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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centers in San Diego County, California

When attempting to help a relative in or around San Diego County gets clean from some illicit drug, you should know a few facts. Quitting drug use is never a simple matter, depending on the drug being abused, the amount consumed and the frequency of use all must be taken into account. San Diego County as other counties in California see illicit drug addicts get arrested for crimes, get rushed to a hospital for overdoses, or die every day. Even when one attempts to quit, it can be a dangerous decision if not done under proper supervision. Drugs like crystal meth, heroin, and prescription drugs can be life threatening when attempting to stop. San Diego County puts at the population’s disposal a variety of resources relating to drug addiction and alcohol abuse. There are many good drug addiction treatment programs, family support groups, residential and outpatient centers. However, the first step is to encourage the addict to reach out for help, this is above all the first step to being drug-free and living sober.

San Diego County is situated in the southwestern corner of the state, and the population is over three million people. The county is the second most populous county and the fifth most populous in the United States. San Diego is the eighth most populous city in the nation, and there are more than 70 miles of coastline along the county. Behavioral Health Services is a division part of the San Diego County government, and it provides substance use disorder services. Programs are available for children, youth, families, and communities throughout the county. The programs are an integrated system of community-based addiction prevention, intervention, and treatment, along with recovery services. There some specialized programs to treat addiction among pregnant women, parents, youth, and adolescents, along with people involved in the criminal justice system.

The opioid epidemic hit San Diego County, and it still struggles with people becoming addicted to pain medication. In 2018 the number of opioid-related deaths reached 265, which was a rate of 7.3 deaths per 100,000 population. During that same year in the county, 769 people visited the emergency room because of opioids, and 314 people were hospitalized due to an opioid overdose. The number of opioid prescriptions given in 2018 was quite high, considering the population. During 2018 prescribing doctors wrote 1,519,978 prescriptions for opioid pain medication. Some of the most common pain medication prescribed includes hydrocodone and oxycodone, which are two highly addictive pain drugs. Countless addicts every year seek out treatment through local rehab centers for opioid addiction.


Here is a list of the different drug rehab centers in San Diego County, California. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our counselors at 1-800-304-2219.

List of Drug Rehab Centers in San Diego County, California

The listing below is sorted by cities in alphabetic order.


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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.