Substance Abuse Treatment in Encinitas, California

Last updated: Tuesday, 09, November 2021


Drug Addiction and Substance Abuse Treatment in Encinitas, California

Located in the northern area of San Diego County, the city Encinitas is 25 miles north of San Diego and 95 miles south of Los Angeles. Many of the substance abuse issues seen in the city are similar to what San Diego and Los Angeles struggle with. The population of the city is estimated at around 62,000, and the median age is 42 years old, with a poverty rate of about 7%. One of the largest industries within the city is professional scientific and technical services, health care, education, and manufacturing. According to the 2019 Report Card for San Diego County, put together by the Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force, the number of deaths caused by prescription opioids in 2018 was 210, and the number of deaths by all other prescriptions was 36.

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For example, between 2011 and 2018, fentanyl has been the number one killer within San Diego County, and the number of deaths has increased every year. In 2015 there were 21 deaths, which increased to 33 in 2016 and then to 84 in 2017, and 92 in 2018. Trafficking of fentanyl-laced pills has increased dramatically, and counterfeit pills represented more than 30% of the total fentanyl seizures in San Diego County. Adolescents are at high risk when it comes to abusing prescription drugs because of unused medication left by parents. Most cities in San Diego County have used medication disposal options, and it is also crucial for parents to speak to their children about the dangers of prescription drugs. Most teens who start to experiment with prescription drugs get these medications from friends or family. Early intervention is the most successful way to prevent an adolescent for misusing prescription medication.

Here is a list that will help you find the different drug & alcohol treatment services in Encinitas, California. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.

List of Addiction Treatment Services in Encinitas, California


Marcel Gemme, DATS


on November 9, 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.