The hamlet of Selden is located in the town of Brookhaven, which is part of Suffolk County. The population of the town is estimated at under 20,000 people, and the city of Brookhaven is the most populous of the ten municipalities located in Suffolk County. The median age in the city is 38 years old and approximately 7% of the population are living below the poverty line. Substance abuse affects those living all across the county and families in the town of Selden. The drug treatment centers in the county will help both adults and adolescents who are addicted to drugs or alcohol. According to a Suffolk County Community Health Assessment (CHA) for 2014–2017, Suffolk County and Staten Island saw significant increases with opioid abuse between 2007 and 2010. According to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner, pain medication abuse rose by 70% between 2004 and 2011. Per the New York State Department of Health, there were 104 heroin overdoses in 2018 within Suffolk County and 254 pain medication overdose deaths. The number of outpatient emergency department visits in 2018 reached 661 due to heroin and reached 299 because of pain medication. Many opioid addicts seek out medication-assisted treatment as part of behavioral counseling. When choosing drug treatment, there are both inpatient and outpatient treatment centers for the residents of Selden and across Suffolk County.
Here is a list of the different services in Selden, New York. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.