Drug Rehabilitation Centers in Santa Cruz County, California

Last updated: 21 December 2021


Throughout the last several decades there has been a rise in the number of drug and alcohol abuse being recorded around the world. Each nation has dealt with its own individual challenges regarding the drug crisis however the United States has been the sole country to report the worst rates of both drug abuse as well as drug fatalities. In the last year, the US has reported the largest rate of drug-related deaths that the nation has seen, totaling over 93,000 drug-related deaths over one twelve-month span. With this rise in substance abuse being seen around the nation, several of the smaller places in the nation have also begun reporting an increased rate of drug and alcohol abuse as well as drug-related deaths including in places such as Santa Cruz County, California which also has Santa Cruz as the largest city within that county. Drug rehabs in Santa Cruz County, California are available to help anyone that has struggled with a drug or alcohol addiction learn how to properly end their substance abuse problem while also addressing any of the other mental or emotional challenges that tend to accompany drug addiction. The state of California has experienced an increased rate of drug and alcohol abuse which has led the state towards an influx of drug-related deaths being seen. In Santa Cruz County, California alone, there were 133 drug deaths reported in a single year while other counties have reported even larger rates of drug fatalities, according to the County Health Rankings. If you or someone you love has struggled with a substance abuse problem of any kind, it is important that you utilize the help of a drug rehabilitation program to help with the process to ensure that you have the best chance at ending the substance abuse for good. There are different forms of drug rehab programs available around the country offering varying types of drug treatment, length of programs, level of care, modality and so much more. This allows patients a choice in the type of drug treatment they receive when finally ending the substance abuse. It is important that regardless of the type of drug rehab center that is chosen that some form of care is utilized as soon as possible to ensure that the drug abuse can be ceased before it is too late. Continued substance abuse can lead to increased risks including the development of long-term health complications or an accidental drug overdose. Make the call today to receive more information on the different drug rehabs in Santa Cruz County, California, and learn to live without the need for drugs or alcohol ever again.

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Additional Information on Santa Cruz County and Substance Use

Santa Cruz County is located on the Pacific Coast of the state, and the county seat is the city of Santa Cruz. The population of the county is estimated at around 278,000 and the median age is 37 with a rate of poverty of about 14%. Much of the economy in the county involves health care, retail trade, utilities, professional and technical services, and management of companies. Substance abuse across the county affects residents in communities big and small. According to Santa Cruz Health regarding illicit drug use, in 2013, an estimated 22.7% of adults reported needing help for emotional/mental health and problems with alcohol or drugs. When broken down to gender, this is around 26% of women and 18% of men within the county. During that time, it was also estimated that approximately 34% of people without health insurance needed help for a behavioral health problem.

Additionally, around 20% of those who had health insurance needed help for a behavioral health problem. Between 2011 and 2013, approximately 23% of adolescents in high school self-reported past-month marijuana use. Along with this, roughly 16% self-reported misusing prescription drugs, and 8.5% indicated past-year inhalant drug use. When substance abuse is not stopped during adolescence, there is an increased chance it will continue into adulthood. The amount and frequency of drug use increase and become worse as the person grows older. Substance abuse treatment programs in the county will help addicts overcome their addiction problems. These programs include both public and private inpatient or outpatient services for adolescents and adults.

List of Drug Rehab Centers in Santa Cruz County, California

Here is a list of the different treatment centers in Santa Cruz County, 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.