Substance Abuse Treatment in Inglewood, California

Last updated: 21 December 2021


Inglewood is located in the southwestern region of Los Angeles County and is part of the Los Angele metropolitan area. Los Angeles County designates Inglewood as being part of Service Planning Area 8. Per the 2019 SPA 8, Subset of Los Angeles County Fact Sheet, there were 72 opioid-related deaths in 2019, which was a rate of 5.7 per 100,000. This is why there is such a great need for drug rehab services in Inglewood. During 2019, medication-assisted treatment was utilized frequently, and over 16,000 buprenorphine prescriptions were handed out. Within this part of Los Angeles County is eight opioid treatment programs, and over 3,900 county residents receive buprenorphine treatment. Moreover, 3,589 patients also receive buprenorphine treatment from a prescriber in the county.

The City and Community Health Profiles for Inglewood indicate the population is over 116,000, and 64% of residents are between the age of 18 and 64. Approximately 21% of residents are living 100% below the federal poverty line, and 39% of Inglewood residents are living 200% below the federal poverty line. Substance abuse is often a driving factor that creates poverty, and poverty does force many people to turn to drugs or alcohol as a coping mechanism.

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Along with poverty in the city, housing affordability is an on-going problem. Approximately 56% of residents experience housing burdens where they are spending 30% or more of the household income on housing. Moreover, around 30% of residents experience a severe housing burden, where they are spending 50% or more of household income on housing. Financial stress in life is one of the most common reasons why someone turns to drugs or alcohol as a solution to cope with the financial burden. Anyone who is struggling with addiction can get the help they need from one of the various substance abuse treatment programs in Inglewood.

List of Addiction Treatment Services in Inglewood, California

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