Drug Treatment Centers in Salem, Virginia

Last updated: Tuesday, 09, November 2021


Salem City has without a doubt been impacted by alcohol and drug abuse recently, and it has also caused an important amount of damage within this community. For that reason, this type of problem should always be taken seriously. These following statistics will help us understand how prevalent substance abuse is in this area of Virginia. For instance, heavy and binge drinking is definitely prevalent in Salem City, since in 2017, 19% of its adult population reported excessive drinking. It can lead to unimaginable harm and devastating side effects, which can include severe dehydration, low blood sugar, lung inflammation, and an increased risk of stroke. In the county, there were also fatalities caused by substance abuse, as the drug overdose mortality rate for 2016-2018 was of 20 deaths per 100,000 population, according to County Health Rankings. The most effective way for anyone to overcome drug and/or alcohol addiction is with treatment. Depending on several factors, after an initial assessment and detoxification, someone might be referred to a short-term residential program, which normally lasts 28-30 days. This can be quite beneficial even though it is not as long as other inpatient programs. They offer individual and group therapy and will give this person a chance at recovering from their addiction without having to spend months in treatment. This may not be the best option for everyone, as certain people with more intense addictions will need more extensive treatment, but it can definitely help some individuals get off drugs.

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

List of Addiction Treatment Services in Salem, Virginia


Marcel Gemme, DATS


on November 9, 2021

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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.