Arizona Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention & Education Programs

Last updated: Thursday, 25, November 2021


In the state of Arizona, there are a few different facilities that will provide drug education and prevention programs. These programs are quite important to the youth of the area as it will teach them how to make the right choices. These facilities are located all over the state of Arizona.

Alcohol and Drug Early Intervention Programs for Youth & Adults in Arizona

Early intervention is the process of stepping in early when you notice your loved one is becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol. This can save his or her life and prevent so many future problems from happening. Through many of the state-funded and private drug treatment resources in Arizona, you can receive help and support. It is important never to let the addict hit bottom because this is essentially playing with their lives. Some families will do a formal intervention to help their loved ones. Early intervention will shift the overall life focus to protective factors, essentially doing something about the addiction, and not letting it take control. When someone becomes completely consumed by drug and alcohol abuse, it can be difficult to get them help. The drugs will be doing the thinking for them, and reasoning with them that this is a problem will be difficult.

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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.