Substance Abuse Treatment in Covina, California

Last updated: Tuesday, 09, November 2021


Substance Abuse and Addiction in Covina, California, Los Angeles County

The city of Covina is located in Los Angeles County, close to downtown Los Angeles and within the San Gabriel Valley. The population is estimated at around 49,000 and the median age is approximately 36 with a poverty rate of 9%. The largest industries of employment in Covina are retail trade, educational services, utilities, and public administration. According to the City and Community Health Profiles (CCHP) for the city of Covina, the average life expectancy of the population is about 82 years old. Drug and alcohol abuse, however, will lower that life expectancy, especially when the problem starts early in life. Things such as stress can cause someone to abuse drugs or alcohol. Financial stress is a common factor especially among families with children.

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Within the city of Covina, approximately 46% of the population are paying 30% or more of the household income in rent. Additionally, another 19% of the population is paying 50% of more of the household income on rent. Living paycheck to paycheck is stressful and creates other problems in life, which are then worsened by substance abuse. Between 2012 and 2016, deaths from an unintentional drug overdose were five per 100,000 population. Excessive alcohol and drug use do lead to serious health problems, and there is an increased risk of overdose and death. Substance abuse treatment services in the city and the state include publicly funded programs. Across Los Angeles County are numerous rehabilitation programs, such as private non-profit centers.

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


Marcel Gemme, DATS


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.