Substance Abuse Treatment in Ojai, California

Last updated: Tuesday, 09, November 2021


Located in the Ojai Valley, the city of Ojai is part of Ventura County and is a popular tourist destination for its hotels, recreation, and spiritual retreats. The population of the town is estimated at around 7,600 and the median age is 47, with a rate of poverty of about 8.5%. Much of the economy is educational services, health care, technical services, finance, and tourism. Even within small towns with populations under 10,000 residents, people are struggling with substance abuse and addiction. According to a 2017 Ventura County Community Health Assessment, drug and alcohol abuse were identified as the most significant risky behaviors affecting the county. For example, between 2012 and 2014, the age-adjusted death rate due to drug use was 14 deaths per 100,000 population.

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Drug-induced deaths within the county were the 4th leading cause of premature deaths, which accounted for an average of about 46 years of life lost per death. There are countless reasons why someone chooses to abuse drugs or alcohol. Unfortunately, illicit substances, alcohol, and prescription medication become easy solutions to cope with physical or psychological pain. Boredom is a common reason for many because they are searching for something different within their lives. The misuse of prescription drugs, especially pain medication, has created numerous addictions and drug dependency issues. When searching for treatment options in California and in Ventura County, there are both private and public programs available.

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