A Message From Claudia Ragni, KPC's Director


KPC provides information, education, and treatment services to addicted persons and their families. The treatment team at KPC developed and pioneered the concept of Intensive Outpatient Rehabilitation as an alternative to traditional inpatient treatment and we remain on the forefront of the addictions network on Long Island.

The fundamental principle underlying our therapeutic efforts is the concern for the individual's recovery from chemical dependency which involves sobriety, the psychological and spiritual growth of the individual as a whole, and the healing of the intra-family conflict.

The strength of our program lies in the excellence and integrity of the staff, the dedication to effective treatment which combines individualized counseling and psychological treatment with the group process of recovery, and the willingness to deliver what we set forth as our treatment policies and capabilities. Our strength is also in our flexibility to offer each client individualized treatment within a structured setting.

The staff of KPC is well known in the treatment community for providing the highest-quality patient care in a healthy and affirming environment.

Because of escalating health care expenses and the ensuing cost-containment measures that have been instituted by health care underwriters, the challenge has been to provide more refined diagnostic and assessment procedures to ensure that the client's needs will be adequately addressed in a flexible and innovative manner without significant compromise of client care.

We have devoted years of effort to this assessment and diagnostic process to ensure that the proper facility is chosen to ensure safety and appropriate care and that the level of care will be suitable to meet the needs of the client and their family.

KPC offers two premier outpatient treatment centers that combine the qualities of effective care, trust, dignity and respect. The client always comes first.

We thank you for the time you spend here. If there is any way we can be of service to you, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Stay well.

Claudia Peters Ragni
Director, KPC

For more than 25 years, Claudia Ragni, a prominent leader in the field of substance abuse, has devoted her time and efforts to helping addicted persons find recovery. She is the director and owner of The Kenneth Peters Center for Recovery, Long Island's premier outpatient programs for the treatment of alcoholism and chemical dependency, and serves as a member of the Leadership Council of The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. Past President of the Long Island Chapter of Employee Assistance Professionals Association, she continnues to serve on the Board.

Ms. Ragni has been honored by The New York City Police Department Peer Support Program for her work at Ground Zero following the events of September 11, 2001, and by New Perspectives for her work in the prevention of substance abuse and violence in schools. She is particularly proud of her volunteer work with Long Island Recovery Advocates, a grassroots political organization lobbying for equality and parity in the medical treatment of addicted persons, and has worked hard to facilitate passage of important legislation that guarantees treatment to the family members of the addicted person. On November 14, 2004, she received the prestigious 2004 Fisher of Men Humanitarian Award at the 15th annual Peter Sweisgood Breakfast.