Substance Abuse Treatment in Berkeley, California

Created On Saturday, 07, May 2016
Modified On Wednesday, 08, September 2021


Situated on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay, the city of Berkeley is part of Alameda County. The annual City of Berkeley homeless report estimates that on a given night, there are over 970 homeless, and over 60% are unsheltered. Over the past 30 years, there has been a consistent rise in the number of homeless within the city. Along with homelessness comes drug addiction, and many who are homeless struggle with substance abuse issues. This is why it is important to have drug rehab programs in Berkeley for all income types.

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Within Alameda County, the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander populations represent more than 30% of the county's total population. Many of the substance abuse and addiction problems within this community are overlooked or not talked about. Some of the social and cultural factors include stigma, shame, denial, and a lack of understanding about addiction. Issues with substance abuse and addiction are often handled among the family, and many do not always reach out for help. Anyone struggling with addiction should seek assistance from one of the various substance abuse treatment programs in Berkeley.

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