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Created On Tuesday, 03, May 2016
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Drug Rehabilitation Centers in Casa Grande, Arizona

Casa Grande is a city that can be found in the state of Arizona. It is home to an estimated population of around 58,000 people as of 2019 according to the United States Census Bureau, Casa Grande is one of the larger cities in the state. But one drawback to being sizeable is the risk of increased rates of drug use and drug overdose. These have been major issues across the state of Arizona since America’s drug epidemic began at the turn of the millennium. According to America's Health Rankings, in 2019 there were 20.8 drug deaths for every 100,000 residents of the state, a rate which shows exactly how many people didn’t get the vital services they needed. But this isn’t always because the rehabilitation system fails them, as many of these people never even made it into treatment before their life was lost to drugs. When people first start using drugs, they do not think they are addicted yet. They think that they can stop and will stop soon, but just not yet. They also have a very low tolerance to drugs and have little experience with safe dosing. And with drugs becoming more and more potent as synthetic versions are developed, it is more and more likely that someone in early addiction will accidentally overdose before they were ever ready to get help. This is why you should never ignore signs of substance abuse in a loved one, no matter what.

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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.