Drug Treatment Centers in Troy, New York

Created On Friday, 13, May 2016
Modified On Friday, 10, September 2021


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.

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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.

List of Addiction Treatment Services in Troy, New York


Marcel Gemme, DATS - Author

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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.