Substance Abuse Treatment in Thousand Oaks, California

Last updated: Wednesday, 08, September 2021


Situated in Ventura County, Thousand Oaks is the largest city in the county located in the northwestern part of the Greater Los Angeles area. The city is part of the central populated core of Conejo Valley, and in the early 2000s was considered one of the safest cities in the nation. Thousand Oaks and much of Ventura County are impacted by problems associated with substance abuse. This makes the presence of drug abuse treatment in Thousand Oaks essential. According to the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment for Ventura County, alcoholism, and drug abuse including prescription drugs were identified as the top health needs.

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Some of the contributing factors to substance abuse include poverty and homelessness as a result of poverty. Per the assessment mentioned above, Ventura County has some of the lowest rates of poverty when compared to state and national levels. As of 2019, the poverty rate in Ventura County was 10.3%, which was much lower than the state. According to a 2018 Ventura County Preliminary Homeless Report, there were 1,299 adults and children who were homeless. When compared to 2017, this was a 147 person or 12.8% increase, and this was the first increase in the number of homeless since 2009. The city of Thousand Oaks had 80 people or 6% of the homeless population, and the cities of Oxnard and Ventura have nearly two-thirds of all homeless living there. This is why it is so important that anyone struggling with addiction seeks out help from a substance abuse treatment program in Thousand Oaks.

Here is a list of the different services in Thousand Oaks, 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 Alcohol and drug Rehab Programs in Thousand oaks, California


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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.