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Drug Rehabs in New York City, NY

NYC has a checkered history of drug abuse that rolled out of the 1960s and 70s when heroin ruled the East Village. Today, these effects can still be seen throughout the city — to counter them, there are drug rehabs all over New York and services for those who need help paying for treatment.

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Addiction Treatment in New York City

Most often, people in New York City check into rehab for a heroin addiction, but the number of people getting help for other addictions is also on the rise. New York City has many treatment programs sprawled throughout each borough and areas just outside the city.

New York City has rehabs that can fit anyone’s treatment needs and budget, from deluxe outpatient programs to state-funded residential facilities.

Some New Yorkers choose to travel out of the city for a change of environment more conducive to recovery. From New Jersey to Upstate New York, there are many top drug rehabs within driving distance of NYC.

Should I Travel Outside New York City for Treatment?

Most people associate certain people and places with their addiction. Leaving behind the fast-paced environment of the city, at least for the duration of treatment, is a good way to get out of a setting that can trigger a relapse. Traveling outside the city can allow those with an addiction to fully focus on building a sober life.

Drug Abuse in New York City

Rates of drug abuse are typically higher in urban city centers. With New York City being the largest metropolitan area in the U.S., it’s no surprise that addiction affects many of its residents. Among illicit drugs, cocaine and marijuana are widely abused, but it’s heroin abuse that is one of the city’s greatest struggles.

New York City has the largest market for heroin in the country. In 2014, law enforcement seized approximately $300 million worth of heroin in drug busts. In 2013 and 2014, deaths from heroin started outpacing murder rates, a new development in the Big Apple.

Addiction and Drug Abuse Statistics in NYC



In 2014, 26 percent of treatment admissions in NYC were for heroin addiction.



There are approximately 700 accidental overdose deaths each year in NYC.


opioid deaths

Between 2005 and 2012 the rates of opioid poisoning deaths doubled.

Addiction Treatment Services in NYC

The City of New York has an abundance of resources and services for addicted people. The ultimate goal for these services is to prevent drug deaths and help people in the city get sober. Some of the services available to New Yorkers include:

Syringe Exchanges

Of those who sought treatment for a heroin addiction in 2014, roughly 43 percent used the drug intravenously. NYC provides access to clean syringes for intravenous drug users to protect them from transmittable diseases like HIV and hepatitis C. New cases of HIV among intravenous drug users in NYC has dropped by 95 percent in the last 20 years thanks to programs like these.

Overdose Prevention

Because of the high number of accidental overdose deaths, the city provides overdose rescue kits with naloxone for those addicted to heroin or other opiates. Naloxone blocks the effects of opiate drugs and acts as an effective antidote for those who have overdosed.

Harm Reduction Services

NYC has harm reduction services providing educational programs for anyone — including those actively using drugs and their family members. Through these programs, people learn how to prevent harm from drug use, such as overdose and disease transmission.

Maintenance Medication

New York City has clinics to help those with an opiate addiction relieve cravings and withdrawal symptoms. The city provides buprenorphine, methadone and naltrexone to those who need it. Each of those medications act on the same brain receptors as opiates, which helps addicted people function without their drugs of abuse.

Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment

The Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) has state-funded residential facilities in Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens and the Bronx. This is a good option for New York residents who can’t find affordable treatment. These treatment centers accept people based on certain criteria, such as having a co-occurring mental health disorder or needing 24-hour supervision. OASAS also has outpatient treatment centers in the city.

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With just 30 days at a rehab center, you can get clean and sober, start therapy, join a support group, and learn ways to manage your cravings.

Find Help in Your City Now

There are many options available for people living in New York City. Whether you have questions about treatment or are looking for a specific rehab, there is someone who can help. Our addiction providers can walk you through all your options, including rehabs located in NYC and rehabs out of state. Contact a treatment provider today.

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Government Programs

Find local government programs that promote sober living and will help you find peace in your day to day life.

Name Location Phone
Greater New York Regional Service Office 154 Christopher Street Suite 1A
Manhattan, New York 10014
Area 49 Of AA PO Box 571
New York, NY 10116
Hudson County Area P.O.Box 13026
Jersey City, N.J. 07303
Brooklyn Area Service Committee of N.A PO Box 21005
Brooklyn, NY 11221-0005
Western Queen Area of NA PO Box 6422
Astoria, NY 11106
Bergen Area P.O.Box 738
Little Ferry, NJ 07634
Greater Newark Area. P.O.Box 7402
Newark, NJ 07107
Inner City Area P.O.Box 3855
Newark, N.J. 07103
N.N.J.R.S.C. P.O.Box 8224
Newark, NJ 07103

College Programs

Counseling Center

Pace University-New York

1 Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038

Counseling Services

The Kings College

56 Broadway
New York, NY 10004

Counselling and Mental Health Services

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

30 Cooper Sq
New York, NY 10003

Substance, Assessment, Feedback, and Evaluation (SAFE)

New York University

726 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

Counseling Services

St Francis College

180 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Counseling Services Center

CUNY New York City College of Technology

300 Jay St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

NYU Counseling and Wellness Center.

Polytechnic Institute of New York University

6 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201

The New School Counseling Services

The New School

66 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011

Student Life Services

LIU Brooklyn

1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201

AA and NA Meetings in New York City

Name Address Fellowship Hours
Brooklyn Intergroup of AA PO Box 21022, Brooklyn, NY 11202 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Recovery in the Afternoon 360 Schermerhorn St, NY 11217 Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Monday: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, Tuesday: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, Wednesday: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, Thursday: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, Friday: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Inetr-Group Association of AA 307 Seventh Avenue, Suite 201 New York, NY 10001 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Sunday: 9:00 am - 10:00 am, Monday: 9:00 am - 10:00 am, Tuesday: 9:00 am - 10:00 am, Wednesday: 9:00 am - 10:00 am, Thursday: 9:00 am - 10:00 am, Friday: 9:00 am - 10:00 am, Saturday: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Midday Miracles 424 E 19th St, New York, NY 11226 Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Monday: 10:00 am - 11:30 am, Tuesday: 10:00 am - 11:30 am, Wednesday: 10:00 am - 11:30 am, Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:30 am, Friday: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Queens Intergroup QIAA, PO Box 754088, Forest Hills Station, N.Y. 11375-9088 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Monday: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Tuesday: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Wednesday: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Thursday: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Friday: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Saturday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oficina Intergrupal Hispana New Jersey 256 Mulberry Street - Newark, New Jersey 07102 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
7AM Wake-up Ready Willing & Able, 2960 8th Ave Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
GET REAL ON THE TERRACE 3058 Richmond Terrace Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Wednesday: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday Morning Serenity 52Aspen Place, Passaic, NJ 07055 Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Sunday: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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