Drug Treatment Centers in Ronkonkoma, New York

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


The hamlet of Ronkonkoma is located in Long Island within the town of Islip, which is part of Suffolk County. The population of Ronkonkoma is estimated at over 18,600 people and has a median age of 39 years old with approximately 5% of the population living below the poverty line. Poverty and unemployment are often reasons why some people choose to abuse drugs or alcohol. Struggling with unemployment is not easy and it is a common reason why someone chooses to abuse drugs or alcohol. However, the abuse of drugs or alcohol while unemployed does make the problem much worse, which causes a deeper problem with addiction. Areas the size of Ronkonkoma are not immune to the problems of drugs and alcohol abuse. There are significant social and economic factors, which flow over from the state into the counties, and within the various communities. Suffolk county was significantly affected by the opioid epidemic, and in 2018 there were close to 300 opioid-related overdose deaths within the county, per the New York State Department of Health. Substance abuse treatment programs in the state of New York and Suffolk County include both private and government-funded options. When searching for a program, it is crucial to find the drug treatment that will meet the needs of the patient. For example, most opioid drug users choose medication-assisted treatment with behavioral counseling or medical detox, followed by lengthy inpatient treatment. Whichever treatment is determined, it must be followed through with to the end.

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