Substance Abuse Treatment in Glendale, California

Last updated: 13 December 2021


The city of Glendale is located in Los Angeles County, situated 8 miles from downtown Los Angeles. The substance abuse problems impacting Glendale are no different than what is happening throughout Los Angeles County. According to Drug Use Patterns and Trends for 2017, as reported by the Los Angeles County Sentinel Community Site, binge alcohol use was the most significant issue among those aged 12 and older. This is why it is important to have drug treatment facilities in Glendale for those who need help.

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Approximately 22% of persons aged 12 and older within the county reported past-month binge alcohol use, 8% reported marijuana use, and 4% reported past month illicit drug use. These statistics are from 2012 to 2014 before recreational marijuana was legalized within the state. Within this same report, 2015 statistics showed 53% of public high school students reported using alcohol, 35% used marijuana, 10% used prescription drugs, and 7% were misusing inhalants. Between 2012 and 2016, treatment admissions varied considerably, with certain drugs being cited as the primary drug of choice. Within Los Angeles County in 2016, over 30% of all treatment admissions with public programs were because of methamphetamine and heroin abuse. As of 2019, these two drugs have become problematic throughout the county and the rest of the state. Anyone who is struggling with addiction can find help from one of the substance abuse treatment programs in Glendale.

List of Addiction Treatment Services in Glendale, California

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