Drug Treatment Facilities in Essex County, Virginia

Last updated: 21 December 2021


Substance abuse is a problem that has been present in Essex County and Tappahannock, its county seat, for several years, and it has definitely affected their community. The amount of damage it has caused only further proves how alarming this issue is and that is should be taken seriously no matter what. The following statistics will be focusing on alcohol abuse and will help us understand more about this issue. Firstly, let's look at excessive drinking, which can lead to devastating health problems, such as high blood pressure, lung inflammation, low blood sugar, etc. even just in a short-term period of time. In 2017, 15% of the county's adult population reported binge or heavy drinking. This type of drinking can cause undesirable side effects as we've seen, but it can also lead to death. In fact, between 2014 and 2018, Essex County had 5 fatalities caused by alcohol-impaired driving, which accounts for 31% of the 16 driving deaths for those same years, according to County Health Rankings. Now, when someone is struggling with alcohol and/or drug abuse problems and wish to overcome them, it is essential that they seek help from treatment. One of the most utilized aspects of substance abuse treatment is the twelve-step method. It has been widely used and recognized in this field, and it has been very successful in doing so. It is usually incorporated in the traditional form of treatment and applying these twelve precepts can be quite beneficial in someone's recovery. It can not only help them during their treatment but can also be used afterward to help maintain their sobriety.

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List of Treatment Centers in Essex County, Virginia

Here is a list of the different treatment centers in Essex County, Virginia. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.


Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS


on December 21, 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.