Substance Abuse Treatment in Oxnard, California

Last updated: 13 December 2021


The city of Oxnard is located in Ventura County along California's south coast and is the most populous city within the county. Like many other parts of Southern California, substance abuse and addiction affect the residents. This is why the presence of drug rehab centers in Oxnard is so important. There are numerous social and economic problems created by addiction and substance abuse. According to a 2017 Ventura County Community Health Assessment, in 2015, approximately 16.6% of children under 18 were growing up in poverty. During that same time, around 19% of families with children were growing up in poverty.

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Unfortunately, many children who are growing up in poverty start to experiment with drugs and alcohol as it is something they may see their parents or the people around them doing. Financial difficulty is a common motivator for someone to choose drugs or alcohol. Within Ventura County, drug and alcohol abuse were identified as one of the most important risky behavior affecting county residents. Per the assessment mentioned above, the age-adjusted death rate due to drug use was 14 deaths per 100,000 population between 2012 and 2014 in the county. At any time when substance abuse does not receive help from substance abuse treatment in Oxnard, the addiction becomes worse increasing the chance for physical and psychological issues to develop.


Here is a list of the different services in Oxnard, 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 13, 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.