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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  • Government Subsidized
  • Sliding-scale Fees
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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 would like to thank Beacon House for there help in my recovery! The staff were very professional. She was very sweet, caring and helpful. The counselors were awesome as well. I would highly recommend this treatment center to anyone seeking help.

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: A Step Up help me recover from a hopeless state of mind and body and began my motivation. Also, with the helpful and concerned staff, I have tools to help maintain my motivation to stay in recovery after I get home.

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 saved my life. I was an addict for 10 years of my life and it was a miracle that I survived during that time. The facility is very welcoming, upscale and serene. The homes where we lived were very nice and the meals were 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: Amazing staff, really warm environment. Incredible chef and meals too.

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: They were professional and courteous all the time and treated people with dignity and respect. The therapists are nice, and their one on one consulatitons ate very effective. It is out in nature and very quiet. If YOU are TRULY ready to get better and stay sober, New Found Life is the place for you. Such a fun place to be! I have become a functional human being and I credit my recovery to New Found Life.

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: I’ve never seen so many helpful people as I’ve seen at Infinity Malibu. It’s amazing. The staff there make going to treat an enjoyable experience. The programs there are great and really helpful but it’s the staff that makes all the difference. Everything any of them can do to help you out they are more than happy to do. If you are having a bad day someone is always there to cheer you up or help you work through whatever problem is bringing you down. They really show you that you can have fun when you’re sober and that’s a pretty great thing to do. When I was on drugs I didn’t really think I could have a good time when I was sober and so never really wanted to get clean. Seeing all the people at Infinity Malibu really, truly enjoying themselves and the life they are creating changed something for me and I really saw how much better my life would be without drugs which turned into a willingness to get clean and sober. That willingness changed my life.

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: The residential staff was understanding, patient, and extremely supportive. Music everywhere. Friendly and relaxing atmosphere for those truly wanting help. This program is relatively new. Pleasant and understanding staff. Veterans Village of San Diego was an amazing experience. I am still sober today and an active member in AA.

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: I feel a rehabilitation facility should not have employees that r recently clean like 6 months out of drugs. I feel is risky for the patient and the family members to have to find out after signing up this people r recently clean of heavy drugs. Also they do not take MD directions and refuse their patient their prescriptions. I never did drugs I didn't go there but as a family of someone that has don't waste ur 15 thousand dollars in this program. Also the acomodations r nothing like their pictures.

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

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


1733 Euclid Ave.

San Diego, CA 92105

Substance Abuse Treatment Services:... Narcotics Replacement Therapy Free 21-day program for those who have not previously been enrolled in methadone treatment programs. Call clinic for details.SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICESNew Patient Intake MondayTuesday

Didi Hirsh Mental Health Services - S. Mark Taper Foundation Center

1328 West Manchester Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90044

SERVICESCaregivers Support GroupsWe offer support groups for the caregivers of older adults with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementiaCrisis Residential CareJump Street and Excelsior House are crisis residential treatment cen

Proyecto Primavera Alcohol and Drug Treatment

614 Tully Road

San Jose, CA 95111

Alcohol and Drug Outpatient, Deferred Entry of Judgement (DEJ) and Substance Abuse Crime Prevention Act Treatment Program (SACPA) Services:Gardner offers quality alcohol/ drug treatment to diverse populations at a low cost. Call for information on re

Asian Community Mental Health Services

310 8th Street, Suite 201

Oakland, CA 94607

Over the years, ACMHS has expanded beyond behavioral healthcare to include developmental disabilities services; youth counseling and leadership programs; and family support and school-based services. ACMHS also advocates for underserved Asian consume

River City Recovery Center Inc (Mens South Campus)

12490 Alta Mesa Road

Herald, CA 95638

River City Recovery Center is a social model recovery program. The primary emphasis is on the shared experience of addiction and recovery as between staff and residents and between the individual residents themselves. Here you will have a dedicated t

