Drug Rehabilitation Centers in Martin County, North Carolina

Last updated: 15 December 2021


In 2018 the population of Martin County was under 23,000 people, and the county seat is the town of Williamston. The problems with addiction and substance abuse impact countless families living across the state. When searching for treatment or counseling options in Martin County or the surrounding region, an addiction assessment is a good place to begin. The purpose of an assessment is to determine the extent of the addiction and what treatment is the best option. An assessment could be done over the phone or in-person, and it guides the family and addict in the proper direction. The first step with rehabilitation is detox, and this process is essential to manage the withdrawal cravings and symptoms. Typically, it is either medical detox or conventional detox, and the severity of the addiction or withdrawal symptoms determines the method detox.

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Detox alone does not cure addiction, and it should not be considered the only treatment option. Following detox, the next process with rehabilitation is residential or outpatient treatment. Residential drug treatment is usually the better option because more is provided onsite to help the addict and their family. Short-term residential treatment is brief but intensive and usually lasts three to six weeks. Long-term residential treatment centers usually provide services for three to six months or more, but this depends on the program. Overall, the rehabilitation process should be well-rounded and incorporate different rehabilitation methodologies. Outpatient substance abuse treatment is a common option because it is less expensive than inpatient treatment.


Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS


on December 15, 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.