Substance Abuse Treatment in Santa Monica, California

Last updated: 13 December 2021


Located in the western part of Los Angeles County, Santa Monica is a beachfront city located on Santa Monica Bay. The city is bordered by Los Angeles, Brentwood, and West Los Angeles, Mar Vista, and Venice. Santa Monica is known as being a resort town because of its location and warm climate. Part of Los Angeles County, many of the substance abuse issues the city faces, floods over from the city of Los Angeles. Drugs such as methamphetamine are being cited as one of the most common drugs for treatment admissions. Fentanyl, heroin, and prescription opioids continue to be problematic for the city and the county.

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According to the Los Angeles County Drug Use Patterns and Trends 2018, approximately 3.8% of the treatment admissions involved crack cocaine or powder cocaine. Drugs such as cocaine were the most commonly cited drugs among the National Forensic Laboratory Information System records and accounted for 14.9% of the reports in 2017. Powder cocaine and crack cocaine are widely used drugs in Los Angeles County and Santa Monica. Approximately 61% of all treatment admissions to public programs in the county were men citing cocaine as the primary drug of choice. Most of the cocaine-related treatment admissions were for residents older than 45 years of age. The Los Angeles Regional Criminal Information Clearing House reported that prices of cocaine in the county have been at the lowest since 2013. This is why it is important to have drug treatment facilities all over California.

List of Addiction Treatment Services in Santa Monica, California

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