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New York Drug Rehab & Alcohol Addiction Treatment

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The New York Drug Rehab state page provides the reader with a quick overview of issues relating to drug and alcohol addiction and NY drug rehab centers. 

It should be noted that these pages are not intended as an academic reference. The data collected is from State and Federal sources.

New York Addiction Treatment Statistics

The number of admissions for drug and alcohol rehab rose to 310,506 in New York in 2010. 75% of all admissions were male and 25% were female. The number of people admitted with co-occurring mental health disorders and substance abuse in New York jumped from 9% in 1992 to 36% in 2006.

New York drug addiction statisticsAlcohol & Drug Addiction Rehab Admission Statistics for New York in 2010

Between 2002-2006, the number of drug and alcohol treatment facilities in New York declined from 1,260 facilities to 1,030 while drug abuse and alcohol abuse remained a serious problem.

Alcohol Addiction in New York

Alcohol abuse remained a serious problem in 2010, with 58,413 people being admitted for primary alcohol dependence followed by 78,371 people admitted for alcohol dependence with a secondary substance.

Commonly Abused Drugs in New York

Drug abuse is a national epidemic and the numbers are continuing to rise. Heroin is becoming the cheaper replacement for opiates as states continue to crack down on the “pill mills” making the cost of opiates too expensive.

cocaine addiction withdrawal
In 2010, 23,719 people smoked cocaine and entered treatment with an additional 12,265 who received treatment for cocaine consumed by other means than smoking. In 2006, a total of 452,000 people reported using cocaine in New York. (This figure includes those who did and who did not seek treatment).
heroin addiction withdrawal
Heroin remains readily available in New York, and has had a direct impact upon the supply and demand in New Jersey. Recent data indicates that upstate New York has a growing heroin problem. 57,409 individuals were admitted to drug rehabilitation for heroin addiction in 2010. Heroin was the most commonly cited drug of choice for those entering addiction treatment in 2010.
marijuana addiction withdrawal
Marijuana is the most commonly abused illegal substance used in New York with 54,070 people admitted for drug treatment in 2010. The vast majority of marijuana being used in New York comes from Canada, Florida and the south west. In 2006, there were almost 2 million people who reported using marijuana regularly in New York State.
new york prescription drug addiction
Prescription Drugs
Lastly, the most commonly abused prescription drugs in New York, similar to other states of the union, continue to be hydrocodone and OxyContin. In 2009, 19,182 were admitted for opiate use other than heroin. In 2006, 692,000 reported misusing prescription drugs for non-medical purposes.

New York Drug and Alcohol Fatalities, Injuries and Drug Court Statistics

In 2007, there were 33,525 drug offenders in the state of New York. On average, there were 7, 500 people who became active participants in the penal system each month. Marijuana, alcohol, crack, cocaine, and heroin led the top five drugs of abuse reported in New York drug courts in 2007.

As a consequence of drug use, 1,909 persons died in New York in 2007 compared with 1,478 people who died in motor vehicle accidents and another 985 from firearms.

Those arrested and screened for substances, but who did not participate in drug court, used marijuana and alcohol at nearly the same ratios. There were 2,080 DEA arrests in New York in 2008, with 43,844 arrests for felony drug violations in 2007.

1,156 traffic fatalities in New York were directly related to alcohol. As a consequence of drug use, 1,909 persons died in New York in 2007 compared with 1,478 people who died in motor vehicle accidents and another 985 from firearms.

New York Drug and Alcohol Addiction Resources

New York Drug Rehabs

NY Ctr for Addiction Treatment Servs Medically Supervised
598 Broadway
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012
AAA Health Inc Chemical Dependency  Program
1090 Coney Island Avenue
2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11230
Taylormayd Inc CD  Services
51 Westchester Square
Bronx, NY 10461


Camelot of Staten Island Inc CD  Prog 2 Intensive Outpt
263 Port Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10302
Buffalo General Hospital Chemical Dependency Clinic
1010 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Albany County Substance Abuse Clinic CD
51 Westchester Square

260 South Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12202



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