Substance Abuse Treatment in Pico Rivera, California

Last updated: Friday, 10, September 2021


Substance Abuse and Drug Addiction in Pico Rivera, California, Los Angeles County

Pico Rivera is a city located in Los Angeles County and is 11 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles on the eastern edge of the Los Angeles Basin. The population of the city is around 64,000 and the median age is 36 with a rate of poverty of about 10%. Much of the industry within the city is manufacturing, retail trade, health care, transportation, and public administration. The stress created by work is a common reason why substance abuse occurs. Most places of employment in Pico Rivera provide health insurance, which is where the majority of Americans receive health insurance. Within most health insurance plans are employee assistance programs where employees access services for addiction and other behavioral problems.

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According to City and Community Health Profiles (CCHP) for Pico Rivera, approximately 9% of children in the city, who are under the age of 17, are uninsured. Additionally, 31% of adults aged 18 to 64 who live in the city are uninsured. Health insurance does help cover the cost of drug treatment, but it can be challenging to access programs with no health insurance. However, across Los Angeles County are free programs and services that help people who have state Medi-Cal. Many social and economic problems are a result of substance abuse. Employers lose money every year because of employee substance abuse, which is why employee assistance programs are crucial if an employer provides health insurance.

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


Marcel Gemme, DATS


on September 10, 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.