Long Island Center for Recovery

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Long Island Center for Recovery is a comprehensive rehab center providing addiction treatment and recovery for adults struggling with alcohol addiction, drug addiction, addiction to prescription drugs such as depressants, opioids and stimulants. Long Island Center for Recovery's mission is to promote physical, emotional and spiritual well-being in our clients utilizing private and group settings by traditional evidence-based treatment techniques and holistic therapies.

Long Island Center for Recovery Focus:

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse Treatment Centers focus on helping individuals recover from substance abuse, including alcohol and drug addiction (both illegal and prescription drugs). They often include the opportunity to engage in both individual as well as group therapy.

Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.


The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person’s mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

Rehab Services:

Opioid Dependence Treatment

Opioids are any drugs based on the chemical composition of opium. An opiate is a synthetic (man-made) version of an opioid, also known as a narcotic. Opiate pain medications include prescription painkillers, like Oxycodone, OxyContin, and Percocet. Other opioids include morphine, codeine, hydrocodone, buprenorphine, methadone, and heroin. Dependence or addiction to opioids is treated in a similar fashion to other drug and alcohol addictions, with an eye towards helping the body detox safely before other treatment commences.

Buprenorphine Detox and Treatment

Similar to methadone, buprenorphine is a drug meant to help with long-term treatment for opioid addiction. Those recovering from heroin addiction or other opiate addiction may be prescribed buprenorphine (Suboxone and Subutex) to help wean the body off of opioids safely, over time. Buprenorphine helps lessen the discomfort and danger of detox and withdrawal.

What does Long Island Center for Recovery offer?

Medically Assisted Detox

Drug and alcohol addiction often takes a heavy toll on one’s body. Over time, a physical dependence can develop, meaning the body physiologically needs the substance to function. Detox is the process of removing drugs and/or alcohol from the body, a process that can be lethal if mismanaged. Medical detox is done by licensed medical professionals who monitor vital signs and keep you safe, healthy, and as comfortable as possible as you go through detox and withdrawal.

24 Hour Clinical Care

At certain points in the recovery process, it’s important to have support available 24/7. 24-hour clinical care offers a safe environment in which to recover from drug or alcohol addiction in peace, knowing medical detox and other treatment will happen with professionals on hand.

Outpatient (OP)

Outpatient addiction treatment programs are often recommended to clients who have mild addiction symptoms and may have a strong support system at home. Also, clients who have graduated from an inpatient treatment can benefit from this type of program that offers a lighter but supportive set of therapeutic services. For graduated clients, the outpatient therapies serve as an aftercare program where clients meet with their counselor on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, as needed. Outpatient treatment appointments are flexible and clients are able to attend therapy sessions, keep up with their work schedule and continue to live in their own home.

Residential (inpatient) Treatment

Inpatient addiction treatment also known as residential addiction treatment is offered at Long Island Center for Recovery for clients in need of intense treatment program or one that is in a controlled environment. Admission into this program is often recommended to clients who have a moderate to severe addiction problem. Inpatient drug rehab can last around 30 (the most common length of stay) days, and many clients admitted to this program often undergo a period of detoxification first. Long Island Center for Recovery Residential Rehab program provides 24-hour supervised care by licensed addiction treatment specialists, mental health counselors and social workers. Residing at the facility provides the benefit of receiving a comprehensive set of addiction treatment services to treat the body, mind and spirit.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Certain drug and alcohol rehab centers have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person’s specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.


12-step programs are addiction recovery models based on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). A number of substance abuse programs (including some drug and alcohol rehab centers) use the 12 steps as a basis for treatment. Beginning steps involve admitting powerlessness over the addiction and creating a spiritual basis for recovery. Middle steps including making direct amends to those who've been hurt by the addiction, and the final step is to assist others in addiction recovery in the same way. 12-Step offshoots including Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA), Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA).

Family Program

Families who struggle with addiction problem experienced by a member of the family can benefit significantly from family education and counseling therapies. These therapies are designed to help both the individual and their loved ones heal from addiction by structuring an interpersonal support network while receiving intensive therapeutic treatment services. Family education and counseling also aims to improve unhealthy interactions between family members by teaching effective communication skills and techniques, helping the family reach a better level of understanding of their individual needs, and repair any damages caused by previous confrontations or conflicts between family members.

