Drug Rehab Centers in Saint Petersburg, Florida

Created On Saturday, 31, August 2013
Modified On Friday, 17, September 2021


St. Petersburg is a city that is located on the western coast of the state of Florida. Substance abuse is definitely something that has been affecting the residents, which is why it is essential that they are provided with drug rehab services in Saint Petersburg. According to America's Health Rankings, in 2019 there were 21.4 drug deaths for every 100,000 residents of Florida, a rate which was likely much higher in St. Petersburg and other major cities in the state. Every drug death is a life that could have been saved if the person had gotten the right kind of help at the right point in their life.

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Getting someone the right help consists of finding the right program and proper level of care for their needs. This is as simple as ascertaining their drug history and any co-occurring conditions which may affect treatment. Addiction treatment professionals call this process “screening and assessment”, and time spent on this step can mean the difference between success and failure. People who are addicted to drugs or alcohol rarely reach out for help, so it is vital that they get into a substance abuse treatment program in St Petersburg when they do. They may not get another shot.

Here is a list of the different services in Saint Petersburg, Florida. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.

List of Drug & Alcohol Rehabs for Addiction in Saint Petersburg, Florida


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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.