Substance Abuse Treatment in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Last updated: 21 December 2021


The United States has struggled with high rates of substance abuse for the last several decades and many companies make money on patients becoming addicted to prescription drugs. With the creation of opioids came the further destruction of many drug users as they became addicted to opioids and then to heroin. The state of Louisiana saw an influx in addiction when opioids were created with doctors overprescribing and criminal activity occurring. Since then the problem has only intensified with the threat reaches many people. Lake Charles, Louisiana is only one city within the state that continues to see an increase in the number of drug-related deaths. The state reported having 1,108 drug deaths in one single year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. As states report rates such as these, it is no surprise that the nation is reporting over 40,000 Americans dying from drug or alcohol addiction. An increased rate of substance abuse causes the need for more drug rehabilitation services in Louisiana. These services can range from drug and alcohol treatment programs to support groups all of which are designed to help addicts overcome a specific aspect of their addiction. Drug and alcohol treatment programs are the more beneficial form of drug treatment as these programs help addicts overcome their entire addiction which ensures their safety as well as the successful ending of drug addiction. If you are battling a drug or alcohol addiction, do not wait to seek out a drug treatment program and end your addiction for good.

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List of Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Recovery Programs in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Here is a list of the different drug & alcohol rehab services in Lake Charles, Louisiana. 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.