Drug Rehab Centers in Rockbridge County, Virginia

Last updated: 21 March 2022


Rockbridge County's county seat is Lexington, and they have both been affected by substance use in the last years. This is something that has caused an important amount of damage within the community, and it should be treated as a serious matter. These next statistics will help prove this previous statement, focusing on alcohol abuse. 

The first thing we will look at is excessive drinking, as in 2017, it was reported by 16% of the county's adult population, according to County Health Rankings. This pattern of drinking can lead to many physical and psychological health problems, such as an irregular heartbeat, vomiting, lung infection, malnutrition, and in certain cases, it can even cause death. In fact, between 2014-2018, there were 9 alcohol-impaired driving casualties, accounting for 21% of the 42 driving deaths which occurred during this period. Treatment is extremely important when someone is seeking help to overcome their addiction to alcohol and other drugs. But for some individuals, being provided with medication to help them get off drugs is not an option. Thankfully, there are holistic programs that can offer drug-free and natural approaches to treatment, so that such people can still get the help they need. A typical holistic program will treat addiction with three main aspects: mind, body, and spirit/soul. This is a comprehensive treatment plan that will help the person find and address the root causes for their addiction, so they can make a full recovery. No matter what program one attends, if they are 100% committed to this process, they can succeed and come out thriving.

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Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS


on March 21, 2022

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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.