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Created On Wednesday, 08, March 2017
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Over The counter Medicine Rehabs & Detox in Hawaii

Over the counter drug addiction involves a few different types of drugs that can be easily purchased at drug stores and supermarkets. The drugs that are abused include cough and cold medicines, pain relievers, and motion sickness pills. It is estimated within the United States that over three million young people have abused over the counter drugs. This is a staggering number that also indicates close to four percent of 12th graders have abused some type of cough medicine. The problems with over the counter drugs throughout the state of Hawaii affect many different people. That is why it so important to have drug treatments and detox centers in Hawaii.

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Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Services for Acetaminophen Addiction in Hawaii

The over-the-counter issue in Hawaii includes those with acetaminophen as an ingredient. Although most people who take medicines containing acetaminophen do so responsibly, it can be quite easy to take too much of it. There are many ways to exceed the dose on a label, including using more than one medicine with this ingredient, taking too much at once or taking the next dose too quickly.

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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.