Substance Abuse Treatment in Elmira, New York

Created On Thursday, 12, May 2016
Modified On Tuesday, 09, November 2021


The city of Elmira definitely has struggled with many issues since it was established, and one of them has definitely been with drug and alcohol abuse. This is a problem that has caused an enormous amount of damage in the city and around it. For us to truly understand this issue, we will be looking at statistics from the county which Elmira is part of, and that is Chemung County. For example, there is drug poisoning which has led to many fatalities in the county as the drug overdose death rate was at 69 deaths per 100,000 population, according to County Health Rankings. Additionally, there is excessive drinking, and in 2017, it was reported by 21% of the county's adult population. This is something that can bring about devastating side effects on a short-term basis, including high blood pressure, severe dehydration, lung infection, low blood sugar, and increased chances of contracting sexually transmitted infections. The statistics we just mentioned may make it seem like this is not such a big problem, but actually, any problem with substance abuse is concerning and must be taken seriously. Overcoming addiction is best achieved with an appropriate treatment plan. For some people, the best type of treatment may be an inpatient drug rehab program. This is the more intensive type of treatment and it can be extremely beneficial, as it allows someone to focus only on their recovery and not be distracted by the outside world. Once their treatment is done, most people will be offered aftercare support from their treatment center, and this will help them reintegrate the community as smoothly as possible.

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


Marcel Gemme, DATS


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.