Tag Archives: treatment

Everything Old is New Again-New Guidelines for Pain Management

Methods that have existed for centuries are now being recommended as the first line of therapy for back pain. For the first time in a decade, the American College of Physicians released new guidelines (published in the Annals of Internal Medicine) for the treatment of chronic lower back pain. Yoga, acupuncture, massage and mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy are some of the recommendations. Medications such as opioid painkillers...

State of NYS: Actions to Combat the Heroin/Opioid Epidemic

On January 10, 2017, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced an aggressive six-pronged proposal to combat the heroin and opioid crisis in New York State. Increased access to treatment, expansion of community prevention strategies and the limitation of over-prescribed opioids are part of his proposal. To read his six-point plan, see a video of his State of the State address given on Long Island and other photos, click here....

Outreach House II To Provide Residential Treatment

Outreach House II, located in Brentwood, has had a program redesign to now provide residential treatment services for adolescents ages 12-18 years old. Ranging from 90 days to 9 months, this program provides residents with treatment including medical, psychiatric and nursing services.  Full day school is offered onsite through Eastern Suffolk BOCES. If a child you love has a substance use disorder, contact Marisa Klingelhoefer, LMSW at MarisaKlingelhoefer@opiny.org...