The village of Cooperstown is located in Otsego County and is the county seat, yet most of the town lies within the city of Otsego. The population of Cooperstown is quite small with it being estimated at close to 2000 people. The median age within the village is 51 years old and approximately 7% of its residents are living below the poverty line. According to the New York Department of Health, the alcohol-related motor vehicle injuries and deaths in the county are 46.7 per 100,000 population, which has seen no significant change. Additionally, the age-adjusted percentage of adults in the county binge drinking is approximately 19.3%. Binge drinking and excessive alcohol use do lead to drinking and driving, which results in injury and death every year. According to the Mohawk Valley Region Needs Assessment for 2016, which includes Otsego County, approximately 18% of the population reported binge drinking during that year. Additionally, roughly 28% said they experienced food insecurity in the past 12 months, and 37% experienced housing insecurity. Struggling to afford housing and food is a problematic stressor in life that does cause people to abuse drugs or alcohol. Substance abuse leads to numerous physical and psychological health problems. Approximately 13% of the population in Otsego County did not receive medical care because of the cost. When searching for drug treatment programs, many services work with health insurance to alleviate some or all the cost of treatment.
Here is a list of the different services in Cooperstown, New York. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.