Substance Abuse Treatment in Mammoth Lakes, California

Last updated: Tuesday, 09, November 2021


Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment in Mammoth Lakes, California, Mono County

The town of Mammoth Lakes is the only incorporated community in Mono County and located east of Mammoth Mountain. The population is estimated at around 8,000 people, and the median age is 32, with a rate of poverty of about 7%. Some of the largest industries in the town driving the economy are accommodation and food services, arts, entertainment, health care, and transportation and warehousing. According to the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) organized by Mammoth Hospital and the Mono County Health Department, substance abuse and prevention was the number one health priority in 2019. Substance abuse and addiction do affect people from all over the county and in town, such as Mammoth Lakes.

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According to the assessment mentioned above, the age-adjusted rate of opioid prescriptions per 1000 residents in the county was around 458 in the first quarter of 2015 and then declined over the next few quarters. Approximately 22% of adults in Mono County reported binge drinking or heavy drinking in 2016, and 67% of traffic deaths were a result of impaired driving. Substance abuse affects both adults and adolescents living in the county. Even problems such as with vaping are problematic within the county, and the community identified vaping as the second-highest health concern for youth. Drug treatment resources in the state include both public services and programs operated by non-profit private organizations.

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


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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.