Substance Abuse Treatment in Santa Clarita, California

Last updated: Friday, 10, September 2021


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. 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 in Santa Clarita and LA County. For example, in 2013, cocaine addiction made up close to 7% of the total treatment admissions in Los Angeles County.

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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 in 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 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. Anyone struggling with addiction should seek out help from the various substance abuse treatment programs in Santa Clarita.

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 treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.



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on September 10, 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.