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Created On Wednesday, 08, September 2010
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Drug Treatment Centers in Skagit County, Washington

Skagit is a city that is located in the state of Washington. Home to an estimated population of more than 129,000 people as of 2019 according to the United States Census Bureau, Skagit is one of the larger cities in the state. But one drawback to being densely populated is the risk of an increased rate of drug addiction and overdose, something that has been an issue for the state of Washington since America’s drug epidemic began in the early 2000s. In 2019 there were 15.2 drug deaths for every 100,000 residents of the state according to a report published by America’s Health Rankings, a rate which was likely even higher in counties like Skagit. This shows exactly how many people are not getting the help that they need when it comes to drug and alcohol rehabilitation and detox services. Every single drug death was a life that could have been saved if the person had gotten the right kind of help for their needs at the right point in their life. But so many people never make it into treatment before their life is lost to drugs. In early addiction, it is not uncommon for the person to accidentally overdose before they were ever ready to get help. This is why it is vital that you never ignore signs of drug use in a loved one. You must act before it is too late to help them.

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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.