Drug Treatment Centers in Buffalo, New York

Created On Saturday, 24, August 2013
Modified On Wednesday, 08, September 2021


Located in the western part of the state, the city of Buffalo is situated right on Lake Erie and is a popular destination for Canadians traveling to the city for shopping and NFL games. Drug problems have always been an on-going issue for law-enforcement and drug treatment programs in Buffalo working to help people struggling with these problems. Drugs such as cocaine are a significant problem within the city and the state, and the demand for this drug is throughout every class of people living within the city. Other drugs like heroin and club drugs are always popular, and too many young people become addicted to this drug and other drugs. Drug rehab centers within Buffalo can help addicts from all backgrounds, and treat any type of addiction or substance abuse issue.

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According to recent numbers from the Erie County Department of Health, opiate-related drug deaths in Erie county are starting to fall. Opioid-related deaths fell 11% from 2016 to 2017. Even though this statistic breeds hope in the fight against addiction, there is still a lot of work to be done. There are still 5 people dying each week in Buffalo and its surrounding cities, and with the recent utilization of drugs like naloxone, it's hard to tell if the problem is getting better. Naloxone is a drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and it saves lives. A study from the University of Buffalo showed that in the 2 years leading up to the decline illustrated by the Department of Health, Narcan was used 653 times in Erie County to revive overdose victims. As the use of Naloxone becomes more prevalent, a decrease in 11% seems more alarming than encouraging. Preventing people who use drugs from dying and preventing people from using drugs are two different things. The truth is, without drugs like Naloxone, we would be seeing a record high in overdose deaths. Individuals must get access to substance abuse treatment in Buffalo and drug education for any real change to occur.

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