Drug Rehabilitation Centers in McDowell County, North Carolina

Last updated: 15 December 2021


McDowell County is part of the Marion statistical area, and in 2018 the population was under 46,000 people, and the county seat is the town of Marion. Families with a family member struggling with addiction do not have to struggle to locate treatment centers in the region. When searching for drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, an addiction assessment is a good place to begin. An assessment could be done over the phone or in-person, and it determines the extent of the addiction and what treatment is available. The first step with rehabilitation is detox, and the options usually include inpatient medical detox or conventional detox. Typically, the severity of the addiction determines the method of detox required. Detoxification is the first step, and it should not be considered the only rehabilitation process.

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Following detox, the next step with rehabilitation is residential or outpatient treatment. When deciding on what method of treatment to consider, it should be geared towards the severity of the addiction. Short-term drug treatment centers are brief, but intensive, and most short-term options last three to six weeks. Lengthier drug rehabilitation centers are excellent options for addicts who struggle with chronic relapse and lengthy addiction. Outpatient drug and alcohol treatment centers in McDowell County and the surrounding regions are appealing options for addicts still working and have other responsibilities. Overall, the rehabilitation process should be well-rounded and treat all aspects of the addiction. Following residential or outpatient treatment, aftercare support is beneficial, which includes sober living and 12-step meetings or peer support.


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.