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

Throughout the US and the rest of the world, substance abuse rates have been on the rise. With some states recording astronomical highs for substance abuse rates and drug mortality rates, the country is struggling to keep up with the growing numbers. In the state of Pennsylvania, the drug death rates continue to grow, threatening much of the population. Delaware County is one of the many counties in the state of Pennsylvania that is contributing to the drug overdose death rate. The state has reported having 5,388 drug-related deaths in the year 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Drug and alcohol rehabilitation services are offered throughout the country to help addicts overcome their addiction. There are also other services offered for drug-dependent individuals including medical drug detoxification programs that are designed to help addicts safely withdrawal from drugs and alcohol.

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Withdrawal from drugs and alcohol can present many complications for the individual including many health complications. Withdrawal from drugs and alcohol occurs when an individual consumes drugs or alcohol for an extended period of time and then quits using the substances. These withdrawal symptoms can consist of nausea, vomiting, irritability, sweats, constipation, and more. There are also riskier threats associated with drug withdrawal including seizure or a coma.

There are many different forms of drug treatment programs. These programs range in their intensity with some programs offering a much higher level of care than others. Outpatient treatment offers addicts the opportunity to attend weekly meetings often lasting roughly an hour long. The person will continue to live and work in the same environment and receive treatment weekly. The highest level of care is long-term residential where the client will stay at the facility until they have completed the program. These programs offer counseling as well as support from drug addiction specialists to ensure the treatment is completed successfully. If you have a loved one that is struggling with a drug dependency, help them seek drug treatment and regain control of their life without the need for drugs or alcohol. Make the call today and change your life once and for all!

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Marcel Gemme, DATS - Author

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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.