Drug Treatment Centers in Hornell, New York

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


Hornell is a city located in Steuben County and close to the town of Rochester. The population of Hornell is estimated at around 8,300 people with a median age of 38 years old. Much of the economy in the city is based on manufacturing, health care, educational services, oil and gas, and transportation. The rate of poverty within the city is approximately 20%. From 1960 to 2018, the city of Hornell has lost half of its population and it continues to drop. Much of the city's prosperity from the late 1800s to 1960 was due to the railroad. Many small communities such as these, struggle with issues connected to substance abuse. The addiction problems are often connected to people being unemployed, bored, and struggling to find work. According to a Steuben County Community Health Assessment (CHA) for 2019-2021, there is significant attention placed on developing support systems and care for opioid users at risk of overdose. Steuben County is part of an eight-county region in the western part of New York State. Despite lessening populations, unemployment within the Finger Lake region has declined since 2012. Much of this is due to an increasingly aging population of people over the age of 65. In 2017 within Steuben County, approximately 26% of the population is over the age of 65. Substance abuse does impact this age group, and typically this involves alcohol or prescription drugs. When older people are struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, they must receive drug treatment with proper medical care. There are often underlying health problems requiring extensive care during the rehabilitation process.

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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.