Substance Abuse Treatment in Petaluma, California

Last updated: Tuesday, 09, November 2021


Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment in Petaluma, California, Sonoma County

Situated in Sonoma County, the city Petaluma is part of the North Bay sub-region of the San Francisco Bay Area. Located 37 miles from the city of San Francisco, the population is estimated at around 60,000. The median age in the city is 41, and the current rate of poverty is about 8.75%. Some of the more significant industries for employment in the city are health care, retail trade, technical services, and utilities. According to the county of Sonoma, one of the prioritized health needs is access to substance abuse treatment. Approximately 20% of adults ages 18 to 59 reported needing help for emotional and psychological problems associated with alcohol and drug use.

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Additionally, another 43% of residents reported binge drinking in the previous year, and residents in the county exhibit higher rates of alcohol and drug use than the rest of California. For example, there is a significantly higher percentage of mothers who report using alcohol during the first or third trimester. Among high school students in the county, around 44% of 11th graders have had an alcoholic drink in the past 30 days. More Sonoma County, 11th-grade students report taking prescription pain medication than 10th-grade students. Substance abuse at an early age does increase the chances of developing a drug problem during adult life. There are treatment resources in Petaluma, such as public programs, and numerous other drug treatments in California.

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