Substance Abuse Treatment in San Clemente, California

Last updated: 21 December 2021


Located in Orange County, the city of San Clemente is a coastal city with a population of around 65,000 people. San Clemente is located along the California coast between Los Angeles and San Diego and is the southern part of Orange County. The town is a popular tourist destination because of the ocean, mountain views, and Spanish Colonial-style architecture. All of Orange County is impacted by drug and alcohol abuse. Opioids have been an ongoing issue within the county, and per a 2018 Opioid Overdose and Death report in Orange County, there were 7,457 opioid overdose and misuse cases treated in emergency room departments between 2011 and 2015. In 2019 there were 249 opioid overdose deaths per a 2019 Orange County Fact Sheet regarding opioid use and treatment.

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During 2019 there were over 51,000 people in the county who had an opioid use disorder, and it was estimated that over 36,00 patients had no access to treatment. Within the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment organized by UCI Health, drug and alcohol abuse is a primary health concern for most of the Orange County residents. For example, approximately 35% of adults reported binge drinking in the past year. Binge drinking across the county impacts both teens and adults and does lead to the abuse of prescription drugs, and illegal drugs. Substance abuse treatment across the county include public programs that work with Medi-Cal. If you are struggling with an addiction or substance abuse issues, you must reach out for help.

List of Addiction Treatment Services in San Clemente, California

Here is a list that will help you find the different drug & alcohol treatment services in San Clemente, 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 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.