Trinity County Alcohol and Other Drug Services

1450 Main Street

Weaverville, CA 96093

The mission of Trinity County’s Alcohol and Other Drug Services (AODS) is to provide quality prevention, intervention, and Treatment Services to residents of Trinity County with alcohol or other drug issues, in the most clinically appropriate and cos

Blessed Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Research Program Inc

8407 South Vermont Avenue

Angeles, CA 90044

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

Shields for Families Genesis Family Day Treatment Program

12021 South Wilmington Avenue, Lot C

Angeles, CA 90059

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

Phoenix House Academy of Los Angeles

11600 Eldridge Avenue

Terrace, CA 91342

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

Breakaway Health Corporation (Breakaway)

3151 Airway Avenue

Mesa, CA 92626

ServicesADOLESCENT IOP Based on the Latest Addictionology Research BreakAway's multi-disciplinary team of behavioral health specialists provide a highly structured yet individualized program to meet the various needs of each client and their family.

Fashion Valley Comprehensive Treatment Center

7020 Friars Road

San Diego, CA 92108

Fashion Valley Comprehensive Treatment Center is a treatment provider that offers individuals, aged 18 and older, with medication assisted treatment for an addiction to opioids. Fashion Valley Comprehensive Treatment Center combines both therapeutic

Michaels House

2095 North Indian Canyon Drive

Palm Springs, CA 92262

Our unique, award-winning approach blends compassionate care with research-based methods to treat both substance abuse and the underlying emotional or mental health disorders which can often be the catalyst for addictive behaviors. We focus on healin

Beacon House of San Pedro

1003 S. Beacon St.

San Pedro, CA 90731

SITE HOURS: Monday through Friday, 24 hours per day.Intake hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm; the programs operate Monday through Sunday, 24 hours per day.The program provides residential treatment for alcohol abuse for men. Servic

Friendship House American Indian Lodge

1815 39th Avenue

Oakland, CA 94601

The mission of Friendship House is to promote healing and wellness in the American Indian community by providing a continuum of substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery services that integrate traditional American Indian healing practices

Mental Health Systems Inc North Inland Regional Recovery Center

620 North Ash Street

Escondido, CA 92027

HealthRIGHT 360 provides a full continuum of substance use disorder treatment services to adults, youths, and families, including outpatient, residential, custody-based, sober living environments, and case management programs.Our services are based u

Sacramento Recovery House

1914 22nd Street

Sacramento, CA 95816

Sacramento Recovery House, Inc., is dedicated to providing gender responsive, trauma informed, residential services to adult persons seeking recovery from substance use disorders. Gateway is dedicated to providing gender responsive residential recove

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

Avalon Carver Community Center

4920 South Avalon Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90011

The mission of the Avalon-Carver Community Center is to care for the physical, mental and spiritual needs of individuals and families in south central Los Angeles whose lives have been severely disrupted by the use of alcohol and other addictive subs

Latest Reviews Of Rehab Centers In California CA

This place is beyond beautiful, and so clean. The treatment team is highly experienced and trained. You get into shape both mentally and physically. Of course, you have to want it! They have the detox center at the rehab, so you can do everything there, and it is also for the comfort for the patients. Very good and effective rehab center and program. Alternate treatment methods like therapies and counseling sessions were provided to calm down the psychological trauma I was going through.

From the directors to the facilitators, Chef, and Entire Staff is just amazing. Families are kept informed and can make visits. It is true when they say that Campobello Chemical Dependency Recovery Center is the best, cause they are! This facility is amazing because it offers so many options of treatment. There are many life-changing experiences during the activities and sharing stories with the community was helpful. Great place to get help. Really enjoyed my experience while I was here.

Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical 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. All the therapy sessions are great and very informational. Families are kept informed and can make visits. The staff was great. The staff here 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. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. I would recommend this Facility to anyone who is struggling or has a loved one struggling with Substance Abuse.

Riverside Recovery Resources Omega Program has been a very beneficial part of my recovery efforts. I would recommend this facility to anyone that asks me about my experience here or for any information about where to go for treatment. Great counselors and Staff!

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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