Substance Abuse Treatment in Huntington Beach, California

Created On Friday, 06, May 2016
Modified On Wednesday, 08, September 2021


Located in southern California and part of Orange County, Huntington Beach is a seaside city located 35 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. Substance abuse problems within Huntington Beach are much of the same when compared to other parts of Orange County. This proves the great need for drug rehabilitation services in Huntington Beach. In 2019, there were 249 opioid-related overdose deaths, which is 9.1 deaths per 100,000 people. During that same year, there were over 47,000 buprenorphine prescriptions given to opioid addicts, which was a rate of 17.2 per 1000 people.

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Within Orange County and parts of Huntington Beach, over 51,000 people are struggling with an opioid use disorder. Residents within the county between the ages of 45 to 54 had the highest overdose death rates, and almost half of all deaths occurred between those aged 45 to 64. The top five prescribed opioids in Orange County are hydrocodone, which made up 62% of all prescriptions. Hydrocodone was followed by oxycodone with 16% of prescriptions, morphine, methadone, and hydromorphone, which was the least prescribed opioid prescription. Anyone who is suffering from drug & alcohol addiction can get help from the various substance abuse treatment programs in Huntington Beach.

Here is a list that will help you find the different drug & alcohol treatment services in Huntington Beach, California. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.

List of Addiction Treatment Services in Huntington Beach, California


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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.