Chemical Dependency & Substance Abuse Programs
We Believe in Recovery
South Oaks Hospital, located on the Nassau/Suffolk border on Long Island, New York, offers a full range of specialized programs for adults 18 years and older who suffer from addictive disorders, including alcoholism and substance abuse, such as heroin or other drugs.
Patients are treated in a safe and private facility through inpatient, outpatient and intensive outpatient admissions, which all include the world-renowned South Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS) to evaluate pathological gambling addiction.
For patients who are affected by coexisting disorders a combination of addictive disorder(s) and mental illness(es) South Oaks can provide comprehensive psychiatric services in the Chemical Dependency and Substance Abuse Program.
Our treatments utilize a multidisciplinary team of board certified psychiatrists, physicians, pharmacists, nurses and nurse practitioners, social workers, and credentialed alcohol and substance abuse counselors to facilitate recovery. Working together, they utilize advanced intervention techniques and evidence-based treatments through psychotherapeutic and pharmacological means, such as:
Patients in South Oaks’ Chemical Dependency & Substance Abuse Program learn the keys to successful recovery:
South Oaks provides support for the families of our patients through family conferences (with patient consent). These sessions provide the opportunity for family members and patients to facilitate open communication in a supervised setting.
Education is also provided to both family and patients regarding specific diagnoses, as well as the availability of in-home services and support groups. Most importantly, our staff provides compassion, care and comfort while helping patients cope with their addictive behaviors, decrease denial and increase their motivation towards a safe recovery.
Healthcare Professional Recovery Program
South Oaks offers a confidential program specifically designed to meet the needs of physicians, nurses, social workers, dentists, pharmacists, veterinarians and other licensed professionals who suffer from addictive disorders. Our experienced and professional staff is knowledgeable about state licensure and regulatory agency requirements, and can assist in the successful return to practice.
The Inpatient Program at South Oaks provides intensive, comprehensive treatments and rehabilitation to individuals who suffer from acute addictive disorders and who require continual supervision and care. Treatments include medically supervised detoxification from alcohol and/or drugs, and may utilize medication to minimize the severity of withdrawal symptoms as part of the recovery process.
All treatments in the Inpatient Program begin with a comprehensive assessment, including psychiatric, physical and psychosocial components. Upon admission, an individualized treatment plan and goals for discharge are developed based upon each patient’s unique needs, situation and assessment.
South Oaks Hospital offers two treatment options within the Chemical Dependency and Substance Abuse Program: Outpatient Program and Intensive Outpatient Program.
The Outpatient Program at South Oaks provides treatments for addictive disorders to patients who are able to live within the community. Flexible day and evening treatments are available six days a week.
For patients who require a higher level of care, an Intensive Outpatient Program is also available. Intensive and flexible recovery treatments can be provided in 3-hour sessions, three to five days a week, with a primary counselor assigned to each patient. Evening programs can also be designed based on need.
Admission into the Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient programs at South Oaks begin with a comprehensive assessment, including psychiatric and psychosocial components. An individualized treatment plan and rehabilitation goals will be developed based upon each patient’s unique needs, situation and assessment.