Drug Treatment Centers in Brooklyn, New York

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


Brooklyn is a borough located in New York City and is Kings County, which is the most populous county within New York State. Kings County is also the second-most densely populated county within the nation. The population of Kings County is estimated at over 2.58 million people, with a median age of 35 years old. Approximately 21% of the people in Kings County are living below the federal poverty line. According to the New York State Department of Health, there has been no significant change in the rate of alcohol-related motor vehicle deaths in Kings County. Currently, the rate of alcohol-related motor vehicle injuries and fatalities in the county is 17.5 per 100,000 population. When compared to New York City and New York State the rate in Kings County is lower. Additionally, the age-adjusted percentage of adults who are binge drinking in Kings County is approximately 16.3%, which is lower than the state and NYC. Binge drinking does lead to impaired driving and is a contributing factor to the socio and economic problems created by substance abuse. According to the New York City Drug Use Patterns and Trends for 2017, between 2012 and 2014, roughly 25% of New Yorkers self-reported binge drinking. During this same time, approximately 8% of New York City residents self-reported the use of marijuana, and 4% were abusing illicit drugs. There are numerous drug and alcohol treatment programs in the county and across New York City. The severity of the substance abuse problem often determines the rehabilitation methods required.

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