A Shot At Life: Nassau's New Treatment for Drug Addiction

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Learn more about Nassau’s newest treatment for opiate addiction - and hear from those currently receiving this treatment - at our weekly:

Vivitrol Education & Support Group

Tuesdays - 7-9pm.

St Bernard‘s Parish school 2nd floor room #209.

3100 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown

For more information on Nassau County’s Shot At Life program, call Eden Laikin at 516-571-6105 or email elaikin@nassaucountyny.gov 

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What you need to know:
  • Nassau County is offering a new way to treat Opiate addiction, at its drug treatment program in Building K on the grounds of NUMC. It combines a monthly injection of extended-release medication with individual and group counseling.
  • The medication - Vivitrol - caps the brain’s receptors; reduces cravings for Opiates; blocks the high.
  • FDA approved; non-addictive, non-narcotic; can’t be abused.
To Qualify:
  • Individuals should be Opioid-free for 7-10 days before the initial shot, and continue with counseling.
  • The average treatment period is 15 months.
  • Medication is covered by most private insurance, Medicaid & Medicare.A monthly, $500 discount coupon is available, online, to reduce a co-pay or help with private pay.
For more information on Nassau County’s A Shot at Life, call 227-TALK
For an appointment, call Nassau County
Opiate Treatment Program at 572-5801 or 572-5906