Drug Rehab Centers in Allegany County, New York

Created On Wednesday, 08, September 2010
Modified On Tuesday, 09, November 2021


Over the last several years, the United States has reported the worst rates of drug-related deaths and drug abuse throughout the nation. Though other countries around the world have also dealt with the drug crisis, the US continues to be the only country to record the abundant rates of drug addiction and the challenges that arise due to elevated rates of substance abuse. Each year the drug death toll has been rising around the US and in the last year, there were over 93,000 drug-related deaths reported setting an unfortunate record for the country. As the drug and alcohol abuse rates continue to increase around the nation, many of the smaller places in the country are also starting to record an influx of drug and alcohol abuse as well as drug-related deaths including in places such as Allegany County, New York which has Wellsville as the largest city within that county. Drug rehabs in Allegany County, New York are available to assist those who have struggled with a substance abuse problem with ending the drug abuse and learning how to maintain their sobriety for good. The state of New York has been no stranger to the drug crisis or the challenges that it can produce such as increased drug-related deaths being seen in every county. In Allegany County, New York there were sixteen drug-related deaths reported over the span of a year while other counties in the state have reported even more substantial rates of drug fatalities, according to the County Health Rankings. When handling a drug or alcohol addiction, it is important that the entire addiction can be treated to maintain sobriety once it is achieved. There are different mental and emotional challenges that can exist during a substance abuse problem that needs to be handled to allow the individual the best chance at achieving long-term sobriety. With the help of one of the many programs available throughout the nation, patients are able to choose a program that best suits their needs while learning how to live a drug-free and successful life. If you or someone you love has struggled to end a drug or alcohol addiction, do not hesitate to seek out the care of a drug rehabilitation program or similar drug treatment service to ensure the addiction can be ended once and for all. Call today to receive additional information on the different drug rehabs in Allegany County, California, and start your journey towards a drug-free life for good.

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Marijuana has and continues to be a highly abused drug in Allegany County. In order to battle this problem and eradicate Marijuana, the Narcotics Unit of Allegany County Sheriff's Office seized 344 marijuana plants. The street value of these plants was estimated at 344 000$. This shows that, without a doubt, marijuana is a big part of the drug problem in Allegany County.

Opioids Abuse in Allegany County

Opioid abuse is a huge issue in New York. Allegany County is in the top 20 counties when it comes to the amount of prescriptions dispensed between 2014 and 2016. In those 3 years combined, Allegany County dispensed a total of 109 288 prescriptions. This shows just how big of a problem these opioids are in the county.

DUI/DWI in Allegany County

In 2017, there were 209 arrests that were alcohol-related. To counter this, the Allegany County STOP-DWI program was implemented. It partners with agencies to help build a program to bring about enforcement, prosecution, supervision and education. They receive funding and are able to hold several events, such as an annual SADD conference for high school students.

Drug Prevention in Allegany County

In Allegany County, a lot of middle and high school students are actively using drugs and/or alcohol. In 2009, it was reported by the Partners for Prevention of Allegany County (PPAC), that 10.4% of middle school students and 36.3% reported using alcohol. Also, 3.8% of middle school students and 11.6% of high school students reported having used any other drug. With those statistics only, we can see that there is an important need of prevention in the county. This is where PPAC comes in. In the last decade, they have come together as a coalition of over and implemented many prevention projects.

Allegany County Sheriff's Office also helps fight and prevent drug abuse. They do this by participating in the Pill Drop events of the PPAC. They join forces to help individuals dispose of their prescribed drugs in a safe manner, so as to prevent their misuse. These are people who are working tirelessly to eradicate the drug issue in Allegany County.


Marcel Gemme, DATS


on November 9, 2021

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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.