Free Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centers In California

If you have developed a dependence on alcohol or drugs and are seeking treatment and are without funds, then you are in the right place. We provide free, sliding scale, and affordable addiction treatment centers in California. Our listings include all types of addiction treatment. This ranges from alcohol and drug treatment to many other types of addiction centers. Our main goal is to provide free locations, but we also list sliding scale and other 'almost free' treatment locations. The services differ on each listing some provide outpatient and inpatient and others just provide one or the other.

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  • Drug Addiction Treatment Centers
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Top Reviewed Free or Low-Cost Addiction Rehabs in California

Finding hard to locate resources for the top reviewed substance abuse treatment and detox facilities that provide rehabilitation services for little to no cost in California CA. These facilities use sliding scales, grants, and government and county funds to finance the rehabilitation services they provide.

This list is constantly updating, as some facilities exhaust available funding, new grants or scholarships become available, and non-profits open and close. Currently, the top free or low-cost drug rehabilitation centers in California CA include:

Finding hard to locate resources for the top reviewed substance abuse treatment and detox facilities that provide rehabilitation services for little to no cost in California CA. These facilities use sliding scales, grants, and government and county funds to finance the rehabilitation services they provide.

Beacon House

468 Pine Avenue, Pacific Grove 93950

Center Description: Intensive Outpatient is a half-day program that focuses on accountability and affords clients the opportunity to check in with staff and peers while navigating day to day life. This program can be accessed by clients stepping down from Partial Hospit

User Reviews: I really enjoyed my stay at Beacon House the staff here is awesome really good people.

A Step Up

420 East Cotati Avenue, Cotati 94931

Center Description: A Step Up is a live-in program in Cotati for adults with addiction and mental health issues. A safe and supportive 11-bed home where residents live for up to 3-12 months, A Step Up is a place for improving emotional and physical health, and learning

User Reviews: It is hard not to fall in love with this facility if you happen to have a stay there. I think half the credit for my recovery goes to the beautiful environment that the facility has to offer which made things a lot easier for me. Their food was really great. You are served with a lot of different and exotic meals and then there always are free snacks at your disposal. I personally was a big fan of the free ice cream and cigarettes. I also had an excellent experience with their staff members. They were very caring and supportive and it always felt like they truly cared about your recovery. There were also a number of indoor and outdoor activities to get involved in. I really enjoyed the paints and art sessions. I have recommended this facility to a couple of friends of mine and will also recommend them to whoever is reading this. Great work!

VCC The Gary Center

341 South Hillcrest Street, La Habra 90631

Center Description: Cognitive behavioral therapy,Substance abuse counseling approach,Trauma-related counseling,12-step facilitation approach,Motivational interviewing,Anger management,Martix Model,Relapse prevention

User Reviews: VCC The Gary Center is truly the best place you could send someone who’s addicted to drugs. My brother went there last year and he’s changed so much in that time. He went from shooting heroin to helping people get off heroin. Went from manipulating my mom out of money or just stealing money from our parents to working hard to get them paid back. He hasn’t paid them back completely but he sends them money from every paycheck he gets and he’s proud of the fact that he’s able to do it. He’s taken so much from my parents that to see him trying so hard to make up for it is amazing. I had stopped talking to him 2 years before he went to VCC The Gary Center. I was just sick of watching him ruin his life and when he stole a bunch of money from our parents I was just done. He started writing me letters when he got out detox at VCC The Gary Center. I was worried the first time I got one of his letters because every rehab he’s gone to before going to VCC The Gary Center all he did was complain about them. He hated being at them or he hated the people or the staff weren’t nice, it was always something and so I was expecting the same thing from him this time. However, I could tell that VCC The Gary Center was different for him. He told me that the detox he went through wasn’t too bad and that the detox staff really helped him get through it fairly comfortably. He loved the staff there and throughout his programs the letters continued to praise the program and the people working there. While he was there he told me that he had decided that he wanted to do the same thing with his life. He wanted to work there and help people get off drugs. That was a shock for me as I didn’t think he’d ever be that intent on helping others. He got to choose the program he did at VCC The Gary Center. He talked with his counselor about it of course the decision of how he was going to help himself get off drugs was ultimately up to him and that made a huge difference for him. He told me that when he decided on the program he was going to do was when he made the decision to really do that program and get sober for good. He started playing the guitar again. He was always playing when we were growing up but he sold his guitar to get heroin and so stopped playing. They have a music room at VCC The Gary Center where he spent most of his free time. By the time my brother finished his program we were talking on the phone again and I was so happy to have my brother back in my life. He is back at VCC The Gary Center working and he’s doing amazing. I don’t worry about him so much anymore and I know that he’s doing something he loves. It’s been such a great year with my brother and just knowing that he’s going to continue to do good is pretty awesome.

