Drug Treatment Centers in New Paltz, New York

Created On Friday, 13, May 2016
Modified On Tuesday, 09, November 2021


The town of New Paltz is located in Ulster County, located in the southeastern part south of the city of Kingston. The population of New Paltz is estimated at over 7,000 people with a median age of 21 years old and approximately 33% who are living below the poverty line. According to the New York State Department of Health, the alcohol-related motor vehicle injuries and deaths were a rate of 45.6 per 100,000 population, which was higher than the Mid-Hudson region and New York State. Additionally, the age-adjusted percentage of adults binge drinking during the past month was 22.2%, which was also higher than the Mid-Hudson region and New York State. Binge drinking and excessive drinking is a common problem throughout the state, leading to significant social and economic issues. Substance abuse impacts both youth and adults living in the county, involving alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription drugs. According to an annual report for 2017 produced by the Ulster Prevention Council, the Healthy People 2020 plan is to reduce the number of adolescents drinking alcohol and using drugs. In 2014 approximately 31% of adolescents self-reported past month alcohol use, additionally, 1.1% using heroin, and 3.7% using psychedelic drugs. In 2017 within Ulster County, 27% of adolescents self-reported past month alcohol use, additionally, 5% using heroin and 1.4% used psychedelic drugs. Some of the drug treatment options in the county will help adolescents who are struggling with addiction. Substance abuse treatment options include both inpatient and outpatient resources. It is crucial the proper help is gotten right away to ensure they have a chance at a full recovery.

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Here is a list of the different services in New Paltz, 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 New Paltz, New York


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on November 9, 2021

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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.