Substance Abuse Treatment in Ukiah, California

Last updated: 27 April 2022


Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment in Ukiah, California, Mendocino County

Situated in Mendocino County, the city of Ukiah is the county seat and largest city within the county. The city serves as the city center for the county and much of neighboring Lake County. Substance abuse and addiction are not as prevalent in this part of California when compared to other regions of the state. According to the Mendocino County 2019 Fact Sheet regarding opioid use and treatment, in 2019, there were 14 opioid-related overdose deaths, which was a rate of 18.6 per 100,000 persons. During 2019, over 7,000 buprenorphine prescriptions were handed out, and like the rest of California, medication-assisted treatment is widely used. There are no opioid treatment programs within the county, but 896 county residents receive buprenorphine treatment for opioid addiction.

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According to the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment approximately 25% of survey respondents said drug or alcohol dependency was a problem their family was struggling with. Among Native Americans living within the county, around 38% were struggling with substance abuse, and 11% of Hispanics living in the county were also battling substance abuse. There are numerous reasons why someone would turn to drugs or alcohol as a solution. Out of the people surveyed within the assessment, around 50% of respondents indicated that their daily activities were affected by stress some of the time. Approximately 24% of respondents said their daily lives were affected by stress most of the time. Stress can often be a strong motivator to use drugs or misuse prescription drugs. Drugs and alcohol provide temporary relief from stress, but then cause even more stress because of other reasons.

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List of Addiction Treatment Services in Ukiah, California

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