Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of the brain. This disease can affect an individual biologically, psychologically, socially and spiritually. It may be evidenced by an individual pursuing reward and/or relief by using alcohol or other substances and other behaviors.
Addiction can happen to anyone, any family and at any time. It can be intimidating and overwhelming to identify a substance use disorder (SUD) and even harder to admit when there is a problem. Learning to recognize the signs of addiction is critical. Educate and empower yourself with tools and resources about addiction so that you can help someone in need.
You are not alone on this journey. There are a variety of people, organizations and various levels of care available, often nearby, to assist you. The NYS Combat Addiction webpages provide information, help and support resources.
Check here for a chart of Monroe County Treatment Providers (PDF)
Need information about addiction treatment centers and services? Learn more about about treatment options on the road to recovery.
Inpatient Withdrawal Management
Outpatient Treatment Services
How are families impacted by a loved one’s drug or alcohol dependence?
My loved one is now in recovery, but I am still struggling to deal with their problem.
How can I support my loved one in the recovery process?
What should I expect now that my loved one is in recovery?
It’s been six months and my loved one relapsed. How should I react?