Drug Treatment Facilities in Lee County, Virginia

Last updated: Tuesday, 09, November 2021

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Drug and alcohol abuse have definitely been affecting Lee County and its county seat, the city of Jonesville. It has caused a great deal of harm within the community in the last years, and the following statistics will prove this, and will also show us that substance abuse should always be taken seriously. For instance, looking at excessive drinking, we can see that it was reported by 16% of the adults in the county just in 2017. This type of drinking can lead to devastating health problems as well as impaired judgment and coordination. This combination of side effects can bring someone to make life-threatening decisions such as getting behind the wheel. In fact, between 2014 and 2018, alcohol-impaired driving led to the deaths of 3 individuals in Lee County, accounting for 14% of all driving deaths, according to County Health Rankings. This is not the only problem that led to fatalities, as the drug overdose mortality rate for 2016-2018 was of 16 deaths per 100,000 population. Now, when someone is struggling with substance abuse issues, the correct thing to do is seek treatment. But one may not know where to start or what type of treatment to look for. An assessment can be very helpful in this case, because the questions asked during this service will help guide the person toward the best substance abuse program for them. This can vary depending on several factors, but regardless, after the assessment is completed, the most appropriate treatment program will be determined, and they will be able to begin their path to recovery.

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on November 9, 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.