Substance Abuse Treatment in Vista, California

Last updated: 21 December 2021


The city of Vista is located in Southern California and part of San Diego County, and it is part of the San Diego-Carlsbad California metropolitan area and has more than 25 educational institutions for youth. Throughout San Diego County and within the city of Vista, drug prevention and education are crucial among youth. When drug problems start at an early age in life, they will tend to progress into adulthood. When adolescents begin to abuse drugs or alcohol, they are more likely to continue when they reach young adulthood. This is why the presence of substance abuse treatment in Vista is so important. According to a 2019 Report Card for San Diego County put together by the Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force (PDATF), 56% of juvenile arrestees in 2018 report prescription drug misuse. Additionally, during 2018, 45% of adult arrestees reported misusing prescription drugs. Most adolescents who abuse prescription drugs find unused prescriptions from their parents.

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Within the county annually in 2018, around 27 pain-medication pills are dispensed per county residents. Additionally to this around ten anti-anxiety pills and five stimulant pills are dispensed per county residents. Prescription drug addiction is a problem that many families struggle with who live in Vista. Finding the right help is crucial, such as withdrawal management and either outpatient or residential treatment. Local drug treatment services in Vista can help those in need. Medi-Cal will help cover drug abuse treatment for those who have public insurance; however, every program is slightly different from what is covered.

List of Addiction Treatment Services in Vista, California

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