Addiction Services


Quannacut

QUANNACUT INPATIENT REHABILITATION AND DETOXIFICATION
Alcohol & Drug Addiction Programs

Outpatient and inpatient services are provided for those who suffer from addiction or chemical dependency.
 

Inpatient (631) 477-8877

Outpatient (631) 369-8966


Quannacut is  licensed by the NY State Department of Health and the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).  The philosophy of the Quannacut program addresses addiction/chemical dependency as a treatable disease with a primary goal of relapse prevention with total abstinence. 

Treatment also includes services for the chemically addicted mentally ill. (MICA or CAMI). Quannacut Detoxification Unit has 5 acute beds.  Quannacut Rehabilitation Unit has 20 sub-acute beds. Quannacut Outpatient Program is located in Riverhead at 814 Harrison Avenue. 

Quannacut Inpatient and Outpatient programs are medically managed with treatment plans structured to meet each individual's needs.  The treatment team is multi-disciplined with board certified physicians, licensed nurses, credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counselors, licensed social workers, recreational therapists, a registered dietitian.


Quannacut at Eastern Long Island Hospital provides inpatient detoxification service, which may last from 2 - 7 days as per each individuals medical necessity.

  • Quannacut also provides an inpatient rehabilitation unit, where treatment may last up to 28 days.

  • Quannacut addresses substance abuse addiction as a treatable disease and recovery is possible.

  • Alcoholism and other substance abuse is viewed as chronic and progressive.

  • The goal of treatment is relapse prevention with total abstinence. 

DETOX SERVICES PROVIDED:

  • Medically supervised detoxification

  • Group Treatment

  • Medical issues treated

  • Individual counseling

  • After care discharge plan

  • Self-help meetings 

  • Acupuncture

  • Bed rest

  • Smoking cessation support is provided (nicotine patch and or gum provided as treatment)

  • FAMILY VISITS MAY BE ARRANGED WITH YOUR COUNSELOR

WHAT TO BRING 

  • Identification 

  • Insurance cards (Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security Card) 

  • Methadone Program Identification 

  • Toiletries 

  • Slippers, socks, underwear 

  • Change of clothes 

  • All current medications 

  • Phone cards or money for pay phone 

DO NOT BRING  

  • Electrical devices 

  • Alcohol based products  (Cologne, Mouthwash) 

  • Clothes with alcohol or cigarette advertising on them 

  • Sharp objects like knives or needles 

  • Outside food or beverages

  • Weapons of any kind 

  • Cell phones may not be used in the hospital

INPATIENT REHAB SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Group Treatment 

  • Acupuncture

  • Individual Treatment

  • Self Help meetings 

  • Recreation

  • Medical issues addressed

  • Psychiatric Services as required

  • After care discharge planning

  • Addiction Education

  • Smoking cessation program available

  • FAMILY VISITS MAY BE ARRANGED WITH YOUR COUNSELOR
     

WHAT TO BRING

  • Identification 

  • Insurance cards (Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security Card) 

  • Methadone Program Identification 

  • Toiletries 

  • Slippers, socks, underwear 

  • Change of clothes 

  • All current medications 

  • Phone cards or money for pay phone 
     

DO NOT BRING  

  • Electrical devices 

  • Alcohol based products  (Cologne, Mouthwash) 

  • Clothes with alcohol or cigarette advertising on them 

  • Sharp objects like knives or needles 

  • Outside food or beverages

  • Weapons of any kind 

  • Cell phones may not be used in the hospital  
     

THERE IS NO BANKING AVAILABILITY - CASH ALL BENEFIT & PERSONAL CHECKS BEFORE ARRIVING
CASH OR VALUABLES MAY BE LOCKED IN ELIH SAFE    

 


Friends and Family

Supporting a friend or loved one during addiction treatment can be a very difficult experience. It requires patience, understanding and a non-judgmental attitude, but also allows you to offer your support in a variety of ways.

Be sure to care for your own physical and emotional health during this period, as recovery can be a very trying time for all involved.

Al-Anon/Alateen is an excellent support resource for families and friends of those addicted to alcohol.


Treatment Duration


Addiction treatment—whether individualized or in a group—is tailored to the unique needs of each client. The duration of therapy depends on the severity of the addiction, the complexity of symptoms and other personal variables.

 

 

 


Marijuana Addiction


Marijuana contains the chemical THC which is a mood and mind altering drug.

THC occurs naturally in marijuana plants and when taken into the body causes a ‘high’ feeling in the brain. Marijuana is most commonly smoked, although it can be ingested in the form of various foods. It has not been scientifically proven that marijuana or THC is addictive, however if used over extended periods of time in a habitual manner, a person can develop a dependence on marijuana.

Many people use the justification that, “marijuana is not physically addictive”, therefore they do not have a problem, however, marijuana can negatively affect a person’s life on a number of different levels. Marijuana decreases short-term memory capacity, creates confusion, paranoia, anxiety and restlessness.

In addition marijuana can negatively impact a person’s motor skills as well as his/her ability to feel emotions. Marijuana is often used in combination with other drugs and treatment for marijuana abuse is available and readily utilized.


Too Young?


There is no minimum age requirement for a person to have alcoholism or drug addiction.

In recent years there has been a trend in which younger and younger people have begun to experiment with alcohol and drugs. Statistically, people who begin to use at a young age have higher chances of becoming dependent and addicted.Drug addiction and alcoholism do not discriminate and the affect people across all backgrounds, ages and classes.

Young people are sighted as being part of ‘underground party scene’, also known as ‘raves’ at which club drugs such as ecstasy, LSD, and other synthetic pills are taken. Harder drugs such as cocaine, speed and heroin are also available to young teenagers at these parties.

Fake Ids are another way that young people are able to gain access to alcohol. In many cases alcohol and drugs are readily available and parties or through friends of friends. Although experimentation may seem innocent, becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol is a very serious problem.

Young adults as old as twelve and thirteen are being admitted into rehabilitation facilities for the treatment of addictions.


Warning Signs

Addiction is an uncontrolled emotional or physical dependence on a substance like alcohol or drugs. There are many clear warning signs that can help you recognize addiction, such as:

  • Increased use of alcohol or drugs
  • Denying or trying to hide drinking or drug use:
  • Forgetting or denying things which happen while under the influence
  • Spending time with other drinkers or drug users
  • Downplaying or justifying drinking or drug use
  • Behaving very differently when intoxicated
  • Using alcohol or drugs to improve self-esteem

What is Addiction?

Addiction is defined as the continued use of a mood altering substance or behavior despite adverse consequences. 

[1] This can include, but is not limited to, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, exercise abuse, and gambling.  Some defining characteristics of addiction include: impaired control over substances/behavior, preoccupation with substance/behavior, continued use despite consequences, and denial.

[2] Habits and patterns associated with addiction are typically characterized by immediate gratification (short-term reward), coupled with delayed deleterious effects (long-term costs). 

[3] Physiological dependence occurs when the body has to adjust to the substance by incorporating the substance into its 'normal' functioning.

[4] This state creates the conditions of tolerance, and withdrawal.  Tolerance is the process by which the body continually adapts to the substance and requires increasingly larger amounts to achieve the original effects.  Withdrawal refers to physical and psychological symptoms people experience when reducing or discontinuing a substance the body had become dependent on.  Symptoms of withdrawal generally include but are not limited to anxiety, irritability, intense cravings for the substance, nausea, hallucinations, headaches, cold sweats, and tremors.