Substance Abuse Treatment in Poughkeepsie, New York

Created On Friday, 13, May 2016
Modified On Wednesday, 08, September 2021


The consequences that come with drug and alcohol abuse have definitely been affecting the city of Poughkeepsie for several years, and they are still causing damage in the community to this day. To show us how much this issue is wreaking havoc in the area, we will be going over statistics from Dutchess County, as Poughkeepsie is its county seat. One of the issues that this county is struggling with is drug overdoses, and to be more specific, it has caused a lot of deaths in the past years. For 2016-2018, the drug overdose death rate was at 247 deaths per 100,000 population, based on data from County Health Rankings. To go even more into detail on these deaths, many of them were caused by opioid overdoses. In 2017, there were 80 opioid overdose deaths, and 56 involved fentanyl and other synthetic opioids, 64 involved prescription opioids, and 45 involved heroin. Substance abuse issues are best handled with proper treatment, and most times, this process will start with detoxification. It has often happened that an individual has tried to get off a substance on their own and ended up failing. This is because the withdrawal symptoms that come with quitting drugs or alcohol can be very difficult to deal with and they may sometimes even feel unbearable. Well, a drug detox program offers such individuals and anyone struggling with drug addiction the chance to succeed. It provides them with the environment in which they can go through these symptoms safely and under supervision and be helped all the way through it. This is, for most, the first step in their recovery and their second chance at a drug-free life.

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