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.