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California
6 Minute Read | Published Oct 12 2023 | Updated Feb 29 2024
Emma Collins
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Emma Collins
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Alcoholism, Drug Abuse, Mental Health, and Treatment in California

California Summary:

As expected for the state with the country’s largest population, California struggles with its fair share of alcoholism, drug abuse, and mental health issues. Addiction to stimulants, including methamphetamine, is one of the primary issues in both Northern and Southern California. 

However, California also has a robust structure for treatment, including Medi-Cal and its substantial behavioral health coverage. This, combined with progressive laws, provides both coverage and hope for those with drug abuse, addiction disorders, and other substance abuse issues.

 Quick California statistics:

  • California state population: 39 million

  • Number of people in California who abuse alcohol and/or drugs: ~3 million

  • Number of people in California with a mental illness: 5 million

  • Prescription drug abuse is the fastest-growing drug problem in California. This includes opioids like OxyContin and Percocet, as well as benzodiazepines like Valium and Xanax

(Source: Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration)

Alcoholism in California

In California, about 2.3 million people 12 or older were dependent on or abused alcohol in 2009-2013 (7.5% of all those in that age group). Addiction to alcohol is a serious health condition that can lead to accompanying health issues like anemia, cancer, cardiovascular disease, cirrhosis, dementia, depression, gout, and more.

California has a plethora of treatment centers for those struggling with alcoholism. One such luxury rehab facility is Promises Treatment Center in Malibu (near Los Angeles). In addition to standard rehab facility options, Promises offers Couples Treatment, which can be very helpful for those in intimate relationships, as an intimate partner can serve as an important support system as well as a significant trigger. Promises also offers alternative, evidence-based therapies like Equine Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). 

Santa Cruz County Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is a payment-assisted facility in the Santa Cruz area. It accepts adults as well as teenagers and children, and offers outpatient services. It also has bilingual staff and therapists (Spanish-speaking), and treatment options for emotionally disturbed children. 

In addition to formal treatment centers, due to the population density in cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego, if you live in California, it’s generally easy to find a 12-step program meeting (like Alcoholics Anonymous) close by.

Drug Abuse in California

While the rate of drug-induced deaths in California is lower than the national average, drug abuse is California’s number one premature killer after car accidents. Around 750,000 people abuse illegal drugs in California, with stimulants like methamphetamine being the commonly cited in primary drug treatment admissions. The next most commonly cited is marijuana, followed by heroin, cocaine, and other opiates. 

Treatment options for drug abuse include both luxury as well as state-run and other payment-assisted facilities. Journey Malibu is a private rehab center in Malibu (near LA) specializing in the treatment of drug abuse, as well as mental health. It offers both inpatient and outpatient care, and has an Opiate Addiction Treatment Center that is certified to use Vivitrol, a non-narcotic, non-addictive, FDA-approved medication. Vivitrol has been shown to be effective in treating both opiate and alcohol abuse (in conjunction with therapy). 

Tarzana Treatment Center is a payment-assisted rehab facility in Tarzana (just north of LA) that treats drug addiction as well as mental health disorders. It offers both inpatient, intensive outpatient (IOP), and outpatient services. For those addicted to opioids (heroin, OxyContin, Percocet, etc.), Tarzana is certified to provide Methadone Maintenance Treatment as well as Opiate Replacement Therapy (ORT). Tarzana also offers Intervention Services, for family members considering staging an intervention with a loved one. 

Mental Health in California

About 5 million people struggle with mental illness in California, 1 million of whom have had serious thoughts of suicide within the last year. Mental illnesses include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, personality disorders like Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and more.

California has a number of facilities targeting specific demographics with mental health disorders. For example, the Monte Nido Eating Disorder Center of California is a private rehab facility in Los Angeles specifically for those struggling with eating disorders like anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Monte Nido offers inpatient as well as intensive outpatient (IOP) services, and has a wide range of therapeutic modalities available. These include Equine Therapy, Creative Arts Therapy, Nutrition Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as well as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). 

Bonita House is a payment-assisted facility in Northern California (Oakland) that offers Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment. This means it has specific treatment for those who suffer from mental disorders like clinical depression, bipolar disorder, or anxiety disorders alongside substance abuse disorders (drug or alcohol addiction). Bonita House can thus address a person’s drug or alcohol addiction and mental health issue at the same time.

How Much Does Rehab Cost in California?

The cost of rehab varies. Both private and public insurance policies cover substance abuse treatment to varying degrees. Basically, certain facilities will accept certain forms of insurance, while others may not. Contact your insurance provider and ask about substance abuse disorder treatment options in your area. You can also research treatment providers in your area and ask what kinds of insurance they accept.

If you don't have insurance, try to find sliding scale programs, consider payment plans and other financing options, and look into SAMHSA grants.

California is also home to Medi-Cal (California Medical Assistance Program), the federal Medicaid Program for the state. One of the biggest questions California residents have is, “Does Medi-Cal cover drug rehab?” 

