Drug Rehab Centers in Wayne County, New York

Created On Wednesday, 08, September 2010
Modified On Wednesday, 08, September 2021


Wayne County has an unavoidable problem with substance abuse and it is very serious. It is divided into many categories, such as alcohol abuse, the opioid epidemic, and other drugs that have created a whole lot of damage in Wayne County. Thankfully though, there are several programs and services available to the community for either the treatment or the prevention of substance abuse, because everyone dealing with an addiction deserves to get the help they need to be free from it.

Substance Abuse Issues in Wayne County

First, let’s look at drug overdoses, which have sadly led to a lot of deaths in Wayne County. Between 2015 and 2017, there were 25 deaths caused by drug overdoses per 100 000 population, according to County Health Rankings. As for excessive drinking, 19% of those surveyed in Wayne County have reported binge or heavy drinking. Another thing that has brought lots of deaths in the county is alcohol-impaired driving. Between 2013 and 2017, there were 8 deaths caused by alcohol-impaired driving, which amounts to 15% of all driving deaths in the county in those years. The opioid epidemic is a crisis that has brought about a great deal of harm and damage in Wayne County. Just in 2018, there were 62 emergency department visits, 19 hospitalizations, and 16 deaths caused by opioid overdoses.

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Wayne County’s Programs for the Fight Against Substance Abuse

There are lots of organizations that offer programs and services to Wayne County residents to help in the fight against alcohol & drug abuse. We will go over a few of them. First, there is the Council on Alcoholism and Addictions (CAA) of the Finger Lakes, which provides programs not only for adults and families but also for the county’s youth. For adults, the programs are given with the aim of them preventing substance abuse in their own kids, by either having tools to identify unhealthy behaviors, but also by learning how to talk to their kids about substance abuse and giving them enough self-esteem to resist peer pressure. And for youth, the programs provide these kids tools in order to reduce the risk factors and promoting the protective factors regarding substance abuse. The Sheriff’s Office of Wayne County put in place the STOP-DWI program, for those convicted or arrested for a Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) offense. It provides them with information and lessons so that this does not happen again. This program is fully funded by fines paid by those arrested or convicted of such offenses, this way, no taxpayer dollar has to be used.

Here is a list of the different treatment centers in Wayne County, 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 Rehab Centers in Wayne County, 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.