Drug Treatment Centers in Oceanside, New York

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


Oceanside is a hamlet part of the town Hempstead situated in Nassau County. The population is estimated at around 30,000 people, with a median age of about 44 years old. The rate of poverty in the town is approximately 5.5% who are living below the poverty line. The town of Hempstead is one of three cities located in the western half of Long Island and is the largest city in Nassau County. Cities the size of Oceanside do struggle with social and economic problems created by substance abuse. For example, a percentage of mortalities in the town is due to substance abuse, which includes motor vehicle deaths. According to the Nassau County Opioid Crisis Action Plan Task Force Report, between 2010 and 2016, there were increasing numbers of opioid-related deaths within the county. In 2016 the number of opioid-related deaths peaked in Nassau County reaching 195, which was a 10.2% increased from 2015. During that same year, fentanyl became the primary cause of opioid-related deaths within the county. In 2017 the number of opioid-related deaths started to decrease since 2010, and this continued into 2018 with a 20% decrease in the number of deaths. Opioid addiction is a dangerous problem and has claimed the lives of thousands of people. The different drug and alcohol treatment programs in Nassau County help people who are addicted to or dependent on opioids. The first step in treatment is withdrawal management or medical detox. Most opioid users choose medication-assisted treatment along with behavioral counseling.

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