Drug Treatment Facilities in Tazewell County, Virginia

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


A majority of the country has been struggling with the consequences that are associated with drug and alcohol abuse in recent years. Tazewell County and its county seat, Tazewell, are definitely part of this majority. The statistics we will be going over will not only prove this, but it will also show us the extent of the damage caused by this problem. The first thing we will look at is excessive drinking, as it was reported by 16% of adults in the county just in 2017. Alcohol abuse being so present, it is sadly not a surprise that it has caused casualties in the county, with 10 alcohol-impaired driving deaths between 2014-2018, which accounts for 38% of the 26 driving deaths that occurred during this period. But unfortunately, that is not all, because drug poisoning also brought on fatalities, and for 2016-2018, the drug overdose mortality rate was of 30 deaths per 100,000 population, according to County Health Rankings. Now, when a person is looking to overcome their addiction to drugs and/or alcohol, treatment is the most effective option. Normally, the first part of this process is detoxification, as this is how they can come off the substance they’re addicted to, in a safe and supervised environment. The substance abuse specialists will be able to assist people through the withdrawal period and the undesirable symptoms that come with this. They are trained in this field and are the best individuals to help a person get started in the treatment process. Since this takes care of the physical side of the addiction, it will also get them ready for the rest of their program, during which they can then tackle the psychological side of it. For most people, this is the first step in their recovery journey, which means it is very important and can change their life.

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Here is a list of the different treatment centers in Tazewell County, 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 Treatment Centers in Tazewell County, Virginia


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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.