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Substance abuse and addictions impact so many people and their families in New York. We know it is devastating for any mother or father, partner or close friend to experience someone treasured struggle with addiction.

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Currently, there are over 2110 different centers in our facility directory within the state of New York for people needing help with drug and alcohol addiction, please select your city below.

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The Impact of Addiction in New York

New York Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facilities

Due to the numerous ports and intricate transportation infrastructure, drugs can easily be trafficked into New York– and on toward other states for further distribution. While substance abuse has been declining in the New York City metropolitan area, the rates remain higher than average when compared to the rest of the United States of America. Over 2 million New Yorkers are currently suffering from some type of substance abuse and many of those are minors. Alcohol abuse, in particular, is prevalent among those underage. It is estimated that roughly 15% of all teens in New York begin drinking before the age of 13.

Obviously a great place to visit and live, but New York, like all other states, has problems with drug and substance abuse.

It is reported that in total about a million adult New Yorkers struggle with alcohol abuse while nearly half a million residents admit to using hard drugs such as cocaine and heroin.

As a result of the high prices and regulation of prescription drugs, many New Yorkers turn to heroin instead. This has led to a serious heroin epidemic in the state.

Worst Drugs in New York

  1. Heroin was the most cited drug among drug users admitted for treatment in 2010 in the state of New York. The abuse reached an all-time high in 2014 when almost 80,000 individuals were admitted for heroin abuse in the state alone.
  2. Almost 400,000 adult New Yorkers admit to abusing cocaine at least once in their lifetime. It is also the drug most often associated with violent crime in New York and is largely supplied by Colombian-based distributors.
  3. Primary treatment admissions for marijuana abuse in New York represent a quarter of all drug abuse treatment admissions. The use of this drug has become so common in New York that half of all male arrestees test positive for marijuana in their system.
  4. Prescription drug-related deaths quadrupled between the years 2005 and 2014. However, New York has one of the lowest rates of prescription drugs, with only 34 per 100 people given a prescription, compared to the national average of 51.4 per 100 people.
  5. Binge drinking is one of the largest problems in New York, with over half the population engaging in this at least once a month. This has led to New York having an alcohol dependency of about 6.6%, which translates to about 1.1 million New Yorkers.

Impactful Addiction Stats

  1. More than 40% of all individuals in New York jails suffer from some type of substance use disorder.
  2. Another half of New York inmates receive a dual diagnosis for a mental health disorder and a substance abuse disorder.
  3. Almost 15% of all New York deaths in the past decade were somehow attributed to drug and alcohol use/abuse.
  4. Opioids are generally involved in about 70% of all overdose deaths in the state of New York.
  5. More than 60,000 New Yorkers admit to taking prescription drugs for non-medical reasons at least once in their lifetime.
  6. Alcohol is a factor in almost 8,000 of all vehicle accidents in the state of New York each year, with a vast majority of those being fatal.
  7. In 2017, the New York overdose rate increased by more than 30%.
  8. More than 5% of all New York teens under 13 years old admit to having abused prescription drugs at least once in their lifetime.
  9. Opioid-related overdoses in New York are slightly higher than the national average, at 16 deaths per 100,000 people, compared to the national average of 14.
  10. Almost 3% of the New York population 12 years and above abuse illicit substances while only 12% go in for addiction treatment services.

Quick Tips on Finding A Center

Once you are ready to enter treatment, the next challenge is finding a program that meets your particular needs. This can feel overwhelming given the number of treatment programs in New York. To make things easier, you can spend time reading through New York facility reviews, staff bios, insurance details, payment plans, and even set up a facility tour. Visiting a physical location can make a huge difference in deciding as you will be able to see how you feel in that environment. No matter what facility you end up choosing, it should be accredited and licensed and the program staff should include doctors and therapists who specialize in addiction medicine.

Health Insurance Providers Covering Drug Addiction Treatment
  • Medicaid
  • New York Hotel Trade Insurance
  • CHAMP Community Health Access to Addiction and Mental Health Care Project

State Specific Hotlines & Resources

  • NYC WELL. Offering free and confidential mental health support and substance abuse services. 1-888-692-9355.
  • NYS HOPEline. A confidential support hotline that can help find treatment or self-help in your area. 1-877-846-7369
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