Substance Abuse Treatment in Crescent City, California

Last updated: 13 December 2021


Substance Abuse Treatment and Addiction in Crescent City, California, Del Norte County

Situated in Del Norte County, Crescent City has a population of just under 8,000 people and is named for its crescent-shaped stretch of sandy beach south of the city. The county is home to Pelican Bay State Prison and home to the Redwood National Park headquarters. The city is situated along the Pacific Coast within the upper northwestern part of California. Crescent is located about 20 miles south of the Oregon border, and its geography does make it susceptible to tsunamis. Crescent City, among others in Del Norte County, is isolated in the far north coast of the state. Many residents live in remote pockets far from community resources, because of large tracts of federal and state-owned land.

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According to an Innovative Project Plan Description for Del Norte County, regarding giving resources outreach and wellness, many residents of the county are under-educated and more likely to be living in poverty when compared to the rest of the state. Adverse childhood experiences were looked at, and the data suggested that these experiences for youth and adults living in the county, and places like Crescent City, were high. According to research surrounding adverse childhood experiences, adults and teens who have suffered them are more likely to abuse drugs or alcohol. Approximately 37% of 9th graders in the county engaged in past month alcohol and drug use. Within dispersed rural populations, much of the problems are grounded in providing resources and support for families to ensure their children are growing up in a positive environment. This is why it is important to have drug treatment facilities all over California.

List of Addiction Treatment Services in Crescent City, California

Here is a list that will help you find the different drug & alcohol treatment services in Crescent City, 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 December 13, 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.