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Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Recovery Programs in Santa Clarita, California

Substance Abuse and Drug Addiction in Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, California

Located in Los Angeles County, the city of Santa Clarita is the third-largest city within the county and seen a rapid increase in population. The city is located 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles and occupies most of the Santa Clarita Valley. Being part of Los Angeles County the drug abuse trends have always changed, yet many patterns have stayed the same. Crack cocaine and powder cocaine have accounted for most of the treatment admissions to drug rehab centers within the county and Santa Clarita. For example, in 2013, cocaine addiction made up close to 7% of the total treatment admissions in Los Angeles County.

As of 2019, drugs such as methamphetamine are widely used, and methamphetamine was the second most frequently identified drug by the medical examiner in Los Angeles County. There were also increases with the reported use of fentanyl and the reports of fentanyl seizures, which more than doubled between 2016 and 2017. Local concern within the count and Santa Clarita remains for heroin, and heroin-related treatment admissions were at a relatively high level but declined between 2015 through 2016. After the peak of the opioid epidemic, treatment admissions associated with opioid misuse decreased in 2017. In 2017, crack cocaine or powder cocaine made up most of the treatment admissions within Los Angeles County.


Here is a list of the different services in Santa Clarita, California. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our counselors at 1-800-304-2219.



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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.