Welcome to the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs

Hotlines and Help


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). Please visit the DHCS website. Read more...


Important: If you are currently having feelings or thoughts about suicide, please immediately call either of the following numbers. Depression is treatable. Suicide is preventable.

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255), or 1-800-799-4889 (TTY) - a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in crisis
  • National Hopeline Network - 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
  • Problem Gambling Helpline: 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-25374)
  • Veterans Assistance - Veterans may call 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) and press "1" to reach the VA hotline
  • Need Immediate Help? - Local county 24-hour mental health crisis hotlines

Find Treatment Help for an Alcohol or Drug Problem!

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. The following resources can help you find the right services.

Free Online Alcohol ScreeningFree Online Drug Screening

Online Directories

Residential and certified outpatient programs (PDF)

Driving under the influence programs (PDF)

Narcotic treatment programs (PDF)

Approved Perinatal programs (PDF)

Problem Gambling Treatment


California AOD Treatment Facilities Map

California State-Authorized Problem Gambling Treatment Service Providers Locater Map

Resource Center

The ADP Resource Center maintains two toll-free, statewide telephone numbers for California residents needing alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention and treatment information, publications, or library services. The Resource Center provides non-emergency information only and does not operate a crisis line.


Available 24 hours a day
Answered by ADP staff 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and by voicemail after-hours


Available 24 hours a day from telephone numbers within California
Answered by ADP staff 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and by the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services staff after-hours


Available 24 hours a day
Answered by ADP staff 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and by voicemail after-hours


County Programs

Each county in California has an alcohol and drug programs office that can help you find the right alcohol or other drug-related services available in your area. Use this list of county alcohol and drug programs offices to locate your local county office.