Substance Abuse Treatment in Auburn, California

Last updated: 18 April 2022


The city of Auburn is the county seat of Placer County, the population is estimated at around 14,000, and the city is known for California gold rush history. The city of Auburn is registered as a California historical landmark and is part of the Sacramento metropolitan area. Substance abuse and addiction do impact some of the residents living in Auburn and across Placer County. According to a Placer County Community Health Improvement Plan 2017 - 2021, a strategic area goal is to increase access to comprehensive health and behavioral health services in the county. Medi-Cal is a California Medicaid program and covers individuals who are 138% below the federal poverty level. Benefits include substance use disorder services, and in 2016 around 17% of the county residents were eligible for coverage.

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Substance Abuse and Addiction in Auburn, California, Placer County

According to a 2017 Placer County Community Health Status Assessment (CHSA), alcohol abuse has immediate effects that increase the risk of physical harm and health conditions. Between 2012 and 2014, 32.9 residents per 100,000 Placer County residents ended up in a hospital emergency room due to acute or chronic alcohol abuse. Alcohol is one of the most commonly abused substances because of easy accessibility. From 2009 to 2014, the number and rate of emergency department visits due to alcohol abuse climbed 12% within Placer County. Young adults aged 20 to 24 had the highest rates of emergency room visits because of alcohol. Most alcohol abuse problems start during adolescence with binge drinking. Excessive drinking at a young age will follow the person into adult life if they do not address the issue at that time. Alcohol abuse and addiction is a devastating problem that requires extensive drug treatment.

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List of Addiction Treatment Services in Auburn, California

Here is a list that will help you find the different drug & alcohol treatment services in Auburn, 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 April 18, 2022

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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.