For the last 20 years, Eastern Long Island Hospital has been helping adults who struggle with addiction and co-occurring disorders. Known as Quannacut, this substance abuse program provides adults in Long Island with comprehensive options to battle alcoholism and drug addiction. Located in the center of the island just miles from the Peconic River, Quannacut offers group therapy for both residential and outpatient treatment.
Accommodations and Food
The 28-day inpatient program at Eastern Long Island Hospital is a typical clinical setting. The 20-bed unit is co-ed, treating adults 18 and over. There are 10 double occupancy rooms that each have their own restroom. Twin beds with nightstands and a shared closet make for simple but adequate décor.
Three meals a day are prepared by the hospital cafeteria and brought to the unit; special dietary requests can be accommodated. There is a TV room and a small kitchen with a refrigerator and microwave where residents can enjoy in-between meal snacks.
There is no smoking on this campus—people who smoke are prescribed a nicotine patch. There are also no cell phones, laptops or electronic devices allowed.
Treatment and Staff
A licensed substance abuse counselor conducts an initial assessment after which a treatment plan is outlined. For clients needing detox, Eastern Long Island Hospital uses Suboxone for opiate withdrawals and Librium for alcohol addiction. There are 10 beds in the detox unit on the same floor as Quannacut. All detox clients are monitored 24 hours per day by a registered nurse, until it is deemed time for them to move into the residential unit.
Each client is assigned an individual counselor and sees a psychiatrist for any co-occurring disorders that require medication treatment. Days in residential treatment are structured, beginning with breakfast at 7:30 am. Group therapy runs from 9 am until noon and resumes again after lunch. Topics include addiction education, relapse prevention and stress management. All residents have individual therapy once a week (or more if needed) with their counselor. Four nights a week clients attend 12-step meetings on-site. Friday nights consist of a movie and popcorn on the unit. Saturday the unit is business as usual in the morning, with the afternoons free. Visiting is on Sundays for those who area cleared by the treatment team. All visitors must be over the age of 13 and be either a relative or significant other.
All counselors are CASAC certified and utilize a CBT-based approach. There are three counselors, one psychiatrist, an RN and one treatment tech on the floor. Residents see a psychiatrist if needed and meet the unit physician at least twice in their 28-day stay. Any health issues outside of addiction are also addressed during treatment.
Just an hour South of Greenport in Riverhead, New York, Eastern Long Island Hospital also offers an outpatient substance abuse program. While the program is typically six to eight weeks, duration varies depending on the needs of the client. Clients participate in three 90-minute group sessions per week, consisting of group therapy and addiction education. Group size varies, but is limited to 15. Topics include relapse prevention, coping skills, family dynamics, stress reduction and anger management if appropriate. Clients who need it have the option of adding an extra group therapy session per week. A licensed substance abuse counselor facilitates all groups and individual therapy is booked on a per client basis.
At least twice day a member of the treatment team takes the clients out for a walk (weather permitting). There are also optional yoga and acupuncture sessions on the unit.
Sunday is family day in the residential program, beginning at 10 am. Family members attend a 90-minute education class, facilitated by one of the counselors. After lunch, families are divided into groups for family session. At 3 pm, clients have visiting time with their loved ones and the day concludes at 5 pm.
Eastern Long Island Hospital also offers adolescent outpatient services for those between the ages of 18 and 23. This group meets three times per week and addresses topics related to peer pressure, addiction education and family dynamics.
There is also a sober living option available for men who are attending outpatient programs through Eastern Long Island Hospital.
Eastern Long Island Hospital offers residential and outpatient treatment for adults struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Residents get the benefit of a full clinical staff and the opportunity to treat unrelated medical conditions as well as co-occurring disorders. The hospital offers a solid family program for residential clients and a thorough outpatient program that could be used as a continuation of treatment after that first 28 days. In all, Eastern Long Island offers a solid option for recovery.
Eastern Long Island Hospital Residential
201 Manor Pl
Greenport, NY 11944
Eastern Long Island Outpatient
814 Harrison Ave
Riverhead, NY 11901
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