Substance Abuse Treatment in West Hollywood, California

Created On Friday, 06, May 2016
Modified On Wednesday, 08, September 2021


Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment in West Hollywood, California, Los Angeles County

West Hollywood is home to the sunset strip located in Los Angeles County with a population under 35,000 people. Surrounding West Hollywood is the city of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Hollywood Hills, and Hollywood. Over one-third of the population in West Hollywood identifies as LGBTQ. Like most parts of Los Angeles County, West Hollywood does feel the impact of substance abuse and addiction. Los Angeles County is broken up into eight service planning areas, and West Hollywood is in SPA 4. According to a Community Health Needs Assessment 2019 done by Cedars-Sinai, substance abuse treatment was ranked as a significant health need.

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Approximately 84% of the respondents to the assessment felt substance abuse has a significant impact on the community. Moreover, 83% felt substance abuse in Los Angeles County has worsened over time, and 84% of respondents felt there were insufficient resources available to treat substance abuse. According to a West Hollywood City and Community Health Profile, the suicide rate in the city was 11.2 deaths per 100,000 population. The number of deaths from unintentional drug overdoses in West Hollywood was 7.3 deaths per 100,000 population. Within Los Angeles County in recent years, there has been a steady increase in the rates of sexually transmitted infections. Substance abuse leads to the transmission of these infections, and HIV infection remains a significant public health concern.

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


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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.