Drug Treatment Centers in Wellsville, New York

Created On Friday, 13, May 2016
Modified On Thursday, 25, November 2021


The town of Wellsville is located in Allegany County, close to the Pennsylvania border, and is the largest community within the county. Much of the economy in the town is made up of skilled engineering and manufacturing, such as some companies within the energy sector. Among many blue-collar working professionals, are issues with either alcohol abuse, heavy drinking, binge drinking and or the combination of prescription drugs. According to a Community Health Assessment (CHA) through the Allegany County Department of Health, a priority area is preventing substance abuse. The prevention campaigns were centered around suicide prevention and anti-stigma campaigns. Addiction stigma is a common problem where an addict feels shame and is embarrassed about their drug problem and chooses not to reach out for help. Substance abuse and addiction only become worse and will not get better without proper drug treatment and rehabilitation. Substance abuse within the county is also linked to higher rates of suicide mortality and non-motor vehicle mortality. Driving under the influence is a dangerous problem that places everyone at risk. Every year people are charged and convicted with a DUI requiring them to attend treatment. However, in cases of multiple DUI offenders, they are often going to prison and or needed to complete rehabilitation. These types of offenses and addiction become an endless cycle, which is difficult to overcome without the proper help. Drug treatment services in Allegany County and across Western New York offer treatment resources for all types of addiction and substance abuse problems.

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Marcel Gemme, DATS


on November 25, 2021

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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.