Substance Abuse Treatment in Livermore, California

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

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Substance Abuse and Addiction Trends in Livermore, California, Alameda County

The city of Livermore is located in Alameda County and has a population estimated at around 90,000 people. The city of Livermore is the most populous in the Tri-Valley area, and it is situated on the eastern edge of the San Francisco Bay Area. Cities the size of Livermore are impacted by the problems of substance abuse and addiction. Across Alameda County are countless families with a loved one addicted to drugs or know of someone who is struggling with an addiction. According to Healthy Alameda County, in 2016, around 21% of adults reported binge drinking in the last 30 days, and within the county, it was 37% of adults. Opioid prescriptions within the county have been on a downward trend, which has helped reduce the number of people becoming addicted to them. It is still important to have many drug rehab facilities all over California.

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Per Healthy Alameda County in 2018, the age-adjusted annual opioid prescription rate in the county was 365 prescriptions per 1,000 residents. Additionally, the age-adjusted buprenorphine prescription rate in the county was 11 prescriptions per 1,000 residents. Buprenorphine is commonly used to treat opioid addiction and is often part of medication-assisted treatment with behavioral counseling. The death rate involving illicit drugs has been on an upward trend within the county. Between 2015 and 2017, the age-adjusted death rate due to drug use was 9.9 deaths per 100,000 population. However, deaths due to opioid overdose have been on the decline. In 2017 the age-adjusted death rate due to prescription opioid overdose was 1.3 per 100,000 residents.

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

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