Over the last several years there has been a rise in the number of drug and alcohol users being reported throughout the world. In the United States alone, substance abuse is one of the leading causes of death that is killing upwards of 93,000 drug users in the US in one single year. Though the US has continued to report these elevated rates of addiction and drug deaths, nearly every nation has experienced the drug crisis to some degree of severity. AS the drug and alcohol abuse rates continue to skyrocket throughout the nation, many of the smaller places in the country have also begun reporting an increase in the number of drug and alcohol users as well as drug-related deaths including in places such as Calaveras County, California which has Rancho Calaveras as the largest city within that county. Drug rehabs in Calaveras County, California are available to help anyone that has struggled with a drug or alcohol addiction learn how to adequately handle a drug addiction while also learning new ways to cope with future challenges to ensure that the drug abuse can be ceased for good. The state of California has experienced an increased rate of both drug and alcohol abuse causing the state to record abundant rates of drug addiction and drug fatalities. In Calaveras County, California alone, there were 23 drug-related deaths reported in one year, while some of the other counties report even more substantial rates of drug deaths, according to the County Health Rankings. When attempting to end a drug or alcohol addiction, it is important that the entire substance abuse problem can be handled including the physical dependency to the drugs or alcohol as well as the other mental or emotional challenges that can exist. To ensure that each drug user has the best chance at achieving sobriety, it is highly recommended that the substance abuse is ended as soon as possible. There are different forms of drug and alcohol rehabilitation services available throughout the nation and in other countries allowing patients a choice in the form of care that they receive. Any continued drug or alcohol abuse can lead to further problems arising for the drug users including the development of long-term health complications. Call today to learn more about the different drug rehabs in Calaveras County, California, and learn to live without the need for drugs or alcohol ever again.

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Substance Abuse and Addiction in Calaveras County, CA

Situated in the northern part of California, Calaveras County has a population of over 40,000 people, and the county seat is San Andreas. The county is located in both the Gold County and High Sierra regions of the state. In 2015, Calaveras County had the highest rate of suicide deaths in the nation with approximately 49 suicides per 100,000 population. Substance abuse is often an underlying factor that causes suicide, and years of drug abuse create devastating physical and mental anguish. One of the more recognized drug problems with Calaveras County is prescription drug abuse. There is an aging population within the county and a high number of older residents, which means significant amounts of prescription drugs.

Opioids have been a long-standing issue within the county, and as of 2019, there were six opioid-related deaths per the Calaveras County 2019 Fact Sheet surrounding opioid treatment and use. Per this same fact sheet, there are no opioid treatment programs within the county, but 339 county residents received buprenorphine in 2019. According to the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment, one of the significant health needs required in the county was behavioral health for mental health and substance use. Within the assessment, the use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and methamphetamine was cited as being issues throughout the county. Approximately 40% of the driving deaths in Calaveras County involve alcohol consumption, which is higher than the state average. The mortality rate in the county for self-harm and interpersonal violence is around 50% higher than the national rate and twice as high as the level within the state.

Opioid Use in Calaveras County, California

In 2016, it was estimated that 5.4% of Calaveras County's population that is 12 years and older had misused opioids. This percentage equals 2 102 people. In 2015, only in this county, there were one-third of the residents had an opioid prescription in one form or another, which amounts to 55 534 prescriptions. This number equals more than one prescription for every resident of Calaveras County.

Substance Abuse Prevention Programs in Calaveras County, CA

There are many prevention programs to help with the drug epidemic. There is, for example, the Primary Intervention Program (PIP), which operates as an early intervention to explain to those participating how addiction and recovery work. What they do is intended to help them understand the different patterns of alcohol and drug abuse. This program lasts at least 14 weeks, with one session per week. At the end of the program, participants will be given an exit interview to see how much progress they have made. The Calaveras County Relapse Prevention group is a program that is outpatient and was implemented to help participants use what they learned from other treatment programs. There is also the Perinatal Substance Abuse Program of Calaveras County, which is an intensive outpatient program for women who are pregnant and/or parenting children. It tackles the problems that make it hard for these women to have a drug-free life.

List of Drug Rehab Centers in Calaveras County, California

Here is a list of the different treatment centers in Calaveras County, California. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.


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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.