Drug Treatment Facilities in Cumberland County, Virginia

Created On Friday, 20, May 2016
Modified On Wednesday, 08, September 2021


Cumberland County’s county seat is the city of Cumberland and this is an area of Virginia that has undoubtedly been affected by substance abuse. In the past years, it has caused an important amount of damage and harm in the community, and it is still present to this day. The following statistics are from recent years and will be focusing on alcohol abuse. First off, we have alcohol-impaired driving that cost 2 individuals their life, accounting for a quarter (25%) of all driving deaths that occurred in this period, according to County Health Rankings. This is something that could be prevented if those making the decision to drink took some precautions. Planning ahead is the most important thing if you’re going out and know you will be drinking, and if someone is hosting a party where they will be serving alcohol, they should remind their guests to plan ahead and ensure they have a safe way to get home. Staying on the subject of alcohol abuse, we can also note that in 2017, 15% of adults in Cumberland County reported heavy or binge drinking. The essential solution for those who are struggling with alcohol and/or drug abuse is definitely to attend treatment. Most programs will start with detoxification, as this is the safest way for someone to come off any substance they are addicted to. The substance abuse specialists will know exactly how to help the addict through the withdrawal process, so they can come out of this drug-free. After this, they will then be ready to tackle the remainder of their treatment and more of the psychological side of their addiction. The detox process is extremely important and for most people, it is the first step in their recovery path.

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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.