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Created On Wednesday, 08, September 2010
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Drug Rehabilitation Centers in Berks County, Pennsylvania

Drug addiction has been plaguing the nation for many decades at this point with more and more Americans dying from substance abuse each year. With drug-related deaths increasing, the need for drug and alcohol rehabilitation services is also increasing. In the state of Pennsylvania, they have been experiencing an influx of substance abuse rates as well as drug-related deaths each year, nearly tripling the national average some years. Berks County, Pennsylvania is one of the many counties in the state that is contributing to the drug death rate each year. In 2017, Pennsylvania reported having 5,388 drug-related deaths according to the Centers for Disease Control. With rates such as these in just one state, the need for various drug treatment programs and drug detoxification centers is going to be on the rise.

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There are many different types of drug treatment however there are a few main types of treatment that include medical detoxification programs, outpatient programs, short-term inpatient centers, and long-term residential programs. While the main difference is the length in the program, there are also many differences in modality from program to program. No matter the type of treatment, the end result should be the patient successfully ending their addiction, without the need to continue using drugs or alcohol. There are undoubtedly many risks to using drugs or alcohol and any use could result in fatal overdose or even lifelong health complications.

If you or someone you love is struggling with a substance abuse problem, do not hesitate to seek out drug treatment. Drug and alcohol rehabilitation services are offered all over the country as a tool for those who are drug-addicted to be able to end their addiction. With the help of drug addiction specialists, sobriety is possible. Do not wait until it is too late, seek drug treatment today, and regain control of your life with living drug-free for good.


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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.