Substance Abuse Treatment in Modesto, California

Last updated: Tuesday, 09, November 2021


Situated in Stanislaus County, the city of Modesto is the largest city in the county and located in the Central Valley between Sacramento and Fresno. Within the Central Valley of California, the National Drug Intelligence Center has indicated it is a high-intensity drug trafficking area, per a drug market analysis. In the early 2000s, some of the drug threats facing the area include indoor cannabis cultivation, which led to numerous violent incidents. Moreover, local law enforcement at that time increasingly targeted methamphetamine lab operations; however, as of 2019, the Mexican drug cartels have almost completely taken over the production and distribution of methamphetamine into the state. This shows the great need for drug rehabilitation services in Modesto.

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Often the homeless population in the area is targeted by drug dealers. The 2018 Stanislaus County Point in Time Count Survey Results indicated that over 1300 people were living in emergency shelters, transitional homes, and who were also unsheltered. Substance abuse is a devastating problem that affects many homeless, and it is a constant struggle to find help and treatment. Anyone can find help from the various alcohol & drug abuse treatment programs within Modesto.

Here is a list of the different services in Modesto, California. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.



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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.