Counselors and therapists can help you identify factors that underly your substance use, to avoid triggers, to strengthen your motivation, and to navigate treatment options. They can also team with certified professionals to administer medication-assisted treatment. More on counseling.
Support groups provide a space for getting social support, a sense of empowerment, and motivation from people who have faced — or are facing — similar challenges and circumstances. More on support groups.
Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment Centers Near Me
Location can be an important factor to consider for rehab centers, particularly for outpatients who need to limit travel time. But in some cases, it’s better to be treated farther from home, such as when you need to avoid temptations or bad influences.
There are hundreds of rehab centers in and near NYC to help people stop using drugs or alcohol and learn to live a healthy life. The largest number of centers are located in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, but facilities are also available in Queens and Staten Island.
Choosing the Right Treatment
Start Your Recovery provides critical guidance on how to choose a rehab center that has the best treatment options for your needs and circumstances. You also can call 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355) or text WELL to 65173 to reach a citywide, 24/7 confidential information and referral service for NYC. The service is operated by Vibrant Emotional Health on behalf of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Centers in and near NYC provide many options. They include:
Assistance is available in NYC to help pay for the cost of treatment, through health insurance or other means.
Residential Support Options
Inpatient rehab is also called residential rehab because you live at the rehab facility — typically for three to six weeks at short-term facilities and for six months to a year at long-term treatment centers. Learn more about the pros and cons of inpatient rehab.
Compared with outpatient centers, residential rehab centers are not as common in and near NYC, but there are still dozens of options, with the highest number in Manhattan and the fewest in Staten Island.
Outpatient Support Options
Outpatient rehab involves daily treatment at a facility but allows patients to continue to live at home as they recover. Learn more about the pros and cons of outpatient rehab.
There are hundreds of outpatient facilities in and near NYC. Manhattan has the highest number of them, followed by Brooklyn and the Bronx — all offering dozens of options. The number of outpatient centers drops to about 20 in Queens and a handful in Staten Island.
Local Government Programs
Good Samaritan Law
The New York State 911 Good Samaritan Law allows people to call 911 without fear of arrest if they are experiencing a drug or alcohol overdose that requires emergency medical care or if they witness someone overdosing.
While the 911 Good Samaritan Law does protect you from arrest in most circumstances, it does not forbid arrest for felony possession of a controlled substance totaling 8 ounces or more, the sale or intent to sell controlled substances, an open warrant for your arrest, and violation of probation or parole.