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Drug and Alcohol Detox & Rehab Centers for Law Enforcement & First Responders in Washington

Last updated: 30 September 2021

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There are various options when it comes to drug treatment centers in Washington and some may include specialized treatment for law enforcement members and first responders. There are confidential aspects within police work and this may be difficult for some officers to deal with when they have to go home to their families and are not able to discuss their jobs. It can be hard for these people to maintain healthy relationships when they are unable to discuss openly their job and other aspects of work. Failing relationships can add a great deal more stress to a person's life, which will simply compound the other problems they may be dealing with. Drug and alcohol treatment will help with re-building his or her relationships, and ensuring they can maintain healthy relationships throughout his or her life.

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Drug & Alcohol Addiction Services for Professionals in Washington

Drug and alcohol addiction is a common problem among members of the military and veterans. Unfortunately, these problems are not always talked about and involve prescribed drugs and alcohol. Binge drinking occurs frequently and has the potential to lead to the abuse of drugs. Prescription drugs are given to treat emotional or physical pain, yet are easily abused. Many of these issues happen among law enforcement and first responders in Washington. The stress of the job and other issues these professionals struggle with at work create substance abuse problems. Binge drinking, for example, is common among law enforcement. Excessive alcohol consumption is dangerous, yet many take part in it. Prescription drugs are also widely abused because they start with the prescription being misused. Drug rehabilitation programs in Washington can help treat all types of addiction. It is important to reach out for help and find a program that will provide the treatment you need. Despite the stigma attached to addiction, if you do not reach out for help the addiction becomes worse.


Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS


on September 30, 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.