Substance Abuse Treatment in Manteca, California

Last updated: 21 December 2021


Substance Abuse and Addiction in Manteca, California, San Joaquin County

The city of Manteca is in the Central Valley of California, located in San Joaquin County 76 miles east of San Francisco. The population of the city is just under 70,000 residents and most cities of this size struggle with behavioral health problems, such as substance abuse. San Joaquin County is made up of seven cities and numerous small towns, among many rural and ranching communities. According to the San Joaquin County 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment, high priority health needs include mental health, and medium priority health needs include substance abuse. Substance abuse within the county is linked to community violence, teen pregnancy, and sexually transmitted infections. Some of the most commonly cited drugs within the assessment include marijuana, methamphetamine, tobacco, and alcohol.

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According to the assessment of deaths by suicide, drug or alcohol poisonings, that year was 46 deaths per 100,000 population. Approximately 35% of the population in San Juaquin county are considered heavy drinkers, and 34% of driving deaths are due to impaired driving. Opioids and prescription pain medication have also contributed to the substance abuse problems in Manteca and throughout San Juaquin County. Per the San Juaquin County 2019 Fact Sheet regarding opioid use and treatment, 25 people died in 2019 due to opioid-related overdose. Medication-assisted treatment with behavioral counseling is a standard treatment approach used. In 2019 there were over 6,800 buprenorphine prescriptions given, and there are six opioid treatment programs in the county. Currently, as of 2019, over 1,100 county residents receive buprenorphine treatment, and 645 receive treatment from a prescriber in the county.

List of Addiction Treatment Services in Manteca, California

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