Substance Abuse Treatment in San Jose, California

Last updated: Wednesday, 08, September 2021


The city of San Jose does have a large population of people, and a very diverse population and unfortunately drug and alcohol addiction can and will impact any person. Some addicts are able to function quite normally while still holding down a job and maintaining relations with friends and family, while other addicts cannot function at all and everything around them comes crashing down. Currently, there are just over 20 different drug rehab options in San Jose that are available to addicts, and these include a wide variety of treatment resources where a person can find the right help.

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Teen Substance Abuse in San Jose California

Most of the adolescent counseling programs and treatment services in San Jose are routinely busy with families and adolescents seeking help for substance abuse. Officials from hospitals, non-profit groups, and local law enforcement are seeing increasing numbers of teens drinking and alcohol using prescription and illegal drugs. For example, the number of teens within Santa Clara County struggling with alcohol and marijuana addiction has been unfortunately high. In 2011, Project Cornerstone conducted a county-wide survey of Silicon Valley, surveying over 16,000 high school students. The study reported that around 44% of seniors and 28% of juniors had consumed alcohol at least once in the past 30 days, and 47% had used marijuana.

Approximately one-third of high school seniors reported getting drunk in the last two weeks, and one in four had reported drinking and driving. The Mountain View-Los Altos High School District conducted a survey in 2013-2014, which indicated 26% of high school juniors consumed alcohol at least once in the past 30 days. Approximately 11% reported binge drinking and 17% reported smoking marijuana. Drug and alcohol use was reported as being higher at Los Altos High School, where 21% of juniors reported smoking marijuana and 31% reported drinking alcohol in the past 30 days. Prescription drug abuse has also become a growing problem. Unfortunately, most adolescents who gain access to prescription drugs get them from close friends or family. Leftover medication is often the most significant source of where these drugs are coming from. But thankfully, there are some treatment programs for teens in San Jose, CA.

Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Facilities in San Jose, California

San Jose is the third-largest city by population in the state of California, and some statistics have shown that there has seen a surge in crime since 2010 onwards, which has kept local law enforcement busy. Substance abuse problems throughout the city impact every demographic of people, but there are drug rehabilitation programs in San Jose with different services for all types of addiction. Within a 15-mile radius, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration site show 28 drug treatment centers on hand for the residents of the city.

Prescription-drug problems

Despite San Jose being located in the northwestern part of the state, this does not stop the inflow of illegal pharmaceuticals from entering the city. In this part of the state, such as drugs as benzodiazepines and OxyContin© are regularly found in the city, and abused by its residents. Medical detox programs and drug abuse treatment centers in San Jose operate specific programs to help addicts and those who have become physically dependent on these drugs.

Here is a list of the different services in San Jose, California. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.



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on September 8, 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.