Drug Treatment Facilities in King And Queen County, Virginia

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

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Substance abuse has been present for many years throughout the nation, and it has definitely affected Virginia’s King and Queen County, as well as its county seat, King and Queen Court House. If these next statistics show us anything, it is that substance abuse should always be taken seriously, no matter what, as it can cause so much damage in a community. We will be looking more specifically into alcohol abuse because this is what has brought the most harm in the area. Firstly, there is excessive drinking, which includes heavy and binge drinking, which was reported by 16% of the county’s adult population in 2017, according to County Health Rankings. But that is not all, as alcohol abuse caused a few casualties in King and Queen County, with 2 alcohol-impaired driving deaths between 2014 and 2018, which accounts for 17% of the 12 driving deaths that occurred within this period of time. It is always unfortunate when such fatalities happen, because truth is, they are 100% preventable. When someone decides to go out for the night and know they will be drinking, they should always have a plan to get home safely. This can be either designating a non-drinking driver that will get everyone home at the end of the night, or just calling a taxi, but regardless, these options should be arranged ahead to avoid putting anyone’s life in danger. Alcohol and/or drug addiction is not the kind of problem that discriminates, meaning it can affect anyone. For example, youth can often be at risk of developing such an addiction, and this can happen for many reasons. Whether it be because their friends are doing it and they want to fit in or because they feel under pressure with school or at home, abusing any substance will lead them down a dangerous path. There are treatment programs for youth that can help those struggling with an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. The substance abuse specialists in such programs will know exactly how to help this young person through the process and with the teenager’s commitment to the treatment, they can come out of this drug-free.

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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.