Drug Rehab Centers in Augusta County, Virginia

Created On Wednesday, 08, September 2010
Modified On Wednesday, 08, September 2021

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Augusta County is a county that can be found in the eastern state of Virginia. Home to an estimated population of around 75,000 people as of 2019 according to the United States Census Bureau, Augusta County is one of the smaller counties in the state. But this doesn’t mean it has avoided the consequences of America’s drug epidemic which has been ravaging the state since the early 2000s. From 2015 to 2017 there were 26 drug deaths in Augusta County according to a report from County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, a total that gives a glimpse of the number of people who are not getting the vital services they need from drug and alcohol rehabilitation and detox services. Every drug death was a life that could have been saved if the person had gotten proper help before it was too late. But so many people never see the inside of a treatment center before losing their lives to addiction. This is even more common now that Fentanyl and other synthetic drugs have become more accessible and cheaper. When a person starts using drugs their tolerance is very low, making overdose much more common. They also do not have any reason to quit, since they just started and have yet to experience many consequences. Unfortunately, the first major consequence can be death. Act now before it is too late to help them. No one wants to look back after tragedy and regret not doing everything possible to save a life.

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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.