First addiction recovery center opens on Long Island [News 12 Long Island]

First addiction recovery center opens on Long Island [News 12 Long Island]

HAUPPAUGE – The Island’s first drop-in drug addiction recovery center opened its doors today in Hauppauge. The THRIVE Center will be a place for information, counseling and peer support for those in recovery from drugs or alcohol.

Center supporters say post-detox support can give a recovering addict a 75 percent higher chance of success than without it.

“Finding this location means that we can help break through that stigma, that we can convey that there is a large group people on Long Island who have struggled with addition but have come out the other side,” says Dr. Jeff Reynolds, of the Family and Children’s Association.

For more than 60 years, LICADD has successfully delivered evidence-based programs designed to prevent and treat substance abuse and addiction. LICADD offers crisis intervention, screenings, brief interventions, referrals to treatment and several family and parent education workshops to help Long Islanders struggling with the effects of addiction. Through our Open Arms, EAP Program, LICADD has provided targeted solution-focused support to companies all along the East Coast, serving over 60,000 employees and their families.

LICADD is Long Island’s premier non-profit agency providing life-saving alcohol and drug prevention and intervention services to at-risk children, individuals, and families across the region. With offices in Mineola, Holbrook and Riverhead, LICADD conducts evidence-based prevention programs, community outreach initiatives, and a mentoring program for children of incarcerated parents and public policy advocacy.

For more information please call (516) 747-2606 or visit us on the web at and Facebook and Instagram.

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CONTACT: Angela Brooks
LICADD Director of Philanthropy