Nassau county Opioid Treatment Program

The Nassau County Opioid Treatment Program treats over 600 clients diagnosed with Opioid Substance Use Disorder. Medication Assisted Treatment has proven to be an effective medical treatment for opioid addiction. It improves clients’ health, education, family relationships, and self-esteem while increasing clients’ prospects for gainful employment.

Services:

 Counseling

 Nursing services

 Psychiatric Services

 Medical assessment

 Acupuncture Services

 HIV/AIDS testing and education

 Tapering program

 Medical Maintenance program

 Women’s groups

 Men’s groups

 Coordinate care with Court Systems, DSS, and Case Management, and Community Based Organizations

The Nassau County Opioid Treatment Program is accredited by the Joint Commission

Mission Statement

The Mission of Nassau County Opioid Treatment Program is to treat clients suffering from Opioid Use Disorder with a comprehensive, culturally competent bio-psycho-social treatment approach to assist the chemically dependent person(s) to cease the use of illicit and/or controlled substances and move towards leading a healthy and productive life.

The goal of this program is to utilize intensive, inter-disciplinary services and individualized treatment planning to successfully intervene with the chemically dependent client.

Objectives include but are not limited to:

 Provide Medical intervention with physically compromised individuals

 Provide Psychiatric stabilization of those clients with dual diagnoses

 Provide Medication Assisted Treatment and assign clients to appropriate treatment track to achieve optimal client focused outcomes

 Provide addiction specific recovery counseling.

 

Treatment Tracks


Methadone Maintenance Track

Methadone is a long-acting opioid full agonist that is used for the treatment of Opioid Use Disorder. Methadone at a therapeutic dose will:

Suppress opioid withdrawal symptoms

Reduce cravings for opioids

Not induce intoxication (e.g.: sedation or euphoria)

Reduce the euphoric effects of other opioids, such as heroin.

Give the individual a chance to work on their life issues with the clinical staff

Suboxone Track

Suboxone is used for the treatment of Opioid Substance Use Disorder.  Suboxone is a partial agonist form of medication-assisted treatment. Suboxone is given in the form of a sublingual film which contains the active ingredients buprenorphine and naloxone.  Suboxone at a therapeutic dose will:

Suppress opioid withdrawal symptoms

Reduce cravings for opioids

Not induce intoxication

Provide additional protection from overdose due to the combination of Naloxone and Buprenorphine

Give the individual a chance to work on their life issues with the clinical staff

Naltrexone for Extended Release Track

This form of Opioid Substance Use Disorder treatment is a complete opioid blocker antagonist which consists of an extended-release injectable suspension of naltrexone that is administered once a month by a healthcare professional. This form of medication assisted treatment, when given, attaches to certain opioid receptors in the brain and blocks the pleasurable feelings associated with taking opioids.

Long Acting Naltrexone for Extended Release is not a narcotic, not pleasure producing, not addictive, and does not produce the side effects of withdrawal when it is discontinued.

Medical Maintenance Track

This track is for clients who have been maintained on an Opioid Medication Assisted Treatment for a long period of time and have demonstrated prolonged stability in treatment and are committed to medication assisted treatment and have no desire to taper off their medication. These individuals need medical supervision only.

Clinical Hours of Operation for enrolled clients are:

 Mon-Fri 6:00am-11:00am – medication and counseling services provided

 Sat-Sun 7:00am-11:00am – medication and counseling services provided

 

Business Hours (Hours of Operation):

Monday-Friday 5:45am-3:15pm

For Program enrollment please contact the Intake Coordinator at:

Nassau County Opioid Treatment Program

2201 Hempstead Turnpike, Building K

East Meadow, NY 11554

Intake Coordinator- 516-572-5801


For General Information and or to send information please call/fax:

General Information - 516-572-6305

Administrative Office -516-572-5906

Fax - 516-572-6777 or 6771


Fees:

The program accepts Medicaid and fee for service which is based on a sliding scale