Drug Rehab Centers in Pittsylvania County, Virginia

Last updated: 25 November 2021


Pittsylvania County is a county that can be found in the state of Virginia. Home to a population that is estimated to be around 60,000 as of 2019 as reported by the United States Census Bureau, Pittsylvania County is one of the smaller counties in the state. But this doesn't make the area exempt from the effects of the Nation's drug epidemic which has been wreaking havoc since the early 2000s. From 2015 to 2017 there were 19 drug deaths in the area according to a report from County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, a total which is much higher than anyone would like. This shows just a glimpse of the number of people not getting the help they need from drug and alcohol rehabilitation and detox services. Each drug death was a potential life that could have been saved, and there are so many more people who are addicted to drugs and will become a statistic in the future if not helped. But a lot of people don't make it into treatment before losing their lives to drugs, which is not necessarily the fault of drug rehabs and treatment centers. If people do not make it in to use services than they cannot be helped. This is why it makes no sense to follow any advice that suggests you should wait or do anything other than act immediately if a loved one is using drugs. If you wait it may soon be too late to do anything to help them.

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Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS


on November 25, 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.