Substance Abuse Treatment in Brentwood, California

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


Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment in Brentwood, California, Contra Costa County

The city of Brentwood is located in Contra Costa County and is part of the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. The population of Brentwood is around 58,000 people, and the median age is about 38, with a rate of poverty of 7%. The primary industry driving the economy in Brentwood is health care, retail trade, educational services, and management of companies and enterprises. Substance abuse does affect residents living in Brentwood and countless families across Contra Costa County. According to Contra Costa County Health, among illicit drugs, marijuana was the most commonly used. Young people in the county had higher rates of binge drinking, and in 2007 it was estimated that over 224,000 adults aged 18 and older reported binge drinking in the past year.

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Binge drinking often always leads to further substance abuse, such as marijuana, prescription drugs, and illicit drugs. Binge drinking also leads to serious health problems later in life and does increase the risk of driving while impaired resulting in a loss of life. Within Contra Costa County and cities such as Brentwood, marijuana is the most widely used substance. Since the legalization, marijuana is still widely used by young people, such as adolescents. When searching for drug treatment options within the city or within the state, there are public services along with non-profit private rehab programs across the county.

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