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Medication Management and Its Role in Treating Addiction May 23rd, 2024

Frequently, those who have addictions to drugs and alcohol also have mental health conditions that need to be treated with medications. Victory Recovery Partners is unique in that we offer total treatment (psychiatric, wellness, MAT, and behavioral health services) under one roof – including medication management. For our patients to...

Myths and Misconceptions about Alcohol Consumption May 17th, 2024

Alcohol use is widely accepted in our culture, causing us to sometimes forget that it is a drug. Since alcohol is so commonly used in our society, it is important for the users to know just how much alcohol can affect our bodies. There are several myths and misconceptions about...

Substance Abuse Counselors and Their Roles in Addiction Recovery May 10th, 2024

At Victory, we have learned that our patients succeed when they are paired with a substance abuse counselor that best meets the patients’ needs. It’s important to note that the matching of a counselor with a patient takes time and patience. Each patient has their own unique situation and individual...

Dealing With Urges to Drink May 3rd, 2024

One of the very difficult issues that arise from having an addiction to alcohol is the urge to drink. The urge can be so strong that it can disrupt your daily functioning, impacting your relationships with your friends and family and your productivity at work. At Victory, we have a...

Drug and Alcohol Use in the Workplace Apr 26th, 2024

When someone suffers from an addiction to drugs and alcohol, the addiction is a 24-hour, 7 days-per-week battle. Those who are suffering from an addiction often have substance use issues in the workplace, resulting in problems in the employee’s performance. You may be wondering how common drug and alcohol use...

Alcohol Addiction and The Effects on Health Apr 18th, 2024

Alcohol addiction and alcohol use disorder (AUD) affect many of our patients. While each patient has their own unique history and story, these patients share a common trait – alcohol has become a drug that has negatively impacted their daily functioning, leading to addiction and dependence on the drug. Our...

The Benefits of Attending Outpatient Addiction/Recovery Centers Apr 8th, 2024

When you or someone you know is suffering from an addiction, you may be wondering what form of treatment is best suited to help achieve full recovery. Frequently, people think of inpatient facilities as a typical option – however, outpatient recovery centers can prove to be the most beneficial. Here...

Drug, Substance Abuse, and Addiction Statistics for 2024 Apr 1st, 2024

Drug use continues to remain a major issue in the US.  With tens of millions of people expressing they have a substance use disorder, this issue is one that should not be overlooked. A shocking statistic is that in 2022, one out of four Americans over age 12 admitted they...

Important and Useful Ways to Overcome Addiction Mar 27th, 2024

Important and Useful Ways to Overcome Addiction  If you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction, you certainly recognize just how difficult, upsetting, and unpleasant it can be. The consequences of drug and alcohol addictions are severe. Along with creating health issues, addictions can cause financial issues and...

Could Popular Weight Loss Drugs Containing Semaglutide Help with Addiction? Mar 19th, 2024

Sometimes medications will have side effects. These side effects could be difficult to manage, but what if the side effects were positive? This just may be the case for users taking Ozempic and other weight loss drugs with semaglutide as a main ingredient. Known as a popular weight loss drug,...

Understanding How Naloxone Works, a Life-Saving Medication Mar 11th, 2024

Our country is facing a truly unprecedented opioid use epidemic. With overdoses on the rise throughout the US, it is crucial that drug users be treated properly and effectively. With that being said, the administering of Naloxone can save lives by reducing the effects of an opioid overdose. Here at...

More Users are Dying from Smoking, Rather Than Injecting Drugs Feb 26th, 2024

At Victory, we are continuously working with patients who suffer from addictions to drugs and alcohol. Since our founding in 2018, we have observed that each patient has their own special history and story. While each patient is unique, there are some similarities between patients in the methods used to...

New York City’s Opioid Crisis Reaching Historic Levels Feb 22nd, 2024

Here at Victory, we help and treat patients who are suffering from substance use disorder. Since our founding in 2018, we have seen first-hand how drug and alcohol addiction affects and impacts New York’s adult population. According to recent data from New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene,...

