Substance Abuse Treatment in Porterville, California

Last updated: Tuesday, 09, November 2021


Drug Addiction and Substance Abuse in Porterville, California, Tulare County

The city of Porterville is located in San Joaquin Valley, part of Tulare County, and the population is estimated at around 60,000. The median age in the city is about 30 and has a rate of poverty of about 30%. Much of the industry in the city is agriculture, forestry, retail trade, health care, and scientific and technical services. Substance abuse in Tulare Count does affect the many different cites and residents across the county. According to a 2018 - 2019 Evaluation Report by the Tulare County Sherriff's Office regarding residential substance abuse treatment programs, nearly one in five of the felony arrests in Tulare County were related to drug offenses.

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The County Sherriff's Office operates the residential substance abuse treatment program, which is located in a medium level custody facility for male offenders. Between 2018 and 2019, there were over 1,100 inmates enrolled in the program. Approximately 52% of the offenders were between the age of 25 and 39, and 35% were between 40 and 64 years old. The most extended period of abstinence by a patient who completed the program was one year, among 35% of participants. These programs provide inmates with an opportunity to put an end to the cycle of crime and addiction. Too many people who are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction are caught up within the criminal justice system because of their addiction. Drug courts and programs for inmates are essential in reducing the number of people who re-offend.

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


Marcel Gemme, DATS


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.