Drug Treatment Centers in Lancaster, New York

Created On Friday, 13, May 2016
Modified On Friday, 10, September 2021


The town of Lancaster is part of Erie County located 14 miles east of Buffalo is a suburb part of Buffalo. The population of the city is estimated at over 11,200 people with a median age of 40 years old. The percentage of people living below the poverty line is approximately 5.1%. According to an Erie County New York Community Health Assessment (CHA), the percentage of residents in the county living below the poverty line is 15%. Poverty is a significant factor causing people to become addicted to drugs or alcohol. The city of Buffalo has a rate of poverty of 30% who are living below the poverty line. Erie County also saw a significant increase in opioid overdoses in the past few years when this assessment was put together. For example, in 2014, there was a substantial rise in opioid-related deaths in Erie County. In 2015 the number of opioid-related deaths reached 256 and the cause of deaths that year shifted from prescription opioids to illegal opioids. In 2016 the number of opioid-related deaths was 223 at the time of this assessment. Much has been done to help people who are addicted to or dependent on opioids, such as medication-assisted treatment, increased access to rehabilitation, education, and prevention, and drug take-back programs. Within Erie County are various treatment resources such as inpatient and outpatient treatment, detox, and aftercare services. As of 2020, drugs such as heroin and illegal street-level opioids are problematic within the county and across New York State.

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