Drug Treatment Facilities in Greensville County, Virginia

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


Greensville County’s county seat is the city of Emporia, and they have undoubtedly been affected by the different consequences associated with substance abuse in the last years. This type of issue is not something that can be overlooked, since it can lead to devastating outcomes and irreparable harm. With these next statistics, we will get a broader view of how this has impacted the county, focusing specifically on alcohol abuse. For instance, excessive drinking was reported by 16% of adults in the county, according to County Health Rankings. This can result in health problems such as high blood pressure, malnutrition, anemia, and in some cases, it can even cause death. Between 2014 and 2018, there were 3 fatalities caused by alcohol-impaired driving, accounting for 16% of the 19 driving deaths which occurred in this time period. This proves that substance abuse is definitely present in Greensville County, and treatment can be quite helpful for those struggling with it. Depending on several factors, different types of treatment can be offered. For example, for those with severe addictions, an inpatient program might be the best option. With such treatment, they are taken completely out of their usual environment, which may have contributed to their addiction, and are given the chance to focus solely on the program. The substance abuse specialists at the facility will be able to help them through this process and this added with the person’s commitment to overcome their addiction make a great combination to promote recovery. No matter what program one is referred to, treatment can be successful if the person works hard to be truly drug-free.

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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.