Substance Abuse Treatment in Fullerton, California

Last updated: 13 December 2021


Situated in the northern part of Orange County, the city of Fullerton was founded in 1887. Within the city are numerous post-secondary institutions, such as California State University and Fullerton College. One of the issues that many college students face is high-risk drinking. This reinforces the great need for drug rehab programs in Fullerton. According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) around 53% of full-time college students aged 18 to 22 drank alcohol in the past month. Approximately 38% engaged in binge drinking in the past month, and close to 10% engaged in heavy alcohol use. For some college students in Fullerton, binge drinking, and drug abuse is an issue that must be addressed.

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One of the more severe and devastating problems connected to substance abuse is suicide. There are circumstances where someone becomes emotionally and physically destroyed by addiction and then takes their own life. Between 2014 and 2018, there were 1,648 reported suicide deaths in Orange County. The average annual suicide rate of 10.3 deaths per 100,000 residents, and an average of 330 deaths per year. These deaths can be prevented, so it is important for anyone struggling with addiction to seek out help from the various substance abuse treatment programs in Fullerton.

List of Drug & Alcohol Rehabs for Addiction in Fullerton, California

Here is a list of the different services in Fullerton, 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 13, 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.