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
  • Alcohol Rehab Centers
  • Faith-based Rehab Centers
  • Government Subsidized
  • Sliding-scale Fees
  • Non-profit Rehab 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: Clinically, the staff is the best. Very caring and knowledgeable staff. The staff willing to help in every way possible even while planning your discharge. Teamwork is a key factor. Thank you Process!!!! Great treatment center. Beacon House saved my life!

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: Ample one on one counselor services with clients. It offers whatever is needed to completely handle the addiction and get the person back to be a happy drug free individual who has a second chance at life ! They are the real deal! The chef bakes amazing cookies every day! It was good. Counters and staff are very helpful. VCC The Gary Center has changed my life.

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: The rooms are comfortable, you get lots of time to read and journal. Great program, very caring staff and clean facility. If your truly looking to stay clean and sober, Above it All Treatment Center is the place Everything at the facilities defines luxury and comfort. They really take care well for their clients, especially the facilitators, they are very nice. The food they serve here is absolutely delicious. My sister went to Above it All Treatment Center last year and it saved her life.

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


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: Some excellent counselors. Great Off site AA meetings. Very clean. I've been sober for over two years all because of my great experience with this rehab. Strengths: Clean. Organized. Lots of aa meetings. Weaknesses: Lack of extra Curricular activities not enough exercise programs.

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, the doctors, the therapists, the gym facility, the showers were great. I have learned so much about addiction from my experience here.

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: Staff is able to relate on a very personal level with client needs and experience. Staff is very passionate about clients receiving the needed information and wanting clients to get well and stay well. Older premises in need of renovation. A real gym/fitness area is sorely needed as well as a participatory music program and a library. Also, there should be a central, neutral area where men and women may talk especially to discuss the impact of some of the lessons. It is not a natural situation to be a bi-gender facility with NO communication. Staff observation and redirection as required may be appropriate. I feel that everyone was treated with respect even though some of the clients did "push the ticket ". Again, I feel that the staff, professional or other express a personal interest in clients welfare and health. I have difficulty imagining anyone getting more personal treatment, anywhere.

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: This is the best place for someone who wants to get sober! The people here really care about the patients and there well being and want to see them succeed and stay sober. They will go out of there way to make sure you get the best treatment and aftercare and will help you get set up for what you need for when you get out. I would definitely recommend this place without a doubt.

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: Very caring, knowledgeable and attentive staff. At times can be unorganized, as all treatment centers experience. Hope by the Sea offers a variety of options for the type of treatment an individual would like to experience while maintaining its integrity and offering each individual the attention that they deserve.

Help Ministry Fellowship YET Help Center Inc

3756 Santa Rosalia Drive, Suite 219

Angeles, CA 90008

Location services description: Substance abuse treatment. Treatment received at location: Outpatient Types of patients treated: Adolescents

PROTOTYPES I-CAN Outpatient Mental Health Clinic - Pasadena

2555 East Colorado Boulevard, Suite 100 and 101

Pasadena, CA 91107

ServicesGeneral outpatient clinic provides mental health services to men, women and children of all ages, including medication services. HoursMonday - Thursday 8:00am – 6:30pmFriday 8:00am -

Clare Foundation, INC.

909 Pico Boulevard

Santa Monica, CA 90405

Offers residential, outpatient, behavioral health therapy, and sober living programs.Sober Living Centers provide a safe, sober environment in which clients with 60 days of sobriety and a sober support system maintain a healthy lifestyle and prepare

El Cajon Comprehensive Treatment Center

234 North Magnolia Avenue

El Cajon, CA 92020

El Cajon Comprehensive Treatment Center provides individuals struggling with an opioid addiction with the opportunity to regain control of their lives, free from the grips of chemical dependency. Providing treatment for individuals aged 18 and older,

Riverside Recovery Resources First Step House

40329 Stetson Avenue

Hemet, CA 92544

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

Aegis Merced

1343 W. Main Street

Merced, CA 95340

Hours of Operation:05:00am to 09:30am (Mon-Fri)10:00am to 01:30pm (Mon-Fri)06:00am to 09:00am (Sat/Sun/Holidays)Dispensary Hours:05:00am to 09:20am (Mon-Fri)10:00am to 12:30pm (Mon-Fri) Aegis' multi-disciplinary evidence-based treatment model has co

J Cole Recovery Homes Inc Cole House

1408 A Street

Antioch, CA 94509

J Cole Recovery Homes, Inc residential treatment is a long-term residential program, 90 to 180 days. There is a basic orientation period of 7 days. This is a time used to acclimate to your new surroundings, schedule and program. During orientation yo

