Substance Abuse Treatment in Susanville, California

Last updated: Tuesday, 09, November 2021


The city of Susanville is the county seat for Lassen County and is situated along the Susan River in the southern part of the county. The population of the city is estimated at around 15,000 residents and the median age is about 31, while the poverty rate is approximately 20%. The town of Susanville used to be a logging and mining town and there are three state prisons in the city contributing much to the economy with over have the city working at the prisons. Other parts of the economy in the town revolve around health care, retail, and construction. Substance abuse and addiction are often overlooked in cities of this size. There tends to be a strong stigma attached to addiction because most residents know one another. According to a Lassen County Strategic Prevention Plan, nearly half the population lives in Susanville.

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In 2016 data collected indicated the consequences of substance abuse, such as mortality rates. Within the county, drug-related deaths were the 4th leading cause of death among issues with drug-related crime and opioid prescriptions. The county was witnessing substance abuse indicators among high school students. For example, in 2015, 8% of seventh-grade students consumed alcohol in the past 30 days, 6% self-reported being drunk and getting sick, and 4% self-reported being under the influence of illicit drugs. Lifetime drug and alcohol abuse gradually increased with every grade in high school, and between 2011 and 2015, the number of drug-induced deaths increased. Substance abuse treatment services in Lassen County include both public and private treatment resources. Programs are available for both adults and adolescents, providing various methodologies of treatment.

Here is a list that will help you find the different drug & alcohol treatment services in Susanville, 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 Susanville, California


Marcel Gemme, DATS


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.