Substance Abuse Treatment in Santa Clara, California

Last updated: 13 December 2021


The city of Santa Clara is part of Santa Clara County and is located on the southern coast of San Francisco Bay. The city is home to many tech companies, along with Santa Clara University, which is the oldest institution of higher learning in California. Substance abuse and addiction impact many of those working in the tech industry. This is why it is so important to have drug rehab services in Santa Clara to help those in need. The drug problems often start in college or university and then progress if the proper help is not gotten. For example, binge drinking in college does lead to further problems in life if it continues.

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Many who work in the tech industry abuse stimulant drugs to work longer hours and some are under the impression it allows them to be more productive. According to the Santa Clara County Primary Drugs at Admission, in 2018, 77.8% of all treatment admissions involved opioids/opiates. Approximately 9.1% involved alcohol, and 4.5% cited methamphetamine as their primary drug of choice. In 2018 there were 59 opioid-related overdose deaths, which was a rate of 3.6 deaths per 100,000 population. Like many other counties and cities, medication-assisted treatment is popular, and over 19,000 prescriptions for buprenorphine were handed out. There are substance abuse treatment programs in Santa Clara for people of all ages. Approximately 59% of adults aged 30 to 39 cited methamphetamine as being their drug of choice upon admission.

List of Drug & Alcohol Rehabs for Addiction in Santa Clara, California

Here is a list of the different services in Santa Clara, 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 13, 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.