Phoenix House - Santa Fe Springs

11015 South Bloomfield Avenue

Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

About this FacilityDesigned to address the needs of all women and particularly mothers with young children, Phoenix House of Santa Fe Springs offers a safe, considerate place for women coping with the effects of substance abuse, mental health problem

Shields for Families Exodus

1500 East Kay Street, Suite 1746

Compton, CA 90221

Location services description: Substance abuse treatment. Treatment received at location: Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment Types of patients treated:

Bayside Marin/San Francisco Outpatient

450 Sutter Street

San Francisco, CA 94108

Bayside Marin/San Francisco Outpatient provides substance abuse treatment services for adult women in a residential long term setting. These services include ut are not limited to individual and group counseling, behavioral therapy, trauma related co

Breakaway Health Corporation Breakaway

3151 Airway Avenue

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

BreakAway Health Corporation programs are specifically designed to identify and address a broad spectrum of mental health issues through a blend of treatment modalities that have been proven to be the most effective for long lasting recovery.

New Leaf Treatment Center

251 Lafayette Circle Suite 150

Lafayette, CA 94549

The New Leaf Model offers 12 weeks of intensive outpatient treatment for drug and alcohol problems. Treatment starts with helping the client to stop using or INITIATE ABSTINENCE. The next step is to PREVENT RELAPSE. Affordable services are p

Carnales Unidos Reformando Adictos

37437 Glenmoor Drive

Fremont, CA 94536

C.U.R.A., Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt behavior modification program, that gives men and women the opportunity to live lives free from drugs and alcohol. Clients are given the chance to change their past behavior by working on their core issues,

Wilshire Treatment Center

11901 Santa Monica Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90025

The Wilshire Treatment Center is an outpatient community based substance abuse treatment program working with individuals, couples and families to over come addiction. They treat addiction to heroin, opium, prescribed medication and other opioids. Th

Towns Health Services

750 Spaans Drive Suites C, D and F

Galt, CA 95632

Substance use services that are rendered in our, clinic environment focus on behaviors associated with alcohol and/or drug use including lifestyle, attitudes, relapse prevention, and coping skills. Active family and or significant other involvemen

St Vincent De Paul Drug and Alcohol Program

2050 West Ball Road

Santa Ana, CA 92866

Haven Program Santa Ana. Call for details.

Bi Bett Corp Pueblos del Sol

2090 Commerce Avenue

Concord, CA 94520

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

People in Progress Outpatient Services

2010 Wilshire Boulevard, 10th Floor

Angeles, CA 90017

Location services description: Substance abuse treatment. Treatment received at location: Outpatient Types of patients treated:

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/

Open Arms Mens Center Inc

11502 South Vermont Avenue

Angeles, CA 90044

Location services description: Substance abuse treatment. Treatment received at location: Outpatient Types of patients treated: Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, Crimin

Latest Reviews Of Rehab Centers In California CA

I would like to write about my experience at Mela Counseling Services Center Inc. I am a chronic meth addict for more than 7 years. A cousin of mine recommended this center and so I decided to give it a try. I spent almost 3 months here. Mela Counseling Services Center Inc was very equipped to meet my expectations and my needs. Their treatment programs, activities and 1 on 1 counseling sessions helped me a lot. Thank you so much!

Best choice I ever made!

My sister was in desperate need of help due to her opiate and alcohol addiction. Our family chose Adapt Aware Zone Glendale because of all the positive feedback and recommendations from others who had gone through the program. We were treated respect, care and love from the staff as soon as we walked through the doors. My sister was able to start her recovery journey and receive the help she needed to get sober. Adapt Aware Zone Glendale was a godsend and not only helped my sister in her recovery, but also helped our whole family to reconnect and gain the knowledge and skills we needed to support her and become a family again. Thanks to Adapt Aware Zone Glendale my sister was given a new life and our family is forever grateful for that. Caring staff, beautiful treatment center, individualized treatment and Lots of LOVE. I would and have recommended Adapt Aware Zone Glendale to those struggling with addiction. Adapt Aware Zone Glendale is a place of HOPE and HEALING. Beautiful facility, caring staff, knowledable clinical team and very supportive nursing and medical.

The staff takes the time and effort to focus on the individual. This place is beyond beautiful, and so clean. This place will change your life if you are willing! Awesome place! Instead of leaving you there to go through withdrawal on your own, the nurses are always with you. I had been in and out of many other rehab centers in recent years before I ended up at Victory Outreach Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment and I think that it was the best decision that I made.

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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