Substance Abuse Treatment in Pleasanton, California

Last updated: 21 December 2021


Substance Use and Addiction Treatment in Pleasanton, California, Alameda County

Pleasanton is a suburb within the San Francisco Bay area and located 25 miles east of Oakland, situated in Alameda County. The population of the city us under 71,000, and it was ranked one of the wealthiest middle-sized cities in the nation. According to Healthy Almeda County, approximately 19.7% of adults in the county binge drink alcohol within the last 30 days in 2016. The rate of substance use emergency department visits between 2012 and 2014 was 796 per 100,000 population. When someone is admitted to the emergency room due to substance abuse, it is often related to a non-fatal overdose.

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Per a 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment done by Stanford Health Care/Valley Care, which has 12 hospitals in Alameda County covering Pleasanton, substance abuse was ranked number six out of seven for priority health needs. For example, the rate of binge drinking within the county is higher when compared to Contra Costa County and the state. The resident's total household expenditures towards alcohol are slightly higher than the state average, and the number of substance abuse emergency room visits in the county is higher than the state average. Many who were surveyed and consulted for this assessment felt there was a connection between domestic violence and drug and or alcohol abuse. Many members of the community expressed concerns about the lack of adequate local treatment programs and facilities.

List of Addiction Treatment Services in Pleasanton, California

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