Drug Treatment Centers in Oswego, New York

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


The city of Oswego is in Oswego County and has a population of over 17,000 people while being situated on Lake Ontario in the north-central part of New York State. Many of the communities in the northern part of the state have struggled with the problems connected to drug and alcohol abuse. According to a 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), heroin has become a more recent health concern within the county. From 2009 to 2013, the death rate due to heroin jumped from 1.2 per 100,000 to 4.5 per 100,000. Opioid abuse within the county created a surge in emergency department admissions, which increased from 2010 to 2014. However, within the county, behavioral healthcare services, such as for addiction, are not readily available per survey respondents during the assessment. Between 2006 and 2012, Oswego County was flooded with close to 30 million pain pills leading to overdose deaths and numerous non-fatal overdoses. The recent decline in the number of pain medication prescriptions given out has increased the demand for drugs such as heroin. Other drugs such as methamphetamine have also become popular leading to devastating addictions. Finding proper drug treatment is crucial, and within the county are different outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation programs. Medical detox is required for opioid addiction, and addicts will then need lengthy residential care followed by aftercare programs.

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