Buffalo, NY Rehab Resource and Addiction Info

Like most towns across the country, substance misuse has had a major impact on Buffalo. The Erie County Department of Health established an opioid task force in response to a 2015 spike in opioid overdoses.1 While the rate of opioid overdoses dropped from 2016 to 2019, it then rose 25% from 2019 to 2020.1 Additionally, in 2020, 25% of motor vehicle fatalities in Erie County were alcohol-related, up 10% from 2019.2

For residents of Erie County and Buffalo, there is help for overcoming addiction and substance use disorder.

Finding Addiction Treatment Near Buffalo, NY

Finding Addiction Treatment Near Buffalo, NY

Finding Addiction Treatment Near Buffalo, NY

There are more than 170 drug and alcohol rehabs within 100 miles of Buffalo, offering hope and help for those struggling with addiction.3 There is also an expanded network of treatment programs in nearby states. And while some may object to traveling to another state to seek treatment, many have found it beneficial to start anew by gaining some distance between people and surroundings associated with their addiction.

Addiction is different for every individual.  At the beginning of treatment, a clinician will create a comprehensive treatment plan that reflects the needs of each patient, from admission to aftercare. The plan may be adjusted as the patient progresses through the treatment program.

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Drug and Alcohol Abuse in New York

Drug and Alcohol Abuse in New York

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) reported that in 2018-2019, 16.5 % of New York adults reported binge drinking within a one-month period.4 Comparatively, 23% of Erie County residents reported the same.5

Alcohol abuse is not the only issue plaguing the region, however. The NSDUH estimates that from 2018-2019 approximately 507,000 New Yorkers used illicit drugs other than marijuana, such as prescription medications, cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, or methamphetamines.6

Illicit drug use can have serious consequences. Between 2015-2019, Erie County experienced 671 drug overdose deaths.7 Misuse of opioids  contributed significantly to these numbers.8

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