Drug Treatment Centers in Albany, New York

Created On Tuesday, 14, July 2015
Modified On Friday, 10, September 2021


The city of Albany is the state capital and the largest city in Albany County, situated along the west bank of the Hudson River. The population of Albany County is estimated at around 310,000 people. The median age within the county is 38 and the poverty rate is about 12%. Much of the economy within the county involves health care, education, management and technical services. The city of Albany is considered the economic and cultural core of the Capital District of New York State. The Capital District is the third most populous region of the state. Substance abuse and addiction do impact residents from all across the city. According to a Healthy Capital District Initiative (HCDI) talking about promoting mental health and preventing substance abuse, annually, there are around 24 substance abuse deaths in Albany and Rensselaer County. Additionally, within the two counties are over 17,000 emergency department visits due to substance abuse. Every year, close to 500 people go to the emergency department because of an opiate-related problem. Across the city are various drugs being abused, such as heroin, and in 2014 over 6,300 people sought treatment for heroin addiction. When going back to 2007, it has been a steady increase with addicts needing help for heroin addiction. The population of Albany is over 100,000 people and in cities this size are some treatment resources. When choosing a drug rehab program, it is crucial to select a program that will meet the needs of the addict and their family. For example, opioid addiction will require withdrawal management or a medically supervised detox. Aftercare is also crucial to ensure long-term sobriety. When drug addiction is not treated, the problem progressively becomes worse making it more challenging to find help.

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Here is a list of the different services in Albany, New York. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.

List of Addiction Treatment Services in Albany, New York


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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.