Drug Rehab Centers in Rockingham County, Virginia

Created On Wednesday, 08, September 2010
Modified On Thursday, 25, November 2021

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Rockingham County is a county which is located in the state of Virginia. Home to a population of around 81,000 people as estimated by the United States Census Bureau as of 2019, Rockingham County is one of the smaller counties in the state. But this doesn't mean that the area doesn't share some of the same issues that more populated areas do. America's drug epidemic does not discriminate and hasn't since it started in the early 2000s. From 2016 to 2017 there were 18 drug deaths in Rockingham County according to a report published by County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, a total which is 18 more people than it should be. These deaths are only the tip of the iceberg when illustrating how many people are not getting the help that they need from drug and alcohol rehabilitation and detox services. Each drug death could have been prevented with proper treatment before it was too late. But so many people accidentally overdose before ever being ready to get help, which is why you should never ignore signs of drug use or wait for them to be ready. They may never be ready before it is too late. No one wants to regret not doing everything possible to save a life, which is exactly why intervention services exist. These may not be as successful as when someone goes to treatment on their own accord, but they are certainly more successful than doing nothing.

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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.