Drug Treatment Centers in Hamburg, New York

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


The town of Hamburg is located in Erie County, situated along the western border of the county south of Buffalo. The population of Hamburg is estimated at over 9,600 people with a median age of 41 years old and a rate of poverty of 5% who are living below the poverty line. The population of Erie County is estimated at over 925,000 people and is surrounded by five other counties. Towns the size of Hamburg often feel the problems of substance abuse more than larger cities. Much of this has to do with residents knowing one another and being more involved in each other lives. Overall, within Erie County are numerous families and individuals who are impacted by drug and alcohol abuse. According to the New York Department of Health, the alcohol-related motor vehicle injuries and deaths in Erie County were 37.4 per 100,000 population. Additionally, the age-adjusted percentage of adult's binge drinking during the past month was 23.1%. Along with alcohol abuse, the state has struggled with opioid abuse involving pain medication and heroin. According to Prescription Opioid Abuse and Heroin Addiction in New York State by the Office of the New York State Comptroller, Queens County was impacted, but not as severely as other counties within the state. For example, Suffolk County had the most significant number of overdose deaths, and Orange County had the highest rate of heroin overdose deaths in the state. Staten Island had the highest rate of prescription opioids overdose deaths in the at 9.6 per 100,000 population. The drug and alcohol treatment resources in Queens County, which helps the residents of Hamburg include outpatient, inpatient, and detox programs. When searching for drug treatment, it is crucial to find programs that treat specific addiction.

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