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.

Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers
(718) 622-4488
639 Classon Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
Creole, French, Spanish

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Bedford/Stuyvesant Alc Trt Center
(718) 636-4200
600 Albany Avenue K-5
Brooklyn, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men

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Staten Island University Hospital
(718) 306-5125
425 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS
Language Services
Creole, French, Spanish

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ARTC Fort Greene
(718) 398-4771
937 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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

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

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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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Beth Israel Medical Center
(718) 237-9600
100 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Hotline
(212) 420-2059
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
Spanish

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New Directions Alcohol and
(718) 398-0800
202-206 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Daytop Village Inc
(718) 625-1388
401 State Street
Brooklyn, NY
Hotline
(800) 232-9867
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women
Language Services
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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