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

Medical Uses of Diazepam and Its Abuse by Addicts

Diazepam is a benzodiazepine derivative that is commonly used for its Central Nervous System depressant properties. Diazepam is prescribed to treat anxiety, insomnia, and withdrawal symptoms of alcohol and opiates. Apart from its medicinal use, diazepam is a highly addictive drug that triggers the activity of Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA). GABA is a neurotransmitter that calms….

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Proteins may point to alcohol use test

Measuring a set of protein changes in the blood linked to alcohol use may potentially lead to a more accurate diagnostic test than those currently available, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. “The challenge in alcohol abuse as opposed to substance abuse — things like cocaine or heroin or PCP — is that….

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Diagnosing ADHD in an adult

Today, the psychiatrists are facing the problem of diagnosing ADHD that is the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in adults. Many times, it does happen that the ADHD problem remains unnoticed and not treated in adults as this disorder is considered to be affecting mainly small children and therefore, it mainly focuses on the children. An….

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Benefits of Private Prescription Drug Treatment

Private prescription drug treatment program

When you are addicted to prescription medications, private drug treatment can be the most beneficial option to assure your greatest chance of making a full recovery. Unlike traditional treatment centers that may be funded by insurance coverage or state policy, private prescription drug treatment programs are privately funded and this allows for ample resources, better….

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Alcoholism among older people may be overlooked

As people age, they may tend to mix alcohol with prescription drugs. Disaster can ensue. Research suggests alcoholism among the elderly may not be diagnosed or is simply overlooked. Todd Wagner, clinical director at Blue Mountain Counseling in Dayton, said alcoholism among seniors is a growing problem, often going unnoticed. Maybe providers aren’t asking seniors….

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