Staten Island is a borough in New York City, part of Richmond County, located in the southwest portion of the city. The population of Richmond County is estimated at over 476,000 people with a median age of 40 years old, and roughly 12% of residents are living below the poverty line. Staten Island is the least populated of the boroughs, and also has the southernmost point of the state. With small population sizes, there are still numerous problems due to substance abuse and addiction. According to the New York State Department of Health, the rate of alcohol-related motor vehicle injuries and deaths in Richmond County was 21.1 per 100,000 population. When compared to previous data, this was a significant improvement. However, the number was higher than in New York City and lower than the state. Additionally, the age-adjusted percentage of adults binge drinking in Richmond County was approximately 18%, which was higher than NYC and lower than the state. According to a 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment and Community Service Plan, the priority of preventing substance abuse was aligned with the New York State Prevention Agenda. For example, approximately 29% of Staten Island high school students report drinking within the past 30 days, which was higher than the NYC average. Per the assessment, the drug-induced death rate in Staten Island is the highest of all New York City boroughs and exceeds the national rate. The rate of drug-induced deaths has been on the rise since 2007. Among high school students, Staten Island has the highest rates of substance abuse for all reported drugs. There are drug detox centers and substance abuse treatment all over the country that are ready to help you or your loved one. Drug Rehab Services can help you find the right drug treatment for you. Call one of our treatment specialists and take back control of your life.
Here is a list of the different services in Staten Island, New York. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.