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About Bethpage

Bethpage, New York is located on Long Island inside the town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County. It is easily accessed by the Long Island Rail Road, as well as from the Long Island Expressway, the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway, and all Long Island roads. From Bethpage, there is a short drive to the major New Jersey and New York airports, and several good motels and hotels are available for visitors.

The Substance Abuse Problem in Bethpage

As in every town surrounding New York City, heroin and other opioid pain medications are heavily abused in Bethpage. Oxycodone and other prescription medications are most often the drugs of choice. The DEA has found some pain medications sold on the street altered with the narcotic Fentanyl. Multiple overdoses have occurred as a result of mixing Fentanyl with other medications.

In response to the sharp increase in overdoses, the governor of New York announced a comprehensive plan that added millions of dollars to the state budget, targeted towards drug abuse prevention and treatment. More rehab beds and services became available, as well as funding that was added for treatment for low-income people and pregnant women or women with young children.

Treatment Options in Bethpage

Bethpage Adolescent Development Association, Inc. (BADA) is a community-based, chemical dependency treatment center founded in 1971. The agency has become known as PEOPLE, recognizing the need to serve everyone, including adults and families in addition to teens. The program provides services to people involved with substance abuse or whose lives have been negatively impacted by others' use of drugs or alcohol.

Services of PEOPLE include outpatient substance abuse therapy, individual and family counseling, relapse prevention group counseling, and a 12-week substance abuse education program. The PEOPLE center uses the 12-step philosophy to guide its treatment. It also refers clients to hospitals and inpatient treatment as needed.

Major funding comes from a contract with the Nassau County Department of Drug and Alcohol Addiction and the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. Additional grants originate from the Town of Oyster Bay Department of Intergovernmental Affairs, targeted for services to low- and middle-income families and children. Another grant comes from the Town of Oyster Bay's Division for Youth. The center also accepts third-party payments, such as insurance, donations, etc.

PEOPLE Center staff include clinicians specializing in addictions, family, and children's services. They are certified substance abuse counselors and licensed social workers. In addition to outpatient adult and adolescent substance abuse counseling, the PEOPLE Center also provides court-ordered treatment for DWI/DUI offenders.

Bridge Back to Life Center Inc. Chemical Dependence Outpatient – Nassau-Suffolk Center, established in 1988, provides outpatient substance abuse treatment and education to adults and families. It focuses on an abstinence-only goal for treatment.

Bridge Back to Life Center (BBLC) is accredited and licensed by New York State OASAS. The goal is to treat substance abuse as the patient's primary illness, but also to address other problems such as emotional issues, financial worries, and family, spiritual, and legal aspects.

The BBLC sponsors an Ancillary Withdrawal Program for medically-supervised and medication-assisted withdrawal from alcohol, sedatives, and opiates. This program is supervised by doctors, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners and nurses, and utilizes medications such as Vivitrol and Suboxone. It helps patients manage withdrawal symptoms safely while transitioning into substance abuse treatment.

The program also offers specialty groups focused on the needs of members of the LGBTQ community, where higher rates of substance abuse occur. Individual cognitive behavioral counseling, psychotherapy, motivational interviewing, and facilitated 12-step groups are part of this process. Groups include the intensive outpatient program, standard outpatient programs, relapse prevention and a special LGBTQ group.

BBLC additionally offers OASAS evaluations and court ordered assessments and screenings for DUI/DWI offenders, as well as court-ordered DWI/DUI counseling. The professionals at BBLC include mental health counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, licensed social workers, marriage and family therapists, and certified substance abuse counselors.

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