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Created On Wednesday, 08, September 2010
Modified On Wednesday, 19, May 2021

Drug Treatment Facilities in Buckingham County, Virginia

Substance abuse has definitely been affecting Buckingham County and its county seat, the city of Buckingham. In the past years, it has caused an important amount of damage within the community, including many deaths. These next statistics will be focusing on alcohol abuse since this is the issue that has caused the most harm recently. Firstly, we have excessive drinking that was reported in 2017 by 17% of the county’s adult population, and this combines binge and heavy drinking. Then, there is alcohol-impaired driving that caused the deaths of 15 individuals between 2014-2018, according to County Health Rankings, which accounts for nearly half of all driving deaths, 47% to be precise. This can easily be avoided by planning ahead, and this can mean designating a driver that will remain sober for the night, or even simply calling a taxi if you have had too much to drink. Additionally, if someone is hosting people at their home and is serving alcohol, it is partly their responsibility to ensure that their guests have a safe way to get home. If a person is addicted to alcohol or any other drug, treatment is always the safest option for them to get the help they need. There are many types of treatment available, including wilderness and adventure programs. These can be quite beneficial because they allow for the person to be taken completely out of their environment, so they can focus solely on treatment. It can also give them a chance to develop new skills that can be helpful not only in the present time but that can also serve as alternative solutions for them in the future, so they can stick to their sobriety and remain 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.