Drug Treatment Centers in Saugerties, New York

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


The town of Saugerties is located in Ulster County, and within the town is the village of Saugerties. The population of the city is estimated at over 3,800 people and has a median age of 39 years old. Approximately 11% of the population are living below the poverty line. According to the New York State Department of Health, the alcohol-related motor vehicle injuries and deaths reached 45.6 per 100,000, which was higher than the state and the Mid-Hudson region. However, this was also a significant improvement over past statistics. Additionally, the age-adjusted percentage of adults binge drinking during the past month averaged 22%. Binge drinking and excessive alcohol use is often a common problem within many smaller communities across the state. Opioid abuse has also impacted the state in many ways, and in 2018 there 56 opioid-related deaths. During that year, the number of heroin-related deaths reached 23, and overdoses involving opioid pain medication reached 52 deaths. Opioid-related incidents lead to an increase in outpatient emergency department visits and hospitalizations, per the New York State Department of Health. According to the Ulster County website, between 2010 and 2017, overdose deaths within the county increased by 180%. During that same time frame, the number of opioid-related deaths tripled. When this data was gathered, it was noted that heroin and fentanyl-related deaths peaked in 2016, accounting for 55% of all overdose deaths. The drug treatment services in Ulster County will help treat opioid addiction among adults or adolescents. Both outpatient and inpatient services within the state of New York will help treat people addicted to opioids.

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


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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.