Substance Abuse Treatment in Visalia, California

Last updated: Tuesday, 09, November 2021


Situated in San Joaquin Valley within a couple of hundred miles of San Francisco and Los Angeles, Visalia is the fifth largest city in the San Joaquin Valley. This part of California is not immune to the effects of substance abuse. This means that there is an important need for drug rehab programs in Visalia. Opioids have had an impact resulting in many overdose deaths and opioid dependency problems. According to the California County Spotlight in Tulare County of 2018, data recorded from 2016 indicated the following. In 2016 an estimated 6% of residents in the county aged 12 or older misused opioids, and approximately 1.1% of the people misusing opioids had an opioid use disorder.

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During 2016, there were 12 opioid-related overdose deaths, and like many other counties and cities, there is a push for medication-assisted treatment. The magnitude of the drug problem in Tulare County has been considerable for many years. For example, in 2012, it was estimated by the Tulare Sheriff's Department, based on state prevalence estimates, approximately 9.7% of the adult population aged 18 or older required substance abuse treatment. The felony drug arrest rate in the county is one of the highest among California counties of similar size. In 2014, more than half of the felony arrests in the county, which include Visalia, were drug-related. Anyone struggling with addiction should seek out help from one of the various substance abuse treatment programs in Visalia.

Here is a list of the different services in Visalia, 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 Drug & Alcohol Rehabs for Addiction in Visalia, 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.