Substance Abuse Treatment in Garden Grove, California

Last updated: 18 April 2022


Located in northern Orange County, the city of Garden Grove is 34 miles southeast of Los Angeles, and like many other cities in Orange County, it is affected by substance abuse. With this comes the great need for drug rehab services in Garden Grove to help those struggling with addiction. However, substance abuse trends do vary from city to city. For example, prevention groups in Garden Grove have focussed on stopping the sources of access to drugs and alcohol by teens. Much of the prevention is done within local schools and helps adolescents understand the dangers of substance abuse. According to the Health Funders Partnership of Orange County, there are three strategic focus areas. These areas include promoting integrative health and wellness, strengthening Orange County's health care safety net, and increasing healthcare access and coverage.

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One of the significant concerns within the county is the increase in death and injury due to suicide and substance abuse. During the peak of the opioid epidemic, prescription pain medication and illegal opioids were major contributing factors. Between 2006 and 2015, the drug-induced death rate grew by 35%. The number of suicide deaths during this time increased by 16%. Per the 2019 Orange County Fact Sheet regarding opioid use and treatment, 249 people died due to opioids. It is essential that anyone with substance abuse problems seek out help from drug treatment programs in Garden Grove.

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Here is a list of the different services in Garden Grove, 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 April 18, 2022

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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.