Substance Abuse Treatment in Rialto, California

Last updated: 21 December 2021


The city of Rialto is part of San Bernardino County, and the median age in the city is 30 and the average rate of poverty is around 17%. Some of the largest industries within the city are retail trade, transportation and warehousing, health care, and construction. Cities the size of Rialto do deal with many problems associated with substance abuse, whether it is hospital emergency department visits, domestic violence, property crime, personal injury, or DUI offenses; many of these problems are linked to substance abuse. This reinforces the great need for drug rehab services in Rialto. According to a 2018 Community Indicators Report for San Bernardino County, there were fewer alcohol-involved accidents in 2017 than the previous year.

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Between 2016 and 2017, alcohol-involved collisions fell 5%, and in 2017 approximately 11% of severe collisions in San Bernardino County involved alcohol. During 2017, alcohol-involved collisions claimed 90 lives in San Bernardino County. Drinking and driving are hazardous and do result in loss of life every year. Every DUI offender will go through DUI court and will face fines and consequences based on the number of prior DUI's and if anyone was injured. Substance abuse treatment in Rialto along with other services is typically mandatory to help the person overcome issues they may be struggling with. In most situations, severe alcohol use often always involves substance abuse. Whether this is prescription drugs or illicit drugs, there are suitable public and or private drug treatment centers in Rialto and across San Bernardino County.


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.