Aftercare Support

Completing a drug or alcohol rehab program shouldn’t spell the end of substance abuse treatment. Aftercare involves making a sustainable plan for recovery, including ongoing support. This can include sober living arrangements like halfway houses, career counseling, and setting a patient up with community  programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

Therapies Offered:

Holistic Therapy

Rather than focusing solely on addiction, holistic therapy facilities treat patients in terms of their whole being. Holistic therapy is about more than just addiction and sobriety – it addresses the person’s life in its entirety, including career, physical, familial, and spiritual aspects.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy modality that focuses on the relationship between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is used to establish and allow for healthy responses to thoughts and feelings (instead of unhealthy responses, like using drugs or alcohol). CBT has been proven effective for recovering addicts of all kinds, and is used to strengthen a patient's own self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. CBT allows individuals to monitor their own emotional state, become more adept at communicating with others, and manage stress without needing to engage in substance abuse.

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is a common therapeutic approach utilized in both inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment programs. Also known as Psychotherapy, talk therapy, or counseling, this therapy is specifically designed to help individuals identify, understand and learn how to solve issues that are related to their substance abuse and addiction. The overall focus of individual therapy is to help individuals make positive behavioral changes using newly learned skills and coping strategies to avoid relapse.

Trauma Therapy

Many individuals who struggle with substance abuse and addiction suffer from a past trauma as well. Addiction and trauma are known to be closely linked, and alcohol and drugs are often utilized in self-medication for individuals to escape from their troubling and painful past. When a client seeks addiction treatment at Long Island Center for Recovery and is diagnosed with a co-occurring disorder that is shown to be related to traumatic past event or events, specific therapeutic treatments are added to the rehab program. This additional trauma specific treatment will address the unresolved past trauma and clear the related painful and disturbing memories.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is one of the most widely practiced treatment methods in both inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment programs. It engages its participants by directing them through experiences, training them in acquiring a new set of techniques, or skills needed to solve problems related to their addiction. In group therapy, one or more therapists work with a small group of individuals to facilitate discussions as members share their experiences of how they are dealing with their addiction.

Experiential Therapy

Recreational Counseling at Long Island Center for Recovery (LICR) plays an important role in addiction treatment. It encourages clients to participate in the treatment’s recreational therapeutic activities and helps them to develop their own recreational pattern. Participating in recreational activities at Long Island Center for Recovery may involve a combination of both physical fitness and leisure activities.

Nutrition Therapy

Nutrition therapy, aka medical nutrition therapy (MNT), is a way of treating physical, emotional, and medical conditions through diet. Specific dietary plans are designed by professional nutritionists or registered dietitians, and patients follow them in order to positively affect their physical and mental health.

Long Island Center for Recovery Highlights:

Long Island Center for Recovery also offers Relapse Prevention Therapy (RPT), based on the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy, is an addiction treatment therapy approach that helps individuals develop self-control strategies in order to specifically address the problem of relapse in addiction. Long Island Center for Recovery’s Relapse Prevention Therapy is offered for individuals who are attending either our inpatient or outpatient addiction treatment programs.
While Long Island Center for Recovery provides inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment for both men and women, they do offer a women’s group where women’s issues are discussed and the individualized gender-specific therapeutic treatment is developed for each one of our female clients.
Addiction Treatment Services for First Responder Professionals Include: Dual-Diagnosis Education/Treatment, Intensive Group, Therapy with Other First Responder Professionals, Trauma Resolution Therapy, Grief and Loss Healing, Stress Management, Anger Management, Family Therapy, Suicide Awareness and Prevention, Relapse Prevention Groups, Relaxation and, Meditation Therapy, Re-entry Planning for the Transition Back to Work, Family and Community.
Long Island Center for Recovery offers DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) program which consists of 21 manual-guided sessions and homework, presented over the length of several weeks. Their DWI program is intended for lower risk offenders and focus on identifying goals to reduce the risk of relapse, therefore reducing recidivism.


  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Facility for Adults and Young Adults
  • Long Island Center for Recovery offers specialized addiction treatment for first responder professionals such as law enforcement, firefighters, military, Veterans, EMT’s and Correctional officers. Their first responder therapeutic addiction treatment program is dedicated to the exceptional needs of our uniformed professionals, treating not only the addiction but also the underlying issues that are often associated to such high-demand professions, namely stress, anxiety, depression, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).


  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • Cash payments accepted

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