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Alcohol And Drug Rehabilitation Recovery Programs in Corona, California

Substance Abuse and Drug Addiction in Corona, California, Riverside County

The city of Corona is part of Riverside County, with a population under 200,000 and is 48 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Situated in the western region of Southern California, it is part of the Inland Empire and has a diverse business and blue-collar economy. Like many other parts of Riverside County, the city of Corona does see the societal and economic problems associated with substance abuse. Drug problems within the city involve methamphetamine, heroin, prescription drugs, and alcohol. According to the Riverside County Community Health Improvement Plan for 2016 – 2021, Riverside County is the fourth largest county in the state with 28 cities. Nearly 2.3 million people are living in the county and a percentage of this population struggle with substance abuse.

Within any city the size of Corona numerous contributing factors why someone would choose to abuse drugs or alcohol. Often financial problems, stress, injury, and or psychological issues are substantial motivating factors. Within Riverside County over 60% of renters spend more than 30% of their household income on rent. Between 2008 and 2012, close to 30% of the population had a severe housing problem, which meant they were spending more than 50% of their household income on rent or a mortgage. When you develop a drug problem due to financial stress, you are increasing your chances of becoming homeless. High housing prices and the cost of living across California contribute to this problem; however, substance abuse among other behavioral issues, is a common occurrence.

Here is a list of the different services in Corona, California. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our counselors at 1-800-304-2219.

List of Addiction Treatment Services in Corona, 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.