Substance Abuse Treatment in Los Gatos, California

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


Drug Addiction and Substance Abuse in Los Gatos, California, Santa Clara County

The city of Los Gatos is a small city in Santa Clara County, and it was ranked the 33rd wealthiest city in the United States. The city is located in the San Francisco Bay Area at the southwest corner of San Jose within the Santa Cruz Mountains. The city has a population of around 31,000 people with a median age of about 45 and a rate of poverty of 4%. Much of the industry that drives the economy in Los Gatos is scientific and technical services, manufacturing, health care, and utilities. Within cities, the size of Los Gatos is social and economic problems caused by substance abuse. Per a 2018 County Treatment Primary Drugs at Admission report for Santa Clara County, patients under the age of 18 sought treatment for marijuana addiction, methamphetamine, and alcohol.

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Young adults aged 19 to 24 were attending public treatment programs primarily for methamphetamine, alcohol, and marijuana. Adults between 25 and 39 years old living in the county were seeking public treatment for methamphetamine, alcohol, and marijuana. Heroin use was seen more among adults aged 50 to 60 plus years, and within this age group, most addicts were seeking treatment for alcohol addiction, heroin, and methamphetamine. Substance abuse treatment requires proper withdrawal management, followed by residential drug treatment. When searching for substance abuse treatment services in Los Gatos and Santa Clara County, it is crucial to find a program that will meet the treatment needs of the client. Lengthier treatment programs are often better options to help addicts, especially those who have been abusing drugs for many years.

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