A National Directory of Drug Treatment Centers and Alcohol Treatment Centers, Therapists and Specialists. A free, simple directory providing assistance and guidance for those seeking help regarding alcohol addiction, drug addiction, dependency and many other conditions that affect the mind, body and soul.
Call 800-580-9104 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor.

California Treatment Centers

California AA Meetings

For help finding local AA meetings in California that can provide supportive care and 12 step recovery for alcohol addiction, the following websites offer complete local listings. Find a meeting near you today!

Victor Valley Intrgp Central Office Inc.

Bakersfield – A.A. Central Office Of Kern County

Benicia – So. Solano County Central Office

Camarillo – Ventura County Central Service Office

Cathedral City – Ctrl Intergp Office Of The Desert

Chico – North Valley Central Office

Colton – Inland Empire Central Office

Dublin – Valley Service Center

Fresno – Central Service Office Of Fresno

Ft. Bragg – Mendocino Coast Intergroup

Fullerton –  North Orange County Central Office

Long Beach – Harbor Area Central Office

Los Angeles – Los Angeles Central Office

Modesto – Central Valley Intergroup

Monterey – Monterey Bay Area Intergroup

Oakland – Eastbay Intergroup Central Off

Sacramento – Central California Fellowship

San Diego – San Diego Central Office

San Francisco – Intercounty Fellowship Of A.A.

Santa Ana –  Orange County Central Office

Al-Anon Family Groups

Al-Anon family groups provide support and care for those who have a loved one or family member who is addicted to alcohol. These groups offer help and recovery solutions for the loved ones who are negatively affected by another individual’s alcoholism.

Al-Anon and Alateen in Northern California

California South Area Al-Anon

Al-Anon Family Groups of Southern California

Mental Health Services

The California Department of Mental Health provides a comprehensive resource list including mental health organizations and contact information for treatment professionals throughout the state.

California Mental Health Services Authority – The Mental health services authority offers helpful resources for residents of California who are in search of mental health or behavioral health referrals.

Anonymous Groups

Southern California Region of Narcotics Anonymous – For those suffering from substance abuse in Southern California, NA groups offer 12 step support for recovery.

Northern California Region of Narcotics Anonymous – The Northern California chapter of NA provides supportive care for substance abusers.

Central California Region of Narcotics Anonymous – For help and support in recovery from addiction in Central California, NA meetings are offered throughout the area.

Cocaine Anonymous of Northern California – Cocaine Anonymous meetings in Northern California.

Cocaine Anonymous of Los Angeles – Cocaine Anonymous meetings in the Los Angeles area.

California Marijuana Anonymous – Marijuana Anonymous meetings throughout California.

California Helplines

HIV/AIDS Hotline – call (415) 863-2437

Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Center – call 530-662-1133

Suicide Prevention – To help prevent suicide or if you are feeling depressed, call 800-273-8255

Crisis and Suicide Hotline – Around the clock help is available, call 800-SUICIDE

Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention & Grief Related Services – call 415-752-3778

Treatment & Detox Guide

Common Misconceptions About Addiction and Treatment

Substance abuse recovery

Substance abuse is commonly perceived as a weakness of the mind, body or spirit but misconceptions like this cannot be more wrong. Unfortunately, many common misconceptions persist in the eyes of addiction and even more so when it comes to treatment. Many people think that addiction is a flaw of character when if fact this….

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My alcoholic boy, facing death at 22

Gary Reinbach started drinking alcohol with friends when he was 13. Now 22, his is one of the worst cases of cirrhosis of the liver among young people that his doctors have seen. His predicament may serve as a wake-up call to a generation of young drinkers who are downing large volumes of cheap alcohol…..

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Gene Mutation In Worms Key To Alcohol Tolerance

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that a genetic mutation in worms could further understanding of alcoholism in humans. The work follows a study carried out by Oregon Health and Science University, which suggested a link between a gene mutation in mice and tolerance to alcohol. Researchers at Liverpool have investigated this in….

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Fears as more women fall victim to alcohol

Doctors say they are treating “significantly” more women for alcohol-related health problems. The number of women seen at Leicester’s hospitals for serious drink-related conditions has more than doubled since 2004. But doctors fear many more women are gambling with their health by drinking more than they should. Latest figures from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation reveal….

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Anti-smoking drug may curb drinking too

The anti-smoking drug Chantix may also be able to help problem drinkers cut down on alcohol, a preliminary study suggests. In a study of 20 smokers who were also heavy drinkers, Yale University researchers found that those who took Chantix for one week became less interested in drinking. They reported less craving for alcohol, and….

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