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.
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.