New York Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment
There are hundreds of different types of treatment centers in New York that serve thousands of people each day who are in need of drug or alcohol rehabilitation help. In fact, more than 115,000 people receive some type of substance abuse treatment in a given day in New York, ranging from detoxification centers to inpatient facilities and outpatient programs. Unfortunately this only represents a small number of those who actually need help.
We provide resources for people in New York seeking information and we can help you locate quality drug rehab facilities. Contact us for information and assistance in locating programs for yourself or a loved one.
Right now there are about 1.2 million people in the state of New York aged 12 and over who are dependent on or abused alcohol withing the past year, equaling about 7% of that population. More than 950,000 people over hte age of 21 reported heavy drinking within the past month.
There were also about 490,000 who were dependent on or abused illicit drugs. Although these numbers have remained steady or slightly declined over the past few years, they still represent a huge number of people who need help for substance abuse.
Among persons in New York enrolled in substance use treatment in a single-day count in 2012, 39.0% were in treatment for a drug problem only, 13.3% were in treatment for an alcohol problem only, and 47.7% were in treatment for problems with both drugs and alcohol.
There continues to be a growing opiate abuse problem throughout New York, both prescription painkillers and heroin. Many people choose to use an opioid maintenance therapy as a form of treatment. On any given day in New York, there are more than 35,000 people taking methadone as a form of treatment as well as another 3,500 using buprenorphone as a replacement. Although some people feel they have been helped by these long-term maintenance programs, we strive to assist people in locating treatment services that try to not remain dependent on such synthetic opioids, if possible. A good detox center along with an effective treatment program can go a long way toward permanent recovery.
Of course, before anyone gets into treatment, there must be some kind of intervention that takes place that sets recovery in motion. Sometimes this can be an event that makes the substance abuser want to seek rehabilitation before the problem gets any worse. Other times it may be a more significant and potentially tragic event involving an arrest, accident or overdose. One of the best ways to prevent a catastrophic event from occurring is to perform an intervention with family and friends. We have worked with numerous families from New York to help them through the intervention process and to get their loved ones into quality treatment programs.
Addiction Treatment Services has helped countless people from all over New York find the recovery resources they need to make informed decisions and find effective programs. Feel free to contact us today, or visit one of the other organizations or agencies below.
New York Drug and Alcohol Rehab Resources
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
1450 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203-3526
New York State Department of Health
Empire State Plaza,
Albany, NY 12237
New York Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Information
State information and resources here
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University
633 Third Avenue, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10017-6706
The Partnership at Drugfree.org
405 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1601
New York, NY 10174
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
217 Broadway, Suite 712
New York, NY 10007
New York Alcoholics Anonymous
Find local NY AA meetings here
New York Narcotics Anonymous
Find area NY NA meetings here