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Created On Monday, 21, March 2016
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Drug & Alcohol Detox and Rehab Centers for Spanish-Speaking Individuals in Hawaii

Throughout the state of Hawaii, drug and alcohol addicts have access to many different resources, including addiction assessment services, inpatient and outpatient programs for adolescents and adults. Some of these drug rehab programs in the state of Hawaii offer services in Spanish for the Latin and Hispanic communities living in the state. When an addict goes through drug rehab, it is important that they have a comfortable place to be, and in some cases, this can simply be done by being in a facility where a person can speak their first language. Drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs can be covered by health insurance and benefits packages, and this does help cover certain costs involved in the rehabilitation process. In other cases, some of these drug rehab programs will be low-cost and or free treatment for addicts who may not have health insurance or may be living below the poverty line and require substance abuse help.

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Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers with Language-Specific Services in Hawaii

Drug treatment centers and services in Hawaii may provide language-specific services. For example, this would include programs to help clients who are deaf or hard of hearing. Persons with disabilities struggle with addiction and are not always able to get help. Someone who is deaf or hard of hearing would need a drug rehab center with American Sign Language. In most situations, special accommodations are made to have an interpreter there. Some drug rehab centers are equipped to treat clients who are deaf or hard of hearing. ASL is used in various ways to ensure the communication is there and effective. It is important to comfortably communicate what is happening with your addiction to the counselor. Even with American Sign Language, this is a difficult process if the interpreter is not able to relay what the addict is saying. Some drug rehab centers in Hawaii offer language-specific programs and services to help clients, but it is important to ask what is provided.


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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.