Huntington Creek Blog

Is The Long Island Heroin Epidemic That Bad?

The easiest and simplest answer to the question posed in the title of this article is “Yes, and it’s far worse than what’s being reported.”  Long Island’s population is over 8 million people.  There are more people on Long Island alone than in 38 states in our country.  It represents over 40% of New York State’s population.  With this many people in a relatively small area, the heroin epidemic has... Read More

The HOPE Program at Huntington Creek Recovery Center

Huntington Creek Recovery Center is proud to present the HOPE Program to all patients. This morning our intake coordinator Justin sat down with Stephanie Fischer, MSW, Clinical Director of Huntington Creek Recovery Center to discuss the the program and it’s intervention methods.   Justin: Good Morning Stephanie! Can you tell us about the HOPE Program? Steph: The HOPE program was originally designed by award winning clinician, Tom Callahan in order to... Read More

What is an Intervention?

Huntington Creek Recovery Center recently partnered with KD Consulting Corp, a division of LifelineIntervention.com  to better assist families in helping their loved ones get help for their disease. We decided to break down what an intervention entails, and how HCRC and KD Consulting can help. Simply put, an intervention is to set healthy boundaries in the family’s life and in the person in complete denial of their disease. In helping the... Read More

Trauma and Addiction: What’s the Correlation?

Often overlooked, trauma lies at the heart of many types of addictions. This morning our intake coordinator Justin sat down with Stephanie Fischer, MSW, Clinical Director of Huntington Creek Recovery Center to discuss the correlations between the two, and the benefits of treatment for those who suffer with both trauma and addiction. Justin: Good morning Stephanie! According to the advocacy group PTSD United, as many as 70% of adults in the US... Read More

Parent Trap

Parent Trap Michael Simpson, MSC, BCC, LAC Into the Trap When children, even “adult” children, struggle, parents struggle. “Was it something I did or did not do?” “Was it something I could have prevented?” “What should I do about it now?” “How can I fix it?” These and many other questions roam through the minds and hearts of parents. They often lead parents into trying to “fix” their adult children... Read More

How Do I Know If My Child Is Using Heroin?

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), in 2012 about 669,000 Americans reported using heroin in the past year, a number that has been on the rise since 2007. More recent statistics have not been made available yet, however with heroin’s growing availability in suburbs one can expect that number to rise significantly in recent years. More often than not, heroin users aren’t openly honest about the substances... Read More