The answer is yes -- at certain facilities. With the Affordable Care Act, over 140 drug and alcohol treatment facilities in California accept Medi-Cal. It’s always best to double-check, especially as laws and regulations change.

Is California a Good Option for Out-of-State Recovery?

If you’re looking for a high-quality, out-of-state option for rehab, California can be a good choice. In 2013, over 150,000 people enrolled in rehab facilities in California from other states. Many selected facilities in beautiful natural locations, of which California is home to many. 

Many of California’s rehab centers also offer alternative therapies that have been proven to help advance one’s treatment and recovery, such as Experiential Therapy (Art Therapy), EMDR, Equine Therapy, Holistic Therapy, and more. Additionally, a number of facilities target specific demographics, like girls and women, the LGBT community, those struggling with eating disorders, and Spanish speakers. There are a number of reasons to consider California for your rehabilitation needs.

California: Looking Ahead 

Much is shifting and will continue to shift in the landscape of drug and alcohol abuse, treatment, and rehabilitation in the state of California. For example, in 2016 voters approved Proposition 64 in California, legalizing marijuana. These and other reformist changes will continue to bring new energy and possibility to treatment and rehabilitation.

As one of the most progressive states in the country, it’s no surprise that California has a robust and well-established network of both mental health as well as substance abuse treatment facilities. The combination of state-run, payment-assisted, and luxury treatment centers means that anyone serious about addressing their mental health issue and/or substance abuse issue can find the right treatment option for them. Help is ready and waiting.

