Substance Abuse Treatment in Murrieta, California

Last updated: 21 December 2021


Located in the southwestern region of Riverside County, the city of Murrieta has struggled with substance abuse, much like most of the county, and this means that the presence of drug rehab treatment programs in Murrieta is extremely important. According to the Riverside County Community Health Improvement Plan, approximately 56% of adults living in the county need behavioral health care services. Substance abuse is a significant public health issue and has a substantial impact on those living in the communities throughout the county. Currently, in Riverside County, the age-adjusted death rate due to drug use is 14.2 per 100,000 population. Approximately 34% of traffic-related deaths are due to alcohol-impaired driving, and around 26% of adults in the county binge drink. Chronic drug and alcohol abuse lead to countless health problems, which then place a continuous strain on the public health system within the county. For example, the age-adjusted emergency room rate due to alcohol abuse is 28.5 per 100,000 population, which is slightly lower than the state average.

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List of Addiction Treatment Services in Murrieta, California

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