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Inpatient Rehabilitation for Drug & Alcohol Abuse in Minnesota

What types of specialized inpatient treatment programs are available?

Inpatient drug treatment services, which offer specialized forms of treatment, include programs for co-occurring substance abuse and mental disorders, pregnant women, persons with HIV/AIDS, and addicts looking for holistic drug rehabilitation services. Drug treatment programs are offering more specialized services for addicts, to ensure that each patient can receive the help they need.

Where can I find long-term drug treatment in Minnesota?

Drug and alcohol addiction is a problem that will cause numerous problems physically and mentally, and it is only through rehab that someone can become sober. Long-term drug treatment is typically provided through inpatient and outpatient treatment centers within the state of Minnesota.

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According to the Minnesota Department of Health, in 2017, hundreds of residents in the state died by suicide, alcohol, and/or opioids. During that year, there were 783 deaths from suicide, 636 deaths from alcohol, and 422 deaths caused by opioids. Many of the small towns in Minnesota have a population of fewer than 800 people. Suicide is the eighth leading cause of death in the state and has increased from 1999 to 2017. Unfortunately, many people who commit suicide are misusing illicit substances, alcohol, or prescription drugs. Substance abuse is one of many factors that contribute to suicide. Alcohol is the primary substance used by adults in Minnesota.

Over the past 17 years, the estimated number of 100% alcohol-attributable deaths has increased. Between 2000 and 2017, alcohol-related deaths increased by 94%. The most significant increase was seen among adults aged 50 and over. Men are more likely to die from alcohol-related conditions than women. Between 2012 to 2016, the rate of alcohol-related death among American Indians in Minnesota was four times higher than the white population. Between 2000 and 2017, the number of alcohol-related deaths in the state doubled. Alcohol is often always a primary or secondary drug for anyone struggling with substance abuse.

In 2017 the number of opioid-related deaths continued to increase. Between 2000 and 2017, there was a 681% increase and a 7% increase between 2016 and 2017. Pain medication and methadone continue to cause the most overdose deaths. Between 2010 and 2016. From 2010 to 2016, heroin deaths increased rapidly but began to decline in 2017. When searching for residential treatment in Minnesota, it is essential to consider detox and methods of counseling. The therapy is vital to addressing the underlying issues of addiction. There are various counseling and therapy approaches provided within the inpatient programs in Minnesota.


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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.