Drug Treatment Centers in Saratoga Springs, New York

Last updated: 21 December 2021


Saratoga Springs is located in Saratoga County and was ranked in the top ten places to live within New York State in 2014. The population of Saratoga County is around 227,000 people with a median age of 42 and a rate of poverty of about 6%. Much of the economy in Saratoga County is retail trade, educational services, utilities, manufacturing, and insurance. According to a Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHA-CHIP) for Saratoga County, the treatment of substance abuse was selected as a health priority. Alcohol and drug abuse affect people throughout the county, and substances such as with opioids, and the rise in fentanyl-adulterated opioids raised the most concern. The county overall experiences a lower level of opioid abuse when compared to the rest of New York State. However, the number of deaths in Saratoga County due to opioids continue to increase, and there has been a steady increase in newborns diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome or withdrawal-related conditions. Unfortunately, for some women who become pregnant, they may still be struggling with a prior addiction. Substance abuse during pregnancy is dangerous for the mother and the unborn child. There are some drug treatment services capable of helping mothers who are addicted to drugs while pregnant. Within Saratoga County, the number of emergency department visits is higher than the capital region and New York State. For example, for adults between 18 to 24, the crude rate for opioids per 100,000 population was 194.7 and for heroin, it was 147.4 per 100,000 people. There are drug detox centers and substance abuse treatment across the country to help anyone struggling with addiction. You can take back control of your life! 

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List of Addiction Treatment Services in Saratoga Springs, New York

Here is a list of the different services in Saratoga Springs, New York. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.


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.