Substance Abuse Treatment in Woodland Hills, California

Last updated: Wednesday, 08, September 2021


Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Treatment in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California

The neighborhood of Woodland Hills borders the Santa Monica Mountains and is part of the San Fernando Valley region of the city of Los Angeles. Being within Los Angeles County, there are numerous substance abuse and drug problems. A variety of substance abuse issues affect the people of Woodland Hills. Treatment options exist within the public sector, such as outpatient, detox, residential, and relapse prevention. According to the Los Angeles County Drug Use Patterns and Trends in 2018, local concern remains for the misuse of prescription opioids. After the peak in 2017, the opioid misuse trends began to decrease. However, between 2015 and 2016, heroin treatment admissions were at a relatively high level, and there was an increase in indicators surrounding fentanyl.

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According to the Service Planning Area 2, Subset of Los Angeles County, the 2019 Fact Sheet surrounding opioid use and treatment, during 2019 there were 112 opioid-related overdose deaths, which was a rate of 5.7 per 100,000 people aged 12 or older. Most of California utilizes medication-assisted treatment, and in 2019 over 33,000 buprenorphine prescriptions were given out in this part of Los Angeles County. Along with MAT programs, there are 13 opioid treatment programs or OTP's. Over 4,500 county residents receive buprenorphine treatment, and over 4,100 receive buprenorphine treatment from a prescriber in their county, as mentioned in the fact sheet. It was estimated in this part of the county, which includes Woodland Hills, that over 40,000 county residents had an opioid use disorder.

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


Marcel Gemme, DATS


on September 8, 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.