Substance Abuse Treatment in Stockton, California

Last updated: Wednesday, 08, September 2021


The city of Stockton is the county seat for San Joaquin County. It has had a reputation for being a dangerous place to live; for example, in 2012, Stockton was the 10th most dangerous city in America. Crime and addiction often go hand in hand, and many addicts become caught up in a continuous cycle of committing crimes to fuel an addiction. Unfortunately, substance abuse contributes to violent crime, and many violent crimes are committed by someone under the influence of drugs or alcohol. This is why it is important to have drug rehab centers in Stockton.

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During the peak of the opioid epidemic within the state, residents of San Joaquin County was witness to people dying every day because of drug-related causes. According to the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment from San Joaquin County Public Health Services (SJCPHS), the rate of drug-induced deaths was 56% higher than the state average. When various surveys were conducted throughout the county, approximately 41.1% of survey respondents report that drug abuse is among the most concerning health behaviors in the community. Approximately 39.6% of the community survey respondents say that alcohol abuse is among the most concerning health behavior in the community. Among youth in the county aged 12 to 17, around 3.4% binge drink at least once per month. Within the adult population, around 15.5% of adults drink excessively. With all this information, it is evident that many people need substance abuse treatment in Stockton.

Here is a list of the different services in Stockton, California. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.



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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.