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Addiction Treatment In Astoria, NY

In Astoria and other neighborhoods in Queens, you have access to drug and alcohol detox programs, sober-living homes, and residential treatment. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and short- and long-term inpatient treatment is available elsewhere in New York. Look for programs that provide individualized care that meets your health needs.

Alcohol And Drug Detox Programs

Detox helps you to cope with symptoms of withdrawal that result from drug and alcohol dependency. Detox frequently lasts between three and four days and should take place under medical supervision. The majority of detox programs take place in residential treatment, but you may also find outpatient or “ambulatory” detox programs, particularly for opioid use disorders.

Inpatient Addiction Treatment

Offering a safe, secure environment without alcohol or drugs, residential or inpatient treatment programs help you focus on your recovery without distractions. Residential programs build a therapeutic and healing community and provide 24-hour support.

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Look for a residential rehab center that provides evidence-based therapy along with experiences that help you establish and maintain a strong recovery. Residential treatment can also specialize in gender-specific care, treatment for co-occurring disorders or trauma, and age-specific services for adolescents and older adults.

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient programs allow you to live at home. They usually meet two or more days a week, and combine group and individual counseling with peer support groups. If you have a strong system at home or in the community, outpatient treatment programs could help you. Most outpatient programs last between 10 and 12 weeks, but some can last for several months.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) combines FDA-approved medications like methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone with therapy and peer support programs. MAT does not “replace” one medication with another. Instead it uses a “whole-patient” approach combining medication and therapy. These programs are specialized for severe opioid and alcohol use disorders.

Aftercare And Alumni Services

When you complete a drug rehab program, your lifelong journey of recovery is beginning. Alumni and aftercare programs play an important role in helping you stay sober and develop a full, healthy, substance-free life. Aftercare and alumni programs can include group and individual therapy along with peer support and 12-step meetings.

Length Of Addiction Treatment

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) recommends that drug and alcohol treatment should be designed to meet your individual substance use history, treatment history, and physical and behavioral health needs.

Some program lengths include:

  • 30-day treatment
  • 60-day treatment
  • 90-day treatment
  • 120-day treatment

NIDA recommends that you seek treatment as soon as possible to have the best chance of a lasting recovery free of alcohol or drugs.

How To Pay For Treatment

Private health insurance plans can’t discriminate in paying for drug and alcohol treatment and New York State is one of the states that strongly enforces this healthcare regulation. Most rehab centers in New York will accept nearly all private health insurance plans.

Medicaid recipients in New York State can receive nearly all forms of drug and alcohol treatment as well. Many rehab programs in New York also offer discounts, scholarships, and sliding-fee scales for treatment.

Substance Use Trends In Astoria And Queens, New York

Located in Queens, Astoria sees its fair share of substance use.

Facts from this borough of New York City include:

  • According to New York Health, 269 overdose deaths in Queens in 2017 placed it third in city boroughs behind the Bronx and Brooklyn.
  • Queens residents ages 45 to 54 were most at-risk of overdose death in 2017, closely followed by younger residents ages 25-34.
  • Alcohol played a role in 36% of overdose deaths in Queens in 2017.
  • 150 people in Queens lost their lives to a drug and alcohol overdose between January and September 2018.

The Nearest Vertava Health Treatment Center: Swift River

Three-and-a-half-hours north of the city in the Massachusetts mountains, Swift River provides a range of drug and alcohol rehab services on a 500-acre campus.

Our campus includes streams, ponds, and many opportunities for year-round outdoor and wilderness experiences along with a serene and healing atmosphere. With an experienced and multidisciplinary staff, we offer holistic, individualized care for substance use disorder recovery.

To learn more about how to enroll in treatment at Swift River, reach out to Vertava Health today.