Drug Treatment Centers in Holtsville, New York

Created On Thursday, 12, May 2016
Modified On Thursday, 25, November 2021


The hamlet of Holtsville is located in Suffolk County and is primarily in the town of Brookhaven. The population is estimated at over 20,200 people with a median age of 41 years old and approximately 5% of the population are living below the poverty line. Small communities such as Holtsville feel the social and economic impact of substance abuse happening with the state and the county. Throughout the Long Island region of New York are many families who are experiencing problems with substance abuse, binge drinking, prescription drug abuse, or illicit drug abuse. According to the New York State Department of Health, the age-adjusted percentage of adults binge drinking reached 17.7%, which was lower than the Long Island region and the state. Binge drinking is a common starting point for numerous addicts, which potentially leads to the abuse of other drugs. Substance abuse affects people from educated backgrounds, and many drug problems start at high school or within college. Many of the issues begin with binge drinking or excessive alcohol use. The drug treatment programs in the county can help people living in the hamlet of Holtsville. The treatment resources within the county include both inpatient and outpatient services and the necessary withdrawal management and detox programs for addicts struggling with opioid addiction.

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Marcel Gemme, DATS


on November 25, 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.