Substance Abuse Treatment in Banning, California

Last updated: 21 December 2021


The city of Banning is a small town in Riverside County and is located in the San Gorgonio Pass and is a neighbor to the city of Beaumont. The population is estimated at around 31,000, with a median age of 40 and a rate of poverty of about 23%. Poverty is a common factor behind many people who are struggling with drug and or alcohol addiction. The stress of financial trouble, struggling to pay bills or afford housing does motivate people to abuse drugs or alcohol as a means of coping. Unfortunately, poverty does lead to becoming homeless, and many homeless are addicted to drugs. According to the County of Riverside 2019 Point-In-Time Count (PIT Count), 2,811 sheltered and unsheltered homeless adults and children were identified countywide. When compared to 2018, this was a 21% increase in the number of homeless within Riverside County.

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Drug Addiction and Substance Abuse Treatment in Banning, California, Riverside County

Close to 500 people who were homeless in 2019 were addicted to drugs or alcohol. Approximately 43% were living on the street, while others were living under bridges, in a vehicle, and within a homeless encampment. Roughly 24% were suffering from a substance abuse disorder that may have caused them to become homeless or they developed it while being homeless. Some drug treatment services, shelters, and non-profit programs work to help those who are homeless. Most of the homeless within the county are men over the age of 24. Substance abuse treatment programs in Banning can help addicts who are struggling. Early intervention is the best way to prevent addiction from taking over, which is especially important during adolescence.

List of Addiction Treatment Services in Banning, California

Here is a list that will help you find the different drug & alcohol treatment services in Banning, 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 21, 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.