Opiate Forums on Long Island Enlighten the Community

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Andrew Kolodny MD addresses Bellmore Library forum“Every Family’s Nightmare: The New Face of Heroin and Opiate Addiction” is one of a series of forums presented by Phoenix House New York to raise awareness in the local communities of Long Island, Westchester, and Mid-Hudson Counties. Phoenix House Chief Medical Officer Andrew Kolodny, MD was among the speakers addressing our forum held at North Bellmore Library on June 3rd. A second forum was held at Merrick Library on June 18th to continue the dialogue in another community facing this epidemic.

The forums were 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 and the current crisis on a local and national scale, community resources were shared in addition to reviewing signs of addiction and what to look for when a friend or family member is in trouble.

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 New York, or call our toll-free number today: 1 888 671 9392. 

 

 

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