Drug Treatment Centers in Rochester, New York

Created On Saturday, 31, August 2013
Modified On Tuesday, 09, November 2021


Rochester, New York is the third most populated city in the state, and it was given the honor of being named the 3rd best place to raise a family by Forbes in 2010. Despite this accolade, Rochester still experiences issues like any other town. In 2012, violent crimes in Rochester were almost four times the national average in cities with populations over 100,000. This alarming crime rate can be the effect of substance abuse that has consumed the community. Because of this, there is a great need for drug rehab centers in Rochester. According to the Monroe County Heroin Task Force, there has been an increase in opioid overdose reported. Overdoses increased almost 4-fold from 2016 to 2018, and though the number of reported overdoses was over 1,000 last year, there is a silver lining. While overdose may have increased by four times, deaths are down by 3. Though such a small decrease is nothing to celebrate, it is worth noting the percentage of people being saved in recent years. In 2016, more than 50% of all reported overdoses ended in death. Compare that to the less than 15% reported fatality rate in 2018. Progress is being made in how overdoses are treated, but more and more people are taking drugs. If you or someone you know is looking for substance abuse treatment in Rochester, look at the listings below to get help.

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Here is a list of the different services in Rochester, 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 Rochester, New York


Marcel Gemme, DATS


on November 9, 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.