Drug Treatment Centers in Alexandria, Virginia

Last updated: Tuesday, 09, November 2021


Alexandria has been affected by many problems in the past few years and one of these issues is most definitely drug and alcohol abuse. The damage it has caused in the community is proof of that. For someone seeking help from drug rehab treatment in Alexandria, it is common for the process to begin with a detox program, but once that is done, there are many types of treatment available. For us to truly understand the substance abuse issues in a community, we can look at the different statistics that will show us which drugs are the biggest concern in the community. In Alexandria, these issues are not as alarming as they are in other cities in Virginia, but it is still present and actively causing damage. For example, alcohol-impaired driving led to 6 deaths between 2014 and 2018. Additionally, there is drug poisoning, and in fact, for 2016-2018, the drug overdose death rate was at 39 deaths per 100,000 population. Anyone struggling with addiction should seek help from one of the substance abuse treatment programs in Alexandria.

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Alexandria's Substance Abuse Prevention Efforts

Another service that is important to provide in a community is substance abuse prevention. Lots of organizations offer prevention for alcohol and drug abuse for residents in Alexandria. First, there is the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), which is headquartered in Alexandria, and it represents more than 5,000 coalitions that work to engage members of the community and provide training events, youth programs, etc. to help with prevention. One coalition that is a member of CADCA is the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria (SAPCA) which comprises of media, schools, parents, etc. all working toward substance abuse prevention in order to reduce underage alcohol and drug use in the city. Youth are often presented with stressful situations, and may sometimes resort to substance abuse as they think it will take their problems away. This is a temporary solution, and these young people should attend a drug abuse treatment program in Alexandria in order to not only overcome their abuse problems but also to be provided with alternative solutions to deal with their life problems. This is their best shot at making a full recovery and getting their life back.

Here is a list of the different services in Alexandria, Virginia. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.

List of Addiction Treatment Services in Alexandria, Virginia


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on November 9, 2021

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.