Drug Treatment Centers in Watertown, New York

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


Watertown is a city located in Jefferson County and south of the Thousand Islands at the mouth of Lake Ontario. The population is estimated at around 27,000 people and has a rate of poverty of approximately 24%. Much of the economy within the county relies on retail trade, accommodation and food, technical services, and public administration. Like many other parts of Northern New York State, some residents of communities such as Watertown struggle with drug or alcohol addiction. According to a Jefferson County Community Health Assessment (CHA) for 2019-2021, opioid misuse was a growing problem within the county. Per the assessment, the age-adjusted rate of overdose deaths due to opioid use worsened from previous years. Specifically, the overdose deaths due to synthetic opioids worsened more than in past years. Substance abuse affects people from all age groups, and the psychological and physical damage becomes quite severe without proper help. When searching for treatment programs or assistance in Watertown and other parts of the county, it is crucial to determine the severity of the addiction. Addiction assessments are excellent ways of helping a family know the extent of treatment required. Opioid addiction, for example, requires medical detox and long-term treatment. Most opioid addicts make more than one attempt at treatment before they become sober. Following residential drug rehab, aftercare programs help recovering addicts make a smooth transition back to society again.

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