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Created On Wednesday, 08, September 2010
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Drug Rehabilitation Centers in Richmond County, North Carolina

When someone becomes consumed by drugs and alcohol, it often takes over every aspect of their life. There are families in Richmond County who are struggling with a loved one addicted to drugs or alcohol. In 2018, the population of Richmond County was under 45,000 people, and the county seat is the town of Rockingham. When families begin to search for drug and alcohol rehab services, they may not know where to begin. An addiction assessment is a good place to start, and this could be done over the phone or in-person. The purpose of an addiction assessment is to determine the extent of addiction and what rehabilitation is the most effective. The first step with rehabilitation is detox, and this cannot be avoided. The detox process is crucial to managing withdrawal symptoms and cravings.

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Detoxification options include inpatient medical detox programs and conventional detox services. Following detox, the next step with treatment involves attending either a residential or outpatient treatment center. Residential drug rehab programs are the best option because it provides all the necessary services onsite. Short-term residential treatment is brief but intensive, and these programs usually last three to six weeks. However, long-term inpatient treatment is an excellent option for someone who has a lengthy addiction history and struggles with chronic relapse. Outpatient drug treatment centers in the region are appealing options because they are usually less expensive than most inpatient centers. Aftercare help is also recommended, which involves sober living homes, peer support, and 12-step meetings.


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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.