Helping Recovery Become Reality


LESC Opioid Recovery Services (ORS) provides treatment and care for people seeking the highest quality methadone medicated outpatient treatment for recovery in New York City. From the moment clients enter our front door, they are welcomed and greeted with friendliness and understanding. They are consistently impressed with our highly experienced and educated staff of professionals, who are available from 6:45 in the morning until 6:15 in the evening, and focus on each client's individual strengths, needs, abilities and preferences.

  When our clients first arrive at ORS they are feeling incredibly anxious, afraid and sick, so it’s important to us to provide quick and safe medication assistance with the help of our seasoned and expert nursing team. It is also important to us to create treatment plans for each client integrating the things that are important to them, including: stabilized methadone medication, food, health, employment, housing and mental health. If clients and their treatment teams are not dealing with these critical issues, recovery is simply not possible.    


Within one day, ORS clients are assigned a Primary Counselor with whom they travel their recovery journey. Clients quickly learn that their counselor is their advocate, guide, supporter and teacher; and that their counselor as well as our entire program respects and recognizes them as individuals and adults with dignity and merit.


Treatment plans are designed to engage our clients in the many LESC programs and services available to support and enhance their recovery. The ORS treatment philosophy is clients firs t”in order to help them realize recovery is a more satisfying and gratifying way of life. Treatment includes: individual therapy, vocational services, medical care, case management, legal help and group treatment,
such as:

  • Relapse prevention
  • Secondary substances
  • Anger management
  • Social connectedness
  • Group therapy
  • Women's group
The Millennium Track is a special ORS treatment modality, which focuses on clients who are functioning well in a methadone treatment program such as ORS, and want to obtain detoxification and abstinence. The Millennium Track is an 18-month outpatient methadone-to-abstinence treatment program for those wishing to move their recovery to another level.
ORS is an extremely well regarded outpatient program across the city. We are proud of the positive outcomes we generate and the New Yorkers we have returned to their families, jobs, homes and neighborhoods.

For admissions, call:


or email us at jholder@lesc.org

For admissions criteria,

click here.

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