Drug Rehabilitation Centers in Beaufort County, North Carolina

Last updated: 15 December 2021


Beaufort County is suffering from a big problem with substance abuse, and it cannot be avoided or overlooked. With the opioid epidemic, alcohol abuse, and many arrests linked to alcohol and/or drug use. All this means is that the county needs great help. Thankfully, there are many programs and services available to the community, that help either in the treatment of substance abuse or addiction problems or in the prevention of it, so that those who are not addicted or using drugs can be provided with the tools so they do not fall in its trap.

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Substance Abuse Within Beaufort County, NC

In Beaufort County, one of the most concerning problems is the opioid epidemic. The county has one of the highest opioid prescribing rates of all North Carolina, with a whopping 131.3 prescriptions per 100 persons in 2017. There were also 14.8 deaths caused by opiate poisonings per 100 000 population between 2013 and 2017, according to the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM). This is all deeply alarming, especially if we consider that opioids are prescribed to a whole lot of people, and we are aware that all of them are at risk of becoming addicted at one point or another. Then, there is the issue of alcohol abuse, more specifically excessive drinking. A survey was done within the community to find out an average of how many residents practiced excessive drinking, and out of those, there were 16% that reported heavy or binge drinking. Using drugs or alcohol can also sometimes lead in troubles with law enforcement, and in 2017, there were lots of alcohol or drug-related arrests made in Beaufort County, including 7 for the sale or manufacture of cocaine or opium, 95 for possession of marijuana, and 44 DUIs (driving under the influence). Beaufort County needs help to recover from all the harm that has been done from alcohol and drug abuse.

Sheriff Department of Beaufort County

Beaufort County's Sheriff Department has seen first-hand the damage that has been caused by substance abuse, and it knows what needs to be done in order to at least control it. The Narcotics Division of the Sheriff Department works in the investigation of the crimes relating to substance abuse and prostitution throughout the county. They work with other law enforcement in order to enforce the laws concerning controlled substances and to educate the broad public on the drug trends and how to recognize certain drugs, so they are equipped, and this way it can help stop the sale, manufacture, and use of these substances in Beaufort County.


Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS


on December 15, 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.