Substance Abuse Treatment in Rome, New York

Created On Friday, 13, May 2016
Modified On Tuesday, 09, November 2021


Alcohol and drug abuse are issues that are present throughout the nation and have caused an immeasurable amount of damage. It is also present in the city of Rome, which is situated in Oneida County. It has suffered a lot from the consequences of substance abuse, and the following statistics will prove this. Although they will come from Oneida County, they will be giving us the whole picture of the drug scene in that area. For instance, the opioid epidemic has caused a lot of harm in Oneida County, with 50 deaths in 2017 only. Out of those, 21 involved heroin, 42 involved fentanyl and synthetic opioids, and 47 involved prescription opioids. Additionally, alcohol-impaired driving too caused many fatalities, with 33 deaths between 2014 and 2018, and this accounts for 38% of the 88 driving deaths, according to County Health Rankings. Next, there is excessive drinking, which includes heavy and binge drinking, and this is something that was reported by 20% of the county's adults in 2017. We can see from these statistics that alcohol abuse is a problem that is affecting Oneida County and Rome in an alarming way. When someone is addicted to alcohol, it can lead to devastation, not only for them but also for their loved ones and anyone who crosses paths with them. An addiction treatment program can provide such people with the tools to effectively deal with their addiction issues. It is a process that will normally start with medical detox, so they can then go on to address the psychological issues that may have caused or contributed to their addiction. If they are truly committed to their recovery, such a program can be beneficial and successful.

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