Drug Treatment Facilities in Powhatan County, Virginia

Created On Wednesday, 08, September 2010
Modified On Wednesday, 08, September 2021

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Substance abuse is a problem that has been present in the US for a very long time, and sadly, it is still present in Powhatan County to this day. It has affected this community and caused an important amount of damage in recent years. We will be looking at a few statistics that will show us just how much harm this has brought on. Firstly, there is the issue of excessive drinking, which includes both binge and heavy drinking, and this was reported by one fifth (20%) of the county’s adult population in 2017. This drinking pattern can lead to health problems such as irregular heartbeat, lung infection, low blood sugar, and an increased risk of stroke. Not only that, but it can also impair a person’s judgment to such a degree that they might make the decision to get behind the wheel. In fact, there were 8 alcohol-impaired driving deaths between 2014-2018, and this accounts for nearly half of the total driving deaths, 42% to be more precise. Finally, there is drug poisoning that has led to fatalities as well, with a drug overdose mortality rate of 13 deaths per 100,000 population, according to County Health Rankings. When a person is suffering from such an addiction, treatment is always the most appropriate solution out there. For most people, this process begins with detoxification, as it is the safest way to come off any substance. The substance abuse specialists at the facility will be able to help the addict through the withdrawal period and will be able to get them ready for the rest of their treatment plan. This will take care more of the physical side of their addiction and will be the first step in their path to recovery.

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Here is a list of the different treatment centers in Powhatan County, Virginia. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.

List of Treatment Centers in Powhatan County, Virginia

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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.