Drug Treatment Centers in Stony Brook, New York

Created On Friday, 13, May 2016
Modified On Wednesday, 08, September 2021


Stony Brook is a hamlet within Suffolk County on the north shore of Long Island. The population of the town is estimated at around 13,000 and has a median age of bout 45 years old, with a rate of poverty of about 7%. Much of the economy in Stony Brook is education, health care, technical services, finance, and public administration. Substance abuse and addiction affect residents throughout the county and in towns such as Stony Brook. Addiction can occur during adolescents and or adult-hood, which can become more challenging to treat. When addiction happens during adolescence and is not treated the problem continues into adult life. According to a 2014-2017 Community Health Assessment, the highest reported risk factors for youth in grades seven and eight were family conflict, low commitment to school, and rebellious behavior. Many of these issues can come from substance abuse and addiction or starting to experiment with drugs or even prescription drugs found in the house. Among 11th and 12th grade students, some of the identified risk factors include parental attitudes favoring anti-social behavior. Additionally, the risk factors included a low commitment to school, and peers rewarding anti-social behavior. When children grow up seeing their parents' abuse drugs or alcohol, they are more likely to do the same thing. The drug treatment resources within the county include programs that will help teens and adults who are struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.

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


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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.