Ross’ Story

Ross, a former student at SCO’s Westbrook Preparatory School, is a motivated and engaging young man who has Asperger syndrome. “I’m actually different from many people with Asperger’s in that I’m a very social guy,” says Ross. “On the other hand, sometimes I am unaware of other people’s feelings. I can be impulsive, and I do get overwhelmed. ”

Ross had difficulty adapting at his previous public school due to these challenges. However, Westbrook’s residential school setting gave Ross the opportunity to work on his social skills and develop strategies to help him avoid feeling overwhelmed.

One key element of life at Westbrook is the internship program. While students find comfort and build confidence living and learning with other teens who have similar challenges, they know that they need to prepare themselves to communicate and work well with all kinds of people. Ross’s first internship was at Sports Authority, and he held another at St. Brigid’s Elementary School Camp where he found talking with children about sports very rewarding.

His interest in sports led Ross to his next internship at WCWP 88.1 FM, the college radio station at CW Post. He ran the audio control sound board at sporting events, made guest appearances on a college sports talk show and researched sports information for use on air. He enjoyed his experience so much that he decided to study communications in college.

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SCO Clinic

SCO Clinic Outpatient Treatment
SCO Clinic is an outpatient substance use treatment clinic serving women, men, and adolescents that utilizes evidence-based practices working from a person-centered approach. We provide trauma informed care by creating a safe place where clients can share, grow and heal. Recognizing the impact of trauma and addiction, our Seeking Safety program provides clinically informed care in a group setting.

SCO Clinic is licensed by the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS), and credentialed by the Council on Accreditation (COA), a nationally recognized standard of excellence.

Holistic Approach to Care
SCO Clinic is located in Dix Hills on the beautiful, tranquil landscape of our Madonna Heights Campus. We take a holistic, multidisciplinary team approach to care, assessing client and family needs to determine if they could benefit from additional services, such as mental health services through our Family Service Clinic, or Care Management services – all conveniently located on the same campus.

SCO Clinic Offers

  • Individual and family therapy
  • A variety of groups
    • Relapse prevention
    • Psychoeducation groups
    • Anger Management
    • Co-dependency
    • Seeking Safety
  • Evidence-based practices
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
    • Motivational Interviewing
    • Harm Reduction
    • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Our Approach
SCO’s clinical and medical staff work in partnership with our clients to create a person-centered treatment plan to guide the recovery journey. A comprehensive assessment determines the appropriate level of care. The clinic offers evidence-based modalities for individual, family, and group therapy.

We know that family plays an important part in the recovery process. We provide services to the family to help them understand the disease and equip them with knowledge and support to help them help their loved one overcome their addiction.

Our goal is to help those we serve overcome the devastating effects of substance use disorders so that they may lead a healthier, happier life in recovery.

Referral Process
Clients may be referred by hospitals, inpatient rehab, insurance companies, the court system, child protective services, other programs, or self-refer.

Walk-ins are welcome!

SCO Clinic accepts most insurances including Medicaid and Medicaid Managed Care.

Hours of Operation
Monday 9AM to 3PM
Tuesday 9AM to 8PM
Wednesday 9AM to 3PM
Thursday 9AM to 8PM
Friday 9AM to 3PM

Contact Us:
SCO Clinic
151 Burrs Lane
Dix Hills, NY 11746
p: 631.213.0201

Wendy Holloway, PhD
Clinical Director
[email protected]
p: 631.213.0146

Success Stories

John Brown

"SCO has a direct impact on your neighbors." Learn More

Ross’ Story

Westbrook Preparatory School

“I’m actually different from many people with Asperger’s in that I’m a very social guy” Learn More


of residents in our group homes for adults with developmental disabilities attended Day Habilitation and receive vocational services


of at-risk families throughout Brooklyn & Queens remained together and stable with family support services

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