Drug Treatment Facilities in Giles County, Virginia

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


Giles County’s county seat is the city of Pearisburg, and they have been greatly affected by the abuse of drugs and alcohol in the past years. The amount of damage it has caused in the community only comes to show just how present this issue is and that it should be taken very seriously. The following statistics will help us understand the substance abuse problem in this area. First, if we look at excessive drinking, we can see that in 2017, 17% of the county’s adult population reported either binge or heavy drinking, according to County Health Rankings. This type of drinking can severely impair one’s judgment and might bring him to make a life-threatening decision, such as getting behind the wheel. Between 2014-2018, alcohol-impaired driving led to the deaths of 3 individuals, and this accounts for 14% of driving deaths. Additionally, drug poisoning caused fatalities, with a drug overdose mortality rate of 11 deaths per 100,000 population. Treatment is always going to be the most effective solution for someone who’s looking to overcome their substance abuse issues. But some men, for instance, might feel more comfortable being in a men-only treatment program. Such programs do exist, and in fact, they can be quite beneficial. Certain men may feel like being around women is a distraction, so being surrounded only by other men might be the best option for them. It will give them an environment in which they can focus solely on recovering from their addiction. Men face different issues from women both concerning addiction and in their life in general, and these programs will be able to address these. Just as there are treatment programs for men only, there are also, for the same reasons, women-only treatment programs.

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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.