Substance Abuse Treatment in Bellflower, California

Created On Saturday, 07, May 2016
Modified On Friday, 10, September 2021


Substance Abuse and Treatment in Bellflower, California, Los Angeles County

Situated in the southeast part of Los Angeles County, the city of Bellflower is the 25th most densely populated city in the country. The estimated population in Los Angeles County is around ten million people. The city of Bellflower is part of Service Planning Area 7 regarding county services, such as health services. According to the Service Planning Area 7, Subset of Los Angeles County, 2019 Fact Sheet, there were 59 overdose deaths within this area in 2019. Like many other parts of Los Angeles County, medication-assisted treatment is utilized frequently with behavioral counseling. In 2019 within this part of Los Angeles County, over 6,700 prescriptions for buprenorphine were given out.

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In SPA 7 of Los Angeles County are seven opioid treatment programs, and there are over 1,200 county residents receiving buprenorphine treatment as of 2019. Additionally, over 1,100 county residents receive buprenorphine treatment from a prescriber in their county. In 2019 it was estimated that over 23,000 people had an opioid use disorder. Opioids are still abused, but drugs such as methamphetamine and heroin are popular cheaper drugs for addicts. The number of opioid prescriptions being given out has been on the decline. The result of this has opened the door for Mexican drug cartels to meet the demand with heroin and methamphetamine. Methamphetamine treatment, as well as heroin rehabs, are therefore extremely important for the county and the state.

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

List of Addiction Treatment Services in Bellflower, 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.