Substance Abuse Treatment in Whittier, California

Created On Wednesday, 04, May 2016
Modified On Friday, 10, September 2021


Substance Abuse and Addiction in Whittier, California, Los Angeles County

The city of Whittier is located in Southern California, part of Los Angeles County, and has an estimated population of around 88,000. The median age in the city is 36 and the current rate of poverty is about 12%. Some of the primary industries driving the economy are educational services, health care, manufacturing, utilities, and public administration. Across all of Los Angeles County, substance abuse has significant impacts on the health of many residents. Per the LA County Public Health report, annually, there are over 2,900 alcohol or drug-related deaths. Every year within the county are over 132,000 alcohol or drug-related emergency department visits, and over 108,000 hospitalizations because if substance abuse. This is why it is important to have drug rehabs all over California.

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According to the City and Community Health Profile (CCHP) for the city of Whittier, approximately 11% of the population are living 100% below the federal poverty line. Additionally, around 33% of the population are living 200% below the federal poverty line. Struggling with poverty is a strong motivator for someone to abuse drugs or alcohol. Most adults living in the city are employed, yet the cost of housing and living is high. Approximately 42% of the residents are spending 30% or more of household income on rent, and around 18% are spending 50% or more of household income on rent. The drug treatment resources within the city include public programs and many non-profit private treatment options across Los Angeles County. When searching for a drug rehab program, it is crucial to find a center that will meet the treatment needs of the client. Primarily, this includes effective detoxification, counseling, and therapy.

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