling with their own substance abuse as well as that of their parents.

 

Brooklyn

Camelot of Staten Island, Inc.
263 Port Richmond Ave., Staten Island
718-981-8117
camelotcounseling.com
The Camelot Family Association helps families and loved ones get the support, guidance, and direction they need. Once a week (Tuesdays at 7:30pm), trained counselors work with family groups to teach them to cope with the turmoil caused within families by substance abuse.

Dynamic Youth Community
1830 Coney Island Ave.
718-376-7923
dycinc.org
This center helps adolescents and young adults create positive change in their lives through drug-free counseling. It offers group, individual, and family counseling as well as group meetings for parents and other family members of adolescent drug users and substance abuse education and outreach services. It provides referral services to anyone in need of treatment.

Marijuana Anonymous
marijuana-anonymous.org
This program educates people of all ages on how to stay free of marijuana and helps others recover from marijuana dependency by using the basic 12 Steps of Recovery founded by Alcoholics Anonymous. The group meets Wednesdays at 7:15pm at Muhlenberg Residence, 510 Atlantic Ave.

 

Queens

The Jamaica Family Center Substance Abuse Treatment Program
89-56 162nd St., 3rd floor, Jamaica
718-297-8000 x256
childcenterny.org/counseling-substance.htm
Provides substance abuse treatment for adolescents (ages 11-18) and adult women, including individual and group counseling, family counseling, random toxicology, and mental health services.

Long Island Consultation Center
97-29 64th Road, Rego Park
718-896-3400
longislandconsultationcenter.com/consultingservices
This New York State OMH and OASAS licensed mental health and alcohol/substance abuse outpatient facility provides psychiatric evaluations, adult and adolescent individual and group psychotherapy, psychotherapy for children of substance abusers, and marriage and family counseling.

Marijuana Anonymous
marijuana-anonymous.org
This program educates people of all ages on how to stay free of marijuana and helps others recover from marijuana dependency by using the basic 12 Steps of Recovery founded by Alcoholics Anonymous. The group meets at 7pm Sundays at Zion Episcopal Church, 243-01 Northern Blvd., Douglaston.

Outreach
117-11 Myrtle Ave., Richmond Hill
718-849-6300
opiny.org
Outreach provides afterschool and evening outpatient services designed for substance-abusing and high-risk adolescents ages 12-18 as well as their families. Incorporating individual, group, and family counseling, the overall goal of the programs is to help young people acquire the necessary skills and confidence to remain substance-free and grow into healthy, contributing adults. The program also focuses on helping family members and significant others develop their own personal growth/recovery goals while teaching them how to provide more effective support and structure for adolescents.

Western Queens Recovery Services
62-07 Woodside Ave., 4th Floor, Woodside
718-898-5085
mhpwq.org
This family-oriented treatment facility treats chemically dependent individuals and significant others to help them lead healthy, substance-free lives. The Teen Track is for adolescents ages 14-18 who are chemical dependent. Family members are supported through a free family educational series and family therapy.

 

Nassau County, Long Island

Families Anonymous
familiesanonymous.org
A support group for relatives and friends concerned about the use of drugs or related behavioral problems.

Meeting locations:

  • St Raymond’s Parish School
    263 Atlantic Ave., East Rockaway
    516-678-4655
    Our Lady of Mercy
    500 S. Oyster Bay Road, Hicksville
    516-796-4770
    7:30pm Wednesdays
  • St Anne's Church
    35 Dartmouth St., Garden City
    516-204-3202
    7:30pm Thursdays
  • Saint Rose of Lima Church
    2 Bay View Ave., Massapequa
    516-799-4049
    8pm Fridays

Marijuana Anonymous
marijuana-anonymous.org
This program educates people of all ages on how to stay free of marijuana and helps others recover from marijuana dependency by using the basic 12 Steps of Recovery founded by Alcoholics Anonymous. Meets 7:30pm Tuesdays at Parkway Community Church, 95 Stewart Ave. (upstairs), Hicksville.

Long Island Center for Recovery
320 West Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays
800-344-5427 or 631-728-3100
licrrehab.com
This drug addiction treatment center hosts educational lectures and workshops about drug use as well as outpatient groups and individual and group counseling.

Outreach
Adolescent outpatient services
1 Farber Drive, Units C&D, Bellport
Training & family center
400 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood
631-286-0700 or 631-951-2613 x3150
opiny.org
Outreach provides afterschool and evening outpatient services designed for substance-abusing and high-risk adolescents ages 12-18 as well as their families. Incorporating individual, group, and family counseling, the overall goal of the programs is to help young people acquire the necessary skills and confidence to remain substance-free and grow into healthy, contributing adults. The program also focuses on helping family members and significant others develop their own personal growth/recovery goals while teaching them how to provide more effective support and structure for adolescents.

 

Suffolk County, Long Island

Families Anonymous
familiesanonymous.org
A support group for relatives and friends concerned about the use of drugs or related behavioral problems.

Meeting locations:

  • Prince of Peace Catholic Church
    200 W. Main St., Sayville
    631-748-4501
    7pm Wednesdays
  • The Chapel @ Long Island Home/So. Oaks
    400 Sunrise Highway, Amityville
    631-589-3790 or 631-587-5921
    7:30pm Wednesdays and 9:30am Saturdays
  • Mather Memorial Hospital
    75 N Country Road, Port Jefferson
    631-495-8818
    7:30pm Fridays
  • New Life Community Church
    380 Lakeland Ave., Sayville
    631-981-2419
    10am Saturdays

Marijuana Anonymous
marijuana-anonymous.org
This program educates people of all ages on how to stay free of marijuana and helps others recover from marijuana dependency by using the basic 12 Steps of Recovery founded by Alcoholics Anonymous. Meets 9:30am Saturdays at Presbyterian Church of Sweet Hollow, 95 Old Country Road, Melville.

Long Island Center for Recovery
320 West Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays
800-344-5427 or 631-728-3100
licrrehab.com
This drug addiction treatment center hosts educational lectures and workshops about drug use as well as outpatient groups and individual and group counseling.

Outreach
Adolescent outpatient services
11 Farber Drive, Units C&D, Bellport
Training & family center
400 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood
631-286-0700 or 631-951-2613 x3150
opiny.org
Outreach provides afterschool and evening outpatient services designed for substance-abusing and high-risk adolescents ages 12-18 as well as their families. Incorporating individual, group, and family counseling, the overall goal of the programs is to help young people acquire the necessary skills and confidence to remain substance-free and grow into healthy, contributing adults. The program also focuses on helping family members and significant others develop their own personal growth/recovery goals while teaching them how to provide more effective support and structure for adolescents.

 


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