Substance Abuse Treatment in San Pedro, California

Last updated: 21 December 2021


Substance Abuse and Addiction in San Pedro, California, Los Angeles County

The city of San Pedro is a community within Los Angeles, part of Los Angeles County. San Pedro is part of the port of Los Angeles, which is a major international seaport dominated by the fishing industry. San Pedro is 20 miles south from downtown, and its neighboring community is Wilmington. Substance abuse and addiction affect every part of Los Angeles County. According to LA County Public Health, approximately 18.5% of young adults aged 18 to 25 have a substance use disorder. Roughly 34% of this age group binge drink, 8% misuse prescription drugs, 32% are using marijuana, 6% are abusing cocaine, and 22% are using other illicit drugs.

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Most drug problems often start at a young age and even in small working communities such as San Pedro. Substance abuse has a significant cost on the American workforce and workforce within Los Angeles County. Per the report mentioned above, approximately 9% of the workforce in Los Angeles County, of full-time employees are illicit drug users. Roughly 14% of part-time employees are illicit drug users. Anyone who is using drugs while at work or before work is 3.5 times more likely to have a workplace accident, and two times more likely to miss work. Most employers provide employee assistance programs through employee insurance.

List of Addiction Treatment Services in San Pedro, California

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