Medicare Insurance Drug And Alcohol Treatment Programs In California

Last updated: 21 December 2021


Within the state of California are many people who are covered by Medicare health insurance. This type of health insurance is for those who are 65 years old or older and anyone with a disability. Medicare health insurance can help cover the cost of inpatient or outpatient drug and alcohol treatment. Many people in this age group and persons with disabilities will, unfortunately, suffer from substance abuse disorders, addiction, drug dependency, or mental health problems. It can be hard for someone to afford treatment when they are retired or not working or when someone is struggling with a disability. Medicare health insurance helps those people in these positions get the proper help they need. Not every drug treatment program in California will take Medicare, but many programs do work with it. It is important for anyone struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction in the state to get the right help they need.

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Percentage of the California Population Searching for Drug and Alcohol Treatment

Within the state of California, per the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) around 93% of the people who are alcoholics did not receive treatment for their addiction. Approximately 7% of alcoholics in the state did receive treatment through a program in the state. Illicit drug use had slightly higher numbers with 88% of illegal drug users not receiving any treatment and 12% of illicit drug users going to a drug treatment program. Drug rehabilitation is the only successful way for an addict to overcome a drug or alcohol addiction. Throughout the state of California are hundreds of different drug treatment resources. Many of the programs are private non-profit or private for-profit treatment services along with many state-operated drug treatment services.


The listing below contains treatment services that are covered by Medicare in California. The list may be incomplete so if you cannot find what you are looking for, please 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.