Substance Abuse Treatment in Lynwood, California

Last updated: Tuesday, 09, November 2021


Lynwood is a city located in Los Angeles County and is situated near the south gate and Compton in the southern portion of the Los Angeles Basin. The population of the city is estimated at around 72,000, and the median age is 29 with a rate of poverty of about 22%. Some of the primary industry in the city includes retail trade, health care, public administration, insurance, and finance. Like everywhere else in Los Angeles County, substance abuse and addiction do affect residents living throughout the different communities. According to a City and Community Health Profile (CCHP) for Lynwood approximately 23% of residents are living 100% below the federal poverty line, and 59% are living 200% below the federal poverty line. Struggling with poverty does force people to turn to drugs and alcohol as a means of coping with stress.

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Unfortunately, substance abuse does contribute to a greater struggle with poverty and finances. However, between 2011 and 2015, approximately 91% of adults aged 25 to 64 in the city were employed, and roughly 60% of adults aged 18 and older report receiving the social and emotional support they need. There are numerous reasons why people fall into addiction, and growing up in environments where there is no emotional or social support does contribute to addiction. According to the Los Angeles County Sentinel Community Site Drug Use Patterns and Trends in 2017, approximately 22% of adults in the county self-reported binge drinking in the past month. Additionally, around 4% were misusing illicit drugs, which did not include marijuana. Substance abuse and addiction require proper treatment and help. There are addiction support services in Lynwood and across Los Angeles County.

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


Marcel Gemme, DATS


on November 9, 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.