Drug Treatment Centers in Yorktown Heights, New York

Created On Friday, 13, May 2016
Modified On Tuesday, 09, November 2021


Yorktown Heights is located in the town of Yorktown is part of Westchester County, and the population is estimated at around 1,700 residents. The median age in the town is approximately 46 years old with a rate of poverty of about 6%. Much of the economy in Yorktown Heights is the retail trade, education, finance, and health care. The substance abuse and addiction problems that affect Westchester County overflow into all the smaller communities and larger cities. According to a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) for 2016 to 2018 for Westchester County, one of the focuses was to prevent substance abuse. The abuse of non-medical opioid is a significant community health problem within the county. Between 2010 and 2014, there was a steady increase in the rate of opioid-related emergency department and inpatient hospital admissions every year. Across the state of New York, Substance Abuse affects residents from all walks of life and backgrounds. According to the Medicaid redesign team subcommittee within Westchester County, drug-related admissions to hospitals was a primary concern. Some of the prevention services that were implemented include drug-take back programs, lockboxes, community education. Many of the drug problems start with prescription opioids that were either misused or taken too long. Substance abuse treatment for an opioid addiction starts with withdrawal management, and should then progress into lengthy residential treatment. The rate of relapse is high for people who are addicted to opioids, which is why long-term treatment is the better option.

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Here is a list of the different services in Yorktown Heights, 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 Yorktown Heights, New York


Marcel Gemme, DATS


on November 9, 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.