The town of Oyster Bay is part of three eastern towns situated in Nassau County, and it is only town to extend from the North Shore to the South Shore of Long Island. Within the city of Oyster Bay are 18 villages and 18 hamlets, and the population of the town is estimated at over 6,100 people. The median age in Oyster Bay is 46 years old with a rate of poverty of around 3% who are living below the poverty line. All of Long Island including Nassau County struggles with problems associated with drug and alcohol abuse. For example, according to the New York State Department of Health, alcohol-related motor vehicle injuries and deaths reached 34.3 per 100,000, which was a significant improvement. The age-adjusted percentage of adults binge drinking during the past month was 18%, which was the same as Long Island and the state. According to a local news article, heroin has been an issue within the Long Island region for some time. From 2012 to 2015, there were 671 deaths due to heroin and pain medication. In 2017 there were 177 deaths due to opioids and in 2018, there were 195 deaths. Some of the communities in Nassau County are hit harder than others. Fentanyl is often involved in most of these deaths because the drug is cut into illegal opioids. Drug treatment programs in the county are available for the residents of Oyster Bay. The treatment services include both inpatient and outpatient programs, along with proper withdrawal management and medical detox.
Here is a list of the different services in Oyster Bay, New York. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.