Drug Treatment Centers in Garden City, New York

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


Garden City is a village located in Nassau County and is within the town of Hempstead, located on Long Island. The population of Garden City is estimated at over 22,700 people with a median age of 42 and approximately 2.8% of the population living below the poverty line. According to Nassau County providing Drug Overdose Facts and Statistics, overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl, rose from over 5,500 in 2014 to 9,500 in 2015. Per the Nassau County Health Assessment Report 2014- 2017, overdose and drug poisoning was the leading cause of death among adults aged 18 to 35 years old. Every day over 1,000 people are treated in emergency departments because of opioids. Approximately one in four people who receive prescription pain medication become addicted and struggle with addiction. Anyone struggling with addiction living in Garden City can access treatment resources within the county. The rehabilitation programs available include both inpatient or outpatient resources, counseling programs, and peer support groups. Those who are addicted to opioids often choose medication-assisted treatment in combination with counseling. Medication-assisted treatment is only effective with behavioral counseling or a rehabilitation process that treats the underlying issues of the addiction.

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Here is a list of the different services in Garden City, 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 Garden City, 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.