The Dunes East Hampton

3.9 (24 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
26 Bull Run
East Hampton, NY 11937
8778185539 Visit Website

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  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted

Treatment Insights

The Dunes is a luxury residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment facility that provides clients with individualized, specialized addiction treatment therapies for lasting recovery. Therapeutic options include Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), family and experiential therapies and pharmacotherapy, as well as a selection of private and holistic courses of treatment.

The Dunes East Hampton Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

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excellent. Strengths: comfort, wellness opportunities, genuine concern. Weakness: guarantying a plan for the outside


“This place saved my life” You will read these words over and over when searching the reviews of The Dunes. If I knew rehab could be so comfortable, informative, holistic and fun ( yes that was ...


Ritz Carlton meets Recovery The secret is in the numbers. The number of residents at one time is so low, and the number of staff to residents is so high, that the intensity of the experience is riveti...


4 years sober! Thank you! The Dunes went above and beyond for me and my family! The staff is compassionate and is there for you no matter what! I an grateful to the Dunes inpatient and outpatient for ...


The Dunes East Hampton Drug and Alcohol rehab is a great facility for those looking for privacy, excellent treatment, and the luxuries of a five-star hotel. I had to attend 3x times and it was not tha...


The Dunes was my first sister's first visit to rehab and hopefully her last. The staff was compassionate and treated us like family from the moment we walked in. The director of admissions made us fee...


This place is beautiful and very relaxing, but the treatment is not effective. There was absolutely no follow-up phone call or contact once I left the facility. They do not take insurance and fees mus...


I have my brother back! After going to 3 other rehabs, we finally sent him to The Dunes. the staff was so caring. Our family counseling session was life-changing for us all. Now we are all participati...


Strengths: Effectiveness, compassion, comfort, variety of treatment options, individualized attention . A weakness was that there was no sober living available yet I would never had gone into treatmen...


Everything was great.


Compassionate and educated staff. Variety of treatment paths. Non institutional. The individual attention as well as group experience's proved extremely valuable to my self discovery. The staff was ex...


This is such a caring and thoughtful center, from the housekeeper to the director everyone is lovely!! This is for people who really want to get better, so it is wasted on those who have not gotten t...


Friendly people, clean. Busy. Great stuff


Good Staff. Food was bad Real bad. I feel the the food in the place was bad but over all the rest of ok.


The care at The Dunes is outstanding. In spite of my numerous struggles the staff never gave up on me. The small size, no more than 11 residents, made me feel very safe and comfortable. The rooms,...


...Most staff running day to day operations are simply people in recovery . There are perhaps three licensed social workers. When I asked for the staff\'s credentials , I was criticized. The jacuz...


This place is the most poorly run place I have ever experienced -they lie about staff to client ratio, meds, capacity.....I can\'t go on - there\'s too much. You don\'t get what you pay for. Go somewh...


I cannot express enough how wonderful my experience at The Dunes was. The level of care, professionalism and treatment are, without a doubt in my mind, the only reason I am still sober almost 3 years ...


It is a HORRIBLE facility.


Great programs , nutritious food, comfortable, safe and qualified staff. Client service is not up to scratch time management. you don't receive a respond quickly from them. It is a very good facility...


Beautiful accommodations and serene setting. However, it was expensive. There was an opportunity for patients to work with horses, which helped immensely.


Comprehensive evaluation and treatment across expressions of addiction and co-occurring problems. This is a first rate program with a progressive treatment strategy based on scientific evidence. Howev...


The staff was totally unqualified. It was too expensive for the level of care offered. The psychiatrist is a buffoon.



Areas of Focus
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.

Individualized Treatment

Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.

Key Staff Members
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    Joseph McKinsey - CEO

    Joe McKinsey is CEO of a national supplier of computer peripherals for the hospitality industry. Since he founded his company in 1992, Mr. McKinsey has built it into a multimillion-dollar business with offices in New York and Los Angeles. As a recovering alcoholic who has enjoyed 27 years of sobriety, Mr. McKinsey is thoroughly familiar with the addiction recovery process and is well-versed in 12-Step recovery. His primary motivation in founding The Dunes, a Safe Harbor Retreat property, is to help others who have struggled with dependency get a second chance and gain access to the types of opportunities that he has enjoyed in his recovery.

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    Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, Ph.D, LCSW, LCSW-R - Executive Director

    Dr. Nicholas Kardaras is one of the country’s foremost addiction specialists. An Ivy League graduate, he is a former Clinical Professor at Stony Brook Medicine where he taught addiction treatment, human behavior, and Psychopathology; he has also taught neuropsychology at the doctoral-level and presented workshops and presentations on addiction and mental health both nationally and internationally. As a NY licensed psychotherapist, he embraces a transpersonal orientation as he specializes in the treatment of addiction and assisting people who are experiencing existential, life-transition, and/or psycho-spiritual challenges.