The mission of SAFE is to provide our clients and their families with counseling, and support in dealing with addiction; and to educate all members of our community on the dangers of addiction and its prevention.


SAFE was created in 2003 to assist and help those within the Brooklyn Midwood community experiencing the difficulties with drug addiction, alcoholism and compulsive gambling in a confidential outpatient setting.



SAFE is a New York State licensed  drug, alcohol and gambling outpatient treatment program located in Brooklyn, NY. SAFE provides high quality treatment for those who are clinically appropriate for that level of care. Pre admission interviews and screening with a SAFE professional will help determine if the outpatient program is a suitable option. Candidates for SAFE’s outpatient treatment programs are those who do not require medically supervised detoxification or stabilization; have stable mental and physical health; have had few if any prior treatment experiences; and have a supportive home and work environment.

Patients will receive psychological, social and alcohol and drug assessments and an individualized treatment plan as well as continuing care recommendations. Therapeutic techniques include lectures, group therapy, one-to-one counseling, Twelve Step meetings, spirituality work and peer interaction.

Because we believe chemical dependency affects the entire family, family involvement is rigorously encouraged. Treatment at SAFE is provided by a multi-disciplinary team, seamlessly coordinating medical, behavioral, alternative and twelve-step modalities in a dignified recovery environment. We are always sensitive to our clients’ special circumstances and responsive to their needs and concerns. Confidentiality is carefully maintained and privacy is always respected. Our earliest objective is to build a trusting relationship. SAFE is a supportive environment that promotes program participation and cultivates a positive attitude toward recovery.


For many clients, contact with the SAFE is the first contact they have with a treatment provider. The treatment process usually begins with a call from a potential client, family member, employer or school.

An initial assessment of the client’s status will be conducted by either a certified or master’s level addiction counselor or a licensed social worker. Treatment needs are then established and an appropriate recommendation is made. If detoxification is indicated, an outpatient detoxification schedule will be started or client will be referred for inpatient treatment, if necessary.

SAFE’s staff consists of certified addictions counselors, master’s level addiction counselors and mental health professionals to meet our patients’ needs.


Individual Counseling and Psychotherapy

Group Counseling

Family Counseling

Co-dependency groups

parents Groups

Relapse Prevention

Early Recovery Group

Drug screening and monitoring

Family Program

Couples Counseling

12 steps principles of recovery

Psychiatric evaluation

Medical monitering

Alcoholics Anonymous, Gamblers Anonymous and Gama-non meetings are conveniently located on our premises.


SAFE can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (866) 569-SAFE.  An appointment will usually be scheduled within 24 hours.

The services of SAFE are available to anyone in need regardless of race, religion or national origin.