Substance Abuse Treatment in Sherman Oaks, California

Last updated: 13 December 2021


Substance Abuse and Addiction in Sherman Oaks, California, Los Angeles County

Sherman Oaks is a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley part of Los Angeles, and it includes a portion of the Santa Monica Mountains. The population of the North Central, Van Nuys, and North Sherman Oaks area is estimated at around 169,000. Much of the economy is involved in construction, motion pictures and videos, scientific research, and sound recording industries. Like many other neighborhoods within Los Angeles, there are social and economic impacts of substance abuse and addiction. Many families who have loved one battling addiction may be struggling financially, some addicts end up homeless, whereas others are functioning and barely holding on to what they have.

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Many within the homeless population in Los Angeles County are struggling with addiction. According to the 2019 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), there were over 58,000 homeless within the county. Between 2018 and 2019, there has been a 12% increase in the number of homeless, and over 44,000 are unsheltered. Approximately 15% of the homeless population struggle with a substance use disorder and 2% have HIV/AIDS, while 25% are struggling with psychological issues. Even within neighborhoods such as Sherman Oaks, families are struggling to make it financially, which can drive people to use drugs or alcohol to cope with the problem. Drug treatment services across Los Angeles include both public and private treatment resources. When choosing a drug treatment program, it is crucial to find one that will meet all the rehabilitation needs of the addict.

List of Addiction Treatment Services in Sherman Oaks, California

Here is a list that will help you find the different drug & alcohol treatment services in Sherman Oaks, California. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.


Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS


on December 13, 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.