Opiate Awareness Forum in Long Beach

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

phoenix house resource center hosts opiate education forumPhoenix House Resource Center Smithtown‘s Lisa Finn, LCSW, CASAC and Alison Siegel, LCSW hosted the latest in a series of opiate awareness forums at the Long Beach Public Library to discuss the prescription drug and heroin epidemic facing our communities locally and nationally. Lisa and Alison presented an overview on opiates, with Paula Serani-Esposito, LCSW of Nassau County Department of Mental Health, Chemical Dependency and Developmental Disabilities Services Employee Assistance Program providing the forum with a brief Narcan overview.

The forum was free to all attendees in an effort to meet and discuss how we can protect our children, families, and friends from the dangers of opiate addiction. In addition to outlining the dangers of opiates, signs of addiction, and what to look for when a friend or family member is in trouble, local community resources were shared. We are proud to serve and educate our community as we host these important evenings of awareness throughout the Long Island area.

The Phoenix House Resource Center in Smithtown serves the Long Island community with free, confidential assessments, guidance, and treatment options. Our licensed social workers specialize in substance abuse treatment for adults and teens, offering access to the most appropriate level of care. Family education sessions and interventions are also offered.

Phoenix House New York has helped thousands of men, women, and teens overcome substance and alcohol abuse in order to lead healthy, productive and rewarding lives. Offering short-term and long-term residential, outpatient, and detoxification services designed to meet the individual needs of adolescents and adults at various stages of recovery, our New York CARF accredited behavioral health programs utilize evidence-based practices. We are a contracted in-network provider of outpatient, intensive outpatient, and residential services with various national and regional managed plans.

Find out more about the programs and services offered at Phoenix House, or call our toll-free number today: 1 888 671 9392.

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