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Drug & Alcohol Assessments In Canada

Drug and alcohol assessment or evaluation is a process that helps an addict, and their families find the proper drug rehab program and services that will help treat their addiction. Typically, an addict will visit an addiction's counselor whom has access to numerous drug and alcohol treatment resources and is very familiar with addiction and what types of treatment processes are available today. During this time, the addict will answer a series of questions so as the counselor can gather all the information they need to help determine the best course of drug treatment available. This process can also be done with the addict’s family, as most families will have the information, the counselor may need to help provide the resources needed.

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The counselor will then list out the options that will help the addict’s current situation and help them enter into a drug and alcohol treatment facility. In some cases, there can be waiting lists, or some programs may be privately funded, or some may be low-cost or no-cost treatment. An assessment helps narrow down the search and provides the best drug treatment options for the addict, and will help ensure they enter into a rehabilitation facility quickly. It does happen quite often where an addict will not want to get help immediately and may have some reasons why they will not want to enter drug rehabilitation right away. If this is the case, the family may have to intervene and help their loved one start the process and get into the drug treatment program as quickly as possible.


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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.

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