Drug Treatment Facilities in Alleghany County, Virginia

Last updated: 21 December 2021


Substance abuse has definitely been present in Alleghany County and its county seat, the city of Covington. It has been causing a lot of damage in the community just in the last few years, and it still a problem that is present to this day. We will be focusing on alcohol abuse as this is the issue that is causing the most concern at the moment. Firstly, if we look at excessive drinking, we can see that 16% of adults in the county reported it in 2017, which includes binge and heavy drinking. Binge drinking, even only once, can cause irritation or inflammation of vital organs such as the liver, pancreas, and stomach. Not only that but drinking excessively will also impair the ability of the body to heal from such injuries. Alcohol abuse in general can even lead to fatalities, and between 2014 and 2018, alcohol-impaired driving caused 5 deaths in Alleghany County, which equals 29% of all driving deaths, according to County Health Rankings. Treatment can be very beneficial and can help those who are struggling with alcohol and/or drug abuse, and one type of treatment that is quite common is a residential program. For some, this might be the most appropriate option, because it does ask of them that they live at the center during the treatment. This means being taken completely out of their usual environment and being able to focus only on their recovery. Inpatient treatment might not be best for everyone, depending on several factors, but if someone can afford to pause their life for a period of time, it is the most intensive program. Truth is, so long as the person is committed

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List of Treatment Centers in Alleghany County, Virginia

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


Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS


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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.