Substance Abuse Treatment in Madera, California

Last updated: Tuesday, 09, November 2021


Drug Addiction and Substance Abuse in Madera, California, Madera County

Situated in Madera County, the city of Madera is the county seat and is located in the San Joaquin Valley, with a population estimated at around 154,000. The median age in the city is approximately 33 and the current rate of poverty is 22%. Some of the primary industry driving the economy in Madera is agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, health care, and retail trade. Across Madera County and in the city of Madera, substance abuse and addiction do impact many families and individuals. If substance abuse is started at a young age such as during adolescence, there is more of a chance these problems will persist into adulthood. According to a 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) done by Madera Community Hospital, the unemployment rate in Madera County is 6.2% and the number of young people not in school or working is 8.4%.

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There are many reasons why people are unemployed and why young people are not in school nor working. Substance abuse and addiction are a small percentage of the problem, as well as the motivating factors to abuse drugs and alcohol. Poverty, for example, is a substantial risk factor that does cause addiction. Within Madera County, 22.1% of the population is 100% below the federal poverty level, and 32% of children are 200% below the federal poverty line. In 2018 the number of homeless in Fresno and Madera County reached 2,144. Substance abuse and addiction do impact a percentage of the homeless population and are a reason why many homeless are not able to get out of the cycle. This is why it is important to have drug treatment facilities all over California.

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