Drug Treatment Facilities in Pulaski County, Virginia

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


Drug and alcohol abuse have been affecting Pulaski County for a while now, and this is a very serious problem because it has caused a great deal of damage in the community in these last years, which will be proven with the following substance abuse statistics. For instance, nearly one-fifth of the county’s adult population reported excessive drinking in 2017, 17% to be exact. There have also been fatalities caused by alcohol abuse in recent years, with 6 alcohol-impaired driving deaths between 2014 and 2018, which accounts for 23% of all driving deaths for this period. But this is not the only issue that has led to casualties, as the drug poisoning mortality rate for 2016-2018 was of 28 drug overdose deaths per 100,000 population, according to County Health Rankings. Now, alcohol and drug abuse do not discriminate, and they can affect anyone, no matter what kind of lifestyle they have or how they were brought up, etc. This can be quite dangerous for anyone, but when a pregnant woman abuses drugs and/or alcohol, it is even more alarming, because this harms not only the woman but also the fetus. It can affect the fetus not only while he’s in the womb, but it can also cause health defects later in the child’s life. To overcome such an addiction, treatment is usually required, and it is important that these women seek help. Treatment for pregnant women does exist, and these programs will be specifically made to help them through the recovery process. The substance abuse specialists that work at the facility will know the type of struggles these women may meet and will be able to assist them in overcoming them and coming out of this treatment drug-free.

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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.