Substance Abuse Treatment in Hayward, California

Created On Friday, 20, December 2013
Modified On Wednesday, 08, September 2021


Located in Alameda County, Hayward is in the East Bay sub-region of San Francisco Bay Area, and is the sixth-largest city in the Bay Area and third largest in Alameda County. Many of the drug problems affecting Hayward are overflowing from cities like San Francisco. This makes the presence of drug rehab programs in Hayward extremely important. Some of the commonly abused drugs include methamphetamine, heroin, and prescription opioids. However, drugs such as cannabis are often overlooked since the legalization of the drug in 2016. For example, per an Alameda County Health Impact Assessment regarding Proposition 64, the cannabis-related hospital visits are highest among African American residents aged 25 to 34.

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Within the county, there is a higher percentage of African American and Hispanic Americans living within a half-mile of retail cannabis business or cultivation site. Even though marijuana is legalized, it is often always cited as being a drug of choice among those who attend public drug treatment services in Hayward and Alameda County. Among the homeless population in Alameda County, marijuana is a commonly abused drug. One of the primary causes of homelessness in the county is substance abuse, with approximately 10% of the homeless population citing this issue. Roughly 32% of the homeless population in Alameda County, which is consisting of Hayward are between the age of 25 and 39 years old.

Here is a list of the different services in Hayward, California. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.



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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.