Drug Rehab Centers in Frederick County, Virginia

Created On Wednesday, 08, September 2010
Modified On Wednesday, 08, September 2021

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Frederick County is a county that can be found in the state of Virginia. It is home to an estimated population of around 89,000 people as of 2019 according to a report from the United States Census Bureau, making Frederick County one of the smaller counties in the state. But even being small has not been enough to avoid the scourge of America’s drug epidemic. From 2015 to 2017 there were 61 drug deaths in Frederick County according to a report published by County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, a total which was one of the highest in the state for that time period. This shows us just how badly people need help from drug and alcohol rehabilitation and detox services. Each death may have been able to be avoided if proper rehab was delivered to them before it was too late. But it may surprise you to learn that many of the people who died from drug overdose never went to treatment. Many of them had just started using drugs and accidentally overdose before ever being ready to get help. This is why you should never wait for someone to be “ready” or follow any of the other sayings like “you can’t help someone until they are ready to help themselves”. These are factually false and dangerous pieces of “advice” which kill people every year. You can help someone who does not want help. It is quite simple. Anyone who has raised children knows that sometimes you have to step in to stop someone from hurting themselves.

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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.