Substance Abuse Treatment in Indio, California

Last updated: 22 March 2022


Substance Abuse and Addiction in Indio, California, Riverside County

Located in Riverside County, the city of Indio is situated within the Coachella Valley or Southern California's Colorado Desert. The population if Indio is around 77,000, and the city is the spot for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Substance abuse at music festivals is common and involves a variety of drugs, such as hallucinogenic drugs. Drugs such as LSD, ketamine, GHB, ecstasy, mushrooms, and even synthetic drugs are prevalent. As of 2019, more is being done at music festivals to help ensure safety among those who are going and using drugs. There are more overdose prevention and resources to help people who reach out for help. Within the city of Indio and across Riverside County, substance abuse affects residents from all walks of life. It is also important to have more and more drug treatment facilities all over California.

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There are many contributing factors to why someone chooses to abuse drugs or alcohol. For example, financial problems are a strong motivator. According to the Community Health Improvement Plan for Riverside County, approximately 61% of residents are spending 30% or more of household income on rent. Additionally, around 28% of residents are spending 50% or more of household income on rent. In 2016 within Riverside County, there were 1,351 homeless, which include sheltered and unsheltered, adults, families, and children. Many people who are homeless struggle with addiction and are then caught up in an endless cycle of trying to get back on their feet again.

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List of Addiction Treatment Services in Indio, California

Here is a list that will help you find the different drug & alcohol treatment services in Indio, 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 March 22, 2022

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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.