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Alcohol Addiction Resources in California

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In 2018, it was reported that more than 130,000 people were treated in California treatment facilities.1 So, if you’re struggling with alcoholism, it’s important to know that you’re not alone. There are plenty of ways to get better.

Hundreds of recovery options in California help people get their life back on track. The state is home to a lot of quality programs available for alcoholism and every type of substance abuse disorder.

California has some of the most respected centers in the US, with specialized programs and innovative therapies. This expertise, combined with the state’s beautiful scenery, makes California a safe environment for recovery. 

Whether you or a loved one are suffering from addiction, this resource guide is written to help them find treatment. 

State Funded Alcohol Abuse Resources

When it comes to seeking treatment for alcohol and substance abuse, many people have a hard time doing it because of the cost. However, there are options for addicts and alcoholics who can’t afford rehab or have no health insurance.

State-funded drug and alcohol rehab centers are readily available and provide free drug and alcohol rehab services. Essentially, these state-funded programs are addiction treatment facilities funded by tax dollars.

These programs are great for people who can’t afford such treatments or who don’t have sufficient insurance coverage.

California has allocated funds to different treatment centers throughout the state, which provide accessible treatment programs. Here’s a list of state-funded rehab centers in California.

Harmony Place
23041 Hatteras St.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
1 (855) 627-1417
https://harmonyplace.com/ 

Restore Health and Wellness Center
6918 Owensmouth Ave, 
Canoga Park, CA 91303
(818) 722-9019
https://www.restorecenterla.com/

Bakersfield Recovery Services
531 Knotts St.
Bakersfield, CA 93305
(661) 325-1817
https://bakersfieldrecoveryservices.com/

Empire Recovery Center
1237 California St.
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 243-7470
https://www.empirerecoverycenter.org/

Safe Refuge
1041 E. Redondo Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90804
(562) 987-5722
https://asaferefuge.org/ 

Empire Recovery Center
1237 California St.
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 243-7470
https://www.empirerecoverycenter.org/

Safe Refuge
1041 E. Redondo Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90804(562) 987-5722
https://asaferefuge.org/

Support Groups in California

People who are in treatment for alcoholism typically need additional support. Having a community to support you can help in overcoming addiction. A community can also help those who are helping you get better.

Support groups, alcoholics anonymous, and other alcohol dependency recovery organizations are essential to sobriety. These groups can help people in recovery avoid relapses by providing empathy and care when they need it the most.

52nd District Alcoholics Anonymous Central Office
301 S. Miller, Suite 208
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 925-3782
http://www.aa52centraloffice.org 

A.A. San Fernando Valley C.O.
16132 Sherman Way
Van Nuys, CA. 91406
818-988-3001
https://sfvaa.org/

Central Coast Central Office Intergroup
1137 Pacific Street, #B
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
805-541-3211
https://www.sloaa.org/

Smart Recovery 4-Point Program
Fresno, California
+1 559-203-9395
https://meetings.smartrecovery.org/meetings/1781/ 

Smart Recovery 4-Point Program
Fresno, California
(559) 213-0098 
https://meetings.smartrecovery.org/meetings/364/

VA Benefits & Rehab Coverage in California

Military life can be a challenging and unique experience. Civilians won’t necessarily relate to what military personnel has endured during their armed forces. 

Due to the unique stressors of military service, members of the armed forces are more likely than the average American to struggle with substance abuse.

Veterans Affairs benefits and rehab can provide a lot of help to retired military personnel struggling with alcoholism. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), alcohol serves as a coping mechanism after deployment. In one of the first studies of its kind, JAMA found that military personnel deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan dealt with alcoholism.

In short, their traumatic experiences correlated with heavy weekly drinking and binge drinking. Here are a few rehab centers for veterans in California. 

Central California VA Health Care System
2615 E. Clinton Avenue
Fresno, CA 93703
559-225-6100
https://www.va.gov/central-california-health-care/

Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center
351 East Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-253-2677
https://www.va.gov/greater-los-angeles-health-care/

Oakland Behavioral Health Clinic
525 21st Street
Oakland, CA 94612
510-587-3400
https://www.va.gov/northern-california-health-care/

Virtues Behavioral Health
11340 West Olympic Blvd., Suite 340
Los Angeles, CA 90064
855-265-7710 
https://www.virtuesbehavioral.com/

National Resources

Plenty of national services and resources provide guidance on many issues. One of these issues is alcohol and substance abuse.

These agencies can provide a variety of aid from family support to alcoholics anonymous. National services can provide the necessary support and resources catered to your needs.

These services can help with substance abuse, mental health, and other emergencies such as suicide crisis lines. Here’s a list of services that can help you.  

Suicide Crisis Line
988
https://988lifeline.org/ 

Veteran Crisis Line
Dial: 988 and press 1
Text: 838255
https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/ 

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/ 

Find A Health Center
https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/ 

NIAAA Alcohol Treatment Navigator
https://alcoholtreatment.niaaa.nih.gov/ 

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Updated on August 17, 2022
1 sources cited
  1. California Health Care Foundation. “Substance Use in California: A Look At Addiction and Treatment.” chcf.org, Oct. 2018

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