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California Department of Healthcare Services

Prevention and Treatment Information Resource Center

The Resource Center maintains a comprehensive collection of alcohol and other drug prevention and treatment information for California providers and individuals. These free services are accessible by letter, fax, online, email, telephone, or in person Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Resource Center provides non-emergency information only.

For individuals or providers seeking referrals to treatment, County Alcohol and Other Drug Program Administrators information, and other substance use disorder related directories, please visit the Substance Use Disorder Directories page. 


 Mailing Address


California Department Of Health Care Services
SUD Resource Center
MS 2623
P.O. Box 997413
Sacramento, CA 95899-7413

California Department of Health Care Services
SUD PTRS Resource Center
1700 K Street, 1st Floor, MS 2623
Sacramento, CA 95811


Fax:   (916) 323-1270

(800) 879-2772 
(916) 327-3728

Answered by SUD Resource Center staff Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Voicemails will be returned during regular business hours. Spanish speakers also available.

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The SUD Resource Center contains more than 700 informational booklets, pamphlets, research papers, posters, technical manuals, and other helpful materials related to substance use disorders available for conferences, trainings, and general use at no cost for California residents.

How to Order

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The SUD Resource Center also accepts orders via fax, telephone, email and mail.

Please allow two weeks for special delivery orders.

Lending Services

Lending Services carries a collection of books, journals, reports and videos specializing in substance use disorders. These materials are loaned directly to government agencies, including schools/school districts, and organizations licensed and certified by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and/or are funded through a county alcohol and drug program. Materials are also lent directly to state, county and public libraries. 

DVD-Video Catalog (PDF) - The catalog is currently being updated and will be available June 2014.

How to Borrow

A Loan Agreement Form (PDF) must be completed and on file in the SUD Resource Center prior to processing a request for materials.

Once approved, please use the Media Request Form (PDF) to order materials.

Forms are currently being updated and will be available June 2014.

Please note:

Effective with the passage of the 2013-2014 Budget Act and associated legislation, the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP) no longer exists as of July 1, 2013. All ADP programs and staff, except the Office of Problem Gambling, transferred to the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).