What kind of treatment services are there?

Various levels of care and settings are available depending on the individual's needs from outpatient counseling to inpatient and long-term care. An effective treatment program is comprehensive and can provide assistance in other life areas including educational or vocational goals, as well as medical or mental health issues. The type of treatment is dependent upon the stage of addiction. It is best to go to a professional to find out what is the most appropriate service. You may find the resources for a professional assessment by reaching out to the State certified service providers. These providers are listed on the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) website or call OASAS addiction services helpline 877-8-HOPE-NY or Nassau County Department of Drug and Alcohol 24-hour hotline number 516-481-4000. Self help can be found at the Intergroup Association of Alcoholics Anonymous website or the Narcotics Anonymous website.

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1. What is heroin?
2. What are the facts about heroin?
3. Who uses heroin?
4. How is heroin used?
5. What is the attraction of heroin?
6. What are the long-term consequences of heroin use?
7. Is there a connection between prescription drugs and heroin?
8. How can I prevent my child from becoming addicted?
9. How to know when someone needs help?
10. What kind of treatment services are there?
11. How do I make an intervention happen?
12. What is the mission of the Herion Prevention Task Force?
13. Where can I find some resources related to heroin abuse?
14. Where can I find information to share with my teen about heroin abuse?
15. How do I contact the Heroin Prevention Task Force?