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Created On Wednesday, 27, April 2016
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Drug Treatment Centers in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Throughout the United States, drug addiction affects many lives and states. The state of Pennsylvania is one of the many states that has experienced the negative impact of substance abuse. There are many cities and towns within Pennsylvania that are contributing a significant amount to the state’s overall addiction rates and drug mortality rates including towns such as Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Bethlehem has been no stranger to the ongoing drug crisis with many residents struggling with a drug dependency. The entire state of Pennsylvania had a reported total of 5,388 drug-related deaths in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control. It is important so anyone with a drug or alcohol problem to reach for help at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, which will usually start with a detoxification process.

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Substance abuse can cause problems to a drug user's life in more ways than one. Drug use can have a negative impact on relationships, friendships, work ethic, and financial hardships among many more and because of the amount of mental and emotional turmoil created by the addiction, those problems must be addressed as part of the addiction. Drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs offer those who are drug-addicted the ability to safely withdrawal from the drugs or alcohol as well as handling the mental side of the addiction through various methods including counseling with a substance abuse counselor. It is important to seek drug treatment for that factor alone as handling those problems gives addicts the best shot at recovery and long-term recovery. If left unhandled, these problems can act as triggers or even excuses as to why the individual reverts back to abusing drugs.

There are a few main types of drug and alcohol treatment programs including medical detoxification, outpatient, short-term inpatient, and long-term residential. The main difference is the length and intensity of the drug treatment with drug detoxification programs only handling the drug withdrawal from the drug or alcohol and outpatient programs offer weekly meetings lasting roughly an hour each time. Both of which are an extremely low level of care for drug addiction, though they can still be a successful form of treatment for some. Others require a higher level of care to fully handle and end their drug addiction. Short-term inpatient drug treatment is what is known as traditional drug treatment and lasts from 28 days to 30 days where the patient stays the duration of the program. Long-term residential offers an addict the highest level of care when it comes to drug treatment. These programs can last up to one year in length however the average length is three to six months long. Each form of treatment can also vary in treatment modality, but each program shares the common goal of helping those who are drug dependent, overcome their addiction, and leave drugs in the past.

If you or someone you love is struggling with a substance abuse problem, do not hesitate to seek a drug treatment program to receive help today. Drug rehabilitation services are offered all over the nation including in Pennsylvania as a tool for addicts to be able to overcome their addiction safely and successfully. These programs do vary in length and modality, ensuring that there is a program for everyone. Recovery is not only made possible, but it is made easier with the help and assistance of the addiction specialists at drug rehab facilities. Do not wait to make the changes you need today to achieve a drug-free life while also having the ability to live a life without the need for drugs or alcohol.


Marcel Gemme, DATS - Author

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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.