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Addiction Treatment In Lake Ronkonkoma, New York

Lake Ronkonkoma is near community-based drug and alcohol counseling programs, adolescent treatment, and men’s recovery services.

You can also find residential treatment, detox programs, and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) elsewhere in Suffolk County or on other parts of Long Island.

Alcohol And Drug Detox Programs

When you’re dependent on drugs or alcohol, you’ll experience withdrawal symptoms when you stop drinking or using drugs.

Detox programs help you cope with withdrawal. They usually take place in an inpatient facility and last three to four days. Detox programs should include medical supervision and can use medications to help ease physical and emotional discomfort.

Inpatient Addiction Treatment

Residential or inpatient addiction treatment programs provide 24-hour care and a substance-free environment. You should look for residential treatment programs that offer evidence-based counseling and provide a healing therapeutic community.

Some residential rehab programs specialize in gender-specific care. Others are experienced in treating co-occurring mental health disorders. Rehab programs can be located in rural areas where you can experience nature and develop new confidence while building your self-esteem.

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment programs often last between 10 and 12 weeks. Many outpatient programs meet two to three days a week, for between two and three hours a session.

More intensive outpatient programs meet more frequently for longer hours, including full-day or partial hospitalization programs (PHP). Since you live at home during these types of programs, make sure you have the support you can count on.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is effective in treating opioid, alcohol, and tobacco use disorders.

MAT medications are FDA-approved medications that are combined with evidence-based psychotherapy and peer group support. MAT treatment can take place on an outpatient basis in the community or it can be integrated into a residential treatment program.

Aftercare And Alumni Services

Since substance use disorders are chronic, lifelong disorders, continuing to maintain a strong recovery is important. You can support your ongoing recovery through alumni and aftercare services.

Some aftercare programs include ongoing mental health counseling. Others combine counseling with 12-step support and sober-living activities.

Length Of Addiction Treatment

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) recommends that substance use disorder treatment plans should be holistic and tailored to your individual needs. Within this framework, you’ll find varying program lengths, including:

  • 30 days
  • 60 days
  • 90 days
  • 120 days

Treatment programs can be part of a seamless continuum, from detox to aftercare services.

How To Pay For Treatment

In New York State, private insurance companies are required to pay for drug and alcohol treatment at the same level as they cover other health care services. Most rehab centers in New York accept the majority of private insurance programs.

New York Medicaid also pays for drug and alcohol rehab services, including medically supervised detox, residential treatment, and counseling. Some recovery programs may also offer discounts, scholarships, and sliding fee scales based on your ability to pay.

Substance Use Trends In Lake Ronkonkoma And Suffolk County, New York

Residents of Suffolk County and Long Island continue to struggle with substance use and addiction. Facts collected from this area include:

  • Suffolk County emergency rooms treated over 6,160 people for overdoses of alcohol and/or drugs in 2017.
  • Suffolk County had one of the highest rates of injury or death in drug/alcohol-involved car crashes in 2018.
  • Almost 18 percent of Suffolk County adults drank more than five drinks at a time at least once a month in 2018, which is categorized as binge drinking.

The Nearest Vertava Health Treatment Center: Swift River

The serene and beautiful 500-acre campus of Swift River is located about four-and-a-half hours north of Lake Ronkonkoma in Massachusetts’ Berkshire Mountains.

Our multidisciplinary staff provides evidence-based therapy and manages a therapeutic community where you can find the peace and support you need to build a lasting recovery.

To learn more about the treatment options at Swift River, including our adventure and wilderness therapy programs, reach out to Vertava Health today.