Substance Abuse Treatment in Chico, California

Last updated: Tuesday, 09, November 2021


The city of Chico is part of Butte County, and it is the largest city north of Sacramento and is considered the cultural, economic, and educational center in the northern Sacramento Valley. Much of the economy is driven by industries such as education, health care, and social services, which account for around 30% of the jobs in the city. Drug and alcohol addiction can affect anyone at any point in his or her life. Numerous motivating factors cause someone to choose to abuse drugs or alcohol. According to the Butte County Community Health Assessment 2015 - 2018, around 51% of residents in Butte County live in Chico. This shows us the great need for drug rehabilitation services in Chico.

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Substance abuse does affect people and families living in the city. Per the assessment mentioned above, 44% of respondents cited alcohol and drug abuse as an essential health issue. Problems such as stress at home or work can lead to substance abuse, as well as poverty, and financial difficulties, which are also motivators for substance abuse. Approximately 46% of the respondents to the assessment felt homelessness was a significant health issue in Butte County. Around 47% of adults aged 40 to 54 felt alcohol and drug abuse was a key issue facing their age group. Additionally, 51% of young adults aged 18 to 25 felt homelessness was a critical problem facing their age group. This is why it is important to have drug treatment facilities in Chico and all around California.

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


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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.