Substance Abuse Treatment in Montebello, California

Last updated: Tuesday, 09, November 2021


Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment in Montebello, California, Los Angeles County

The city of Montebello is part of Los Angeles County and is situated in the southwestern area of the San Gabriel Valley east of downtown Los Angeles. The population of Montebello is estimated at around 63,000 people, and the median age is 36, with an average rate of poverty of about 13%. Substance abuse impacts every part of Los Angeles County, and according to the LA County Public Health, approximately 18% of adults aged 18 to 25 had a substance use disorder. According to the City and Community Health Profile (CCHP) for Montebello, about 14% of the population are living 100% below the federal poverty line and 41% are living 200% below the federal poverty line.

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The average life expectancy in the city is around 83 years old, and substance abuse will drastically decrease this, especially with daily binge drinking and substance abuse. There are many reasons why someone chooses to abuse drugs or alcohol, and around 55% of the population in Montebello receive the social and emotional support they need. When struggling with an addiction, it is crucial to reach out for help and find a program that will meet your treatment needs. Without proper detox followed by full drug treatment, any addiction does become progressively worse and will lead to a severe health problem or even death. Per the community report mentioned above, deaths from unintentional drug overdose are 4.6 per 100,000 population.

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