For many decades, drug and alcohol abuse rates have been on the rise around the world causing many countries to report large rates of drug-related deaths as a result. In the United States, substance abuse is a major challenge that has become a leading cause of death in the nation for many years. The death toll has been on the rise for years and within the last year, the United States reported well over 93,000 drug-related deaths while an even more substantial number of individuals continue abusing drugs. This spike in the substance abuse rates being seen throughout the nation has caused several of the smaller places around the country to also begin recording an influx of drug and alcohol abuse as well as drug-related deaths including in places such as Del Norte County, California which has Crescent City as the largest city within that county. Drug rehabs in Del Norte County, California are available to help those who have struggled with a substance abuse problem learn how to properly end their drug addiction while also learning new ways to cope with any future challenges to prevent any future substance abuse. The state of California has experienced a significant number of drug and alcohol abuse throughout the last several years which has led to the counties around the state reporting increased rates of drug-related deaths. In Del Norte County, California alone there were 11 drug-related deaths reported in one year while some of the other counties reported even larger rates of drug fatalities, according to the County Health Rankings. If you or someone you love has struggled with a drug or alcohol addiction, do not hesitate to seek out the care of a drug or alcohol rehabilitation program to help with the drug recovery process. Often times there are a number of challenges that can be experienced during a drug recovery process which can complicate the process as well as prevent the individual from achieving sobriety. With the appropriate care, patients are able to address their entire addiction to ensure that the drug abuse is not only ended currently but that the individual is able to handle any future difficulties so that the drugs are never abused again. Call today to learn more information on the different drug rehabs in Del Norte County, California, and learn to live drug-free for good.

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Opioid Epidemic in Del Norte County, CA

In 2016, it was reported that an estimate of 5.2% of people aged 12 years and older misused opioids, which equals to 1 273 individuals. It was also reported that 0.9% of people, which amounts to 230 individuals, had an opioid use disorder, commonly known as an OUD.

Substance Abuse Statistics for Del Norte County, CA

We covered the mortality rate for opioid abuse, but let's take a look at the statistics of all substance abuse. It was reported that in 2014, there were 16.6 substance use and mental disorders fatalities per 100 000 population for females, and 21.3 for males. In another survey, it was reported that 64% of Grade 9 students had used drugs and/or alcohol in their lives. 36% are current users of drugs or alcohol and another 36% are heavy drug users. We are talking about young people, whose brains have not yet fully developed, who have or are currently using illicit substances.

Del Norte County Drug & Alcohol Prevention Programs

This is where prevention comes in. As we've established, the youth of the county are exposed very young to drugs and alcohol. In order to combat this, there are several prevention programs put in place in Del Norte County. Above the Influence is a social media program that focuses on changing the norms of the county's youth. They are aware that peer pressure is very real in many ways, including for drugs & alcohol, and for youth as young as 5th grade. With this in mind, they share positive alternatives through social media and host community events for youth, so they do not give in to the pressure of negative influences. Del Norte Youth Council is composed of high school students who want to help other youths to be resilient in the face of negative social norms. They do so through social media and events. They have developed workshops to help young people and advise them on how to have a healthy lifestyle, how to deal with high school, and how to handle social media, only to name a few.

List of Drug Rehab Centers in Del Norte County, California

Here is a list of the different treatment centers in Del Norte County, 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 21, 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.