Tianeptine, Known as “Gas Station Heroin,” is Extremely Dangerous Feb 12th, 2024

It is very common for those suffering with substance use to be addicted to drugs that are legal. With that being said, just because a drug is legal does not mean that it is safe to use – especially in large doses. Tianeptine, known as “gas station heroin”, is an...

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Explains Struggle with Alcohol in New Song “Dilemma” Feb 7th, 2024

Alcohol and drug addictions frequently affect celebrities. The pressures of fame and the environment that they are involved with often contribute to the development of an addiction. The frontman of Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong, has been suffering from an alcohol addiction since he was a teenager. Green Day is...

New Synthetic Opioids Known as Nitazenes Are Extremely Dangerous Jan 29th, 2024

At Victory, countless times we have seen the dangers that arise from drugs laced with fentanyl. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 74,000 people died from fentanyl-related overdoses between August 2022 and August 2023. To put this in perspective, the most famous arena in New York,...

The Transformative Power of Exercise in Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Jan 22nd, 2024

Discover how exercise enhances mental health, aids in depression and anxiety treatment, and supports addiction recovery.  At Victory, we provide total care under one roof. This includes behavioral health services, psychiatric services, wellness services, and medication-assisted treatment services. With that being said, we recognize the importance of positive mental health...

Drug Use and Addiction Explained Jan 17th, 2024

Drug addiction can affect and harm anyone. At Victory, we see far too often the negative effects that drug addiction can have – not just on the user, but on their friends and family too. On Long Island, the crisis has increased dramatically over recent years. We opened our first...

Gym Owner and Former Addict Gives Back to Her Community Jan 8th, 2024

The struggle to overcome one’s addiction is certainly difficult. At Victory, we witness first-hand the hardships that patients are facing as they work towards their goals of becoming clean and sober. Kristy Hagan, a gym owner in North Carolina, was once a former addict who turned her life around. She now wants to give back to...

Victory Recovery Partners is Now Offering Methadone Jan 2nd, 2024

Victory Recovery Partners strives to help its patients overcome their addictions and lead better and healthier lives. Founded in 2018, Victory now has five locations on Long Island, NY, including Farmingville, Massapequa Park, Hicksville, Hempstead, and Shirley. Over recent years, we have noticed first-hand how the opioid crisis is affecting...

Could Ibogaine, a Psychedelic Drug, Treat Opioid Addiction? Dec 26th, 2023

As we have seen first-hand at Victory, the opioid epidemic in America continues to expand. As a result, a state committee in Kentucky is looking into whether ibogaine, a psychedelic drug, can be used as a treatment option for opioid addiction. The drug is derived from an iboga plant, which...

Celebrities Who Have Struggled with Becoming Sober Dec 19th, 2023

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Wow, my favorite actor has so much fame and money, their life must be perfect?” Sometimes it may appear as though everything is going well for these celebrities – but in reality, they may be really struggling. Let’s take a look at celebrities who have been...

Reasons Why Teens Drink and Try Drugs Dec 13th, 2023

Teenagers are often curious about trying new things. Unfortunately, sometimes this curiosity leads to negative consequences – in this case, drug and alcohol use. Therefore, parents should discuss the effects of using drugs and alcohol with their teens, with the hopes that their children will avoid using the drugs. There...

Can You Have Fun Without Drinking? Dec 7th, 2023

In our society, so many of us are used to drinking with friends and family as a way to relax, unwind, and just have some fun! However, if you are trying to become sober, you may feel like you’re “missing out” by saying “no” to alcohol. There are many ways for you...

How to Recognize Signs of Drug Addiction in Your Partner Nov 29th, 2023

Is your partner struggling with drug addiction? The reality that your partner may be privately fighting this battle could certainly seem overwhelming to you. If you have reasons to believe that your partner is indeed struggling with addiction, your next question may be, “how do I address this with issue...

Matthew Perry Foundation Created to Help Those Struggling with Addiction Nov 21st, 2023

Actor Matthew Perry was a successful actor and comedian who rose to fame with his role as Chandler on the hit show “Friends”. Sadly, he passed away on October 28th 2023, after years of battling substance abuse addictions. While the exact cause of his death is still pending “additional investigative...

