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With locations in Southampton and Riverhead, New York, Alternatives Counseling is a community-oriented non-profit providing outpatient-based treatment to low-income clients in recovery from addiction. Founded in 1969, the organization provides both prevention and primary care services to adolescents, adults and families.

Treatment and Staff

While inpatient detox services are not available, Alternatives can facilitate Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) to individuals withdrawing from opiate-based drugs. Those in need of more extensive services can be referred to nearby facilities.

Frequency and intensity of therapy varies depending on each client’s schedule but all programming includes both individual and group therapy rooted in evidence-based practices including CBT and DBT. While basic support for co-occurring disorders like depression and anxiety may be available, those in need of extensive support may need to seek help elsewhere. All clients are required to attend 12-step meetings in addition to therapy. Group sessions incorporate life skills, relapse prevention, addiction education and family therapy.

Alternatives’ staff boasts MDs, LCSWs, LMSWs, CASACs, LPNs, RNs and Master’s-level counselors.


The organization provides specialized outpatient programs for women, Spanish-speaking clients and young adults. Though the methods used are largely the same, each is more directly catered to the needs of those respective populations. Programs for drivers with DUI/DWIs are also available.

In Summary

Alternatives Counseling offers basic, community-oriented care with support for clients of all ages. Treatment includes evidence-based practices, educational groups and 12-step support. Programming is flexible with support available to family members too. Alternatives Counseling could be a solid base for recovery for someone who would like a structured treatment setting that still allows them to maintain personal and professional obligations.

Alternatives Counseling Locations

Alternatives Counseling
291 Hampton Rd
Southampton, NY 11968

540 E Main St
Riverhead, NY 11901

Alternatives Counseling Cost

Sliding scale; Medicaid accepted. Reach Alternatives Counseling by phone at (631) 283-4440 (Southampton) and (631) 369-1200 (Riverhead). Find Alternatives Counseling on Facebook and Twitter

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