Drug Treatment Facilities in Campbell County, Virginia

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


Campbell County’s county seat is the city of Rustburg, and together they have undoubtedly struggled with substance abuse issues as well as the consequences that come from this. All we need to look at is the damage it has caused in the community to prove this previous statement. The following statistics will be giving us a good idea of the alcohol and drug abuse problem in this area of Virginia. For instance, we can look at alcohol-impaired driving, which caused 17 deaths in the county between 2014-2018, and this accounts for 40% of the 43 driving deaths. Remaining on the same subject, excessive drinking was reported by 17% of adults in the county in 2017, according to County Health Rankings. But this is not all, as drug abuse has led to fatalities as well, with a drug overdose mortality rate for 2016-2018 being of 25 deaths per 100,000 population. Now, substance abuse being so present, it is essential that those struggling with it receive the help that they need. For example, there are treatment programs for college students specifically, as they can be targeted by such issues. For most people, college is their first experience being away from home, and this means more freedom to do as they wish, but this can sometimes cause a lot of harm. With all the parties going on in the college scene, as well as the stress and pressure of performance, it can happen for students to fall prey to drug and/or alcohol addiction. Treatment can be provided to them and it can be extremely helpful for many reasons. They will be able to learn how to deal with all this pressure without feeling the need to abuse any substance, which can include finding alternative solutions to reduce their stress. There might be other reasons why these people developed an addiction, but treatment will help them recover from this. They are also protected, so they can safely take a leave of absence from college and come back once they are 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.