Above it All Treatment Center

27482 North Bay Road P.O. Box 1502, Lake Arrowhead 92352

Center Description: Treatment for addiction recovery is a process—one that varies depending on your particular needs. The goal of recovery is always the same, to provide tools for lifelong recovery, and to demonstrate how to have fun and enjoy life even without the effe

User Reviews: Big joke of a place to go !! Rude, manipulative, deceiving, uncaring !! They continually tried to start me on taking new medications...They forced me to go to the hosp and get heart tests done and I had NO heart problems before or while there ! They wouldn't let me decide if I wanted the tests or not !

Lake Hughes Recovery

48745 Three Points Road, Lake Hughes 93532

Center Description: LAKE HUGHES RECOVERY is home to California’s Largest Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Campus and handles all levels of care such as Detoxification, Residential Treatment and Aftercare. Located in the Antelope Valley, Lake Hughes Recovery has a 37-acre

User Reviews: I can sincerely say that Lake Hughes Recovery will honorably,professionally, and honestly give you the best treatment thatyou or your loved one deserves. Real treatment from passionateStaff that will never quit on you.

New Found Life

2211 and 2137 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach 90803

Center Description: New Found Life is a gender specific, residential addiction treatment center for men and women recovering from the disease of alcoholism and drug addiction. We offer Primary Care, Extended Care, and Residential Continuing Care. For 20 years New Fou

User Reviews: Set in a home. Large sober community in Long Beach. Facility encourages continuation of involvement in recovery by volunteer work, peer support. The staff was very caring and observant.

Infinity Malibu

27475 Winding Way, Malibu 90265

Center Description: At Infinity Treatment Centers we treat adult men and women of all ages and help them to pursue genuine, lasting change at our drug and alcohol Southern California rehab facilities. Infinity’s luxury accommodations invite privacy and seclusion while o

User Reviews: The staff is amazing and they truly care. Infinity Malibu is a Godsend. Awesome place! The facility was so very welcoming, calming, and serene. The amazing clinical team, medical team and guys running the place are the best. I feel like I have what I need to get started on my on.

Paradigm Malibu

6323 Via Escondido Drive, Malibu 90265

Center Description: At Paradigm Malibu we provide treatment services to adolescents from throughout the United States and abroad. Young people come to us for treatment for issues ranging from depression to anxiety, trauma, PTSD, grief, substance abuse, addiction, eat

User Reviews: I'm a single parent to a recovering addict of opioid addiction. My son's drug of choice was OxyContin and he was on a very dangerous downward spiral. That was until we discovered Paradigm Malibu. I made sure to do my research before choosing a facility for him. Paradigm was by far the best choice and I was blown away after calling to talk with them and gain more information. At first I thought my son was just tired because of lack of sleep, but then I realized something else was going on. I'm still not sure where he was getting his pills, but it doesn't matter at this point. What matters is that Paradigm Malibu did so much for him and he's really turned his life around. One of the big determining factors that made me choose Paradigm Malibu was that they made sure, before we checked in, that my insurance was going to be accepted. Sure enough, it was fully accepted. That made the decision so much easier. All I can say is that Paradigm Malibu is the right choice for any parent looking for a treatment center for their child.

