Drug Rehabilitation Centers in Charles County, Maryland

Created On Wednesday, 08, September 2010
Modified On Friday, 10, September 2021


Charles County is a county that is located in the southern portion of the state of Maryland. Home to an estimated population of more than 163,000 people as of 2019 according to the United States Census Bureau, Charles County is one of the ten most populous counties in the state. But one drawback to being so densely populated during America’s drug epidemic in the likelihood of increased rates of addiction and overdose, a common theme across the country. From 2015 to 2017 there were 119 drug deaths in Charles County according to a report published by County Health Rankings, one of the highest rates for any county during that time period. This shows how badly drug and alcohol rehabilitation and detox services are need by residents of the community to help people and save lives. But all too often, people receive treatment yet still relapse and continue using drugs, often resulting in an overdose. This can be confusing for everyone involved and cause people to lose faith in treatment when in reality the issue is that it is usually not the fault of the treatment facility. Instead, it is usually a failure in recovery support that is the issue.

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Recovery is an entirely different process than treatment. Recovery can only take place where the person is clean already and has been through treatment. Recovery can begin in treatment, but never before. It is the process of reclaiming one’s life or recovering what was lost. And when people finally make it into treatment, they usually have lost everything. No one trusts them and they have very little to their name if anything. It is not uncommon for the person completing treatment to have no housing, employment, or transportation. As you can imagine, this is a lot to face and is the result of addiction. Drugs are used to escape and avoid pain. They become the person’s primary coping mechanism and are used to avoid almost anything in the person’s life which brings stress or discomfort. This is why there are so many unhandled problems in the life of someone who is recovering, which can make the process so much more challenging than it already is. Add legal problems and other issues like debt and medical conditions and the person in recovery has to face stressors that most well-adjusted people would be hard-pressed to handle. This can explain why relapse is so common.

What happens is that when the person completes treatment, they go from being in a very structured and supportive environment to one of total freedom and virtually no support. They are now home where they were recently using drugs every day and their life is very stressful. If they want help with cravings or other issues they must wait until there is a support group meeting or their next outpatient session is scheduled if they are enrolled in those services. They also must get to this appointment, and not have to work or attend some other obligation. This is why it is so important to have a solid plan before completing treatment, so these issues are all accounted for. A recovery coach can also be utilized to provide additional support when the person needs it immediately.

Here is a list of the different treatment centers in Charles County, Maryland. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.

List of Treatment Centers in Charles County, Maryland


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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.