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Created On Saturday, 31, August 2013
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Substance Abuse Treatment & Detoxification Programs in San Bernardino, California

The city of San Bernardino is located in the Inland Empire and is the county seat for San Bernardino County. Drug and alcohol abuse is problematic in the city and throughout the rest of San Bernardino County. This is what makes the presence of drug rehab programs so important in San Bernardino. Between 2013 and 2014, alcohol abuse treatment admissions to county treatment programs rose by 10%. When information was looked at from the past five years, treatment admissions have grown 15%, led by a 26% increase for methamphetamine addiction treatment.

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Per the San Bernardino Community Indicators Report 2017, in 2014, there were more alcohol involved accidents than the previous year. Between 2015 and 2016, there was slightly more alcohol involved in accidents in 2016 than the previous year. In 2016 approximately 11% of severe collisions in San Bernardino County involved alcohol, which was higher than the state average. Since 2012 the number of alcohol-involved collisions rose 15% in the county, and in 2016 57 people were killed because of alcohol-related crashes. Drug and alcohol abuse leads to countless traffic accidents every year across the nation. Drug diversion programs and DUI programs help those who are chronically impaired drivers. Anyone struggling with addiction can find assistance from the different substance abuse treatment programs in San Bernardino.

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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.