Substance Abuse Treatment in Lake Hughes, California

Created On Wednesday, 14, November 2018
Modified On Friday, 10, September 2021


Substance Abuse and Addiction within Unincorporated Communities as Lake Hughes, California

Lake Hughes is an unincorporated community within California. An unincorporated community is a settlement that is governed or owned by a local municipal corporation. The community, such as Lake Hughes, is administered by its town council and works directly with Los Angeles County. Lake Hughes is a small community, and the population is around 700 people, and it is in the foothills of the Sierra Pelona Mountains. However, even small towns and communities such as Lake Hughes feel the effects of substance abuse and addiction. The problems that affect Los Angeles County have ripple effects on smaller communities such as Lake Hughes.

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Per the County of Los Angeles Public Health, approximately 6.3% of youth in the county between the age of 12 and 17 binge drink, and roughly 2.4% have an alcohol use disorder. About 4.7% misuse prescription pain medication, and close to 13% are using marijuana. Overall within Los Angeles County, 4.2% of youth aged 12 to 17 have a drug use disorder. Additionally, within the county, 34.7% of young adults aged 18 to 25 binge drink, and 10.5% have an alcohol use disorder. Approximately 8.3% of young adults in the county misuse prescription pain medication. Roughly 32% are using marijuana, 22% are using illicit drugs, and overall, among young adults in Los Angeles County, 8% have a drug use disorder. Anyone seeking help for drug addiction in Lake Hughes would have to travel to other parts of Los Angeles County for assistance. They can also find help in drug treatment facilities all over California.


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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.