Substance Abuse Treatment in Irvine, California

Last updated: 13 December 2021


The city of Irvine is in Orange County and is a planned city, which means the community was carefully planned from its inception. Substance abuse within cities such as this does contribute to numerous problems socially and economically. For example, according to Creating a Healthy and Resilient Orange County by the Health Funder Partnership of Orange County (HFPOC), there were a few factors that led to the rise of prescribing and consuming opioids. Some of these factors include the intent to cure pain, wide acceptance that opioid pain medication was low-risk and non-addictive, and a lack of experience in opioid addiction. This is why it is essential to have alcohol & drug rehab programs in Irvine.

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Early on in 2001 from 2011, admissions for opioid abuse treatment escalated more than five-fold. Before the peak of the opioid epidemic in Orange County, prescribing rates were climbing, which was contributing to countless people becoming addicted to these drugs. Pain medication addiction is best treated through withdrawal management and some form of inpatient treatment. Someone who is addicted to or dependent on opioids requires time to overcome the physical addiction. Additionally, behavioral counseling takes time to ensure the patient treats the underlying issues connected to the addiction. Residents can get all of these services at one of the substance abuse treatment programs in Irvine, CA.

List of Addiction Treatment Services in Irvine, California

Here is a list of the different services in Irvine, 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 13, 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.