Drug Treatment Facilities in Lunenburg County, Virginia

Created On Wednesday, 08, September 2010
Modified On Tuesday, 09, November 2021


Substance abuse has been present in Lunenburg County for several years now, and it has caused an enormous amount of damage within the community, which includes its county seat, Lunenburg. For us to truly understand this problem and how much it has affected the county, we will be looking at some recent statistics, focusing on alcohol abuse. Firstly, there is alcohol-impaired driving that caused the death of 5 individuals between 2014 and 2018, accounting for 38% of the 13 driving-related deaths that occurred during this period, according to County Health Rankings. Excessive drinking is one issue that may have contributed to some of these deaths, and in 2017, 15% of the county's adult population reported binge or heavy drinking. This type of drinking can cause irreparable harm, and the health problems it can lead to include lung infection, severe dehydration, low blood sugar, and malnutrition. Treatment is undoubtedly what's needed when someone is struggling with alcohol and/or drug addiction. This process will normally begin with detoxification, as this is the safest way for a person to come off any substance. The symptoms that occur when one withdraws from a drug can be quite intense, which is why attempting to detox on their own is not recommended. The substance abuse specialists who will work with them will know exactly how to help the addict through the withdrawal period and its symptoms. Taking care of the physical side of their addiction will help them get ready for the rest of their program, in which they will focus more on the psychological side. A comprehensive treatment plan will give an addict their best chance at making a full recovery, and detoxification is the first step in that journey.

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Marcel Gemme, DATS


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.