Substance Abuse Treatment in Barstow, California

Last updated: Thursday, 02, December 2021


The city of Barstow is part of San Bernardino County and is located 67 miles north of San Bernardino. The city is considered a major transportation center for the Inland Empire, and much of the economy is based on food service, retail trade, educational services, transportation, warehousing, and construction. The population of the city is around 23,000, and the median age is 30 with an average rate of poverty of 36%. Despite a relatively smaller population, substance abuse and addiction do affect some residents living in the city and across the county. According to a 2018 Community Indicators Report for San Bernardino County, there is a broad spectrum of public health and safety problems linked to substance abuse.

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Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment in Barstow, California, San Bernardino County

For example, some of these problems include addiction, traffic accidents, domestic violence, crime, unintended pregnancy, cancer, HIV/AIDS, and birth defects. Between 2016 and 2017, substance abuse treatment admissions to county residents rose by 8% in one year. The increase in these admissions was lead by alcohol addiction and the abuse of methamphetamine. Over the past five years within the county treatment admissions have grown by 40%, driven primarily by alcohol. The most commonly abused substances in the county and Barstow are alcohol and methamphetamine. Most of the methamphetamine sold in California is coming from super labs in Mexico operated by the Mexican drug cartel.

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

List of Drug & Alcohol Rehabs for Barstow, California


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on December 2, 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.