Substance Abuse Treatment in Loma Linda, California

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


Substance Abuse and Addiction in Loma Linda, California, San Bernardino County

Loma Linda is a small city located in San Bernardino County and has a population estimated at around 24,000 residents. The median age in the town is approximately 34 and the rate of poverty is about 18%. Many cities of this size in California deal with the social and economic issues created by substance abuse and addiction. For example, according to a 2018 Community Indicators Report, property crimes account for most crime, yet the overall crime rate in the county decreased by 6% between 2016 and 2017. However, when compared to neighboring counties, the crime rate in San Bernardino County is around the middle and lower than the state. Many property crimes are committed by people who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. This is one of the reasons why it is important to have drug treatments all over California.

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The criminal justice system in the state does provide drug programs for first-time offenders, whether it is a drug-related crime or a DUI. Between 2014 and 2017, the number of violent crimes in the county has increased by 20%. Since 2014 the rate of rape increased by 74%, and unfortunately, many of these sexual assaults and rapes are happening while the victim has been drugged or is under the influence. Additionally, the person committing the crime is under the influence of drugs or alcohol in most circumstances. The rate of robbery has increased by 19% and the aggravated assault rate increased by 16%, while the homicide rate is up by 14%. The substance abuse treatment options in Loma Linda and across the county include public programs and private treatment resources.

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