Drug Treatment Facilities in Charles City County, Virginia

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


Substance abuse has been present in Charles City County and its county seat, which is Charles City. It has affected their community greatly and has caused an important amount of damage in recent years. This is not the kind of issue that you can overlook or underestimate, because it does not discriminate, and it can affect people from any walk of life. The first thing we will be looking at is excessive drinking, and this combines binge and heavy drinking, and in 2017, it was reported by 15% of adults in the county. It can cause many devastating effects, and in some cases, it even caused deaths. In fact, between 2014-2018, alcohol-impaired driving led to 6 fatalities, which accounts for over half of the driving-related deaths, 55% precisely, according to County Health Rankings. When someone is struggling with alcohol and/or drug abuse problems, treatment is definitely the most appropriate and sure way for them to overcome such issues. In most programs, the first step is detoxification, as this is the safest option for a person to come off any substance they are addicted to. It does happen that people will try to detox on their own and will fail, simply because the symptoms associated with withdrawal are too much to bear. This is why attending a proper detox program is best, especially being in a safe environment and being surrounded by substance abuse specialists who can guide them through the process. With this step done, they will be ready to tackle the remainder of their treatment, so they can then come out of this 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.