Drug Treatment Facilities in Nottoway County, Virginia

Last updated: Tuesday, 09, November 2021


Nottoway County has definitely been impacted by substance abuse in these last years, and in fact, it has caused an important amount of damage in the community, including in its county seat, which is Nottoway Court House. To really understand a problem, it is essential to look at some statistics for some concrete proof. These next statistics will focus on alcohol abuse since this is what has brought on the most harm. First, we have excessive drinking that was reported by 15% of the county's adult population in 2017 only. This type of drinking pattern can cause a lot of health problems, including death. Alcohol-impaired driving actually led to 6 deaths between 2014-2018, according to County Health Rankings, and this number accounts for 32% of all driving deaths that occurred within this period. One thing that is certain is that when someone is taken by an addiction to any substance, treatment is the best solution to overcome it. It isn't always easy to take that leap and to accept help, but once someone has completed a treatment program, they will be happy to have made that decision. One thing that has been very successful in helping addicts during their recovery is the twelve-step method. By applying these twelve steps in their life, they can be assisted not only in becoming sober, but also in maintaining it once they're done with treatment. Recovery can be tough, but having tools provided to this effect can be very beneficial and can help guide the person through their journey.

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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.