Drug Treatment Centers in Queens, New York

Last updated: 21 December 2021


Queens is one of five county-level borough's part of New York City and has the same boundaries as Queens County and geographically is the largest borough of the five. Additionally, the county is the second-most populous county in the state and the most densely populated among the New York City boroughs. The population of Queens county is estimated at 2.6 million and has a median age of 38 years old with a rate of poverty of approximately 13%. The issues that are created by substance abuse and addiction that happen in New York City extend into all the surrounding boroughs. For example, according to New York City Drug Use Patterns and Trends, 2017, between 2015 and 2016, cocaine-involved overdose deaths increased by 61%. Their statistics also show that overdose deaths in New York City have increased by nearly 50% from 2015 to 2016. The grim truth is that every 7 hours a New Yorker dies from an overdose. This means that drug overdoses are responsible for more deaths than suicide, car accidents, and homicides combined. With Queens residents accounting for over 25 % of New York City's population, they are no doubt affected by this epidemic. Cocaine, among every other type of opiate and opioid, is widely used across the state. Countless families within Queen's struggle with a loved one addicted to drugs or alcohol. According to a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Implementation Strategy Plan, put together by NYC Health plus Hospitals. The top five contributors to poor health and death in Queens are broken down into risk factors and causes. For example, poverty and low-income status, along with housing access, affordability, and quality, are risk factors. Many of these situations cause drug use, such as with opioids per the assessment. Struggling with poverty and not being able to afford housing is a strong motivator for someone to abuse drugs or alcohol. Drug treatment programs in Queens offer services through public and private treatment resources. Treatment facilities in Queens provide help for all addictions and support for families.

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List of Addiction Treatment Services in Queens, New York

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Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS


on December 21, 2021

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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.