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Santa Cruz, CA Free Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers Guide

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, you may be wondering where to turn for help. Rehab can be expensive, but there are free rehab centers available in Santa Cruz, California.

We help people take the first steps toward getting help for their drug and alcohol usage and having drug-free lifestyles. To contact an alcohol/drug abuse counselor, please .

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do free rehab centers exist?
Yes, there are a number of free rehab centers in Santa Cruz, California. These centers are typically funded by government grants, private donations, or a combination of both.

Who is eligible for free rehab?
Eligibility for free rehab varies depending on the center. However, most free rehab centers accept people who meet the following criteria:
- Are addicted to drugs or alcohol
- Have a low income or no insurance
- Are willing to commit to treatment

What services do free rehab centers offer?
Free rehab centers offer a variety of services, including:
- Medical detox
- Counseling and therapy
- Group support groups
- Vocational training
- Job placement assistance


How long does free rehab last?
The length of free rehab varies depending on the center and the individual's needs. However, most free rehab programs last between 28 and 90 days.

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List of Free Rehab Centers in Santa Cruz, CA


  • Janus of Santa Cruz

    Email Website Learn more 200 7th Avenue,
    Santa Cruz, CA - 95062
    (831) 462-1060

    Janus of Santa Cruz provides substance abuse treatment services including: outpatient programsshort-term detoxextended residential treatmentongoing medical treatment for opiate addictiona perinatal program offering both residential and day programs Area served: Santa Cruz County Fees: Vary according to income Service hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Intake procedure: Apply by phone Additional language cap .. see more

  • Sobriety Works

    Email Website Learn more 8030 Soquel Avenue
    Santa Cruz, CA - 95062
    (831) 476-1747

    Sobriety Works is a California state licensed addiction treatment center dedicated to the treatment of adults experiencing substance use disorders. They are located on the Central Coast in Santa Cruz, California. They realize that asking for help may be difficult and you may be assured that their professional staff is ready to assist you. With decades of experience, the staff of Sobriety Works offers caring, compassionate and confidential outpati .. see more

  • Janus Community Clinic

    Email Website Learn more 1000 Emeline Avenue
    Santa Cruz, CA - 95060
    (831) 425-0112

    With their Intensive Outpatient Programs, clients come to Janus for classes, group meetings and education, but can continue their careers and daily activities while receiving treatment. Their Intensive Outpatient Programs offer a level of care for those who can benefit from treatment and have a strong support system, like family and friends who are support sobriety. The program is intense because it meets for 3 nights a week and 3 hours per s .. see more

  • New Life Community Services Inc

    Email Website Learn more 707 Fair Avenue
    Santa Cruz, CA - 95060
    (831) 427-1007

    New Life Community Services (NLCS) exists to provide effective reality-based services for individuals and families supporting their transition into society and living meaningful and productive lives. They emphasize the whole person utilizing the most effective substance abuse treatment strategies, with a commitment to the 12-step fellowship strength-based model, with compassionate care is designed to restore health and wellness, treating each per .. see more

Free Rehab Centers Near Santa Cruz, CA

Due to the low number of listings in Santa Cruz, we have added area listings below. All listings are within 30 miles of Santa Cruz.
  • Positive Progression

    Email Website Learn more 1721 Lollie Court
    San Jose, CA - 95124
    (888) 333-3963

    Residential and Outpatient Chemical Dependency Treatment based in San Jose, California - affordable and discreet. Positive Progressions Inc. is a drug and alcohol treatment center located in San Jose and serves the San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Monterey and Alameda counties. Their recovery program serves individuals suffering from addiction and chemic .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 21 miles from Santa Cruz

  • Camp Recovery Center Outpatient Services

    Email Website Learn more 256 East Hamilton Avenue
    Campbell, CA - 95008
    (408) 688-8065

    Their treatment team of Camp Recovery Center is dedicated to helping you start a solid foundation and develop a recovery plan based on the life skills needed to stay clean and sober one day at a time. This is accomplished through group process, individual counseling, educational forums and exposure to the 12-Step Process and meetings. They physicia .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 23 miles from Santa Cruz

