We’re delighted to report the grand opening of THRIVE, the first addiction recovery community and outreach center on Long Island. The center, operated by Family and Children’s Association in partnership with the Long Island Council on Alcohol & Drug Dependence (LICADD), the Long Island Recovery Association (LIRA), and Families in Support of Treatment (F.I.S.T), will provide support for people in recovery from a substance use disorder and their families.

THRIVE, also known as the center for Transformation, Healing, Recovery, Inspiration, Validation and Empowerment, will offer programs on education and vocational issues, health and wellness topics, and workshops on parenting and stress management, in addition to training sessions on how to become a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate. The center will also be made available to other recovery organizations to conduct meetings or to plan and hold events. Partnering organizations include the Long Island Recovery Association, Families in Support of Treatment, and the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence.

“As Long Island struggles under the weight of an historic heroin crisis, THRIVE will serve as a critical resource for individuals looking to rebuild their lives and for families seeking support, guidance and direction,” said FCA President/CEO Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds. “We applaud Governor Cuomo’s continued leadership in addressing addiction statewide and are very thankful for this partnership with the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services.”

Additionally, as with all of the recovery centers currently operating around the State, THRIVE will offer information and education to the community on how to access addiction treatment and assist with the navigation of insurance and treatment issues. The center also will provide a non-clinical setting that is safe, welcoming and alcohol-free and drug-free for any member of the community. Services will be accessible not only during the daytime hours, but also during evenings and weekends. Hours of operation are Monday – Thursday: 12noon – 9pm, Friday – Saturday: 2pm – 10pm, and Sunday: 1pm – 5pm.

THRIVE Recovery Community and Outreach Center is located at 1324 Motor Pkwy, Suite 102, Hauppauge, New York 11749. For more information, visit the website.

Click here to view the press release.

Click here for a video walk through of THRIVE shot before the grand opening.