Drug Treatment Centers in Amityville, New York

Created On Thursday, 12, May 2016
Modified On Friday, 10, September 2021


Amityville is a village located in the town of Babylon, which is part of Suffolk County, located on Long Island. The population of the village is around 9,600 people with a median age of about 44 and a rate of poverty of approximately 12%. Much of the economy in the area revolves around health care and social assistance, along with education, retail trade, insurance and construction. The town of Babylon is one of ten towns in Suffolk County with a county population of over 215,000 residents. According to a Community Health Assessment for 2014 to 2017 in Suffolk County, the abuse of opioid medication dramatically increased during the opioid epidemic. Between 2007 and 2010 in New York State pain medication abuse rose 87%, specifically in Suffolk County and Staten Island. The Suffolk County Medical Examiner reported non-heroin opioid use rose by 70%. The use of oxycodone and oxymorphone in the county continued to increases. The substance abuse treatment services in the county are licenced by New York State's Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. In 2012 within Suffolk County, close to 19,000 people were helped through the public treatment system. Over 43% of those who received treatment were adults between the age of 26 and 45. The primary drug of abuse was alcohol, followed by a variety of opioids including prescription and heroin. Opioid addiction creates countless social and economic problems within any community. The state of New York and Suffolk County has taken many steps to help those battling addiction get the treatment they need.

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Here is a list of the different services in Amityville, 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 Amityville, 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.