Substance Abuse Treatment in Hanford, California

Last updated: 13 December 2021


The city of Hanford is located in the south-central part of San Joaquin Valley and is recognized as the commercial and cultural center of the valley. The city is the county seat for Kings County and has a population of around 58,000, with a median age of about 32 and a rate of poverty of approximately 18%. Much of the industry within Hanford is driven by health care, public administration, retail trade, mining, oil and gas, and utilities. Within most of the communities across the San Joaquin Valley are families who are struggling with a loved one addicted to drugs or alcohol. The social and economic problems connected to substance abuse impact all the towns across Kings County.

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According to a 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), both Kings and Tulare Counties have the largest population of families with children under the age of 18. Kings County has the largest population of veterans and the largest population of residents aged 18 to 64. Substance abuse and addiction affect people from all age groups within the county. Per a 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment done by St. Agnes Medical Center, approximately 5.8% of the population, is receiving public assistance due to poverty. The number of drug-induced deaths in Kings County was 13.3 per 100,000 people in 2018. When searching for drug treatment programs in Hanford and across Kings County or California, there are both public and privately funded services to help.

List of Addiction Treatment Services in Hanford, California

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