Drug Treatment Facilities in Madison County, Virginia

Last updated: Tuesday, 09, November 2021


Madison County's county seat is Madison, and in recent years, they have definitely been impacted by substance abuse. This kind of issue is not one that should be overlooked or underestimated, because it can lead to devastating consequences, as it has in the county. The following statistics will be focusing on alcohol abuse, as this is what has harmed this community the most. For instance, we have excessive drinking that was reported in 16% of adults in the county, and this combines both heavy and binge drinking. Drinking excessively impairs a person's judgment and if one should make the decision to get behind the wheel, they can endanger their own life, but also the life of others on the road. In fact, alcohol-impaired driving caused 4 deaths between 2014-2018 in Madison County, which accounts for 33% of all driving deaths, according to County Health Rankings. Such fatalities are always unfortunate, mostly because they are completely preventable. The essential thing to do when a person makes the decision to go out and drink is to already have options laid out to get home safely, to plan ahead. Substance abuse issues should be addressed with treatment, as this is the safest way for someone to overcome them. A common program is inpatient treatment and it is intensive and comprehensive, which for some may be the best option. Depending on different factors, a person may need to be taken out of their usual environment, so they can focus solely on their recovery without any distractions, which a residential program can offer. It will help them address the root causes of their addiction and with their commitment, they can complete treatment and come out of this drug-free.

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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.