Drug Treatment Centers in Smithtown, New York

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


The city of Smithtown is located in Suffolk County on the north shore of Long Island. The town is part of an eastern suburb of New York City and has a population of over 26,000 people. The median age in the city is roughly 46 years old and approximately 2.8% of the people are living below the federal poverty line. For some people living in Smithtown, substance abuse and addiction is a problem. For every person or family battling addiction, there is a percentage of people who do not get the treatment they need. According to the New York State Department of Health, in 2018, there were 254 opioid-related overdose deaths in Suffolk County and 104 heroin-related overdose deaths. Along with opioids, illicit drugs are also problematic across the county. Drugs such as cocaine, methamphetamine, and club drugs create numerous addiction issues. Substance abuse treatment programs for the people of Smithtown are available in Suffolk County and include both residential and outpatient programs. When searching for a drug treatment program, the severity of the addiction determines what form of treatment is required. There are many reasons why people become addicted to drugs or alcohol. There are countless people addicted to drugs or alcohol who are caught up within a circle of crime and addiction. Drug treatment is the only solution to help anyone who is abusing drugs or alcohol.

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