Victory Recovery Partners – Approved for Tele-health Services Oct 7th, 2020

Victory Recovery Partners (“Victory” or the “Company”) announced that the New York Office of Addiction Services and Support (NY OASAS) has granted the Company authorization to offer tele-practice services. Previously this year, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Victory reorganized its addiction treatment operations and staff in order to provide...

Tele Visits – Helping Patients Achieve Recovery During the Covid-19 Crisis May 28th, 2020

ADDICTION DURING THE PANDEMIC The Covid-19 “shut down” has adversely impacted everyone nationwide. Addiction treatment practices whose patients, staff, and their respective families have been forced to contend with severe disruption. Unfortunately, addiction and dependency on substances don’t “shut down” or quarantine themselves from wreaking havoc on people’s lives.  Indeed,...

Victory Recovery Partners – Open During Covid 19 for Tele-health Visits Mar 20th, 2020

Victory Recovery Partners announced that, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the company has reorganized its addiction treatment operations and staff in order to offer patients tele-health visits, effective this week. The company stated that its substance use disorder patients will be able to obtain Victory’s full suite of services...

Victory Recovery Partners Hires Dawn Harris Feb 28th, 2020

Victory Recovery Partners announced that it has hired Ms. Dawn Harris to serve as Executive Director – Behavioral Health, responsible for the company’s flagship site at Farmingville, NY. Prior to joining Victory, Ms. Harris was the Program Director at an outpatient substance abuse treatment center in Ronkonkoma, NY. She has...

Victory Recovery Partners Launches New Addiction Recovery Center in Shirley, NY Feb 24th, 2020

Victory Recovery Partners announced that it has opened a new addiction recovery center in Shirley, NY. The company presently operates centers in Farmingville, NY, Riverhead, NY, and Massapequa, NY. “We know from direct experience with patients and referral sources that the South Shore is in urgent need of addiction treatment...

Ketamine Therapy – for Patients Suffering From Depression Feb 24th, 2020

KETAMINE Victory Recovery Partners will offer ketamine therapy to those substance use disorder patients who our psychiatric and medical providers believe would benefit from such treatments. What Is Ketamine Ketamine is a medicine that was first used as a painkiller in the 1960’s for wounded soldiers on the battlefields of...

Addicts Don’t Wear Labels: Opioid Addiction Can Be Closer Than You Think Dec 12th, 2019

Let’s be honest. Addiction doesn’t discriminate. It can happen to anyone at any time. Most of us have been touched by it at some point in our lives. Whether it be a family member, neighbor, friend or even us, opioid addiction cuts across all levels of society. The disturbing part...

Is Marijuana Addictive? Nov 27th, 2019

Currently, marijuana is fully legalized in 11 states. In 30 other states, it is either decriminalized, legal for medicinal use, or a combination of both. In fact, marijuana is only entirely illegal in just nine states, and the laws are changing every day. With marijuana legalization becoming more prevalent, this...

What Is Hepatitis C? Nov 5th, 2019

What Is Hepatitis C? Victory has diagnosed an above-average incidence of Hepatitis C among its substance use disorder patients. When properly diagnosed, this disease can be treated and cured. In fact, over the last year Victory has cured more than 25 patients from this life-threatening disease and incorporated Hepatitis C...

Sublocade™ and Suboxone® Treatment Offer Hope Oct 28th, 2019

Every day, lives are being saved with medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for those who are ready to face their opioid addiction and begin the road to recovery. With opioid overdoses claiming an average of four lives every hour, every day (that’s almost 100 lives per day), MAT is bringing hope to...

Victory Recovery Partners Launches New Addiction Recovery Center in Massapequa, NY Sep 20th, 2019

Victory Recovery Partners announced that it has opened a new recovery center in Massapequa, NY. The company presently operates centers in Farmingville, NY and Riverhead, NY with a fourth center under development in Shirley, NY. “We are delighted to bring our winning formula for substance use disorder treatment to Nassau...

