Drug Treatment Facilities in Charlotte County, Virginia

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


Charlotte County’s county seat is the town of Charlotte Court House, and they have been affected by substance abuse problems in these last years. It has definitely caused a great deal of damage in the community and still does to this day. This type of problem should not be overlooked, because it can lead to devastation and the harm it may cause can be irreparable. The first issue we will be looking at is alcohol-impaired driving, as during the 2014-2018 period, it led to the deaths of 5 individuals, which accounts for 29% of the driving deaths that occurred within those years. Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or other drugs can definitely be prevented by simply planning ahead, and this can include making sure that you have a safe way to get home after a night of drinking. Additionally, when someone is hosting people in their home and alcohol is served, they should ensure that their guests get home safely. According to County Health Rankings, there is also excessive drinking that was reported by 15% of adults in Charlotte County. Now, of course, when a person is struggling with alcohol and/or drug abuse, treatment is the safest way for them. For certain people though, intensive treatment might not be an option. This may be because they have a family or other responsibilities to fulfill, but this does not mean that they shouldn’t get help. There are outpatient treatment programs available that can give these people a chance to get assistance in overcoming their addiction. With such programs, instead of having to live at the facility, they can come regularly for visits with specialists, group meetings, etc., and really work on recovering from their substance abuse issues. Everyone should get the help they need, and outpatient treatment helps ensure that.

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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.