The city of Troy is located in Rensselaer County at the western edge of the county along the Hudson River. It forms part of the region called the Capital District situated near to Albany and Schenectady. The population of Troy is estimated at over 49,800 people with a median age of 30 years old and approximately 26% of the population living below the poverty line. According to the New York State Department of Health, the alcohol-related motor vehicle injuries and deaths per 100,000 in Rensselaer County was 32.9. When compared to the Capital Region and the state, it was lower than the Capital Region, yet higher than the state. Additionally, the age-adjusted percentage of adults binge drinking was estimated at 20.2%, which was higher than both the Capital Region and the state. Per the New York State Department of Health within Rensselaer County, there were eight heroin-related overdose deaths in 2018 and 15 opioid pain medication-related deaths that same year. According to a 2019 Capital Region, Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), the Capital Region averages over 110 suicide deaths per year. Some of these deaths are linked back to substance abuse such as with prescription drugs or excessive drinking. Within all of the Capital Region, no county met the Prevention Agenda objective for opioid pain medication prescribing. For example, Greene County had the highest prescribing rate almost 1.9 times higher than the Prevention Agenda Objective. It is estimated that close to 1.9 million New Yorkers struggle with substance abuse. The drug treatment programs in the count and those that can help people living in Troy include both inpatient and outpatient services.
Here is a list of the different services in Troy, New York. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.