Substance Abuse Treatment in Redondo Beach, California

Last updated: Tuesday, 09, November 2021


Substance Abuse and Addiction in Redondo Beach, California, Los Angeles County

Redondo Beach is a coastal city within Los Angels County and is located in the South Bay region of the Greater Los Angeles area. Redondo Beach is part of three beach cities within Santa Monica Bay, and like many other beach cities, many adolescents and young adults struggle with drug and alcohol addiction. According to the Beach Cities Health District (BCHD), excessive alcohol consumption is the second-leading cause of premature death in Los Angeles County. Students who live in beach cities report high rates of alcohol and drug use. The self-report of current drug and alcohol use among high school students was significantly higher than the Los Angeles Unified School District and state levels.

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It is estimated that by 11th grade, more than 20% of students report binge drinking, and if the proper help is not gotten this will progress into adult life. Among adults living in beach cities, approximately 9.3% of adults report having 15 or more drinks per week, and this is more prevalent among young adults aged 18 to 29. About 13% of beach city adults use drugs or medication almost every day to help them relax. Even recreational drug use does lead to dangerous addictions, and without the right help, an addict will continue to struggle. Within this part of Los Angeles County are different drug and alcohol treatment programs and services. These are both public programs and those within the non-profit private sector.

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


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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.