The Kenneth Peters Center for Recovery

The Kenneth Peters Center for Recovery


The Kenneth Peters Center for Recovery, located in Syosset, N.Y., offers outpatient and detoxification treatment to individuals struggling with chemical dependency and addiction. The organization was founded in 1983 by Kenneth Peters, a recovering alcoholic. The facility is now run by his daughter, Claudia Peters Ragni. The Kenneth Peters Center for Recovery has two locations that serve both Nassau and Suffolk County residents. The other location is in Hauppauge, New York.


To be admitted, clients begin by scheduling an intake assessment at the facility. The assessment involves a detailed drug and alcohol use history along with personal and psychosocial history.

The facility’s treatment program uses the 12-Step method of recovery within a holistic approach meant to address the physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of the client. Throughout treatment, clients receive individual and group therapy as well as education on addiction and relapse prevention. Participants may receive daily medication dosages if detoxification is deemed necessary. Families are included in the treatment program through family therapy sessions.

The Kenneth Peters Center for Recovery splits its treatment program into three phases: outpatient rehabilitation, clinical care, and transition. In the outpatient rehabilitation phase, the client attends three to five three-hour treatment sessions per week and is expected to obtain a sponsor. Phase two, clinical care, involves two to three sessions per week for an hour and a half at a time. In phase three, transition, the client attends group meetings that help them say goodbye and outline what they need to accomplish before being discharged. The Kenneth Peters Center for Recovery also has a 23-hour program called “Positively Negative” meant for clients who have experienced one or two incidents involving drugs or alcohol, but do not appear to have an abuse or dependence diagnosis.


The treatment team at The Kenneth Peters Center for Recovery includes a medical doctor, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, and counselors who have been trained in chemical dependency.


At the time of this writing there has been one friend or family member of a client polled by The reviewer gave The Kenneth Peters Center for Recovery poor reviews and said she would not recommend it to a friend or family member seeking treatment. The anonymous loved one gave the facility three out of five stars for affordability, three stars for cleanliness, and three stars for family participation. She indicated that there were not many counseling options to choose from and that facility staff are not experienced or well-trained. She felt that a strength of the facility was that group meetings were held at convenient times. When asked what the facility could improve upon, she wrote, “Counselors manipulating the loved ones of the addict to gain information to use against the loved one.” She also added, “seek other treatment facilities.”

On the facility’s Citehealth page, there is an overall rating of 3.3 out of five stars based on six total reviews.[1] Reviewers praised the staff of The Kenneth Peters Center for Recovery, but expressed that management of the facility seems financially motivated. One anonymous reviewer, who gave three stars, wrote, “The rehab staff competent and caring. With that said I have never felt with a more money grabbing facility in my life” Another reviewer wrote that The Kenneth Peters Center for Recovery helped him or her “get my life back on track.” The reviewer gave five stars and wrote, “Staff is incredibly professional, competent and caring.”


The cost of treatment at The Kenneth Peters Center for Recovery is $8,000 for one year. The facility accepts most commercial insurance plans, but does not accept Medicare or Medicaid.


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