Substance Abuse Treatment in Moreno Valley, California

Last updated: Friday, 10, September 2021


Moreno Valley is part of the San Bernardino-Riverside metropolitan area and is located in Riverside County. Moreno Valley is also part of the Greater Los Angeles area, and the substance abuse problems throughout this area affect all communities. This makes the need for drug rehab services in Moreno Valley very important. According to a 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment, access to care was a primary health need within the county. For example, this includes access to adequate health care including services available in communities such as Moreno Valley. In 2016 it was estimated that around 16% of the residents in Riverside County were uninsured, which can make it difficult to access drug treatment.

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It is not always easy to access a substance abuse treatment program in Moreno Valley, and many addicts struggle with this. When an addict is unable to get the treatment they need, their addiction does become progressively worse. The risk of overdose increases, along with the risk of developing severe health problems. Between 2012 and 2014, the age-adjusted death rate due to drug use was 14.2 per 100,000 population. According to the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) for Riverside County, the goal is to have this down to 14 per 100,000 population by 2021. Within Riverside County, between 2010 and 2014, approximately 34% of driving deaths were alcohol-impaired. Between 2012 and 2014, the age-adjusted emergency department rate due to alcohol abuse was 28.5 per 10,000 population. Substance abuse in Moreno Valley and across Riverside County has significant social and economic impacts. If you are struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, there is help available.

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


Marcel Gemme, DATS


on September 10, 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.