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Prescription and heroin abuse is a serious public health crisis in Suffolk county. As a community we can help put a stop to this by knowing how to identify the warning signs and where to seek help. This webpage will provide information and resources that are vital to combating this serious threat. Together we can help to protect our kids from this vital problem.
Download the Prevention, Treatment & Recovery Services Directory (PDF Format)
Saving One Life At A Time with Narcan at Suffolk's Opioid Overdose Prevention Program
How to Assemble and Use The Narcan Nebulizer | Heroin & Opiate Overdose
Suffolk County Substance Abuse Hotline Information
COS Consolidated Resource List AMENDED
A community calendar with upcoming Narcan training and important substance abuse events.
Suffolk County Department of Health Services’ Office of Health Education
Monday, July 31, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
725 Veterans Highway, Building C016, Hauppauge, NY 11788
The use and abuse of drugs are serious issues that should not be ignored or minimized and we should not sit back and hope they just go away. If left untreated, use and abuse can develop into drug dependence. As a result, it is important to recognize the signs and symptoms of drug abuse early. If you’re worried that a friend or family member might be abusing drugs, here are some of the warning signs to look for:
Drug dependence involves all the symptoms of drug abuse, but also involves another element: physical dependence.
If a friend or family member is exhibiting warning signs you may want to encourage them to seek help. The link below will bring you to a comprehensive directory of services and a good starting place is to consult with the community-based outpatient treatment program nearest your home.
Our Health Department’s Division of Community Mental Hygiene Services can offer additional guidance and they can be reached Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (631) 853-8500.
For assistance after hours, the RESPONSE Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and they can be reached at (631) 751-7500.
Long Island Prevention Resource Center is dedicated to strengthening communities and empowering lives. As a non-profit resource center we are committed to building and supporting healthy drug-free communities through public education, professional training and the provision of effective tools for those working to prevent drug and alcohol abuse.
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