Substance Abuse Treatment in Eureka, California

Last updated: 21 December 2021


Substance Abuse and Addiction in Eureka, California, Humboldt County

The city of Eureka is the county seat for the Humboldt County part of the Redwood Empire region of California. The city is situated on the shores of Humboldt Bay 100 miles south of the Oregon border. The population of the city is estimated at around 28,000, and it is the largest coastal city between San Francisco and Portland, Oregon. The major industries within the city are tourism, timber, and healthcare, and many other service jobs. Throughout many parts of Northern California, substance abuse and addiction are problematic throughout. According to a 2018 Humboldt County Community Health Assessment, approximately 20% of adults in the county report needing help for drug or alcohol problems.

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In 2016, within many of the regions of Humboldt County were three times as many opioid prescriptions, then there were people. There are many reasons why people in the northern communities of California struggle with substance abuse. Initially, isolation can prevent people from forming supportive relationships, and geographic distance contributes to barriers to accessing essential services. Within many smaller communities, there is an acceptance and tolerance of heavy drinking and drug misuse. Additionally, many residents have suffered adverse childhood experiences and trauma leading to using drugs as a coping mechanism. Problematic substance abuse must be treated with withdrawal management and either inpatient or outpatient detox.

List of Addiction Treatment Services in Eureka, California

Here is a list that will help you find the different drug & alcohol treatment services in Eureka, 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.