Recognizing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Islip NY

It’s not always easy to recognize alcoholism and drug addiction. For some people the slide toward bottom happens very quickly and it’s easily detected. Someone in the grip of addiction is typically so consumed with alcohol or drugs that little else matters. Personal appearance, responsibilities, normal activities, relationships, sleep and eating patterns all deteriorate.

Town of Islip Dept of Human Services
(631) 224-5330
401 Main Street
Islip, NY
Hotline
(631) 277-4700
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
French, Greek, Italian, Spanish

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Charles K Post Addiction Treatment Ctr
(631) 434-7209
998 Crooked Hill Road
Brentwood, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men
Language Services
Spanish

Data Provided by:
Phoenix House
(631) 306-5760
998 Crooked Hill Road
Brentwood, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

Data Provided by:
Counseling Mediation/Forensic Services
(631) 218-0968
30 Floyd Run
Bohemia, 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

Data Provided by:
Suffolk County Hauppauge
(631) 853-7373
200 Wireless Boulevard
Hauppauge, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
French, German, Spanish

Data Provided by:
Sanctuary East Ltd
(631) 224-7700
2 William Avenue
East Islip, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

Data Provided by:
Outreach House II
(631) 231-3232
400 Crooked Hill Road
Brentwood, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

Data Provided by:
Town of Islip Dept of Human Services
(631) 436-6065
452 Suffolk Avenue
Brentwood, NY
Hotline
(631) 277-4700
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Gays and Lesbians, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

Data Provided by:
Catholic Charities/Talbot House
(631) 589-4144
30 Carlough Road
Bohemia, NY
Hotline
(631) 589-4144
Services Provided
Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)

Data Provided by:
From the Ashes, Inc. CD OP
(631) 273-2221
300 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Recognizing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

It’s not always easy to recognize alcoholism and drug addiction. For some people the slide toward bottom happens very quickly and it’s easily detected. Someone in the grip of addiction is typically so consumed with alcohol or drugs that little else matters. Personal appearance, responsibilities, normal activities, relationships, sleep and eating patterns all deteriorate. Others are high-functioning and can hide their alcoholism and drug addiction for long periods of time before it begins to interfere with their life.

Recognizing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction: Patterns

Someone who is struggling with alcoholism and drug addiction will typically have certain patterns of usage. For example, the must-have nightly cocktails, always having alcohol available in the house or at social functions, mood swings that could indicate someone is high or coming down off of a high, unusual sleeping patterns, isolating, leaving the house at odd hours, frequent visits to the doctor complaining of symptoms that require pain medication – these are patterns to watch.

If alcohol or drug usage is not interfering with an individual’s ability to manage life or relationships, then it’s not yet at a problem level. Some people can use alcohol and drugs for recreational purposes while others get hooked immediately. The best indication is the manageability of a person’s life.

Recognizing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction: Appearance

Generally a person’s appearance and their surroundings are indicative o...

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