Drug Treatment Centers in Hempstead, New York

Created On Monday, 12, August 2013
Modified On Wednesday, 08, September 2021


The town of Hempstead is one of three cities in Nassau County part of Long Island. The town is situated in the southwestern part of the county along the western half of Long Island. The population of Hempstead is estimated at over 55,600 people, with a median age of 33 years old. Approximately 20% of the people are living below the federal poverty line. Many people who are living in poverty are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. Unfortunately, substance abuse and addiction create more problems making it more challenging to get out of poverty. Throughout Long Island are families and individuals who are struggling with substance abuse or addiction. In a Long Island Business News article, the area was ground zero for the heroin and opiate epidemic. Long Island has a dense population consisting of many young people. The number of overdose deaths involving opioids increased by 27% between 2015 and 2016. Fentanyl related deaths across Long Island rose by 175%. The number of drug overdose deaths in Nassau County among those aged 15 to 44 years old, accounted for 32% of all overdose deaths. Many of the addictions involving opioids begin with a prescription to pain medication. The person prescribed the drug becomes dependent on it leading to withdrawal pain. Eventually, physical dependency creates a psychological dependence leading to addiction. Across Long Island are some drug and alcohol treatment programs that can help families in Hempstead who are battling addiction.

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