Tag: Heroin

New Mobile Recovery Unit Removes Treatment Barriers

"A mobile unit bypasses a lot of the red tape and allows people direct access to support, counseling, and transportation to treatment,” says Dr. Sal Raichbach.

Long Island Recovery Advocates Fight For Sobriety

"No one should die because they don’t have enough money for treatment," says a member of the Long Island Recovery Association.

Deadly Fentanyl: Worse Than Heroin

The painkiller is being mixed in with heroin, cocaine, and other drugs.

The 12 Step Program: A Proven Path To Recovery

The program, which many medical professionals describe as having the greatest impact on addiction, is based on 12 simple steps that anyone can practice at meetings with the help of others like them.

Vivitrol Therapy Gives Those In Recovery A Shot At Life

At the one-of-a-kind Tuesday night Shot at Life support group at St. Bernard’s Parish School in Levittown, members either are, were, or are considering getting on VivitrolTM to keep from relapsing.

Fat Joe, Rick Ross Headlining Long Island Fundraiser Concert To Help...

Recover or Die America organized the concert at the Amphitheater at Bald Hill in Farmingville on Sept. 29. Proceeds will go toward providing inpatient treatment to uninsured people suffering from substance abuse and addiction.

Peer Advocates: A New Trend in Recovery

“It’s about helping someone identify their recovery capital,” says Anthony Bryant, executive director of Great Escape Substance Abuse Training and Information.

Smithtown Drug Rehab Clinic Beats The Odds

Dr. Simon Zysman of Employee Assistance Resources Services, Inc. has more successful outcomes than other rehabs statewide, data shows. He details his method in his new book, Successful Heroin and Opioid Addition Treatment.

Quitting Smoking Ups Drug Rehab Success, Study Shows

Researchers found that people recovering from illicit drug abuse are twice as likely to be successful if they don’t smoke cigarettes.

Retracing The Road To Ruin Amid Opoid Crisis

We asked three of the busiest addiction doctors in Nassau County how they thought we, as a society, got here, to the deadliest health crisis in American history.