Drug Treatment Facilities in Amelia County, Virginia

Last updated: 21 December 2021


Amelia County's seat is the city of Amelia Courthouse, and they have been suffering from the consequences that are associated with substance abuse for a while now. It has caused a great deal of damage within the community in recent years, especially when it comes to alcohol abuse and addiction. For instance, alcohol-impaired driving caused 8 deaths just between 2014-2018, and this accounts for nearly half of all driving deaths in that period, 44% to be exact. Alcohol-impaired driving can easily be prevented in many ways, such as designating in a group a driver that will remain sober for the night or simply calling a cab or any rideshare service that is available out there. These days, with technology constantly evolving, it is quite easy to plan how one will get home after a night of drinking, without having it end in fatalities. To further prove the presence of alcohol abuse in Amelia County, in 2017, 17% of its adult population reported excessive drinking, according to County Health Rankings. With an addiction to any substance, treatment is an essential part of overcoming it. The first step in this process is usually detoxification, as this is the safest option for someone to come off any drug. It isn't uncommon for people to attempt detoxing on their own, but this can be quite dangerous as the withdrawal symptoms can be intense. This is why a proper detox program is best, as it provides the addict with a safe environment to detox while being under the supervision of substance abuse specialists who can help them through this. Detox is a very important part of an addict's recovery path, and after it, they will be ready for the remainder of their program, whatever it may be.

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Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS


on December 21, 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.