Substance Abuse Treatment in Sylmar, California

Last updated: 13 December 2021


Sylmar is a neighborhood in the northeast portion of Los Angeles, and the North Central Granada Hills and Sylmar region has a population of around 144,000 people. Across the many different neighborhoods within Los Angeles and throughout the San Fernando Valley are countless families struggling with substance abuse. According to the Los Angeles County Sentinel Community Site Drug Use Patterns and Trends in 2018, there have been continuing increases in treatment admissions for methamphetamine addiction. During the peak of the opioid epidemic, methamphetamine was overlooked as a drug threat. However, as it became more and more difficult for opioid addicts to get illegal prescription pain medication, many turned to methamphetamine and heroin.

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Mexican drug cartels met this demand flooding California with methamphetamine and heroin. In 2017 methamphetamine accounted for 30% of all treatment admission in Los Angeles County, and it was a steady incline of treatment admissions since 2010. Methamphetamine was reported in over 4% of the Los Angeles County Poison Control calls in 2017. Approximately 58% of all the treatment admissions in 2017 reported methamphetamine as a secondary drug of choice. The wholesale and street prices of methamphetamine remained stable in 2017, and as of 2019, methamphetamine is widespread across the state of California. If you are struggling with an addiction to meth and other stimulant drugs, there are drug treatment resources available.

List of Addiction Treatment Services in Sylmar, California

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