Narcotics Addiction in New York City


A Rockefeller drug law is nothing but a term referred by the New York Penal Law Under the section of Article 220 for the possessing and selling of narcotic drugs. This law has become an issue of debate for the politicians as being the cruelest form of punishment.
Many in the opposition think that the Rockefeller Drug Law has not been taken seriously as the rate of drug trafficking have increased greatly.

Narcotic crimes has merely taken these crimes as non-violent and The Narcotics Treatment in New York City has been unfair as regards to the families who have suffered the after effects of drug as there is a lot more to crime than just drug peddling etc.

Narcotics addiction in New York City has seen a large growth with many children falling a prey to this addiction. The crimes due to the increase in drug peddling, drug trafficking is more serious crime than murder as the life of not only the individual but his or her family is destroyed.

As the Narcotics treatment in New York City is not taken seriously the crime rate has also seen an increase and these crimes have been very violent destroying the quality of not only the person but of those who are living with them.

Those who feel that the Rockefeller Drug Laws are very harsh need to go out to those lanes where there are more of these kind of people and just see them exchanging drugs in broad day light without the fear of the New York City Police as innocent children pass through these lanes making them prone to get habituated to Nicotine addiction. You can also see crack-cocaine addicts moving about in their half dazed manner around half dilapidated houses without any fear.

If you go to Delancey you will be shocked to see them exchange Oxycontin openly as they know that Narcotics Treatment in New York city has always been looked at as a petty crime and not an heinous crime that affects the lives of many people. Going through these lanes and by lanes you would never want your child to pass through these lanes for the fear of them becoming addicts.

Reading about the way these drug lords go to extreme levels to sustain their drug business is truly shocking. Having taken the Narcotics Addiction in New York City lightly has led to the city sitting on a live volcano which when it erupts will not only destroy the overall growth and development of the nation but will also destroy the future of the younger generation.

Narcotics Addition in New York City needs a more firm dealing force if you want to save the country’s future. The focus should also be laid to reform those drug addicts by setting up Nicotine Treatment Centers in New York City so that the cities revenue does not go in utilization of drug prisoners.

How Does a Social Substance User Become an Addict?

A danger with so-called “casual drug abuse is that it carries a risk that over time- it can escalate into habitual drug abuse. This can be the foundation for drug dependency.

How can this happen?

If an individual abuses drugs to feel better or as a way of coping with problems, then there’s a good chance that he or she will never learn the life skills necessary for feeling good naturally, or coping with difficult situations. Instead, he or she may always choose to avoid uncomfortable feelings or situations simply by getting drunk or stoned etc..


Here’s a make-believe example:

A schoolboy fails an exam. He feels bad and smokes some cannabis to avoid his feelings of shame and disappointment. He begins to do this regularly when he feels down. He gets older. He loses his hob. He’s very angry, but the old level of drug abuse no longer numbs his emotions. So he gets drunk. This becomes his new painkiller. He gets older still. A member of his immediate family dies. He’s grieving. The old ways of killing his pain are not enough. He needs more. He begins to take heroin every day.

We can substitute alcohol or other drugs anywhere in here – it’s all the same.

He has never learned any other way of dealing with uncomfortable feelings.

So for some people, what began with casual drug abuse can develop into drug dependence. This can happen quickly -over a period of weeks, or slowly – over the period of many years.

You’ll note that a person who abuses drugs occasionally doesn’t intend to go on to become dependent of them. This is not a voluntary process. There seems to be a line somewhere in any individual’s personality and drug use, that once the line is crossed it’s too late – that person is very likely to be powerless to stop or reduce his or her drug intake by their own efforts.

We’re not just talking about desperate heroin addicts or alcoholics on park benches here. There’s whole range of drug dependence and it can affect anyone. This could be:

  • Someone who needs a drink or drug to feel confident when they socialize with other people
  • Someone who needs to take a drink or drug – every – day to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
  • Someone who needs to use drink or drugs to forget personal problems.
  • Someone who needs to take a drink or drug to cope with the stress of day to day living.
  • In fact anyone who feels they need to keep using a drink or drug in order to feel “better.”

What is Chemical Dependency?


Chemical Dependency (alcoholism and drug addiction) is the compulsively repeated alteration of brain chemistry by means of a toxin in order to produce temporary relief from frustration grief or pain quickly without changing the thoughts or behavior that cause these negative feelings.

