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Created On Tuesday, 17, May 2016
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New York Drug Rehab Centers with Private Pay

Across the state of New York is a variety of drug and alcohol treatment programs, and there is a mix of state-funded services and private treatment centers. The cost of private drug rehab is determined by the length of stay, what services are provided, and the extra amenities. Much of the cost for private rehabilitation is paying for room and board if it is a residential treatment center. Many of the private drug rehab centers in New York state are non-profit organizations, and there are also for-profit treatment programs. The cost of residential private drug rehab can be reasonably high, and typically there is a base fee for a certain amount of time. An extra cost is incurred when the stay at a drug rehab center goes beyond what was initially expected. Typically, within most circumstances, the length of stay determines how much the program will cost.

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Private outpatient drug rehab centers have a set cost of an exact number of days unless it takes longer. The cost of private outpatient treatment is far less than residential, which is why private outpatient is more commonly used. Substance abuse and addiction affect every part of New York State, and countless addicts do not get the help they need. According to the 2019 New York City Drug Use Patterns and Trends the amount of prescription pain medication prescribed in the city continues to decline. However, lifetime heroin use increased among youth in New York City from 3% to 4% of public high school youth. The most common primary substance reported by individuals entering a drug treatment program in NYC continues to be alcohol, followed by heroin.

Are there short-term or long-term private programs?

Private drug treatment centers will be either a short-term program or a long-term center, and this will be both residential or outpatient facilities throughout the state. The length of stay should be determined by how severe the addiction is and how long the addict has been using drugs for. A longer-term program will allow more of an opportunity for the patient to address all their issues and problems.


Marcel Gemme, DATS - Author

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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.