Huntington, NY – This February, Mountainside treatment center’s Huntington facility was awarded Best Addiction Rehabilitation Center for the second year in a row by Bethpage Best of Long Island. The contest, held annually for the last 16 years, acknowledges programs with exceptional performance in categories such as Health and Wellness, Arts and Entertainment, and Education. Mountainside, which opened its outpatient center in Huntington just under two years ago, hopes this recognition will hearten community members struggling with substance use disorders to pursue long-lasting recovery.
Mountainside Huntington provides flexible treatment services to those who are unable to take time away from their professional or personal commitments to attend residential treatment. The location offers three levels of programming – Intensive Outpatient, Recovery Maintenance, and Individual Therapy – personalized for clients’ unique needs.
Outpatient Services offered include:
- Individual and Group Counseling
- Family and Couples Counseling
- Psychiatric Services
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
- Medication-Assisted Treatment
- Recovery Coaching
- Adolescent Services
Mountainside, with centers across Connecticut and New York, opened its Huntington outpatient center in June of 2019 to combat the opioid crisis devastating Long Island. This problem has been compounded by the current COVID-19 pandemic, as more individuals remain confined to their homes in the wake of social distancing recommendations. Data from the Suffolk County Police Department shows a nearly 10 percent increase in the total number of drug overdoses (including nonlethal overdoses) county-wide from 1,381 in 2019 to 1,515 in 2020.
“People with substance use disorders need greater access to quality treatment programs and support than ever before, and we are honored to connect Long Islanders with the care they deserve,” says Courtney Hulse, LMFT, Mountainside Huntington Program Manager. “Mountainside’s mission has always been to treat clients as we would our own family members, and this additional recognition by Bethpage inspires us to continue enhancing our programming.”