Substance Use Disorder Services - Alcohol and Other Drugs Programs
Substance use is having a devastating effect on individuals, families and communities in California. It affects individual lives and our economy in many ways through impacts on domestic violence, child abuse, school truancy, lower or lost productivity at work, lost jobs, and increased expenses in the health care and criminal justice systems.
The Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Services Divisions lead the effort to reduce alcoholism and drug addiction in California by developing, administering, and supporting prevention, treatment and recovery programs. We endeavor to help Californians understand that alcoholism and drug addiction are chronic conditions that can be successfully prevented and treated.
If you, or someone you know, has a problem with alcohol or drugs, treatment services are available throughout California to help you get on the road to recovery. These range from emergency counseling and initial assessment to detoxification services and residential or long-term outpatient treatment. Please contact your local County Alcohol and Other Drugs Programs at the link below.
Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs is now DHCS
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).