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Created On Wednesday, 08, September 2010
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Drug Rehabilitation Centers in Chester County, Pennsylvania

All throughout the nation, we are seeing rates of substance abuse like never before. Through the creation of new street drugs and regained popularity of older drugs, addiction rates are reaching heights we have never seen. Pennsylvania has unfortunately experienced some of the highest rates of substance abuse and in return drug-related death rates with nearly 5,500 drug-related deaths in one year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Chester County is home to cities such as West Chester, Exton, and Downingtown, and also is a county that adds to the state's drug-related deaths each year as many residents struggle with substance abuse problems. While there are drug and alcohol rehabilitation services offered to addicts such as medical detoxification programs, not all addicts seek drug treatment, therefore keeping the problem going.

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Substance abuse can cause harm to many different aspects of a person’s life ranging from familial problems to financial hardships. These problems must all be handled in order to fully address and end the addiction. There are different forms of drug treatment programs including outpatient, medical drug detoxification, outpatient, short-term inpatient, and long-term residential programs. Each of these programs offers some form of treatment to a drug addict with the main difference being in the level of care. Outpatient programs are the lowest level of care offering addicts roughly one to two hours of treatment a week. The most intense or highest level of care would be the long-term residential programs which can last anywhere from three months to one year in length. It is important to seek out some sort of drug or alcohol treatment when attempting to end your addiction to ensure your safety as well as the successful completion of the program.

Drug addiction can take a toll on a drug user's life but also those closest to them. The need for drug treatment is imminent as they can help each [patient handle each of these problems or challenges that led to the addiction in the first place. If you or someone you love is struggling with a substance abuse problem, do not hesitate to seek out a drug and alcohol treatment program to receive help with your addiction. Make the call today and regain control of your life without the need for drugs or alcohol ever again! Change your life today.

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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.