Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Monterey, California

Monterey, California is the seat of Monterey County and sits at the southern edge of Monterey Bay. This city represents many firsts for the state of California, including the first newspaper, library, and theatre. With a population of just under 28,000, local residents have access to some addiction treatment resources in Monterey itself.

Rehab Centers In Monterey, California

For those struggling with substance abuse, there is at least one drug and alcohol rehab center in Monterey.

Rehab Centers Near Monterey, California

While Monterey has only one outpatient treatment center of its own, there are residential/inpatient programs in nearby communities like Pacific Grove, Seaside, Santa Cruz, and Watsonville.

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Substance Abuse In Monterey & Monterey County

Monterey County is caught up in the opioid epidemic just like most of California, primarily relating to prescription drugs. Other critical drug use facts about Monterey and Monterey County include:

  • In 2015, Monterey County reported a prescription opioid rate of just under 600 prescriptions per 1,000 residents.
  • In 2014, Monterey County reported 12.5 per 100,000 residents had non-fatal opioid-related ED visits.
  • Deaths from prescriptions drugs in 2014 was 3.14 per 100,000 residents.
  • The yearly prescription opioid dosage per resident in 2015 was 605.86 in morphine milligram equivalents. The state’s number was 580.61.

Traveling For The Best Program

Monterey, California has limited local drug and alcohol treatment centers. Families may need to travel to other cities, or even different regions in California, for the right treatment option for their needs. For more information about how to find addiction treatment in California, contact

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