Substance Abuse Treatment in Lompoc, California

Last updated: 21 December 2021


Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment in Lompoc, California, Santa Barbara County

The city of Lompoc is located in Santa Barbara County and has a population estimated of around 43,000 people. Much of the economy in Lompoc is made up of the Vandenberg Air Force Base, which employs a large percentage of residents and contributes around $1.7 billion annually to the economy. Substance abuse and addiction affect many people residing in the city. For example, addiction among members of the military is not often talked about. It is not uncommon for active duty service members and veterans to struggle with alcohol abuse or prescription drug misuse. Pain medication is commonly prescribed to treat a variety of ailments, and long-term use does lead to dependence. It is important to have drug treatment centers all over California.

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According to a 2016 Community Health Assessment done by the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, approximately 21% of respondents felt substance abuse counseling was a health priority. Additionally, only one percent of respondents felt substance abuse counseling was a household health priority. It is not uncommon for communities to be unaware of the problems people face while struggling with addiction. There is often a significant stigma attached to addiction, which prevents many from reaching out for help. However, many communities have an increased awareness of what it will take to avoid becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol, such as healthy lifestyle choices.

List of Addiction Treatment Services in Lompoc, California

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