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Created On Wednesday, 08, March 2017
Modified On Wednesday, 17, March 2021

Over The Counter Medicine Rehabs & Detox in South Carolina

OTC MEDICATIONS ABUSE TREATMENT IN SOUTH CAROLINA

The drug rehab centers within the state of South Carolina offer long-term and short-term drug treatment within either an outpatient or residential treatment center. The vast majority of teens who abuse over the counter drugs, such as cough medicines, within the state of South Carolina end up finding them within a household medicine cabinet. In numerous other circumstances, teens get a hold of these drugs from their friends.

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When over the counter drugs are abused, they will put the user at risk, and dangerous health problems will begin to develop. If over the counter drugs are mixed with other drugs such as alcohol and illegal street drugs, the risk for overdose or even death is very high. Within the state of South Carolina over the counter drug abuse affects many different people living there, and for some, it has led to the use of other drugs and severe health problems.

Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Services for Acetaminophen Addiction in South Carolina

There is an unavoidable issue with the abuse of over-the-counter drugs with acetaminophen as an ingredient in the state of South Carolina. Since many medications have acetaminophen in them, someone who isn't aware of how to read prescription labels may take more than the recommended dose of it, which can eventually lead to liver damage. The Know Your Dose website provides a guide on how to read over-the-counter medicine labels.

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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.