Substance Abuse Treatment in Hawthorne, California

Last updated: 21 December 2021


Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment in Hawthorne, California, Los Angeles County

The city of Hawthorne is part of Los Angeles County, and the population is estimated at around 87,000 people. The median age in the city is 33 and the average rate of poverty is about 17%. Some of the primary industries within the city that drive the economy are accommodation and food service, health care, retail, oil and gas, and finance. Substance abuse and addiction do affect the workforce within the county and in cities such as Hawthorne. Per the LA County Public Health, approximately 15% of the adult US workforce were alcohol-impaired at work in the past year. Among workers in the US, around 9% of full-time workers are illicit drug users, and 14% of part-time workers are illicit drug users. This is why it is important to have drug treatment facilities all over California.

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According to the City and Community Health Profiles (CCHP) for Hawthorne, around 19% of residents are living 100% below the federal poverty line, and 46% are living 200% below the federal poverty line. Additionally, 53% of the population in Hawthorne are spending 30% or more of their household income on rent, and 27% are spending 50% or more of the household income on rent. Struggling to pay bills and afford housing is stressful and does drive many people to choose drugs and alcohol as a solution. Across Los Angeles County and within the city of Hawthorne are public treatment services and private drug rehab programs. Most private and public drug treatment services work with health insurance, such as Medi-Cal.

List of Addiction Treatment Services in Hawthorne, California

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