Drug Treatment Facilities in Dinwiddie County, Virginia

Created On Wednesday, 08, September 2010
Modified On Tuesday, 09, November 2021


Dinwiddie County's county seat is the city of Dinwiddie, and they have been struggling with the consequences of alcohol and drug abuse for several years now. This problem is quite serious, and it has caused an important amount of damage in the community. These next statistics will show us just how prevalent substance abuse has been in this area recently. For instance, excessive drinking was reported by 17% of adults in the county, according to County Health Rankings. On the same subject, alcohol-impaired driving caused the deaths of 12 individuals between 2014 and 2018, accounting for 32% of the driving deaths that occurred within this period. Drug abuse as a whole also led to many fatalities, with a drug overdose mortality rate of 12 deaths per 100,000 population for 2016-2018. Treatment is definitely the best solution when someone is taken by substance abuse issues, but one may benefit more from an alternative type of program as compared to traditional treatment. For example, there are treatment programs that incorporate wilderness and adventure therapy. Using the outdoors and nature in one's recovery can be quite beneficial since it does remove the person from their environment completely and gives them the opportunity to focus on their treatment only. The activities that can be utilized in such a program can include rock climbing, camping, gardening, hiking, etc. Adding these activities to the traditional forms of therapy can be very helpful in someone finding the underlying issues and working through these to ultimately achieve sobriety.

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Marcel Gemme, DATS


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.