Substance Abuse Treatment in Grass Valley, California

Last updated: 21 December 2021


Addiction and Substance Abuse in Grass Valley, California, Nevada County

Grass Valley is the largest city in the western part of Nevada County and is sitting in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The city of Grass Valley, along with most of Nevada County, is made up of a diverse economy. Substance abuse and addiction do affect most parts of the county along with Grass Valley despite its size in population. According to the 2019 Nevada County Community Health Assessment, approximately 19% of adults reported binge or heavy drinking, which does lead to premature death and health problems. During 2019, the age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths was 21.9 deaths per 100,000 persons. The rate of non-fatal hospitalizations due to alcohol and drugs was 145.50 per 100,000 persons.

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Within this same assessment, the number of non-fatal emergency department visits due to alcohol and drugs was a rate of 662.3 per 100,000 persons. Per the 2019 Nevada County Fact Sheet regarding opioid use and treatment, there were ten opioid-related overdose deaths in 2019. During that same year, over 5,000 buprenorphine prescriptions were given out to opioid addicts. There are no opioid treatment programs within Nevada County, but 744 county residents receive buprenorphine treatment, and 454 receive buprenorphine treatment from a prescriber within their county in 2019. Medication-assisted treatment is a common approach used in California in combination with behavioral counseling. Substance abuse treatment in Grass Valley includes local publicly funded services, among many others across the county.

List of Addiction Treatment Services in Grass Valley, California

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