Drug Treatment Centers in Lyons, New York

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


The town of Lyons is located in Wayne County within the south-central part and also has a hamlet within it named Lyons. The population is estimated at over 3,300 people with a median age of 42, and approximately 20% of the population are living below the poverty line. According to the New York State Department of Health, the alcohol-related motor vehicle injuries and deaths are recorded at 41.6 per 100,000 population. There has been no significant change with this number and it is higher than the Finger Lakes region and the state. Additionally, the age-adjusted percentage of adult’s binge drinking is approximately 20.6%, which is higher than the Finger Lakes region and the state. Binge drinking is a problem that affects both adults and adolescents. Excessive drinking often leads to drug abuse, whether it is with prescription drugs or illicit substances. Per the New York State Department of Health, there were no heroin-related overdose deaths in 2018, yet there were 16 opioid pain medication deaths within the county. Opioid abuse has been an ongoing problem within the county and throughout the state. However, some counties were impacted worse than others. The substance abuse and addiction treatment resources within the county include inpatient and outpatient programs, and proper medical detox. Withdrawal management is essential for opioid addiction to ensure a smooth transition into a treatment program. Across the state of New York are numerous rehabilitation resources, such as state-funded and private programs.

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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.