Substance Abuse Treatment in Upland, California

Last updated: 21 December 2021


Substance Abuse and Treatment Resources in Upland, California, San Bernardino County

The city of Upland is part of San Bernardino County, with a population of under 75,000 people. The city is located in the foot of the highest part of the San Gabriel Mountains and is a Los Angeles suburb part of the Inland Empire. The city of Upland struggle with some problems associated with substance abuse and the most commonly abused drug is methamphetamine. Between 2013 and 2014, close to 3000 residents in San Bernardino county were admitted to treatment for methamphetamine addiction. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of methamphetamine treatment admissions dropped to slightly over 2,600. During that same year, over 2,700 people were admitted to treatment or opioid addiction, and between 2013 and 2014, over 1,500 people were admitted to treatment for opioid addiction.

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Opiates and methamphetamine have been some of the most commonly abused substances in the city and San Bernardino County for some time. During the opioid epidemic, methamphetamine was often overlooked. As of 2019, the drug is widely considered the current drug threat within many parts of California. Meth addiction does become progressively worse if the proper treatment is not gotten right away. It is not uncommon for addicts to use both opiates and methamphetamine, and may also be using both drugs intravenously. Drug treatment services include publicly funded programs and private services to help people addicted to methamphetamine and opiates.

List of Addiction Treatment Services in Upland, California

Here is a list that will help you find the different drug & alcohol treatment services in Upland, 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 December 21, 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.