Substance Abuse Treatment in Placerville, California

Last updated: 21 December 2021


Substance Abuse and Drug Addiction in Placerville

Placerville is the county seat for El Dorado County, and the city is part of the Sacramento - Arden - Arcade - Roseville metropolitan statistical area. Within the city and across the rest of the county during the peak of the opioid epidemic, local efforts were made to combat the opioid crisis. In El Dorado County, numerous agencies and groups were involved in raising awareness and increasing access to drug treatment and preventing overdose. For example, some of the organizations involved include Marshall Medical Center, Barton Health, and the El Dorado Community Health Centers. As of 2019, the number of opioid-related overdose deaths has decreased. In 2019 there were seven opioid-related overdose deaths, which was a rate of 4.2 per 100,000 people. During that same year, medication-assisted treatment was heavily pushed, and over 8,400 prescriptions for buprenorphine were given out.

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Within the county, there are no formal opioid treatment programs; however, 1,425 county residents received buprenorphine treatment. The adult treatment services in the county include an outpatient clinic for adults aged 18 and over. Intensive case management provides a multidisciplinary team delivering a customized array of services designed to prevent hospitalization and assist clients in achieving their long-term treatment goals. The assisted outpatient treatment is for court-ordered outpatient clients. Anyone attending this program must be 18 and over and have a history of non-compliance with substance abuse treatment. Alcohol and substance abuse is associated with a variety of public health and safety concerns. These problems include alcohol-related traffic accidents and other injuries, employment problems, interpersonal issues, and family disputes.

List of Addiction Treatment Services in Placerville, California

Here is a list that will help you find the different drug & alcohol treatment services in Placerville, 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 21, 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.