Drug Treatment Centers in Olean, New York

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


Olean is a city in Cattaraugus County and is the largest city in the county, serving as the financial, business, entertainment, and transportation center of the county. The population of the city is over 14,000 and the median age is 40, with a rate of poverty of around 22%. The primary industry in the city is health care, education, manufacturing, and real estate. The county of Cattaraugus in the western part of the state bordering Pennsylvania and the population of the county is estimated at around 80,000 people. According to a 2019-2021 Community Needs Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHA-CHIP), the age-adjusted suicide death rate per 100,000 county residents has worsened since 2007. There are numerous reasons why someone chooses to take their own life and substance abuse or addiction is a common factor. Alcohol abuse also has a strong part in people struggling with poor psychological problems and other issues in life. For example, in Cattaraugus County, approximately 25% of all driving deaths are alcohol-related. Additionally, around 21% of the population self-report excessive drinking, which then leads to many other problems, physically and psychologically. Per a County Case Study in Battling New York's Heroin and Opioid Epidemic during the peak of the opioid epidemic in 2016/2017, the Cattaraugus County Department of Health and Community Services started the county Heroin/Opioid Task Force. The goal was to reduce the number of heroin-related incidents within the county and its cities. In 2017 in the county, there were 10.3 opioid-related deaths per 100,000 population within the county. There are drug detox centers and substance abuse treatment all across the country for people struggling with addiction. Something can be done about it!

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