Substance Abuse Treatment in Buena Park, California

Last updated: Tuesday, 09, November 2021


Situated in northwestern Orange County, the city of Buena Park is about 12 miles northwest of Santa Ana and 24 miles outside of downtown Los Angeles. The city of Buena Park is within the Los Angeles metropolitan area. All throughout Orange County, substance abuse addiction impacts every community, and many of the problems from larger cities overflow into communities such as Buena Park. According to an Orange County Community Indicators 2018, there are 34 cities within Orange County and over 4,000 people per square mile. As of April 2018, the unemployment rate within the county was 2.6%, and struggling with unemployment is a common reason why someone starts abusing drugs or alcohol. Approximately 12.5% of Orange County residents are living in poverty, and 16.9% are children living in poverty.

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Additionally, per the assessment mentioned above, around 30% of Orange County neighborhoods have a high concentration of financially unstable families. When children are growing up in challenging environments, they may see their parents abusing drugs or alcohol. When children grow up in a household where drug abuse is taking place, they are more likely to start abusing drugs later in life. The drug treatment programs in the city can help addicts who are battling any drug problem. Both public and private centers operate across Orange County. Locating the proper rehabilitation is crucial to ensure all aspects of the addiction are adequately treated and addressed.

Here is a list that will help you find the different drug & alcohol treatment services in Buena Park, 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 Buena Park, California


Marcel Gemme, DATS


on November 9, 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.