Stony Brook is a hamlet within Suffolk County on the north shore of Long Island. The population of the town is estimated at around 13,000 and has a median age of bout 45 years old, with a rate of poverty of about 7%. Much of the economy in Stony Brook is education, health care, technical services, finance, and public administration. Substance abuse and addiction affect residents throughout the county and in towns such as Stony Brook. Addiction can occur during adolescents and or adult-hood, which can become more challenging to treat. When addiction happens during adolescence and is not treated the problem continues into adult life. According to a 2014-2017 Community Health Assessment, the highest reported risk factors for youth in grades seven and eight were family conflict, low commitment to school, and rebellious behavior. Many of these issues can come from substance abuse and addiction or starting to experiment with drugs or even prescription drugs found in the house. Among 11th and 12th grade students, some of the identified risk factors include parental attitudes favoring anti-social behavior. Additionally, the risk factors included a low commitment to school, and peers rewarding anti-social behavior. When children grow up seeing their parents' abuse drugs or alcohol, they are more likely to do the same thing. The drug treatment resources within the county include programs that will help teens and adults who are struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.
Here is a list of the different services in Stony Brook, New York. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.