Veterans Village of San Diego

4141 Pacific Highway, San Diego 92110

Center Description: VVSD assists homeless veterans who have substance abuse and/or mental health issues, including men and women who have recently returned from Iraq and Afghanistan. At the heart of VVSD's programs are five pillars of success: Prevention, Intervention,

User Reviews: It is hard these days to find a treatment center that truly cares intimately and personally for their clients. It seems a lot of centers just try to get as many people as possible to grow their business. I speak from experience. 10 years in grips of addiction and 3 treatment centers later I was still struggling. That is when I luckily found Veterans Village of San Diego. This made a big difference for me as I began to feel an overwhelming amount of love and compassion from their staff each day. They cared about my life and my issues consistently day in and day out and actually still do to this day even though I graduated a long time ago. Once you come to Veterans Village of San Diego you gain a team of all-stars in helping you beat your addiction for life. I know I can always rely on and depend upon each relationship I built at Veterans Village of San Diego to help me navigate the complexities of living in sobriety and I know I can count on them the rest of my life.

Hope by the Sea

33171 Paseo Cerveza, San Juan Capistrano 92675

Center Description: We are a Southern California Drug Rehab center located in San Juan Capistrano. Our facility serves many local communities like Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, San Clemente, and other Orange County California communities. In fact, many of our patients se

User Reviews: the chef cook not nutritious meals. they consist of either pasta, soup or salad. there is rarely enough food at ANY of the inpatient houses. house managers do not have much clean time themselves. much of the staff is caring and professional but some are not. many applicances are broken at a few houses and very outdated. you think with all the clients and the constant use of washers/dryers, dishwashers, refridgerators that they would be maintained and replaced often. this is not the case.

Live Again Recovery Homes, INC.

22833 Copper Hill Drive

Santa Clarita, CA 91350

Live Again provides a Christian environment and clear Bible teaching for men who are attempting to take back control of their lives from addiction. Its 80-bed facility in Lake Hughes provides a safe place for alcohol/drug-free living for 9 months at

Addiction Alternatives- Beverly Hills

822 S. Robertson Blvd.

Beverly Hills, CA 90035

Alternatives offers treatment for all addictions including alcohol, drugs, gambling, food and sex. We’ve built our program to be modular and we help clients determine the most fitting program combination for them. We accept most PPO insurance policie

Aegis Santa Maria

115 E. Fesler Street

Santa Maria, CA 93454

Hours of Operation:06:00am to 10:00am (Mon-Fri)11:00am to 02:30pm (Mon-Fri)Evening Hours2:30pm to 7:30pm (Mon-Thurs)06:00am to 09:00am (Sat/Sun/Holidays)Dispensary Hours:06:00am to 10:00am (Mon-Fri)11:00am to 1:30pm (Mon-Fri) 3:00pm to 7:00pm (Mon-Th

Awareness Program

45926 Oasis Street

Indio, CA 92201

The Awareness Group provides alcohol and drug education and treatment programs, and is the oldest program of its kind in the Desert area of Riverside County. Founding director Howard Bibby's principles and knowledge in dealing with impaired drivers

Divine Healthcare Services

405 West Manchester Boulevard, Suite A

Inglewood, CA 90301

Group and individual treatment as well as family sessions. Substance abuse treatment for woman, men and teens. Divine healthcare provides short and long term treatment. Payment assistance is available at a sliding scale fee..Hours:Monday through Frid

Jelani Inc The Family Program

1638 and 1640 Kirkwood Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94124

Location services description: Substance abuse treatment. Treatment received at location: Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days) Types of patients treated: Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/

Sober Zone Recovery Center

1308 West Porter Avenue

Fullerton, CA 92833

We offer affordable and effective drug and alcohol treatment.We work with those who are also dual diagnose.We have both inpatient and outpatient services.We offer: Relapse Prevention, Family Counseling, and Anger Management.Chemical dependency ”addi

Western Pacific Med Corp Western Pacific Glendale Medical

4628 San Fernando Road

Glendale, CA 91204

Location services description: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification. Treatment received at location: Outpatient Types of patients treated: Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women

Positive Progression Inc

1721 Lollie Court

San Jose, CA 95124

Addiction can have a crippling effect on you and those around you, and can lead to health problems and behavioral disorders. But there’s always hope and there is always light, even in the darkest of hours. Positive Progression can help you overcome y

