Substance Abuse Treatment in Laguna Hills, California

Created On Friday, 06, May 2016
Modified On Friday, 10, September 2021


Laguna Hills is a city in Orange County, and the population is around 32,000 people. The median age in the city is about 41 years old and the poverty rate is approximately 8.5%. Like many other cities in Orange County, some residents of Laguna Hills struggle with substance abuse and addiction. According to the Orange County Community Indicators for 2018, there are 42 miles of coastline and roughly 8% of the California population lives in Orange County. Currently, in the county are over 3.2 million people and the population is projected to grow by 10% between 2018 and 2040. Many of the substance abuse problems start at an early age, especially among children and adolescents. This is why it is important to have drug rehab centers all over California.

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When children start to experiment with alcohol, marijuana, inhalants, and prescription drugs, there is an increased chance they will develop an addiction during their young adult life. There are many contributing factors as to why children and adolescents start to abuse drugs or alcohol. The environment they grow up in does contribute to other problems, which can lead to addiction. For example, within Orange County per the profile mentioned above is one in six children in Orange County live in poverty. In 2016 approximately 16.9% of the children in Orange County were living in poverty. When the cost of housing is factored in, the poverty rate jumps to 24%. Within Laguna are some public programs to help addicts and many private treatment centers across Orange County.

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