Substance Abuse Treatment in Clearlake, California

Created On Friday, 06, May 2016
Modified On Friday, 10, September 2021


Substance Abuse and Addiction in Clearlake, California, Lake County

Situated in Lake County in Northern California, the city of Clearlake has a population estimated at around 16,000. Lake County is part of the north-central portion of the state and has the largest natural lake in all of California. All of Lake County is part of California wine county, and the county is located north of the San Francisco Bay Area. Like many other parts of northern California, substance abuse affects many of the residents living throughout. According to a Lake County Community Health Needs Assessment in 2016, the consequences associated with heavy drinking are of concern to the community. When someone is drinking excessively for an extended time, they will experience liver cirrhosis, pancreatitis, various cancers, high blood pressure, and psychological disorders.

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Per the assessment mentioned above, between 2006 and 2007, the rate of alcohol and drug use hospitalizations was 334.2 adults per 100,000. Between 2006 and 2007, the rate of deaths due to alcohol and drug use was 51.6 per 100,000. According to the assessment, the rate of hospitalizations due to alcohol and drug use has fluctuated each year but has remained higher than the state average. Excessive drinking or binge drinking does contribute to many other social and economic issues in life. Drinking and driving, for example, is a dangerous problem and does result in loss of life every year. In 2012 in Lake County, there were 60 people killed because of drinking and driving. If you are struggling with an alcohol or drug problem, there are drug rehab facilities all over 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.





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