Substance Abuse Treatment in Redding, California

Last updated: 26 April 2022


Substance Abuse and Treatment Programs in Redding, California, Shasta County

The city of Redding is the county seat of Shasta County and is situated along the Sacramento River. Redding is the largest city located in the Shasta Cascade region and is the sixth-largest city in the Sacramento Valley. Much of the economy in Redding is based on services, such as healthcare, retail, and tourism. The population of Redding is estimated at around 91,000 people and is spread out in age across the city. During the peak of the opioid epidemic, problems with opioids such as pain medication and heroin rose in 2017. Older adults in the county were dying due to opioids, and the cause of death was linked to heroin more often than pain medication.

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According to a Shasta County Report, between 2013 and 2017, the number of unintentional fatal overdose deaths caused by illicit drugs grew from 1.6% to 15.8% of all deaths. During that same period, the county had over a 600% increase in heroin-related deaths. Most people who were seeking treatment in the county and cities such as Redding were doing so for heroin addiction. Treating heroin addiction in Redding involves medical detox to manage withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal management in California currently utilizes medication-assisted treatment with behavioral counseling. The detox process administers buprenorphine to manage the withdrawal symptoms and manage cravings while ensuring the patients attend therapy and counseling.

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List of Addiction Treatment Services in Redding, California

Here is a list that will help you find the different drug & alcohol treatment services in Redding, 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 April 26, 2022

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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.