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Drug & Alcohol Detox and Treatment With Jewish Faith-Based Programs in South Dakota

Jewish people are likely to suffer from drug and alcohol addiction just like anyone else, but the traditional Jewish belief is that their body belongs to God, and should not be purposely harmed. Because of this belief, there has been a long-standing viewpoint that addictions should not be talked about, and addicts are shamed or made to feel guilty. However, much of this has changed, and people within the many Jewish communities throughout the United States are starting to talk about addiction. It is important for an addict to be able to reach out for help and talk to their loved ones about their addiction. Drug treatment programs within the state of South Dakota include inpatient and outpatient centers, and many of these programs are faith-based drug treatment services. Jewish faith-based drug treatment centers are specifically tailored to help Jewish people who are struggling with addictions.

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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.