Drug Treatment Facilities in Dickenson County, Virginia

Last updated: Tuesday, 09, November 2021


Drug and alcohol abuse have definitely been affecting Dickenson County and its county seat, the city of Clintwood, and it has caused a great deal of damage in their community. This type of issue should be taken very seriously, considering the amount of devastation it can bring, and these next statistics will prove this. The first problem we will be going over is drug poisoning, as in 2016-2018, the drug overdose mortality rate was 14 deaths per 100,000 population, according to County Health Rankings. But this is not the only issue that has caused fatalities in Dickenson County, with one death caused by alcohol-impaired driving between 2014-2018. This previous statistic may seem low, but truth is, even one death caused by substance abuse is one too many. Additionally, excessive drinking was reported by 16% of the county's adult population in 2017. We can see that alcohol and drug abuse is undoubtedly present and that it is an alarming issue for the county. Needless to say, treatment programs are extremely important in this area, as this is the surest option for someone who wishes to overcome their substance abuse problem. Traditional programs can be helpful, but certain people may benefit more from an alternative treatment program. Such a program will incorporate different activities, which may include meditation, art therapy, equine therapy, or acupuncture. They can help the person find out more about themselves and discover new skills that can help them in their recovery, whether it be during their treatment or in the future. Whatever program one ends up being referred to, it can be successful so long as they are committed to getting sober.

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on November 9, 2021

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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.