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Created On Tuesday, 29, April 2014
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Drug and Alcohol Intervention Services in Mississippi

Drug and alcohol addiction causes a powerful mental, emotional, and physical craving. Addicts who have been abusing drugs for many years become emotionally consumed by the substance they are using. Because of this, it becomes difficult for the family or friends to speak to them about their addiction. Many family members will avoid confrontation and will not approach the subject of substance abuse treatment or addiction. Unfortunately, the substance abuse problem becomes worse, and something terrible things may occur. Early intervention is an intervention done with a professional and is the best approach. Intervention is done within a controlled setting and helps a drug-addicted person understand the importance of treatment. Most families in Mississippi who are searching for certified interventionists will often hire a nationwide intervention group.

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Professional interventionists are not always available in every community or city within the state. However, interventionists that travel to the family are often more readily available. Substance abuse in Mississippi has impacted many parts of the state, especially with opioids and prescription drugs. Per the Mississippi Drug Epidemic Surveillance System, on average, in 2017, a person died nearly every day in the state from a drug overdose. The total number of drug overdose deaths declined slightly from 2016 to 2017. However, the number of overdose deaths involving heroin and fentanyl, along with amphetamines, cocaine, and benzodiazepines, increased. Out of all the counties in Mississippi, except for Jefferson County, reported drug overdose deaths from 2011 to 2017. It is never too late or too soon to organize an intervention. The intervention process places the family back in control again and helps them save the life of their loved one.

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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.