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Substance Abuse Treatment Center of New York

Are your medications controlling you instead of you controlling them? Are your relationships with friends, relatives, employees affected by your drug behavior? Is your job in jeopardy because of your drug use?

If the answer is yes to any of these questions, it is time to get professional treatment, and we are here to help. We have over 30 years experience combined in treating patients with heroin, narcotics, prescription painkillers and alcohol addiction.

  • Private office setting
  • Outpatient treatment in most cases
  • Work with Certified Counselors
  • Patients get close monitoring & individual attention
  • Office detox & induction*
  • In patient treatment arranged*

*when necessary

Did you know?

Did you know there is a difference between tolerance, dependence, and addiction? Most health care professionals do not know this.

Tolerance

This means that sometimes the same dose of medication will produce a lesser effect because your body gets “used to it”. This is frequent with opioids (narcotics) but can also occur with other medications.

Dependence

When your body gets used to a medication and you stop it abruptly, adverse reactions can occur. This dependence can be physiologic or psychologic. Depending on the class of medication the symptoms vary. If you stop opioids (narcotics) your symptoms can vary from a mild flu-like symptom to anxiety, shivering, etc. Tolerance is frequently used interchangeably with addiction but they are entirely different.

Addiction

This is a dysfunctional behavior, resulting from the use or craving of a substance. In spite of harm to the patient’s health or relationships, they cannot control their use of this substance. The substance can vary from pain killers, “street drugs”, gambling, alcohol, etc.

In our practice, we assess the physical as well as the psychological aspects of addiction. We work with you to get your life back on track, functioning at work and regain meaningful relationships with family and friends.