Substance Abuse Treatment in Santa Rosa, California

Last updated: Wednesday, 08, September 2021


Santa Rosa is part of Sonoma County, and the opioid epidemic hard hit the city and the rest of the county. Because of this, there is a great need for drug rehab services in Santa Rosa to help those in need. According to the county estimates of opioid use disorder and treatment needs, in 2016, approximately 5.7% of residents aged 12 or older misused opioids in the county. Roughly one-fifth of those who abused opioids had an opioid use disorder. During 2016 the county had 22 opioid-related overdose deaths. Numerous strategies were implemented in the county to meet the demand for treatment. For example, most of the attention was placed on medication-assisted treatment and increasing the number of doctors who can prescribe buprenorphine and suboxone.

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The Sonoma County Department of Health Services, Public Health Division update the local situation at the height of the opioid epidemic in the state. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of fentanyl-related overdose deaths increased, and within the state, the increase was 57%. Other drug problems in the county involve prescription drugs such as Xanax. There is a growing number of kids abusing anti-anxiety medications such as Xanax. In 2018, over 760 students in Sonoma County were suspended from school because of drugs. There is substance abuse treatment in Santa Rosa for addicts of any age, ensuring that anyone can get the help they need.

Here is a list of the different services in Santa Rosa, 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


on September 8, 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.