Drug Treatment Facilities in Buchanan County, Virginia

Last updated: Tuesday, 09, November 2021


Buchanan County's county seat is the city of Grundy, and in recent years, they have definitely suffered from the consequences associated with the presence of alcohol and drug abuse. It has affected their community in many ways, especially considering the damage it has caused, which we will see with the following statistics. For instance, if we look at drug poisoning, we will see that it has definitely caused fatalities in the county, with a mortality rate of 22 drug overdose deaths per 100,000 population for 2016-2018, according to County Health Rankings. But alcohol abuse is also a present issue in Buchanan County, and in 2017, excessive drinking was reported by 15% of its adult population, which includes heavy and binge drinking. It has also caused deaths, with 4 lives lost to alcohol-impaired driving in the 2014-2018 period, accounting for 17% of all driving-related deaths. Substance abuse is without a doubt something that requires a proper treatment program if someone wishes to overcome such issues. Some addicts might not be aware of how bad their addiction problem really is and of how much it has affected their loved ones. Interventions can be very useful in such cases, and these are usually done with the help of an interventionist who specializes in this field. He will help the addict's family and close friends through this process and will let them know how the intervention will go about. During the intervention, the addict's loved ones will be given a chance to share how their addiction has affected them, and why they want them to get help. The addict will then normally be given an ultimatum, with the hope being that they decide to attend a treatment program to recover from their addiction. An intervention can be quite beneficial, as for some addicts it can be a wake-up call and can bring them to realize how bad it has gotten and that they need help.

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on November 9, 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.