Substance Abuse Treatment in Martinez, California

Created On Thursday, 05, May 2016
Modified On Wednesday, 08, September 2021


Substance Abuse and Addiction Trends in Martinez, California, Contra Costa County

Situated in Contra Costa County, the city of Martinez is the county seat, and is within the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. The population of the city is around 36,000, and it is located on the southeast shore of the Carquinez Strait in the San Francisco Bay Area. Being part of Contra Costa County, it has been affected by the opioid epidemic. In 2018 81 people died from an opioid overdose, which was an increase from the year before. In 2017 52 people died in Contra Costa County from an opioid overdose, despite a 25% drop in pain medication prescriptions over four years. This is why it is important to have drug rehab facilities all over California.

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According to the 2019 Contra Costa County Fact Sheet regarding opioid use and treatment, in 2019, 81 people died from opioid use. Many of the problems affecting the smaller cities such as Martinez are overflowing from San Francisco. In San Francisco, the number of people who died from taking fentanyl increased by almost 150% from 2017 to 2018. Contra County Health Services has Community Health Indicators for Contra Costa County from 2010, and during that time, approximately over 22,000 residents of the county were misusing prescription drugs. Before 2010, methamphetamine was the primary drug concern, before opioids had taken over. However, as with most of California, methamphetamine never went anywhere, and as of 2019, the drug is one of the most significant drug threats facing the state.


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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.





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