Substance Abuse Treatment

Substance Abuse Treatment

People dealing with substance abuse face a daily struggle. Addiction, no matter what substance you’re addicted to, is a serious medical illness that affects many people, regardless of gender, age and ethnicity. At Brookhaven Hospital, we understand the severity of this condition and the disabling impact it has on both individuals and their families. We have the expertise to provide safe and effective treatment for a variety of addictions.

Our substance abuse treatment program offers help and hope to people suffering from:

  • Alcoholism
  • Prescription drug addiction
  • Cocaine or crack addiction
  • Heroin addiction
  • Polysubstance (multiple) addictions
  • Dual diagnosis — Addictions occurring with mental health problems

Brookhaven Hospital has developed a unique solution-oriented treatment program that offers a healthy environment for individuals struggling with addiction. Additionally, we are able to offer options for addicted individuals with a special dual diagnosis process. Brookhaven knows that addiction can often be coupled with other issues such as depression, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder and eating disorders. As a dual diagnosis facility, we are able to offer a more thorough, comprehensive spectrum of care than those facilities which only treat addictions.

In addition to complete and comprehensive medical care, we also provide:

  • High quality, cost-effective detoxification and rehabilitation
  • A sober, safe and supportive living environment
  • Individual and group therapy sessions
  • Personal progress reviews by our treatment team
  • Caring, confidential treatment by our professionally trained staff
  • Continuing education, support materials and life planning resources to ensure success after Brookhaven

The signs and symptoms of substance abuse vary greatly depending on the addiction. Here are just a few of the most common indicators of chemical dependencies:


  • Odor on the breath
  • Intoxication
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Glazed appearance of the eyes
  • Fluctuations in behavior
  • Deterioration in hygiene
  • Absenteeism
  • Unexplained bruises and accidents
  • Flushed skin
  • Memory loss

Prescription drugs

  • Lethargy
  • Constricted pupils
  • Slurred speech
  • Frequent visits to the doctor or dentist for pain treatment
  • Attempt to acquire drugs through illegal or inappropriate methods


  • Extremely dilated pupils
  • Dry mouth and nose
  • Bad breath
  • Frequent lip licking
  • Difficulty sitting still
  • Lack of appetite
  • Irritability
  • Rapid talking with frequent topic changes in conversation
  • Nose bleeds


  • Sweating
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Increased urination
  • Track marks in arms or legs
  • Itchy skin
  • Slowed breathing
  • Skin abscesses
  • Constricted pupils
  • Irregular sleep patterns

Addiction takes a heavy toll on the addict and the people around them. If left untreated, chemical addiction can be fatal. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, take a step towards recovery and contact Brookhaven Hospital today at 888-298-4673.