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The Dunes East Hampton

26 Bull Run, East Hampton, New York, 11937
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.

Facility Highlights

  • Legal Assistance and Case Management
  • Exclusive Accommodations for Executives
  • Customized Clinical Addiction Treatment Programs


  • 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.

Facility Settings

  • Executive

Meet the Staff

  • Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, Ph.D, LCSW, LCSW-R
    Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, Ph.D, LCSW, LCSW-RExecutive 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.
  • Joseph McKinsey
    Joseph McKinseyCEO
    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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Patient Reviews

Overall Ratings
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excellent. Strengths: comfort, wellness opportunities, genuine concern. Weakness: guarantying a plan for the outside
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“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 fun) but most of all so effective If you are feeling like it’s time for you to make this step and have the resources The Dunes is worth every penny of what you will spend. The councillors and therapist are all recovering themselves and really grasped where I was coming from and where I wanted/needed to go...... This is not a dry out facilty but a place to go and hit your reset button in preparation for a sober life on the outside. Good luck and remember you get out of it what you put in it
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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 riveting. The full immersion into the next chapter was indelible. The program, the people, the facility. These people saved my life, these people changed my life. I’m eternally grateful.
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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 my life.
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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 that the facility did not treat me and teach me how to live a good sober life. recommended therapy in NYC no longer took my bull**** it did not fly anymore. After my 5 suicide attempts after losing hope that, nothing will work; I was destine to die and could not live up to society standards which I did not fit. I now have been sober for three years.