Victory Recovery Partners Hires New President Sep 20th, 2019

Victory Recovery Partners announced that it has hired Don McCabe to join the company as President and Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. He will oversee all of Victory’s operations and report to the company’s Board. Mr. McCabe is a seasoned executive with deep experience working in health care services businesses....

An Island in Crisis Jun 17th, 2019

Media Contact: Kerry Gillick-Goldberg for the EGC Group kerry.gillick.goldberg@gmail.com M: 516.455.3179 AN ISLAND IN CRISIS Fentanyl use introduces a deadlier phase of the opioid epidemic (Farmingville, NY – December 17, 2018) With 2018 coming to an end, Victory Recovery Partners, Long Island’s newest specialized center for the recovery of opioid use...

Victory Recovery Partners Receives Oasas Certification Jun 17th, 2019

Media Contact: Kerry Gillick-Goldberg for the EGC Group kerry@kggpr.com M: 516.455.3179 Victory Recovery Partners Receives OASAS Certification Outpatient Addiction Treatment Operator Achieves Prestigious Accreditation (Farmingville, NY – February 25, 2019) Victory Recovery Partners (VRP) announced today it has been designated by the New York Office of Addiction Services and Support...

Dr. Paolo Coppola of Victory Recovery Partners Is Available for Insight and Questions Jun 17th, 2019

Long Island Opioid Crisis: Dr. Paolo Coppola of Victory Recovery Partners Is Available for Insight and Questions December 6, 2018To schedule: Please reach out to Kerry Gillick-Goldberg516.455.3179kerry.gillick.goldberg@gmail.com ― A V A I L A B L E F O R I N T E R V I E W ―...

Holidays = Family, Friends and…relapse? Jun 17th, 2019

Media Contact: Kerry Gillick-Goldberg EGC Group kerry.gillick.goldberg@gmail.com M: 516.455.3179 HOLIDAYS = FAMILY, FRIENDS AND…RELAPSE? TIPS TO HELP YOU NAVIGATE THE CHALLENGES OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON WHILE IN RECOVERY (Farmingville, NY – December X, 2018) With the holidays upon us, Victory Recovery Partners, Long Island’s newest specialized center for the treatment of substance...

Fentanyl – Not Your Average Heroin Mar 15th, 2019

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine, but 50-to-100 times more potent. Like morphine, it is a medicine typically used to treat patients with severe pain, especially after surgery. However, fentanyl is also made illegally and distributed as a street drug. Street names for illegal fentanyl...

Opioid Dependency | Taking the First Steps to Recovery Jan 31st, 2019

Recovery begins from within. It only requires a positive outlook and a belief in yourself. To successfully start recovery from substance use disorder, it’s essential to work with trained professionals who understand your struggle. We know it can be scary to take the first step, and seeking help is the...

The Consequences of Substance Use Disorder Jan 31st, 2019

Now that you understand the facts about today’s opioid crisis, it’s essential to explore the consequences of substance use disorder. In addition to taking tens of thousands of lives, addiction tears families apart, deprives individuals of their livelihood, and generally imposes enormous burdens on society. CONSEQUENCES OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER For...

The Facts About Today’s Opioid Epidemic Jan 31st, 2019

The opioid overdose crisis in the United States has reached epidemic proportions. President Trump even went so far as to declare this a public health emergency in October of 2017. Individuals, businesses, and healthcare providers across the country are struggling to cope with the devastating impact of the ongoing opioid...

Stress and Its Relationship With the Immune System Dec 13th, 2018

It’s a fact: A weak immune system can lead to serious illness. But what many people don’t know is that one of the major factors which depletes the immune system is stress. Moreover, stress and physical illness are two major triggers for substance use disorder relapses. That’s why here at Victory...

Relapse Triggers and the Holiday Season Dec 13th, 2018

While the movies portray the holiday season as a festive time full of happiness and love, the reality for many is that the weight of anxiety, sadness, and depression can take hold and lead to relapses in substance use disorder during this time period. Some factors that can contribute to...