“Over 21 million Americans suffer from addiction, but less than 1 out of 10 are in treatment.  This is despite more than 2 decades of medical science of how to treat addiction.  START is celebrating its 50th anniversary of providing treatment for substance use disorders for 4,000 persons annually.  If you or someone close to you needs care, START is the place to begin”- Dr. Lawrence Brown, CEO, START Treatment and Recovery Centers

Dr. Lawrence Brown, CEO of START Treatment and Recovery Centers, addresses New York Market Radio hosts at the NY Community Leaders Day 

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COVID-People with HIV Guidance: (3/19/20) 


COVID-19-People-Use-Drugs-Guidance: (3/25/20)


COVID-19-Increased Risk for Severe Coronavirus Disease 2019: (3/8/20)


Dr. Brown was quoted in U.S. News & World Report: (4/1/20)

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Dr. Brown's interview with Crain's New York Health Impulse:  

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Treatment of Substance Use Disorders:

  • Behavioral Individual  & Group Counseling

  • Pharmacotherapy

  • Vocational Training

Other Services for Adults

  • Primary Medical Care

  • HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis 

  •  Medical Case Management

Adolescent Mental Health Care


It's Much More Than A Walk In The Park! 

START Treatment and Recovery Centers will participate in the virtual AIDS Walk New York Live at Home on June 7th, a morning streaming event via YouTube that will help support thousands of people who are affected by HIV, poverty, homelessness and housing instability, as well as mental health and substance use issues that can be especially challenging in the current environment.  

Visit our START team page to register and fundraise:  https://ny.aidswalk.net/START

Then tune in to the live, interactive streaming on YouTube, featuring celebrity guests, surprise performances, and a DJ-led dance party with our AIDS Walk community on June 7th.  

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Brooklyn, NY 11238

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