Bakersfield Recovery Services

600 Bernard Street

Bakersfield, CA 93305

DBA Jason's Retreat - Capistrano Community for Women - Lincoln Street Perinatal.Private nonprofit agency in Bakersfield, California that offers residential-based treatment for adult men and women struggling with alcoholism and/or addiction. Our prog

Clinical Counseling Center- Monrovia

140 E. Palm Ave.

Monrovia, CA 91016

Tuesday, 9:00am to 5:00pm, by appointment only.provides substance abuse services for people in Los Angeles County. Services include drug abuse counseling and alcoholism counseling for individuals and families who are experiencing stress or distress

New Origins LLC

101 East Redlands Boulevard Suite 200

Redlands, CA 92373

New Origins is concentrated and committed to delivering the very best in services and experience for each and every client we serve. Our relationships, connections, and experience allow us to put together a plan that works with you and for you!

Gooden Center

191 North El Molino Avenue

Pasadena, CA 91101

Nestled in a historic area of Pasadena, the Gooden Center creates a quiet reprieve from the difficulties of everyday life. Our rehab center is one of the most affordable in the country. We offer partial scholarships for men who qualify and also accep

A Wildwood Recovery

360 Camino de Celeste

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

At Wildwood Recovery, our central mission is to alleviate suffering from chemical dependency and position our clients for successful sober living. We believe in the transformative power of effective treatment, having witnessed – and facilitated – rec

Azusa Health Services Substance Abuse Services

472 South Citrus Ave.

Azusa, CA 91702

We welcome walk-in patients.Sliding-Fee ScaleSliding Fee Scale Program for patients who do not have insurance or whose income is insufficient to pay outstanding balances. The amount of the sliding fee discount is based on your family size, income, an

Bayview Hunters Point Foundation Substance Abuse Programs

1625 Carroll Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94124

The Foundation’s outpatient Narcotic Treatment Program specializes in recovery-oriented treatment for individuals 18 and older who need assistance to stop using heroin. Services are available to residents of San Francisco, with a focus on the southea


1601 Quesada Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94124

Jelani House and the Jelani Family Program are residential treatment facilities. Program participants receive various services as they work towards their completion of the program. The program has a 6 to 9 month minimum length. Jelani House is a prog

Divine Healthcare Services Inc Behavioral Counseling Therapeutic Serv

405 West Manchester Boulevard, Suite A

Inglewood, CA 90301

Location services description: Substance abuse treatment. Treatment received at location: Outpatient Types of patients treated: Adolescents, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men

Horizon Services Horizon South

650 South Bascom Avenue

San Jose, CA 95128

Location services description: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification. Treatment received at location: Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less) Types of patients treated: Men Services:

Bakersfield Recovery Services

2917 Eye Street

Bakersfield, CA 93301

DBA Jason's Retreat - Capistrano Community for Women - Lincoln Street Perinatal.Private nonprofit agency in Bakersfield, California that offers residential-based treatment for adult men and women struggling with alcoholism and/or addiction. Our prog

Latest Reviews Of Rehab Centers In California CA

The environment is conducive to getting healthy and relaxing in a scenic atmosphere. The detox is great and the fact that it was a medical detox was even better because they make sure you are as comfortable as possible. The chef bakes amazing cookies every day! They operate at a much higher level than any other facility. It’s amazing being clean and sober. I will recommend Healthy Partnerships to anyone who is looking for help for addiction.

I found the whole experience amazing. I was extremely impressed with the counselors. Every group therapy counselor and the private counselor was extremely caring at Solidarity Fellowship Fremont CA who helped me throughout my treatment. I can tell with certainty that they worked as a team, to bring to the table individual needs as well as the needs of the group.

Staff is excellent, caring and supportive in your recovery. The staff truly cares about the residents and goes the extra mile for each and every one of them. West Coast Counseling Services Inc West Coast Counseling Center is a dual diagnosis facility dedicated to helping people with substance use and mental health issues. West Coast Counseling Services Inc West Coast Counseling Center offers medically-monitored detox. They actually care! I had my fair share of fears and doubts when I arrived at the facility and the therapists at West Coast Counseling Services Inc West Coast Counseling Center helped me overcome them and recover my old personality.

