Addiction: Is It Affecting You and Your Family?

Addiction is a condition that affects not just individuals, but all those who are close to them. If you, or anyone you know, is struggling with substance abuse, we urge you to reach out to us for treatment,” says Joseph P. Cannavo, MD, Director of Addiction Services at Flushing Hospital Medical Center.

Flushing Hospital Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry and Addiction Services provides comprehensive assessment and treatment of chemical dependency through its Chemical Dependency Unit (CDU) and Reflections Outpatient Program. Both programs are staffed by a multidisciplinary team of professionals that includes psychiatrists, internists, credentialed alcohol and substance abuse counselors, clinical social workers and nurses.

The holistic approach uses an abstinence-based program and encourages participation in 12 step programs, self help groups, and other sources of sober support. The programs focus on treating addiction and the impact it has on patients, their loved ones, and the community.

The CDU is a 30-bed unit that provides medically managed detoxification for alcohol and chemical dependency in a safe and therapeutic environment.  The goal of this unit is to stabilize patients going through withdrawal from alcohol and drugs, along with the various medical and psychiatric conditions that often come along with addiction.

The Reflections Outpatient Program provides a level of treatment that focuses on the maintenance of sobriety. Modalities such as guided relaxation and reflection are used in conjunction with abstinence and 12 step based approaches, along with traditional group, individual and family counseling.

For more information about the Chemical Dependency unit, please call 718-670-5540. For more information on the Reflections Outpatient Unit please call 718-670-5078.

All content of this newsletter is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult a medical professional before adopting any of the suggestions on this page. You must never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment based upon any content of this newsletter. PROMPTLY CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN OR CALL 911 IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.