Helping recovery BECOME REALITY

Programs in New York City to treat addictions to heroin, opioids and other substances.

Get Help

Join a strong therapeutic community recovering from drug addiction.

Our clinically-proven Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and support programs for opioid addiction and other substance use disorders are based in New York City and are tailored to your individual needs. If you are addicted to heroin, prescription pain medication, fentanyl or other opioid drugs or substances, and need medical and/or mental health assistance, our trusted outpatient and residential treatment programs can help you beat addiction and strengthen capabilities so you can rejoin your community. From clinicians and medical providers to our staff of dedicated professionals, we come together to support you on your journey to recovery.

We also recognize that difficult life experiences and ongoing life stressors contribute to dependence on substances. Our commitment is to provide care in environments, and through relationships, that are predictable, collaborative and safe.

We are open and accepting admissions in our outpatient and residential programs. See how we're handling the Covid-19 crisis.

Opioid Treatment Programs

Outpatient and residential programs designed to help each person, no matter where they're coming from, get the treatment they deserve from clinicians, caregivers and a community of people in every stage of recovery.


Success stories

When I came here I was a broken person full of hate, shame and guilt. At LESC, I started being able to forgive myself and deal with my issues without medicating them. LESC has helped me tremendously.

Read More

I tested the waters at Medication Assisted Maintenance Residence Program and found out this treatment really was for me. I was broken when I arrived. I was physically sick with no hope. LESC has changed my life.

Read More

After stays in 8 rehabs, I became a resident of the Medication to Abstinence Residence Program, where I got clean and have remained drug-free. Today I am VP of Marketing and Fundraising for LESC Foundation. I offer my story in the spirit of providing hope.

Read More

I’m now a mother to all my children, including my 5-month-old Timothy who was born while I was in the program. Timothy will come to know his brothers and sisters now because we are a family again.

Read More

My experience with the Dual Recovery Services Program changed me in a deep and meaningful way. All parts of the program, from the groups to the therapist and the psychiatrist, helped me understand how to be responsible for my own recovery.

Read More

a little about us

For over 58 years, the Lower Eastside Service Center has been helping New Yorkers address opioid dependency through a complete range of treatment and care options. We believe treating the whole person, not just their addiction, achieves a lasting result.

About Us

A Holistic Approach

Treatment icon
Opioid Treatment
Training icon
Vocational Training
Housing icon
Supportive Housing

Since 1959, we have successfully helped millions of people with substance use disorders using proven recovery practices designed to treat the whole person.  

your recovery will be in good hands


Years Of


Client Visits
To Date


Client Services
Per Year



Make an impact

Employment opportunities at LESC let you make a difference with hands-on treatment programs and direct access to the expertise of seasoned professionals. We'll also welcome you as an intern or volunteer. How will you contribute?

Get Involved