Substance Abuse Treatment in Malibu, California

Last updated: 21 December 2021


The city of Malibu is part of Los Angeles County and roughly 30 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. Most of the residents of Malibu live close to the Pacific Coast Highway and has a population of around 13,000 people. The median age in the city is about 51, and the rate of poverty is around 10%. Some of the largest industries in Malibu that keep the economy going include health care, finance and insurance, real estate, and manufacturing. Despite Malibu is an affluent area of Los Angeles County, it is not immune to the problems of substance abuse and addiction. Annually within Los Angeles County, there are over 2,900 alcohol or drug-related deaths. Along with this, each year is over 132,000 alcohol or drug-related emergency department visits. This is why it is important to have drug treatment facilities all over California.

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Alcohol and drug abuse also cause over 108,000 substance abuse-related hospitalizations, per the County of Los Angeles Public Health Data Brief. Within the criminal justice system, alcohol and drug-impaired driving are responsible for over 32,000 DUI arrests annually. These DUI arrests happen across the county and in cities such as Malibu. Additionally, every year is over 22,000 DUI convictions and over 12,400 DUI collisions. A result of these collisions is over 7,300 DUI injuries, resulting in an average cost of $7,000 plus for each DUI case. If you are struggling with an alcohol or drug addiction problem, there are treatment centers available in Malibu and across Los Angeles County.

List of Addiction Treatment Services in Malibu, California

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