Suffolk County Communities of Solutions (COS)

The Suffolk County Communities of Solutions was established to provide education and information, including access to treatment services, to our community at large. Committee members include the Suffolk County Government, county prevention and treatment providers, the SCPD, BOCES, school board members and community coalitions.  The COS has compiled a Consolidated Resource List which includes names and numbers of treatment facilities.  [Download]

Suffolk County Hotlines - If you see something, say something

The Suffolk County Police Department, in conjunction with the Social Host Law, has instituted a Cancel the Keg hotline. Call the hotline (631-852-KEGS) if you believe that a party is being planned where there will be underage drinking. An officer will visit the location. All calls will be kept confidential.

Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini and the Suffolk County Police Department launched a new hotline designed to save lives and stop illegal drug sales is now operating on Long Island. Suffolk County’s new dedicated 24/7 drug activity hotline allows residents to anonymously report suspected drug activity in their neighborhoods by calling 631-852-NARC (6272).

Youth Organizations

 Prevention and Treatment Centers

The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD) LICADD's mission is to address provide initial attention and referral services to assist in overcoming alcoholism and other drug-related problems. 

Long Island Prevention Resource Center (LIPRC). The Center facilitates partnerships among schools, communities and prevention providers to deal with drug, alcohol, tobacco and gambling problems.

New Horizon Counseling Center (NHCC). Horizons is a behavioral health organization serving the community through its programs, some of which include outpatient/adult home behavioral health services, developmental disabilities services and chemical dependency programs.

Families in Support of Treatment (FIST). FIST was created to help families who have loved ones struggling with the disease of addiction. Its Board of Directors and Advisory Committee are comprised of volunteers including treatment providers and prevention specialists.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255 (NSPL). The Lifeline provides 24/7, confidential support for people in distress. It is a national network of local crisis centers.

Seafield Center (Seafield), licensed by the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), maintains an alcohol detox and drug rehabilitation center that offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient servives and resources.  Since 1985, Seafield has help tens of thousands of individuals-those suffering from addiction as well as their family members.

Outreach (OPI) is a non-profit organization that helps people address the issues stemming from substance use and behavioral health disorders by providing the highest quality, life-changing treatment, training and tools to build healthy lives. With a staff of over 250 employees, Outreach continues to offer state-of-the-art intervention, rehabilitation and training programs at seven locations in New York City and on Long Island.

Horizons, based in Smithtown, is a not-for-profit agency funded to provide adolescent and adult treatment, prevention and education services for drug and alcohol related problems. Counseling, prevention specialists and parenting programs are available. is a web resource provided and funded by Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS). ARS is an integrated behavioral health care management organization dedicated to the treatment of addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders and mental health issues.

RX Dangers is a web resource designed to educate the public about defective medical devices and dangerous medications. Regularly updated with FDA recalls, their goal is to spread awareness and increase consumer safety.

Crisis/Substance Hotlines

Response of Suffolk County, Inc. Crisis Hotline 631-751-7500 (Hotline).  This hotline is open every day of the year, day and night.  Staffed with professionally trained and supervised volunteers, they offer callers support and help to lower anxiety.

Suffolk County's Substance Abuse Hotline 631-979-1700. Suffolk County Department of Health Services has partnered with LICADD to operate a 24/7 hotline that will connect callers to treatment services.