If you need to continue working or taking care of family while you’re in treatment for heroin or other opioid addiction, our outpatient opioid treatment program may be the right choice.

Many of our clients must continue to meet their work, family and life responsibilities while being treated for drug addiction. Our outpatient opioid treatment program uses Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), with methadone, to service over 800 clients each week. This program applies both medical and clinical treatment practices to immediately help you stabilize and continue to abstain from using heroin and other opioid drugs.

We treat you as a whole person. Everyone’s life is different, and your treatment will address your unique challenges. If there are barriers that may have prevented you from seeking treatment, we can help you overcome them. If you need to be understood in your own language, we have multi-cultural/multi-lingual counselors. If you’re managing mental health or other health problems such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis, you’ll have a team of qualified health professionals to turn to. Some clients have secondary substance use disorders, are facing challenges from the criminal justice system, or have slipped back into drug misuse. Some people are facing homelessness. Whatever life is throwing at you, we help by treating it all together.

Our goal is to treat your whole life, not just your substance use disorder. If abstinence is right for you, we’ll take that step together.

Stabilization is the first step. When you first arrive, you’ll probably be feeling pretty sick. Our expert nursing team will be there to get you quick and safe medication assistance. Within one day, you’ll be assigned a Primary Counselor to be your guide, supporting you in your recovery journey.

A team of experts. Your individual Treatment Plan is a collaborative effort between you and your clinician, approved by an interdisciplinary team consisting of the Medical Director, registered nurse and social worker, and possibly other qualified health professionals.  We approach your recovery through individual and group counseling, vocational services and medical treatment when you need it.

You may transition to an abstinence program. This is a big step at the right time. The abstinence track depends on how you adapt to MAT treatment for stabilization and your motivation to continue to lead a productive life. If this is right for you, you can complete the tapering phase and choose to continue with monthly support. 

Ready to get started? Just call or email us now. A trained intake counselor is waiting to help you begin the admissions process.​ 


For admission, you must provide two forms of Personal ID (one w/photo) and be at least 18 years of age. We'll also need a written statement about your opiate addiction history (at least 1 year) and your attempts with treatment. If you are currently in treatment for substance use disorder, we will need your records from your program.

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 (646) 679-0380.

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Or email us at info@lesc.org

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.

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