Substance Abuse Treatment in Tustin, California

Last updated: Tuesday, 09, November 2021


Substance Abuse and Drug Addiction in Tustin, California, Orange County

The city of Tustin is part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area within Orange County and has a population of about 82,000 residents. The median age in the city is 34, and the average rate of poverty is about 13%. Much of the industry driving the economy in Tustin involves health care, manufacturing, technical services, scientific and technical services, finance, insurance, and public administration. Like many other cities this size in California, it does see the social and economic impact of substance abuse. Across Orange county are many families who are struggling with a loved one addicted to drugs or alcohol. Many of these substance abuse problems go untreated because addicts never reach out for help. This is why it is important to have drug treatment facilities all over California.

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According to Orange County's Healthier Together, approximately half of Orange County adults who need behavioral health services indicated receiving them. The community health needs assessment identified a lack of knowledge and access, along with high costs and stigma as challenges for people searching for help. Many of the substance abuse issues begin at a young age, such as adolescence. Between 2011 and 2013, more than one in four or 28% of 11th-grade students self-reported binge drinking alcohol in the past 30 days. When teens binge drink, they are more likely to use other drugs such as inhalants, prescription drugs, and illicit substances. Inhalants are common because of easy access and most prescription drugs are gotten from left-over prescriptions from parents.

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


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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.