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Drug Rehab Centers in Santa Barbara County, California

Santa Barbara County has a population of over 420,000 people and is located in the southern region of the state. The largest city is Santa Maria, and most of the county is part of the California Central Coast. Like many other counties in the area, substance abuse affects the residents in different ways. For example, the opioid epidemic impacted various communities and cities within the county. In 2018, 31 people died from an opioid overdose, which was a rate of 6.5 persons per 100,000 population. Also, during that year, 139 people visited the emergency room because of opioid abuse, and 45 people, because of an opioid overdose. The prescribing rate in Santa Barbara County is lower than in other parts of the state. During 2018, prescribing doctors in the county wrote 225,586 opioid prescriptions, and the most common pain medication prescribed was hydrocodone and oxycodone.

According to the County of Santa Barbara, the priority areas where there is a problem with substance abuse include underage drinking, excessive drinking, marijuana misuse among people aged 10 to 25, and opioid misuse. Per the Santa Barbara Healthy Kids Survey, almost half of 11th graders reported using alcohol at some point in their lifetime. Approximately 44% of youth in the county continue to believe that alcohol is very easy to access, and 28% perceive alcohol to be moderately harmful. Excessive drinking is also a problem, and one of the leading causes of vehicle crashes and impaired driving. Drug and alcohol treatment programs throughout the county routinely treat addicts who have been charged with a DUI.


Here is a list of the different drug rehab centers in Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara 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.