Drug Treatment Centers in Wantagh, New York

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


Wantagh is a hamlet within the town of Hempstead, part of Nassau County on Long Island. The population is estimated at over 18,500 with a median age of 42 years old and approximately 1.8% of the population lives below the poverty line. According to a Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHA-CHIP) for Nassau County, the region of Long Island is home to over 1.3 million people. Across this part of New York State are many families and individuals who are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. For example, binge drinking within Nassau County is higher in New York State when compared to the county. However, binge drinking and excessive alcohol consumption is an underlying issue for numerous substance abuse problems. According to the New York State Department of Health, the age-adjusted percentage of adults binge drinking during the past month was 18.3%, which was much of the same with Long Island and the state. Along with binge drinking creating substance abuse problems, it does lead to issues with drinking and driving. The alcohol-related motor vehicle injuries and deaths per 100,000 population are currently 34.3, which is higher than Long Island and the state. Substance abuse treatment programs within the county will help residents of Wantagh who are struggling with addiction. Treatment resources within the area include inpatient and outpatient resources, along with proper detox and withdrawal management.

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