Drug Treatment Centers in Mineola, New York

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


The village of Mineola is located in Nassau County, part of Long Island, New York. The population is estimated at over 19,200 people with a median age of 41 years old and a rate of poverty of 5% who are living below the poverty line. Most of the village of Mineola is located in the town of North Hempstead, with a small portion within Hempstead. According to the New York State Department of Health, the alcohol-related motor vehicle injuries and deaths reached 34.3 per 100,000 population, which was lower than Long Island and higher than the state. Additionally, the age-adjusted percentage of adults binge drinking during the past month reached 18%, which was slightly higher than Long Island and the same as the state. Binge drinking and excessive alcohol use are often part of most addictions, resulting in significant problems associated with physical and psychological health. According to a report called The Staggering Cost of Long Island's Opioid Crisis by the Fiscal Policy Institute (FPI), in 2017, there were 3,224 deaths from opioid overdose in New York State. Opioids such as pain medication were involved in 80% of all drug overdose deaths in 2017. In 2016 nearly nine million opioids were dispensed within New York State. In 2017 Suffolk County had the second-highest rate of opioid deaths per 100,000 population and Nassau County had the 18th highest rate of opioid-related overdose deaths. The opioid death rate in Nassau County was 30% lower than the county average. Searching for opioid treatment in the county and within Mineola should start with withdrawal management. Medical detox is necessary to help opioid addicts overcome the severe withdrawal symptoms. Following medical detox, an opioid addict should attend lengthy residential drug treatment.

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