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Drug & Alcohol Detox Centers In Yukon

Drug and alcohol detox is a way to help an addict go through the initial withdrawals from their current drug of choice, as many drugs will cause physical and mental withdrawals when an addict stops the use of them. Some drugs are more dangerous than others and may require a medical detox to successfully come off of them. In the Yukon, there are some detox facilities offered, one of which is provided through the Yukon Department of Health and Social Services Alcohol and Drug Services located in the city of Whitehorse. A drug and alcohol detox is the first step in helping an addict enter a drug and alcohol treatment facility as an addict cannot usually attend treatment while still under the influence of illicit drugs. After an addict has completed their detox, they will be prepared to enter into a drug and alcohol treatment program, some of which do provide drug detox on-site prior to starting the program. In some cases, an addict may not require detox as they may end up detoxing at home prior to treatment, but some are just not able to go through the withdrawal pains without the help of others. Detox centers employ qualified personnel, some of which are registered nurses, and they typically work with a medical doctor in the event a patient is having a hard time with their withdrawal.

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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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