Drug Abuse Brooklyn NY

Nobody sets out to get addicted to drugs or alcohol. Usually it starts off casually, as an offer from a friend, a desire to belong or just the desire to experiment and see what it’s like. This can lead to more recreational use until before you know it, you’re reaching for the alcohol or drug to relax, to relieve stress, to reward yourself or to handle difficult situations.

Kings County Hospital Center
(718) 363-3939
648 Albany Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Women, Men

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Amethyst House Inc
(718) 448-9588
604 East 40th Street
Brooklyn, NY
Services Provided
Halfway house

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Interfaith Medical Center
(718) 613-7511
882 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient

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YMCA of Greater NY CD OP
(718) 948-3232
375 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Anchor House
(718) 771-0760x106
1041 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Men
Language Services
Spanish

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Brooklyn AIDS Task Force
(718) 622-2910x116
502 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Community Counseling Mediation Service
(718) 230-5100
810 Classon Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Family Youth Center
(718) 245-2541
604 Winthrop Street
Brooklyn, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Urban Resource Institute/Marguerite T
(718) 636-0015
937 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

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Interfaith Medical Center
(718) 613-4785
1545 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Drug Abuse

Many people use drug abuse interchangeably with drug dependency and drug addiction. There are minor distinctions between these terms, but generally one leads to another.


Nobody sets out to get addicted to drugs or alcohol. Usually it starts off casually, as an offer from a friend, a desire to belong or just the desire to experiment and see what it’s like. This can lead to more recreational use until before you know it, you’re reaching for the alcohol or drug to relax, to relieve stress, to reward yourself or to handle difficult situations. Once drug use reaches this stage, it can quickly become abuse. It’s no longer “just for fun” but to handle life.
Some people abuse drugs for a short period of time but can recognize their behavior isn’t healthy, and stop. Others don’t have the desire or the ability to stop. Their drug abuse spirals into drug dependency and from there, it’s an invisible line into drug addiction.

When Drug Abuse Starts

Most drug abuse starts in the teenage years when curiosity, peer pressure and the awkwardness of adolescence is high. Statistics show that the younger someone is when they start using, the more likely he or she will struggle with drug abuse or addiction later in life. The most notable signs that someone is slipping into drug use is a change in personality and usual behavior patterns. A teenager who is normally very active and social may suddenly become more reclusive and spend more time alone. They start to lose interest in activities a...

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