Drug Treatment Facilities in Radford, Virginia

Created On Wednesday, 20, April 2016
Modified On Wednesday, 08, September 2021


Radford City has been impacted importantly by substance abuse in recent years, and this is the type of issue that should always be taken seriously because of the harm it can cause, and in this area of Virginia, it has definitely been present and caused some damage within the community. This next statistic will go over excessive drinking, as this is something that can lead to devastation. In 2017, 19% of adults in the county reported either binge or heavy drinking, according to County Health Rankings. For us to truly understand how dangerous this can be, it is important to know exactly what excessive drinking entails. First, when it comes to binge drinking, it is defined by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) as drinking to such a degree that it brings the blood alcohol concentration to 0.08% or more. This will usually mean having 5 or more drinks for a man and 4 or more for a woman. As for heavy drinking, this is defined by the same source as more than 4 drinks for men and more than 3 drinks for women, on any day. People from all walks of life can be affected by substance abuse, even a community’s youth. They can often feel a lot of pressure to perform well in school or simply to be accepted by their peers, and this pressure can sometimes take a toll on them. In a school environment, where kids want to make friends, they may want to fit in with a certain group of people, which can bring them to abuse drugs and/or alcohol. Whatever the reason is for a young person to get hooked on drugs, they deserve to get help. There are treatment programs for youth that can assist them in overcoming their substance abuse problems and can also help them find out different ways to deal with their life struggles that are not life-threatening. With commitment on their part, such a program can really bring them to make a full recovery and be given a second chance at a drug-free life.

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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.