Drug Treatment Centers in Long Beach, New York

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


Long Beach is a city located in Nassau County south of Long Island on Long Beach Barrier Island. The population is estimated at around 33,000 people with a median age of 44 years old and a rate of poverty of 7% living below the poverty line. Various demographics are living within the city with approximately 34% of the population between the age of 25 and 44 and 18% under the age of 18. Substance abuse and addiction affect all demographics, and many addictions start during adolescence and progress into adult life. According to a Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHA-CHIP) for Nassau County, the hospitalization rates for emergency department visits and substance abuse were higher in distinctive communities than within the state as a whole. However, within the county, the rate of related opioid hospitalizations is much of the same across all the communities. Most opioid addictions start with a prescription for pain medication or leftover medication that is being misused. Drug and alcohol treatment programs within the county include opioid treatment options, medical detox, outpatient programs, and inpatient rehab. The process for treating an opioid addiction starts with medical detox to manage withdrawal cravings. Prescription opioid addiction has impacted many residents across the state. Substance abuse creates numerous socio and economic problems, and many addicts are unable to find the help they need.

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Here is a list of the different services in Long Beach, 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 Long Beach, 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.