Drug Treatment Centers in Jacksonville, North Carolina

Last updated: 21 December 2021


Jacksonville, North Carolina, Onslow County Substance Abuse Treatment

The city of Jacksonville is located in Onslow County and is the principal city of Onslow County and is part of the Jacksonville, North Carolina metropolitan area. The population of the city is estimated at over 73,600 with a median age of 23 years old, and roughly 14% of the population is living below the federal poverty line. Per the North Carolina Governor regarding the opioid crisis in North Carolina, there were 11 opioid-related overdose deaths in 2005 and 15 deaths in 2015. Per a 2018 Onslow County Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), the rate of alcohol-impaired driving deaths in North Carolina was 31.4%. The rate of excessive drinking in North Carolina was 22.6%, which was higher than the state. Per the report, substance abuse was the top issue for community survey respondents.

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Participants in the survey raised alcohol use and abuse and the misuse of opioids as the top priorities that need to be addressed within the county. For example, alcohol use among the active military population was raised as a concern during the focus group discussions. The drug and alcohol treatment programs in Jacksonville are equipped to treat all addictions. When searching for drug and alcohol rehabilitation services, it is vital to consider the severity of the addiction. Opioid abuse is best addressed through withdrawal management and medical detox before long-term or short-term treatment. Both residential and outpatient drug rehab services are available in Jacksonville, along with various peer support groups such as twelve-step meetings.

List of Addiction Treatment Services in Jacksonville, North Carolina

Here is a list of the different services in Jacksonville, North Carolina. 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.