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Drug Treatment Facilities in Brunswick County, Virginia

Brunswick County has been struggling with drug and alcohol abuse for several years, and it has caused damage all over the county, including in its county seat, the city of Lawrenceville. These next statistics will help us understand how present the substance abuse problem is in this area of Virginia, and we will also go over some of the resources that are available to help those struggling with such issues. First, let’s look at alcohol-impaired driving, as it has definitely caused harm recently. Between 2014 and 2018, 7 deaths were caused by alcohol-impaired driving in the county, which accounts for 22% of the 32 driving deaths that occurred during these years. Some of these may have been caused by excessive drinking, as it has been known to impair one’s judgment, and in 2017, 15% of adults within the county reported either binge or heavy drinking, according to County Health Rankings. Additionally, drug poisoning has been causing fatalities in Brunswick County, with a drug overdose mortality rate of 10 deaths per 100,000 population. Drug and alcohol addiction have no prejudice, and they can affect any group of people. In the medical and legal field, there is a great deal of stress and pressure involved because of the situations associated with this type of job. This can in some cases lead to substance abuse, but these people deserve help as much as anyone. There are treatment programs for medical & legal professionals with substance abuse specialists that know exactly how to help those in this line of work. They will also be assisted in finding ways to deal with the pressures of their job and life, so they can continue helping people while being drug-free.

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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.