Drug Treatment Centers in Babylon, New York

Created On Thursday, 12, May 2016
Modified On Wednesday, 08, September 2021

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The town of Babylon is one of ten different cities located in Suffolk County within Long Island and the population is estimated at under 220,000 people. Suffolk County was one of the areas in New York State that were significantly impacted by the opioid epidemic. The many communities within Suffolk County such as Babylon, feel the impact of the opioid epidemic. According to the New York State Department of Health for 2018, there 104 heroin-related overdose deaths in the county and 254 opioid pain medication deaths. Out of all the overdose deaths in 2018, there were 960 that resulted in outpatient emergency department visits. Additionally, there were 295 that resulted in the drug user being hospitalized. Opioid abuse happens quickly, and most start with a prescription to treat pain. Other problems within the county, such as binge drinking and excessive drinking, lead to the abuse of drugs, such as opioids. According to the New York State Department of Health, the alcohol-related motor vehicle injuries and deaths for Suffolk County were 38.2 per 100,000 population, which saw no significant change. The age-adjusted percentage of adults binge drinking in the county reached 24.7%, which was higher than the North Country region and New York State. The drug treatment resources in Babylon and across Suffolk County help adolescents and adults who are using drugs and alcohol. The type of treatment needed depends on the severity of the addiction.

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

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