Drug Treatment Facilities in Bland County, Virginia

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


Bland County has been struggling importantly with the issues that come with alcohol and drug abuse. The amount of damage it has caused in the community only further proves the presence of this problem. The first issue we will be looking at is excessive drinking, it was reported by 19% of the county’s adult population. Drinking excessively can lead to quite devastating side effects, such as an irregular heartbeat, severe dehydration, lung infection, and sometimes it can even lead to death. In fact, alcohol-impaired driving caused one fatality in Bland County between 2014 and 2018, which accounts for 25% of the driving deaths that occurred in those years, according to County Health Rankings. This is the kind of statistic that can be lowered with precautions being taken. Those who go out and decide to drink should always plan ahead and have an option to get home safely because otherwise, they are not only endangering their own life, but also the life of those who will find themselves in their path. Additionally, treatment can be provided to those who wish to overcome their addiction issues. For the people who are not satisfied with a traditional program, there is an alternative treatment that is also available. It offers basic services, but it will also use other activities to help the person find alternate solutions to dealing with their life struggles. The activities that will be incorporated in the program may include art therapy, equine therapy, meditation, etc., and they can be extremely beneficial right now in their recovery process, but also in the future to help them stick to their sobriety.

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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.