Substance Abuse Treatment in Torrance, California

Created On Friday, 20, December 2013
Modified On Friday, 10, September 2021


Torrance is a coastal city in the South Bay or southwestern region of Los Angeles County and is part of the Los Angeles Metropolitan area. The city is known for its low crime rates and has consistently been ranked as one of the safest cities in Los Angeles County. Among many of the beach cities are issues with drugs and alcohol. According to the Beach Cities Health District, and a California Healthy Kids Survey, students living in beach cities report high rates of alcohol and drug use. This is why it is so important to have different drug rehab services in Torrance.

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Additionally, there are self-reports of current alcohol or drug use with 9th and 11th-grade students, which has been significantly higher than the Los Angeles Unified School District. When students living in beach cities such as Torrance reach the 11th grade, approximately 20% of them report binge drinking within the past 30 days. Adult binge drinking is also problematic in beach cities, and roughly 9.3% of adults report having 15 or more drinks per week. Binge drinking problems are more prevalent among young adults aged 18 to 29., and approximately 16% of young adults report consuming 15 or more drinks per week. About 13% of beach city adults misuse illicit drugs or abuse prescribed medication almost every day. However, this number is lower than the state and national average. This reinforces the great need for substance abuse treatment programs in Torrance.

Here is a list of the different services in Torrance, 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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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.