Drug Treatment Centers in Barryville, New York

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


Barryville is a hamlet in the town of Highland, located in Sullivan County. The population of Highland is estimated at over 5,300 people and has a median age of 41 years old with approximately 13% of residents living below the poverty line. Substance abuse and addiction affect residents throughout the county and families within small hamlets such as Barryville are impacted by the trends in Sullivan County. According to the New York State Department of Health, the alcohol-related motor vehicle injuries and deaths were 50.5 per 100,000 population, which was higher than the Mid-Hudson region and the state. Additionally, the age-adjusted percentage of adults binge drinking in the county was 15.7%, which was lower than the Mid-Hudson region and state. Opioid abuse within the county was not as problematic when compared to other parts of the state. Per the New York State Department of Health, in 2018, there was 12 heroin-related overdose deaths, and 30 deaths involving pain medication. Every year there are countless outpatient emergency department visits and hospitalization due to opioids. The drug and alcohol treatment programs in Sullivan County and across the rest of the state will help addicts who are struggling with addiction. The treatment programs include both inpatient and outpatient along with suitable detox. Opioid addiction requires lengthy treatment and proper withdrawal management, such as medical detox.

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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.