With a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week, Horizons Counseling and Education Center – the Town of Smithtown’s home for drug and alcohol problem prevention and education – is open to the public at its new location.
Newsday recently featured the 7,400-square-foot location, noting "more space – and a more inviting atmosphere."
One man using Horizons' services told Newsday: "I said, 'This is actually pretty nice.' People were nice. It wasn't like you were going into a slum place . . . I had a really good vibe when I walked in the place for the first time."
Horizons, open in 1979, receives money through the town funded by Suffolk County. The counseling and education center provides drug and substance abuse counseling, education and recovery services, has nurse consultants regularly in-house for medical assessments and physicals, and also has a physician on staff to provide care for any possible medical issues before patients receive any services.
It received over $3 million in state aid to purchase and renovate their new location at 161 East Main St.