The city of Oneida is located in Madison County and has a population of around 11,000 people. The median age in the town is 41, and the rate of poverty is 19%. Much of the economy in the city involves health care, educational services, retail trade, utilities, and public administration. The city is located on the southeast part of Oneida Lake, which is the largest lake within New York State. The city has a central location to Montreal, Canada, and Toronto, Canada, along with being close to Buffalo, Boston, and New York City. According to a Community Needs Assessment for Madison County, some of the critical health issues respondents spoke about included substance abuse treatment. Many factors lead up to someone becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol. For example, homelessness is a common problem and a percentage of the homeless population struggle with addiction. According to the Community Needs Assessment, there are limited options for housing families and individuals that need emergency shelter, especially during winter. In 2016 there were 156 homeless and only 60 were placed in temporary housing. The opioid epidemic has also contributed to social and economic health problems within the county. Within Madison County, the admission rates for treatment were the highest among adults aged 25 to 34, followed by young adults aged 18 to 24. The rate of opioid consumption in Madison County increased by 61% and there was a 123% increase in emergency department visits because of opioid addiction. Get help before it's too late. There are drug detox programs and drug rehab centers across the country and ready to help you or your loved one.