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

Rutherford County is part of the southwestern portion of the state, and in 2018 the population was over 66,000 people, and the county seat is the town of Rutherfordton. Substance abuse and addiction tend to rip the family dynamic apart. Countless families struggle to help a loved one addicted to drugs or alcohol. When searching for treatment, an addiction assessment is a helpful resource. The assessment process could happen over the phone or in-person with qualified professionals. The purpose of an assessment is to determine the extent of the addiction and what rehabilitation is the most effective. The first step taken with rehab is detox, which is crucial to managing the withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Detoxification options include inpatient medical detox or withdrawal management and conventional detox programs.

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It is important to know that detox will not cure addiction because it does not provide adequate counseling and relapse prevention. Following detox, the next step with treatment involves attending a residential or outpatient drug rehab program. Residential drug rehab tends to offer more with regards to counseling and therapy. For example, short-term treatment centers are brief but intensive and usually last three to six weeks. Long-term residential drug rehab usually lasts three to six months or longer, but this is different for each program. Outpatient substance use treatment is an appealing option because it is usually less expensive than most inpatient centers. However, outpatient drug rehab requires a significant level of commitment because the drug-addicted person is not living at the facility.


Marcel Gemme, DATS - Author

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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.