Drug Treatment Centers in Auburn, New York

Created On Thursday, 12, May 2016
Modified On Tuesday, 09, November 2021


The city of Auburn is located in Cayuga County on the north end of Owasco Lake, which is one of the Finger Lakes in Central New York. Auburn is the largest city in Cayuga County and the county seat and also home to the Auburn Correctional Facility. Unfortunately, some of those who are addicted to drugs or alcohol become caught up in a cycle of crime and addiction. The result is prison for some, and it may continue unless they receive help or support while incarcerated. The city of Auburn has a population of around 80,000 people with a median age of about 42 and a rate of poverty of 11%. Much of the economy in the city revolves around health care, manufacturing, education, public administration and finance. According to a Sub-County Health Data Report for County Health Rankings-Related Measures 2016 in Cayuga County, over 10% of the population in Auburn self-report excessive drinking. There are many contributing factors to why substance abuse occurs. Financial stress is a common problem, especially with being able to afford housing or pay rent. According to the report mentioned above, approximately 37% of Auburn residents are housing insecure, which means they always, usually, or sometimes are stressed about having enough money for their rent or mortgage. Financial struggle is a common reason why drugs or alcohol are abused. The drugs become a way to cope with the difficulties in life but create more problems, primarily financial. Anyone struggling with addiction should seek help immediately starting with a drug detox program. The next step will be done at a drug rehab center to really handle the underlying reasons why the person started using in the first place.

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Here is a list of the different services in Auburn, 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 Auburn, New York


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.