Didi Hirsh Mental Health Services Inglewood Center looks at treatment on a person to person basis so that the right program for the individual is delivered and the client has a great foundation to live their life in recovery. Good accommodations and very good food. Counselors very helpful and knowledgeable. They also give you the ability to enhance your spiritual healing. Great treatment with very qualified facilitators. The staff was a strength of the facility. However, the cost was a downfall of the facility.

Important Definitions

  • Sliding Scale Treatment

    Fees that are variable based on the clients ability to pay. Fees are reduced for lower income persons or have less money due to high expenses.

  • Non Profit Treatment

    Many non profit treatment programs are free or are lower cost due to the non profit organizations status.

  • Faith Based Treatment

    Many religious organizations offer drug and alcohol recovery treatment at no cost as part of their ministry services. Many also offer payment assistance for those that qualify.

  • Payment Assistance

    Payment assistance is available at a large group of treatment centers. We list this detail in the description. Payment assistance programs are often structured due to the situation. You will need to call the location to find out specific details on payment assistance programs.

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CA Substance Abuse Facts

Californians tend to use certain illicit drugs at higher rates than the nation as a whole. For example:

  • Californians age 12 and older had higher rates of past-year marijuana use and past-year cocaine use than the national average in 2014-2015 (15.25% vs. 13.35% and 2.16% vs. 1.75%, respectively).
  • Past-month illicit drug use among teens has consistently been above national averages since 2010, and it increased between 2012 and 2014.
  • The rate of past-year alcohol use disorders among those 12 and older in California was also slightly higher than the nation as a whole in 2014-2015 (6.6% vs. 6.1%).

Despite the prevalence of substance abuse in California, on average, only 7.2% of those aged 12 and older who needed treatment for alcohol dependence or abuse received it during 2010-2014. During the same period, on average, only 11.7% of those aged 12 and older with illicit drug dependence or abuse received the treatment they needed.

The state has seen its share of drug overdose deaths, like the rest of the country. About 4,500 Californians died from drug overdoses in 2014, a 50% increase from 2002.

In Los Angeles County, nearly 400 deaths involved prescription opioids each year from 2006-2013, and prescription opioids were involved in about 60% of all drug-related deaths during that time period.

Getting Addiction Treatment Help

Many residents and nonresidents seek addiction treatment in California. The state is well-known for the number of rehab centers it offers. No matter what kind of program you’re looking for—be it inpatient/residential or outpatient—you have a good chance of finding it here.

If you are thinking of traveling for treatment, find out whether your insurance will cover treatment out of state. If you’re already in the state, see if there’s a local program that will meet your needs or whether getting help in another part of the state is a better option.

Where Else Can I Find Help?

Many people use insurance to pay for drug and alcohol abuse treatment. However, not having insurance doesn’t necessarily preclude you from getting help.

Other ways to pay for treatment include taking out a loan, borrowing from savings, and seeing whether you qualify for public insurance programs such as Medi-Cal and Medicare. In many cases, you may even be able to work out a payment plan with the center.

You can contact us anytime for questions about treatment programs and payment options.

Resources in California

  • California Alcoholics Anonymous: AA hosts meetings in every region of the state. The program uses a step-by-step recovery method to help people achieve sobriety.
  • California Narcotics Anonymous (North, South, Central): NA also has meetings available in most California cities. The program is based on AA but focuses specifically on drugs other than alcohol.
  • Medi-Cal: Medi-Cal provides healthcare to needy individuals and families. Many rehab centers in the state (though not all) accept Medi-Cal as payment.
  • California Youth Crisis Line: This helpline is available 24/7 to assist youth and families who are struggling with trauma, depression, drug use, bullying, and other problems.
  • California Department of Health Care Services: Get information about many different health care and behavioral health services for residents, including youth mental health programs, suicide prevention, substance use disorders, and services for seniors, women, and veterans.
  • Narcotic treatment programs in California: Use this interactive map from the California Department of Health Care Services to find programs in the state that provide medication-assisted treatment to people who are addicted to opioids.
  • NAMI California: Get support, help others, and learn more about mental illness in the Golden State.

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