Substance Abuse Treatment in Niagara Falls, New York

Created On Friday, 13, May 2016
Modified On Tuesday, 09, November 2021


Niagara Falls is a city that is part of Niagara County and that has been affected by alcohol and other drug abuse for a long time, and there is proof of that in the damage it has caused. To show this, we will be looking at statistics from Niagara County, which Niagara Falls is part of. One of the issues it has been facing is excessive drinking, and in fact, 23% of its adult population reported doing it in 2017, according to County Health Rankings. Next, there is drug poisoning that has caused many deaths in the county, with the drug overdose death rate at 149 deaths per 100,000 population for 2016-2018. Finally, opioids too led to lots of fatalities, with 41 opioid overdose deaths in 2017 only. Out of these deaths, 41 involved prescription opioids, and 34 involved fentanyl and other synthetic opioids (excluding methadone). We can see that the drug abuse problem in the area is not limited to just one substance and that it is still present to this day. Now, opioids are extremely addictive substances, and the best way to overcome this kind of addiction is through extensive treatment. An opioid treatment program will usually start with medical detox, as this will help address the physical side of the addiction and go through the withdrawal symptoms in a safe environment. Then, they can go through the rest of the program and find the root causes of their addiction and learn to deal with life without resort to any substance. Such treatment can give this person their second chance at a drug-free life.

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Here is a list of the different services in Niagara Falls, 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 Niagara Falls, New York


Marcel Gemme, DATS


on November 9, 2021

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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.