Top 15 Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers in Albany, NY & Free Treatment Resources

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Nestled on the shores of the Hudson River, Albany is a thriving urban center. However, in the first half of 2021, more than 30 people died of opioid overdoses in Albany County alone.1 City and county officials have taken steps to turn the tide on the effects of this influx of drugs. In 2015, the Sheriff’s Heroin Addiction Recovery Program (SHARP) was implemented, which provided medication-assisted treatment to inmates with opioid dependency. In 2019, the Albany County Sheriff’s office partnered with various community groups to expand the Medication Assisted Treatment program. Now, inmates in Albany County Jail meeting clinical criteria are able to receive two additional medications, methadone and buprenorphine.2  If you are struggling with addiction, drug and alcohol rehab in Albany is available, including low-cost and free treatment options.

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Drug and Alcohol Stats in Albany, NY

The following statistics provide an overview of substance abuse in Albany County and how it is affecting the local population:3,4,5

Albany Local Information: Getting There and Getting Around

albany new yorkAs the proud capital of New York since 1797, the city is one of the oldest in North America and has long been known for its diverse cultures and historical architecture.

Situated amidst such economic powerhouses of the northeast as New York City, Montreal, and Boston, Albany is known as the anchor of New York’s Tech Valley and as a center for railroads, banking, and international trade. Its proximity to the coastline and majestic mountain ranges adds further appeal to Albany’s premium location. Plus, the city offers a host of entertainment, dining, and cultural centers that attract people from throughout the region.

Albany is also known for producing leading politicians and culture-changing innovations. Four New York state governors went on to become President of the United States, and the electric motor, telegraph, and celluloid plastic were all developed in Albany.

If you’ll be traveling to Albany, NY for substance abuse treatment or to visit someone who is receiving treatment, use the following tips to guide your travels.


  1. Rey, M. D. (2022, February 7). Report says New York was 4th in fentanyl deaths last year. Times Union.
  2. Center, K. (2019, January 18). release: Sheriff apple and community partners announce expansion of treatment resources in albany county jail. Katal Center for Equity, Health, and Justice.
  3. Drug rehab centers in AlbaNY, NY – Bedrock. (2022, September 22). Bedrock Recovery Center.
  4. Healthy Capital District Initiative. (2019). 2019 Capital Region Health Assessment.
  5. New York State Department of Health. (2019). New York State opioid annual report 2019.


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Jillian F, MD is a board-certified Family Physician who enjoys full scope Family Medicine including obstetrics, and women’s health, as well as caring for children and adults of all ages. She manages a number of health conditions including mental health and patients with a history of substance abuse.