Substance Abuse Treatment in Somerset County, Maryland

Created On Wednesday, 08, September 2010
Modified On Wednesday, 08, September 2021


Somerset County is located in the southern part of the state of Maryland and its county seat is the town of Princess Anne. They have both been affected by the abuse of alcohol and other drugs, as well as the repercussions that are brought on by this problem. This is the kind of issue that should always be taken seriously, because of the damage it can cause. In this county, it has been wreaking havoc for many years now, and it is still present to this day. First of all, let’s look at drug poisoning, as it has led to several fatalities, with a mortality rate for drug overdoses of 25 deaths per 100,000 population for 2016-2018. Alcohol abuse is also something that has caused deaths, as according to County Health Rankings, during the 2014-2018 period, there were 4 alcohol-impaired driving casualties, accounting for 27% of all driving deaths. One problem that may have contributed to some of these deaths is excessive drinking since it can impair a person’s judgment severely. Well, 15% of adults in Somerset County reported either heavy or binge drinking in 2017, which makes it an actively present problem. Now, when a person is struggling with an addiction to alcohol and/or drugs, it is essential that they seek help from treatment. For some, an inpatient or residential program may not be the best fit, but thankfully, there is outpatient treatment. This can be extremely beneficial for those who cannot afford to put their life on pause to attend treatment 24/7, as this should not prevent them from getting the help they need. With an outpatient program, they will be able to live at home and fulfilling their responsibilities, but still attend treatment and get the opportunity to recover from their addiction. It does require a higher level of discipline and commitment, but it can still be successful in its purpose.

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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.