Substance Abuse Treatment in San Leandro, California

Created On Thursday, 05, May 2016
Modified On Friday, 10, September 2021


Substance Abuse and Addiction in San Leandro, California, Alameda County

The city of San Leandro is a large suburban town within Alameda County, and it is located on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay. The population of the city is around 90,000 and the median age is 40, with a rate of poverty of about 11%. Much of the industry that drives the economy in San Leandro is the retail trade, manufacturing, scientific and technical services, and utilities. Throughout much of Alameda County, substance abuse and addiction have created significant social and economic problems. In San Leandro, in 2016, approximately 16% of adults had reported binge drinking in the past 30 days. Between 2012 and 2014 in the city, the rate of substance use emergency department visits was 1,633 per 100,000 population.

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Per Alameda County, the age-adjusted annual opioid prescription rate in 2018 was 365 prescriptions per 1,000 residents. The age-adjusted death rate due to all opioid overdoses in 2017 was 1.9 per 100,000 residents. Between 2015 and 2017, the age-adjusted death rate due to drug use in the county was 9.9 per 100,000 population. Throughout Alameda County and within the city of San Leandro are public and private drug treatment options. When searching for a drug rehab center, it is crucial to find one that will meet the rehabilitation needs of the patient. Every addiction is unique, and there are specific treatment methodologies to help with all addictions, regardless of the severity.

Here is a list that will help you find the different drug & alcohol treatment services in San Leandro, California. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.

List of Addiction Treatment Services in San Leandro, California


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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.