Drug Treatment Facilities in Sussex County, Virginia

Created On Wednesday, 08, September 2010
Modified On Tuesday, 09, November 2021


Substance abuse is definitely an issue that has been affecting Sussex County and its county seat, Sussex. It has caused a great deal of damage within the community and it is a problem that should not be overlooked because it can get worse very quickly. The following statistics will show us how prevalent substance abuse is in the area, with a focus on alcohol abuse. For instance, there is excessive drinking, which includes binge and heavy drinking, which was reported in 2017 by 16% of the county's adult population. This drinking pattern can cause a lot of harm to a person, but it can also lead to fatalities. In fact, during the 2014-2018 period, there were 10 casualties caused by alcohol-impaired driving in Sussex County, accounting for 29% of the total number of driving-related deaths, according to County Health Rankings. Such deaths can always be prevented, and this is partly why it's so unfortunate when they occur. One way to prevent them is to plan ahead, so for example, if someone is hosting people at their home and is serving, they should ensure that their guests have a safe way to get home, whether it be a designated driver or calling a taxi. Additionally, those deaths can be prevented if those struggling with alcohol and/or drug abuse seek help. Treatment is essential, and for some, an outpatient program might be the best fit. This type of treatment is more accommodating, as it does not require that the person reside at the facility during their program. Certain people may not be able to afford putting their life on pause for an extended period of time, but this doesn't mean they shouldn't get help. They can benefit greatly from outpatient treatment, as it will allow for them to focus on their recovery while still being able to go to work and/or go back home to care for their family.

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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.