Drug Treatment Centers in Elizabethtown, New York

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


The town of Elizabethtown is located in Essex County and the hamlet of Elizabethtown is the county seat of Essex County. The population is estimated at under 1000 people with a median age of 55 and approximately 12% are living below the poverty line. Within many of the communities of Essex County are families and individuals who are struggling with substance abuse. According to the New York State Department of Health, alcohol-related motor vehicle injuries and deaths are currently 38.2 per 100,000 population, which did not see any significant change. This number is lower than the North Country and higher than New York State. Binge drinking and excessive drinking is a common problem for many New York State residents. Opioid abuse has also affected the county resulting in overdose deaths, hospitalizations, and many people seeking treatment. The age-adjusted percentage of adult binge drinking in the county is 24.7%, which is higher than all of North Country and the state. Per the New York State Department of Health, in 2018 there were zero heroin-related overdose deaths and two pain medication overdose deaths. The drug treatment resources within the county include both inpatient and outpatient resources. Medical detox is essential and will help an opioid addict through painful withdrawal symptoms. The length of treatment needed is based upon the severity of the addiction. A more severe drug problem requires long-term treatment, followed by suitable aftercare.

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