Substance Abuse Treatment in Gilroy, California

Last updated: 21 December 2021


Drug Addiction and Substance Abuse Treatment in Gilroy, California, Santa Clara County

The city of Gilroy is located in Northern California and is part of Santa Clara County and has a population of close to 60,000 people, according to a 2018 report from the Census Bureau. The median age in the city is 34, and the rate of poverty is about 11%. The largest industries driving the economy within the city are retail trade, health care, utilities, technical services, and public administration. Despite the size of Gilroy, substance abuse does affect families living there and throughout other parts of Santa Clara County. According to a Community Health Needs Assessment done by Stanford Health Care, treatment for substance abuse is a high priority in Santa Clara County. Community members surveyed identified stigma, both in acknowledging a need for treatment and care, and a barrier to receiving treatment.

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Within Santa Clara County, adult men are more likely to binge drink than women, but adolescent women are more likely to binge drink than teenage males. When substance abuse starts at a young age, it will generally progress into adult life. Most teens will start binge drinking, using marijuana, and will eventually begin misusing prescription medication they find in the house. Parents must remove any unused prescription drugs from the home. The drug treatment programs in the county and within the city of Gilroy include public services and private non-profit programs. When choosing a treatment center, it is crucial to select one that provides proper withdrawal management, followed by inpatient treatment.

List of Addiction Treatment Services in Gilroy, California

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