Drug Treatment Centers in Freeport, New York

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


Freeport is a village in the town of Hempstead within Nassau County and is on the south shore of Long Island. The population of the town is estimated at around 44,000 people with a median age of 37 and a rate of poverty of approximately 12%. Much of the economy in Freeport involves health care, retail trade, education services, and public administration. Throughout many parts of Long Island, substance abuse and addiction affect the families living there. According to a Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHA-CHIP) for Nassau County, there are over 1.3 million residents within the county. Within many communities of the county, the number of hospitalizations due to substance abuse is higher, and the numbers were increasing. The number of opioid-related hospitalizations in some of the communities have remained similar to the rest of the county. Between 2012 to 2014, within the county, the number of drug-related hospitalizations remained above 1,400 per 100,000 population. The number of hospitalizations due to substance abuse within the county increased steadily between 2012 and 2014 reaching close to 3,000 per 100,000 population. However, the hospitalizations due to opioid abuse in the county declined between 2012 and 2014, dropping well below 200 per 100,000 population. When struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, it is vital to find the right type of help. Substance abuse treatment programs in the county and town can help with various addictions. Those battling addiction can find both inpatient and outpatient services within the public system.

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