Substance Abuse Treatment in Blythe, California

Last updated: 21 December 2021


The city of Blythe is located in the Palo Verde Valley, part of the Lower Colorado River Valley region. Blythe is part of Riverside County and has a population estimated at around 22,000. Smaller communities, such as Blythe, are not immune to the problems of substance abuse and addiction. Across much of Riverside County, drug addiction does affect countless communities and the people living within them. As an example, substance abuse contributes to the homeless problem within California and throughout Riverside County. According to the County of Riverside 2019 Point-In-Time Count (2019 PIT Count), in 2019, there was a total of 2,811 sheltered and unsheltered homeless, which was a 21% increase from 2018.

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Substance Abuse and Addiction in Blythe, California, Riverside County

The unsheltered population within Riverside county included veterans, youth, children, families with children, elderly, and chronically homeless. Many who are homeless struggle with substance abuse, and per the report mentioned above, approximately 24% had a substance abuse issue. The reasons those who are homeless do not get help is because of limited access to drug treatment programs, and an inability to reach out for help, and the powerful nature of addiction. Drugs consume the person emotionally and physically, and despite wanting to stop the addiction is stronger. The public programs and non-profit groups operating across Riverside county do help those who are homeless.

List of Addiction Treatment Services in Blythe, California

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