Substance Abuse Treatment in Newport Beach, California

Last updated: 21 December 2021


Substance Abuse and Addiction in Newport Beach, California, Orange County

Newport Beach is located in Orange County and is a coastal city popular with locals and tourists for its beaches and surfing. In 2009 the housing prices in Newport Beach ranked eighth highest in the nation, and as of 2019, people throughout the county and state struggle to maintain affordable housing. Financial stress and not being able to afford housing is a strong motivator for drug and alcohol abuse. Adolescents who grow up in poverty are often exposed to parents who are abusing drugs or alcohol. According to a 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment organized by UCI Health, in Orange County approximately 7.5% of teens have tried marijuana, cocaine, and inhalants. This is why it is important to have drug rehabilitation facilities all over California.

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The most frequently used drugs in the county among teens are marijuana and prescription pills. Roughly 26% of teens have used marijuana, and around 15% have taken prescription pills. Newport Beach is a central city, and by 2015 there was an increase in the number of emergency room visits due to opioids. Per a 2017 Opioid Overdose and Death in Orange County report, over a five-year period, the number of cases was 223 per 100,000 population. Some of the most common drugs that impact Newport Beach and other parts of Orange County as of 2019 are still opioids, marijuana, alcohol, and methamphetamine.

List of Addiction Treatment Services in Newport Beach, California

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