Drug Treatment Facilities in Mathews County, Virginia

Created On Wednesday, 08, September 2010
Modified On Wednesday, 08, September 2021

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Mathews County has been suffering from the consequences of substance abuse for several years now. Its county seat is Mathews, and the damage it has caused within their community proves just how present this issue is. This next statistic will help bring truth to this previous statement while focusing on alcohol abuse. If we’re looking at excessive drinking, County Health Rankings found that 16% of the county’s adult population reported either binge or heavy drinking in 2017. It is important to understand what excessive drinking is to truly get the problem. Firstly, binge drinking is defined by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism as a drinking pattern that brings a person’s blood alcohol concentration to 0.08% or higher. This corresponds to 5 or more drinks for males or 4 or more drinks for females, consumed in about a 2-hour period. As for heavy drinking, this is defined by the same source as consuming more than 4 drinks for men and over 3 drinks for women on any day. Alcohol and drug abuse are more common than we may think, and it is important that those struggling with this seek treatment. There are many types of programs available, including women-only treatment. The reason for such a program is that certain women may not feel comfortable being around men when trying to overcome their addiction. In fact, being surrounded by other women who are struggling with similar issues can be quite beneficial, as it provides them with an environment to focus solely on their recovery. It also gives them a chance to be as comfortable as possible during their treatment, which can make it even a little easier to stick to the program.

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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.