Substance Abuse Treatment in Los Banos, California

Last updated: 21 December 2021


Substance Abuse and Addiction in Los Banos, California, Merced County

The city of Los Banos is part of Merced County and situated in the San Joaquin Valley in central California. The population of Los Banos is estimated at around 37,000 people, and the median age is 30, with a poverty rate of about 21%. The industry within the city that drives the economy is retail and trade, health care, and scientific and technical services. Within Merced County, substance abuse and addiction do impact many of the families and individuals living in cities such as Los Banos. According to a 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment Report (CHNA), a total of 4% of adults in the county report that they have sought professional help for an alcohol or drug problem at some point during their lives.

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During 2014 there were over 17,000 Merced County emergency department encounters due to injury because of drug and alcohol abuse. During this assessment, approximately 75% of those who responded felt substance abuse was a problem in the community, and 18% thought it was a moderate problem. Drug and alcohol addiction does lead to significant social and economic issues. Access to treatment is a common problem that many people face, and many of the treatment facilities are not advertised or promoted. When an addict finds the right type of help they need for his or her drug problem, they can address all the underlying issues.

List of Addiction Treatment Services in Los Banos, California

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