Substance Abuse Treatment in Anaheim, California

Last updated: 13 December 2021


The city of Anaheim is part of the Lost Angeles metropolitan area and is a city within Orange County. Like many cities its size within the state, it is impacted by the problems of substance abuse. This is why the need for drug rehabilitation programs in Anaheim is so great, and the services available include outpatient & inpatient programs, family services, and drug testing services.

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According to a 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment put together by UCI Health, approximately 35% of adults in Orange County had engaged in binge drinking in the past year. Roughly 14% of women who became pregnant engaged in binge drinking in advance of their pregnancy and 7% consumed alcohol during the third trimester. Within this assessment, it was indicated that around 7.5% of Orange County teens tried marijuana, cocaine, inhalants, and other drugs. Marijuana was the most frequently used drug among teens with 26%, and 15% had misused prescription pills. There are many substance abuse programs in Anaheim that can offer help to those struggling with addiction. However, the county does place more emphasis on treatment, but not enough focus on prevention. Many of the problems within Orange County and cities such as Anaheim involve opioid addiction, and many of the younger generations are not educated about the dangers surrounding opioids.


Here is a list of the different services in Anaheim, 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.