New Path Treatment Center is an outpatient clinic that begins the recovery process in a safe and full-service treatment program for individuals with substance abuse disorders.
Clients Served Last Year:
Elizabeth Day, LMSW
Funding Generously Provided by:
New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services through the Nassau County Department of Drug and Alcohol Addiction, fees, and private donations.
Approximately 22.7 million Americans need treatment for drug or alcohol-related problems, and many will not seek treatment due to the stigma and shame associated with substance use disorders.
Offer a full-service, safe and comfortable environment where individuals can be treated with dignity and respect as they receive treatment and recover from substance abuse disorders.
How We Do it:
New Path Treatment Center addresses not only substance use itself, but all of its contributing factors, including mental health, physical health, family systems, socialization, smoking cessation, legal issues, and employment. A personal treatment plan is developed for each individual to address their specific needs and can include psychiatric services and individual or group counseling. Specialty groups include women’s and men’s groups, anger management, batterer education, DWI, relapse prevention, and criminal justice diversion. Furthermore, New Path Treatment Center works beyond the individual to assist the family or significant other to cope with the patient’s disease and its effects on themselves.
The Outcomes of New Path Treatment Center
Individuals typically participate in the program for six to twelve months, with the majority resulting in no or decreased substance use.
What People Say About New Path Treatment Center
I used drugs at a very early age. I learned how from my dad. He was my supplier in the beginning. It started as a relief and thrill. Slowly but surely it turned into an obsession and compulsion. Getting and using drugs became a career for me. I found myself out of control chasing after the next hit of crack and bottle of beer. Breaking the law and lying to those who loved me became a daily practice. I reached my bottom when I was homeless for the second time. I was truly broken and couldn’t live like that anymore. I managed to accumulate two open court cases during this time. When the police came and got me I was truly ready to go. I didn’t fight or argue because I truly wanted to stop using. I ended up spending my first 16 months clean in jail. There I had the opportunity to go through a drug program. I did a lot of praying, reading spiritual texts, and making Narcotics Anonymous meetings while incarcerated. I came home on work release and I managed to continue to stay clean. I completed work release and was put on parole. This was when I started at the New Path Treatment Center. I was very scared at first being home and confused with different issues and relationships in my life. It was in the Center that I talked about them and got my feelings out. I also received feedback from my group to help me make some decisions and set some boundaries. I had two great counselors and it was during my one-on-one counseling sessions that I really was able to open up and talk about my inner fears. My counselor listened, which really meant a lot, and she gave me direction, which I trusted and followed. I don’t think I could’ve made it without her help. I’m clean today I have my family back in my life, I have true friends in my life, I now have a total of sixty college credits, and I have been accepted into the School of Social Work at Adelphi University. It truly is possible to stop using drugs.
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