A Message from Long Island Center for Recovery Regarding COVID-19

We want to let the public know that we are taking the appropriate measures to ensure the health and safety of our staff, our community, our patients, and their families. As COVID-19 has reached pandemic proportions, healthcare facilities nationwide are taking steps to keep everyone safe, while continuing to offer necessary services to patients in need. While Coronavirus should not hinder your recovery from addiction, we understand that people do have concerns, so we are sending this out in an attempt to address them. To date, LICR has not had any positive screenings for COVID-19 within the facility.

Quoting an article posted by “Addiction Center” below,

Should Coronavirus Prevent You from Going to Rehab?
With much of the country paralyzed by coronavirus fears, you might think that you should postpone or cancel rehab for alcohol or drug addiction until the crisis subsides. However, at this time, the CDC appears to be managing the spread of the disease, and the risks of alcohol poisoning or a drug overdose far outweigh the risk of contracting coronavirus. According to the CDC, opioid overdoses alone continue to claim over 100 lives in America every day, and alcohol remains one of the most prodigious killers in the country. If you are struggling with addiction, you still need help. As always, overcoming addiction could make the difference between life and death, and there is no evidence that rehab facilities are more likely to host coronavirus outbreaks than any other place. Please contact a dedicated treatment specialist today to learn more about your options to rehab and get answers to your questions about recovery.

While taking the following measures to reduce any risk associated with contracting or spreading the virus, Long Island Center for Recovery (LICR), will continue to admit clients into LICR for detox and rehab inpatient treatment for Substance Use Disorder. Our Admissions, Intake, Medical, Clinical, and Housekeeping departments have implemented the following protocols.

1- Visitation- All visitation has been temporarily suspended.
2- Open Recovery Meetings- Meetings will be run by staff members who are in recovery. No outside speakers will be permitted at this time.
3- Housekeeping- Additional housekeeping staff has been brought in for extra disinfecting of the facility every evening, using a Bleach/Pur-One product proven to decontaminate bacteria and virus-related germs.
4- Admissions- The Admissions Department is performing additional screenings over the phone and then in person for any new admissions.
5- Medical Department- Our Medical Department is providing and reinforcing Infection Control and Hygiene Education for all clients daily.
6- Precautionary Testing- If symptoms do present in any client, we do have tests on site which we would immediately administer, and follow specific medical guidelines to manage and contain.

If you have questions, please contact our Admissions Department at 631-728-3100.
Or email our Public Relations team at aleonardo@longislandcenterrecovery.com


Shawn Hamilton
Chief Executive Officer
Long Island Center for Recovery