The village of Mineola is located in Nassau County, part of Long Island, New York. The population is estimated at over 19,200 people with a median age of 41 years old and a rate of poverty of 5% who are living below the poverty line. Most of the village of Mineola is located in the town of North Hempstead, with a small portion within Hempstead. According to the New York State Department of Health, the alcohol-related motor vehicle injuries and deaths reached 34.3 per 100,000 population, which was lower than Long Island and higher than the state. Additionally, the age-adjusted percentage of adults binge drinking during the past month reached 18%, which was slightly higher than Long Island and the same as the state. Binge drinking and excessive alcohol use are often part of most addictions, resulting in significant problems associated with physical and psychological health. According to a report called The Staggering Cost of Long Island's Opioid Crisis by the Fiscal Policy Institute (FPI), in 2017, there were 3,224 deaths from opioid overdose in New York State. Opioids such as pain medication were involved in 80% of all drug overdose deaths in 2017. In 2016 nearly nine million opioids were dispensed within New York State. In 2017 Suffolk County had the second-highest rate of opioid deaths per 100,000 population and Nassau County had the 18th highest rate of opioid-related overdose deaths. The opioid death rate in Nassau County was 30% lower than the county average. Searching for opioid treatment in the county and within Mineola should start with withdrawal management. Medical detox is necessary to help opioid addicts overcome the severe withdrawal symptoms. Following medical detox, an opioid addict should attend lengthy residential drug treatment.
Here is a list of the different services in Mineola, New York. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.