Substance Abuse Treatment in Costa Mesa, California

Last updated: 25 April 2022


The city of Costa Mesa is located in Orange County and is made up of a semi-rural farming community, but has grown to include a suburban area that is part of the South Coast Plaza-John Wayne Airport edge city. Substance abuse and addiction within the city and throughout Costa Mesa and Orange County are ongoing issues. This means that it is essential that adequate drug treatment services in Costa Mesa be provided for those in need. According to the Orange County Health Improvement Plan 2017-2019, the number one goal was to reduce alcohol and drug misuse. One objective by 2020 was to reduce underage drinking, reduce impaired driving collisions, lower emergency room visits due to opioid overdose, and create more resources and informed policy around marijuana laws.

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In 2014 the California State Highway Patrol recorded over 2,800 alcohol and or drug-related collisions in Orange County. Since 2006 within Orange County, the rate of opioid-overdose emergency room visits has increased by 127%. Approximately one in two Orange County residents reported receiving help for their drug and or alcohol addiction. Despite the size and population of Costa Mesa residents struggling with drug or alcohol addiction can find help through some local resources. Substance abuse treatment resources in Costa Mesa and Orange County are extensive, and methodologies are available for all types of addiction.

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List of Addiction Treatment Services in Costa Mesa, California

Here is a list that will help you find the different drug & alcohol treatment services in Costa Mesa, California. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.


Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS


on April 25, 2022

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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.