Substance Abuse Treatment in Burbank, California

Last updated: Wednesday, 08, September 2021


Situated in Los Angeles County, the city of Burbank is part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area in Southern California. The current median age is 39 years old, and the poverty rate is around 11%. Much of the industry in Burbank is based in health care, retail, mining, and oil and gas. The substance abuse problems that are seen in Los Angeles are similar to what people in Burbank are struggling with. This shows us the great need for drug treatment programs in Burbank. Between 2012 and 2016, the number of deaths from an unintentional drug overdose per 100,000 population was six, per the City and Community Health Profile of Burbank (CCHP Burbank). Additionally, during that same time, the number of suicides per 100,000 people was seven.

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Finding the right substance abuse treatment program in Burbank is not always easy, and some addicts do not get it, and their addiction results in death. According to the assessment mentioned above, approximately 6% of the population in Burbank, who are aged 17 and younger, are uninsured, and 18% of adults are also uninsured. Health insurance does help cover the cost of drug treatment, counseling, therapy, and other services. Within California, the state Medicaid program is Medi-Cal, and there are also many private health insurance options to choose from. Substance abuse and addiction do affect many people who are living in Burbank and across Los Angeles County. When choosing a drug rehab center in Burbank and California, an addiction assessment does help make the selection process easier.

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


Marcel Gemme, DATS


on September 8, 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.