Long stay abstinence

LONG STAY ABSTINENCE PROGRAM​ ​(18 MONTHS)

Our 18-month abstinence program offers Medication-Assisted Treatment within a supportive community.

Long Stay is a residential treatment community that focuses on abstinence to return you to your family and your community as a more productive and responsible person.  Our community harnesses the collective effort of residential clients and expert clinicians, all focused on creating positive outcomes for everyone living here. Our team includes physicians, physician assistants, credentialed alcohol and substance abuse counselors (CASAC) and licensed masters’-level social workers and nurses. As a residential client, you’ll become part of the community through the work you perform, your participation in group activities, clinical interventions and socializing activities. Your contribution will further your own recovery as well as those living and working with you. You’ll also receive educational and vocational training as needed.

As a resident, you'll taper from your Medication-Assisted Treatment regimen, which may include methadone, buprenorphine or naltrexone, at a clinically appropriate pace during your initial treatment phase as you work through a full range of services designed to address challenges in other areas of your life that affect recovery. 

Our structured environment is designed to produce lasting changes in addictive thinking and behavior.

Changing your life means changing your addictive habits. The structured environment of Long Stay is deliberately designed to introduce more positive thinking and behavior habits through evidence-based practices. Our model borrows from bio-psycho-social, cognitive therapy, social learning, and behavior modification models to increase your life skills while at the same time build up feelings of self-sufficiency and self-worth.

Because we take a whole-person approach to recovery, we help you see the underlying causes of your specific substance use disorder, including genetic factors, family history and the influence of social environments. We'll review your behavior, social habits and mental health needs to see how each contributes to your disorder. You'll also receive vocational, educational and relapse prevention training. Additionally, we offer a robust group therapy program that includes anger management and domestic violence workshops. The work we'll be doing together will help you see yourself in new ways.

Our community offers connection, too. Meals are shared. Family members visit. You can take advantage of learning opportunities, from Kung Fu to acting classes, as well as entertainment events, exercise, baseball games, talent shows, amusement park visits and poetry readings. We're here to support your journey in many different ways as you gradually taper off your Medication-Assisted Treatment regimen and learn the skills and tools necessary to live a drug-free life.

Ready to bring your recovery to the next level? Give us a call. Our community is here for you.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

For consideration, you must be currently dependent on an opiate (heroin or perscription pain medication), be able-bodied and motivated to actively participate in a residential therapeutic community. You must also be at least 18 years old and speak English. You must provide two forms of Personal ID (one w/photo). You'll also need a TB test or chest X-ray, a health assessment (clinic–verified methadone dosage), a toxicology report and a psychological evaluation (if you're on psychiatric medication).

Accepted Insurance

Providers include Affinity, Amida Care, Fidelis, Health First, Health Plus, HIP, Medicaid, MetroPlus, UHC, VNSNY Choice and WellCare. If you don’t see your provider listed, just give us a call at (347) 538-2632.

Call (347) 538-2632

Or email us at info@lesc.org

After stays in 8 rehabs, I became a resident of Long Stay, where I got clean and have remained drug-free. Today I am VP of Marketing and Fundraising for LESC Foundation. To those who are not sure if there’s a life after drugs, I offer my story in the spirit of providing hope.

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