Substance Abuse Treatment in North Hollywood, California

Last updated: Tuesday, 09, November 2021


Substance Abuse and Addiction in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, San Fernando Valley

The neighborhood of North Hollywood is situated in the east part of the San Fernando Valley, which is a region within Los Angeles. The San Fernando Valley is an urbanized part of Los Angeles County and is home to close to 1.8 million people. Substance abuse within this part of California is wide-spread and involves countless types of drugs. The societal and economic impact of substance abuse problems is felt throughout Los Angeles County. According to a San Fernando Valley Joint Community Health Needs Assessment 2016 (CHNA), there were numerous priority health issues within the area. For example, the San Fernando Valley has the third-largest homeless population within the county.

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In 2016 the Greater Los Angeles Homeless count was estimated at over 7,000 on any given night, and only 20% of them were sheltered. From 2015 top 2016, this area of Los Angeles County experienced a 36% growth in the number of homeless. Problems such as substance abuse contribute to the homeless situation. For example, approximately 16% of adults in Los Angeles County self-report binge drinking alcohol, which does lead to other substance abuse issues in life. The drug and alcohol treatment programs in North Hollywood and throughout the rest of the San Fernando Valley will help treat any type of substance abuse issue. Finding the right drug treatment is crucial, along with proper relapse prevention and aftercare.

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


Marcel Gemme, DATS


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.