Substance Abuse Treatment in Turlock, California

Last updated: 27 April 2022


Substance Abuse and Addiction in Turlock, California, Stanislaus County

The city of Turlock is located in Stanislaus County, and its population is around 73,000, making it the second-largest in the county, followed by Modesto. The median age in the city is 34 years old, and the current rate of poverty is approximately 16%. Much of the economy is based on health care, manufacturing, and education services. Substance abuse and addiction do affect individuals and families living throughout the county and in Turlock. According to a 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment done by Kaiser Permanente, substance abuse was listed as a medium priority within the county. One of the primary concerns within the county was the prevalence of opioids and over-prescribed pain medication. The intersection of substance abuse and poverty was also addressed as being an issue within the county.

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According to a 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), which includes all of Stanislaus County, the second-highest priority was the treatment for substance abuse. Daily stressors of life such as poverty, job loss, family commitments, and other responsibilities do cause people to choose drugs and alcohol as a solution. Within the city of Turlock are public treatment services, and throughout the county are both private and public programs to help people who are struggling with addiction. When an addict is unable to find the right treatment for his or her addiction, the problem does tend to become worse. Regardless of the reason why the addiction happened, it is crucial to locate the best possible help.

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List of Addiction Treatment Services in Turlock, California

Here is a list that will help you find the different drug & alcohol treatment services in Turlock, 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 April 27, 2022

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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.