Chemical dependency is a treatable disease that can be held in remission through a basic lifestyle change. There is no known cure. The tendency to relapse is always present. The degree of dependency on chemicals always increases, even when the person is not using. If allowed to progress the disease is fatal. Chemically dependent people typically have low self-esteem, poor coping skills, poor social skills, and come from abusive, chemically dependent, and dysfunctional family systems. They appear to be bored, confused, lonely, depressed, and angry.


Although they feel guilty about their loss of control over their using and their behavior, and deny that they have a problem. Thoughts, and feelings, they tend to blame others for external circumstances, and deny that they have a problem.

Treatment for chemical dependency educates the person that it is their biochemical reaction to the toxins, which causes the loss of control, similar to an allergy. Emphasis is placed on rebuilding self-esteem, increasing awareness of feelings, and making lifestyle changes to obtain a more lasting and more satisfying happiness without chemicals. The most important message of treatment is the comfort and safety felt within a group of people who share in the same struggle.

Call Realization Center (212) 627-9600 to reach a specialist.

NIDA’s Drug Abuse and Addiction Report

NIDA has released a new report on drug abuse and addiction.

Presentation for Professionals

Realization Center, Inc. is hosting a joint presentation with Hopewell Sober Living and Talbott Recovery

The Unique Challenges of Young Adult Addiction Treatment and Recovery
Michael L. Fishman, M.D – Talbott Recovery
2 CASAC Hours

February 28th, 2013

Please call 212-627-9600 for more information.

Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air …

The romantic music …

The delicious dinner …

The champagne glasses …


Does your Valentine know that you are in recovery?

Valentine’s Day is a day for love. The way to show love for someone in recovery is to stay sober.

If you are single, stay sober for yourself. Always love yourself first.

If you are in a relationship, the number one trait men and women look for is HONESTY. Be Honest with your Valentine. If they don’t know that you are in recovery, share it. Sharing may make you feel closer. If they do know you are in recovery, the champagne won’t and shouldn’t be there.

Relationships are more trickier for people in recovery … but with a lot of patience and love. We are sure that you will have a great Valentine’s Day.

Remember, if you need to speak to someone – we are here and like Hallmark (when you care enough to send the best!) – our GREAT counselors are on call 24/7.

Have a Happy and Sober Valentine’s Day from all of us here at Realization Center!

Sober Saint Patrick Day

Realization Center is a proud supporter of Sober Saint Patrick Day!

This year it will be held on parade day (March 16, 2013). The parade is held every March 17th, except when March 17th falls on a Sunday, it is celebrated the day before, Saturday the 16th due to religious observances.

To learn more about Sober Saint Patrick Day, please visit their website:

“Sober St. Patrick’s Day is for anyone looking for an alternative to the boozy stereotype, whether you’re looking to provide a healthy celebration of Irish entertainment for your entire family, want to go on a great new date or are a person in recovery who has long since abandoned the holiday.”

Regis H.S. at 60 East 85th Street, NYC
Time: 3:00 – 6:00PM

Joint Presentation


Realization Center, Inc. is hosting a joint presentation with Hopewell Sober Living and Talbott Recovery

The Unique Challenges of Young Adult Addiction Treatment and Recovery
Michael L. Fishman, M.D – Talbott Recovery
2 CASAC Hours

February 28th, 2013 from 9:30am to 12:00pm

Please call 212-627-9600 or email for more information or to be placed on the RSVP list!

We look forward to seeing you there!


Greater New York Community Service Awards Breakfast

Caron’s 8th Annual Greater New York Community Service Awards Breakfast pays tribute in a tangible and meaningful way to individuals, organizations and institutions that have made an outstanding contribution in the ongoing battle against alcohol and drug addiction in the community.

Now Accepting Major Award Nominations!

  • Addiction Professional Award
  • Alumni Award
  • Community Leadership Award
  • Community Youth Leadership Award
  • Educational Excellence Award
  • Human Services/EAP Award
  • Legal Professional/Uniformed Public Service Award
  • Medical Professional Award
  • Research Award

For a detailed description of these awards, please go to:

We urge you to recognize those who make a difference in your community!




Today is the LAST day to register for tomorrow’s presentation with Hopewell Sober Living and Talbott Recovery

The Unique Challenges of Young Adult Addiction Treatment and Recovery
Michael L. Fishman, M.D – Talbott Recovery
2 CASAC Hours

February 28th, 2013 from 9:30am to 12:00pm

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