Substance Abuse Treatment in Seaside, California

Last updated: Tuesday, 09, November 2021


Substance Abuse and Addiction in Seaside, California, Monterey County

The city Seaside is located in Monterey County, and the population is estimated at around 35,000, with a median age of approximately 31 and a poverty rate of about 14%. Much of the economy in the city is health care and social assistance, utilities, and public administration. Those who are struggling with substance abuse and addiction in Seaside and Monterey County can access public and private treatment centers. According to an Impact Monterey Community Assessment 2015, the most significant community health problem reported was street gang violence. Unfortunately, many of these problems revolve around illicit drug use and the sale and trafficking of illegal drugs. Innocent bystanders become caught in the middle and drug users are in an endless cycle of crime and addiction. The drug courts in the state do help first-time offenders who are charged with drug-related offenses and or a DUI.

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Approximately 51% of survey respondents to the assessment mentioned above reported alcohol abuse, especially underage drinking, as a significant health need. Additionally, another 50% of survey respondents said drug abuse was a significant health problem. Substance abuse creates problems at every level of society. Most of these issues start within the family dynamic, especially among adolescents who grow up exposed to substance abuse or who are dealing with childhood trauma. Substance treatment programs in the state and county and the city can help addicts and their families through addiction and treat the problems connected to it.

Here is a list that will help you find the different drug & alcohol treatment services in Seaside, California. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.

List of Addiction Treatment Services in Seaside, California


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on November 9, 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.