Substance Abuse Treatment in Pasadena, California

Last updated: 13 December 2021


The city of Pasadena is located 11 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles and is part of Los Angeles County. Like all other parts of Los Angeles County, substance abuse and addiction are seen throughout. Much is being done within the city to prevent people from becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol. There is also a wide variety of alcohol & drug rehab programs in Pasadena that can help anyone struggling with substance abuse problems.

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The Addiction Recovery Path Program offers outpatient alcohol and substance use recovery services in Pasadena for residents aged 12 and up. The programs accept Medi-Cal and My Health LA Insurance, which helps patients who have the coverage pay for treatment. Some of the services include group and individual counseling, assessments, case management, referrals, meetings, and assistance with applying for Medi-Cal or MHLA Insurance. According to the Pasadena Public Health Department, approximately 17% of adults in the city binge drink alcohol, which does lead to dangerous health problems later in life. Alcohol abuse is one of the most common issues fueled by environmental circumstances, and various other stressors in life.

List of Addiction Treatment Services in Pasadena, California

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