Drug Treatment Centers in Port Jefferson, New York

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


Port Jefferson is an incorporated village in the town of Brookhaven situated in Suffolk County. The population of the city is estimated at over 7,800 people. The median age of Port Jefferson is 45 years old and approximately 6.5% of the people are living below the federal poverty line. Throughout much of Long Island are many families and individuals struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. Various drugs have been problematic within the county, impacting towns such as Port Jefferson. For example, during the peak of the opioid epidemic, Suffolk County and Nassau County both saw a significant amount of opioid-related overdose deaths. Drugs such as heroin have also damaged and destroyed many lives within the county. In 2016 there were 493 heroin-related overdose deaths in Suffolk County. Other problems in the county, such as with alcohol, create numerous socio and economic issues. The issues with impaired driving impact people all across the state. According to the New York State Department of Health, there has been a significant improvement in the number of alcohol-related motor vehicle injuries and deaths within Suffolk County. The current rate of injury and death in the county due to impaired driving is 43.7 per 100,000. However, this is still higher than the Long Island region and the state. Binge drinking is a contributing factor to why people drink and drive. Per the New York State Department of Health, the percentage of adults binge drinking in Suffolk County is 17.7%, which is lower than Long Island and the state. There are drug detox programs and substance abuse treatment across the country to help anyone struggling with addiction. Something can be done about it!

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Here is a list of the different services in Port Jefferson, 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 Port Jefferson, 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.