Substance Abuse Treatment in San Juan Capistrano, California

Last updated: 21 December 2021


Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation in San Juan, California, Orange County

Located in Orange County, San Juan is a city that was created around the Mission San Juan Capistrano, which is a Christian Mission founded in 1776. The city is the site of the oldest residential neighborhood in California. Throughout much of Orange County, substance abuse and addiction affect numerous residents. Drugs such as methamphetamine, cocaine, and opioids are some of the more widely used substances within the area. According to the Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA), on average around 1500 residents are treated in the emergency room each year for opioid-related overdose and dependence. Approximately six out of ten cases involve opioids were with men, and roughly 39% included women.

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Between 2011 and 2015, the number of opioid-related emergency room visits increased for both males and females. On average, per year, over 1,100 Non-Hispanic White residents are admitted to emergency rooms for opioid abuse. Additionally, each year around 230 Hispanics, 27 Asian/Pacific Islanders, and 19 African Americans are admitted to emergency rooms because of opioids. Every year adults between the age of 18 and 34 accounted for more than half of those who were treated for substance abuse. Typically, the highest number of emergency room visits because of opioids are among young adults aged 18 to 24. Rehabilitation and counseling services in San Juan can help residents who are struggling with various types of addictions.

List of Addiction Treatment Services in San Juan Capistrano, California

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