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Created On Wednesday, 08, September 2010
Modified On Wednesday, 17, March 2021

Detox and Rehabilitation Services for Drug & Alcohol Abuse in Franklin County, New York

Franklin County has a definite drug problem, as does the state of New York as a whole. Addiction can be treated given one is provided with the correct drug rehab services. Those available in Franklin County include assessment services, residential & outpatient programs, services for adolescents and several addiction meetings, such as AA, NA and Alanon meetings.

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The Opioid Crisis in Franklin County

The opioid epidemic is very real and present in Franklin County. There are unfortunately not many places in New York that has been spared of this deadly issue. In 2018, there were 247 people admitted to a substance abuse treatment certified by the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). This number is very high, and it only considers those addicted to opioids, but there are many other abused drugs.

The Franklin County Prevention Task Force

This Task Force was created in 2004 to tackle the issues of underage substance abuse and risky behavior. It consists of local courts, schools, law enforcement, and government. Throughout the years, they have expanded and have now created prevention strategies to educate the community. In 2014, they put together prevention and education activities to address the rise in opioid abuse and overdoses.

STOP-DWI of Franklin County

The Special Traffic Options Program for Driving While Impaired (STOP-DWI) was created in 1981 to help promote DWI prevention as a priority and to help reduce traffic crashes that were caused by alcohol and other drugs and that resulted in injuries and fatalities. It is fully funded by the fines paid by individuals convicted of drunk driving.


Marcel Gemme, DATS - Author

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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.