If you have a problem with drug abuse or addiction, get help now by calling our toll-free 24/7 helpline at 1-800-655-9861. We can help you find New York drug rehab centers or other addiction rehabilitation services around the country. All calls are confidential.
Drug Use & Distribution In New York - What You Should Know
Data compiled by governmental agencies and drug rehab centers in New York reveals that New York City is one of the most significant drug destinations and distribution centers in the U.S. Drug trafficking organizations are the primary distributors, particularly of cocaine. They transport the drugs via interstate highways, using private vehicles and, to a lesser extent, tractor-trailers. Drugs are also trafficked through mail services to local drug peddlers. Heroin, cocaine, crack, marijuana and MDMA (Ecstasy) are the most significant threats across the state.
Drug Use Compared to Other States
Illicit drugs overall - Among the highest for those 18-25,moderately high for those 26 and older
Cocaine - Among the highest for those 18 and older
Marijuana - Among the highest for those 18-25, moderately high for those 26 and older
Alcohol - Moderately high for those 18-25, average for those 26 and older
Pharmaceuticals - Average for those 18-25, low for those 26 and older
Source: SAMHSA's most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health, based on 2008-2009 annual averages. SAMHSA is the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
As the information above illustrates, drug abuse and addiction in the state is rampant. If you are one of many who are suffering, help is easy to find. New York drug rehab centers can be found in a variety of ways. Some people look through the phone book, others use the internet and yet others rely on their primary care physician for a referral. The problem here is you are only looking at names and in most cases the physician has little knowledge of the actual programs and quality of care the drug rehabs offer.
The easiest way to find a reputable drug rehab center in New York - or any other state - is to call our toll-free addiction helpline at 1-800-655-9861. You'll be able to speak immediately to a counselor who can evaluate your recovery needs. It is important to understand that in many cases the closest treatment center is not necessarily the one that will have the scope of services most suited to your individual recovery needs. Our counselors can help you sort out your options and match you with an accredited treatment center that has the specific services you require.
To locate state funded treatment in New York call 1-877-846-7369
Alcoholics Anonymous 212-647-1680
Narcotics Anonymous 212-929-6262