Treatment Centers And Meetings in California

Treatment Centers
Substance Abuse New Life Health Authority
280 East Standley Street, Ukiah, California, 95482
Outpatient Detox and Treatment
Medicaid and Self-payment options
Substance Abuse HASP DUI Program
349 G Street, Crescent City, California, 95531
Outpatient Treatment
Self-payment options
Substance Abuse VOTC - Visions of the Cross
3647 Ricardo Avenue, Redding, California, 96002
Outpatient Treatment
Grants and Private Insurance accepted
Substance Abuse Aegis Treatment Centers
1147 Hartnell Avenue, Redding, California, 96002
Outpatient Detox and Treatment
Grants and Private Insurance accepted
Substance Abuse California Human Development (CHD)
3315 Airway Drive, Santa Rosa, California, 95403
Outpatient Treatment
Medicaid and Self-payment options
Substance Abuse California Human Development - Athena House
3555 Sonoma Highway, Santa Rosa, California, 95409
Outpatient Treatment
Self-payment options
Mental Health Del Norte County Behavioral Health
455 K Street, Crescent City, California, 95531
Outpatient Treatment
Grants and Private Insurance accepted
Substance Abuse Shasta County Health and Human Services - Women's Recovery and Resiliency Services
1506 Market Street, Redding, California, 96001
Outpatient Treatment
Grants and Medicaid accepted
Mental Health Shasta County Mental Health
2640 Breslauer Way, Redding, California, 96001
Outpatient Detox and Inpatient Treatment
Grants and Private Insurance accepted
Mental Health Siskiyou County Health and Human Services Agency
2060 Campus Drive, Yreka, California, 96097
Outpatient Treatment
Self-payment options
Substance Abuse Glenn County Health and Human Services - Behavioral Health
242 North Villa Avenue, Willows, California, 95988
Outpatient Treatment
Self-payment options
Substance Abuse County of Glenn - Glenn County Behavioral Health Program
604 East Walker Street, Orland, California, 95963
Outpatient Treatment
Self-payment options
Mental Health Crestwood Behavioral Health - Crestwood Wellness and Recovery Center
3062 Churn Creek Road, Redding, California, 96002
Outpatient Treatment
Medicare, Medicaid and Self-payment options
Substance Abuse Consolidated Tribal Health Project
6991 North State Street, Redwood Valley, California, 95470
Outpatient Treatment
Grants and Private Insurance accepted
Substance Abuse Drug Abuse Alternatives Center (DAAC) - Turning Point Orenda Detox
1430 Neotomas Avenue, Santa Rosa, California, 95405
Outpatient Treatment
Private Insurance
Substance Abuse Drug Abuse Alternatives Center (DAAC)
2403 Professional Drive, Santa Rosa, California, 95403
Outpatient Treatment
Private Insurance
Substance Abuse Drug Abuse Alternatives Center (DAAC) - Outpatient Services
2403 Professional Drive, Santa Rosa, California, 95403
Outpatient Treatment
Private Insurance
Substance Abuse Drug Abuse Alternatives Center (DAAC) - Turning Point
440 Arrowood Drive, Santa Rosa, California, 95407
Outpatient Treatment
Private Insurance
Substance Abuse Duffys Napa Valley Treatment
3076 Myrtledale Road, Calistoga, California, 94515
Outpatient Treatment
Private Insurance
Mental Health Dunamis Wellness 1465 Victor Avenue
1465 Victor Avenue, Redding, California, 96003
Outpatient Treatment
Private Insurance
Mental Health Dunamis Wellness
748 North Market Street, Redding, California, 96003
Outpatient Treatment
Medicaid and Medicare accepted
Substance Abuse Empire Recovery Center
1237 California Street, Redding, California, 96001
Outpatient Treatment
Private Insurance
Substance Abuse Empire Outpatient Services
1616 West Street, Redding, California, 96001
Outpatient Treatment
Private Insurance
Substance Abuse Ford Street Project - Recovery Center
201 Brush Street, Ukiah, California, 95482
Outpatient Treatment
Medicaid and Medicare accepted
Substance Abuse Humboldt Alcohol Recovery Treatment (HART)
2331 Rohnerville Road, Fortuna, California, 95540
Outpatient Treatment
Self-payment options
Substance Abuse Hilltop Recovery Services - Residential Treatment for Men
14715 East Highway 20, Clearlake Oaks, California, 95423
Outpatient Treatment
Private Insurance
Substance Abuse Hilltop Recovery Services - Intensive Outpatient Program
6300 East Highway 20, Lucerne, California, 95458
Outpatient Treatment
Private Insurance
Substance Abuse County of Humboldt DHHS - Adolescent Treatment Program
134 D Street, Eureka, California, 95501
Outpatient Treatment
Grants and Medicaid accepted
Mental Health Humboldt County Behavioral Health - Children and Family Services
2440 6th Street, Eureka, California, 95501
Outpatient Treatment
Grants and Private Insurance accepted
Substance Abuse Healthy Moms Program
2910 H Street, Eureka, California, 95501
Outpatient Treatment
Private Insurance
Mental Health Humboldt County Behavioral Health
720 Wood Street, Eureka, California, 95501
Outpatient Treatment
Private Insurance
Mental Health Humboldt County Behavioral Health - Outpatient Clinic
727 Cedar Street, Garberville, California, 95542
Outpatient Treatment
Grants and Private Insurance accepted
Substance Abuse Humboldt County Programs for Recovery
734 Russ Street, Eureka, California, 95501
Outpatient Treatment
Grants and Medicaid accepted
Substance Abuse Humboldt Recovery Center 1024 North Street
1024 North Street, Eureka, California, 95501
Outpatient Treatment
Private Insurance
Substance Abuse Humboldt Recovery Center 1116 and 1120 9th Street
1116 and 1120 9th Street, Eureka, California, 95501
Outpatient Treatment
Private Insurance
Substance Abuse Humboldt Recovery Center 1219 10th Street
1219 10th Street, Eureka, California, 95501
Outpatient Treatment
Private Insurance
Substance Abuse Humboldt Recovery Center 944 N Street
944 N Street, Eureka, California, 95501
Outpatient Treatment
Private Insurance
Substance Abuse Groups Recover Together
376 Hartnell Avenue, Redding, California, 96002
Outpatient Treatment
Private Insurance
Mental Health Orleans Medical Clinic
325 Asip Road, Orleans, California, 95556
Outpatient Treatment
Medicaid and Medicare accepted
Substance Abuse Karuk Tribe Health and Human Services - Substance Use Disorder Program
64105 Hillside Road, Happy Camp, California, 96039
Outpatient Treatment
Grants and Self-payment options
Substance Abuse Kimaw Medical Center - Behavioral Health Department
539 Airport Road, Hoopa, California, 95546
Outpatient Treatment
Grants and Private Insurance accepted
Mental Health Kings View - Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program
1300 Hilltop Drive, Redding, California, 96003
Outpatient Treatment
Self-payment options
Substance Abuse Lake County Behavioral Health Services - Lucerne Clinic
6302 13th Avenue, Lucerne, California, 95458
Outpatient Treatment
Grants and Private Insurance accepted
Substance Abuse Lake County Behavioral Health Services - Clearlake Clinic
7000-B South Center Drive, Clearlake, California, 95422
Outpatient Treatment
Grants and Private Insurance accepted
Mental Health Mendocino Community Health Center - Hillside Health Center
333 Laws Avenue, Ukiah, California, 95482
Outpatient Treatment
Grants and Private Insurance accepted
Mental Health MCHC Health Centers - Little Lake Health Center
45 Hazel Road, Willits, California, 95490
Outpatient Treatment
Grants and Private Insurance accepted
Mental Health MCHC Health Centers - Lakeview Health Center
5335 Lakeshore Boulevard, Lakeport, California, 95453
Outpatient Treatment
Grants and Private Insurance accepted
Substance Abuse Mendocino County - Substance Use Disorders Treatment
1120 South Dora Street, Ukiah, California, 95482
Outpatient Treatment
Grants and Private Insurance accepted
Substance Abuse County of Mendocino - Substance Use Disorders Treatment
474 East Valley Street, Willits, California, 95490
Outpatient Treatment
Grants and Private Insurance accepted
Substance Abuse Mendocino County - Substance Use Disorders Treatment
790 South Franklin Street, Fort Bragg, California, 95437
Outpatient Treatment
Grants and Private Insurance accepted

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