Substance Abuse Treatment in Concord, California

Created On Friday, 03, January 2014
Modified On Wednesday, 08, September 2021

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The city of Concord is the largest in Contra Costa County and is a major regional suburban East Bay center within the San Francisco Bay Area. Substance abuse impacts Contra Costa County and the people living within cities such as Concord. There are significant physical and psychological problems created by substance abuse. Drug abuse also creates numerous social and economic issues that the city and its residents face. This is exactly why the presence of drug abuse treatment programs is so important.

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Unfortunately, many people do not have a full understanding of addiction, and there is often a stigma attached to it, stopping many addicts from seeking help. Long-term substance abuse does cause the risk of causing health problems such as cancer. For example, excessive drinking, such as binge drinking or heavy drinking increases the risk of various cancers, heart disease, unintentional injury, and suicide. According to Contra Consta Health Services, in Contra Costa County, between 2005 and 2007, there were over 20,000 deaths. Approximately 25% of the deaths were because of cancer and 22% were a result of heart disease. Substance abuse was not the underlying cause in every one of these deaths, but it did have a role in a percentage of them. Anyone struggling with addiction can reach out for help from the various substance abuse treatment programs in Concord.

Here is a list of the different services in Concord, 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 Drug & Alcohol Rehabs for Addiction in Concord, 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.

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