  • Camp Recovery Center

    Email Website Learn more 3192 Glen Canyon Road
    Scotts Valley, CA - 95066
    (844) 312-8458

    The Camp Recovery Center has been treating adults and adolescents for drug addiction for over 30 years. Considered a leader in the field of drug and alcohol treatment, The Camp has built a nationally recognized reputation in the medical and therapeutic communities. They offer varied levels of care and provide the most advanced chemical dependen .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 4 miles from Santa Cruz

  • Pathway Society: Mariposa Lodge

    Website Learn more 9500 Malech Road
    San Jose, CA - 95138
    (408) 281-6555

    Mariposa Lodge is run by Pathway Society which exists to provide services that promote the development of individual, family, and community wellness. This is accomplished through programs designed to provide a continuum of substance abuse and behavioral health services. Women's Detox center. Free intake and services. Contact for details. There .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 24 miles from Santa Cruz

  • Valley Health Associates

    Email Website Learn more 338 Monterey Street
    Salinas, CA - 93901
    (831) 424-6655

    In Salinas, California they are a non-profit corporation offering prevention, intervention, and multiple outpatient services for alcoholism, alcohol abuse, and drug dependency. Their aim is to promote wellness and a healthy productive lifestyle among those they serve. They believe in the dignity of each human being. Everyone has the ability t .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 29 miles from Santa Cruz

  • Family and Children Services

    Email Website Learn more 2218 North First Street
    San Jose, CA - 95131
    (408) 538-0880

    Family and Children Services for children and teens includes: counseling services deaf/hard-of-hearing program school based services lgbtq wellness lgbtq youth space family violence & abuse prevention services (positive solutions program) Services include: blackbird house peer respite counseling services deaf/hard-of-hearing program fami .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 29 miles from Santa Cruz

  • Janus South County

    Email Website Learn more 284 Pennsylvania Avenue
    Watsonville, CA - 95076
    (831) 319-4200

    With their Intensive Outpatient Programs, clients come to Janus for classes, group meetings and education, but can continue their careers and daily activities while receiving treatment. Their Intensive Outpatient Programs offers a level of care for those who can benefit from treatment and have a strong support system, like family and friends who ar .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 15 miles from Santa Cruz

  • The Center for Harm Reduction Therapy

    Email Website Learn more 901 Campisi Way
    Campbell, CA - 95008
    (415) 863-4282

    The Center, founded by leaders in the Harm Reduction Therapy movement, is a certified drug and alcohol treatment program staffed by mental health professionals. Their program offers pragmatic, proven solutions to substance misuse, and has an impressive record of positive results. .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 23 miles from Santa Cruz

  • Lyric Recovery Services Inc

    Email Website Learn more 1210 South Bascom Avenue
    San Jose, CA - 95128
    (408) 216-9826

    Lyric Recovery Services Inc provides substance abuse treatment services in both a residential and outpatient setting for adult men and women. These services include but are not limited to behavioral therapy, trauma related counseling, individual and group counseling, motivational interviewing, anger management, relapse prevention and more. Payment .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 24 miles from Santa Cruz

  • Amicus House

    Email Website Learn more 466 South Buena Vista Avenue
    San Jose, CA - 95126
    (408) 294-2277

    Amicus House provides an alcohol and drug recovery facility that provides 24 hour residential, non-medical recovery services. Their facilities are small and personable and utilize an intensive 12-step program. Their program is based on both group support and individual counseling. The program is divided into three phases: the 24 ho .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 25 miles from Santa Cruz

  • Community Human Services Genesis House

    Email Website Learn more 1152 Sonoma Avenue
    Seaside, CA - 93955
    (831) 899-2436

    Community Human Services is a 501c(3) public nonprofit and Joint Powers Authority providing substance abuse and mental health counseling and recovery services to middle and low income individuals and families in Monterey County, California. They help their clients develop new skills and support networks, learn new behaviors, and learn how to utiliz .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 27 miles from Santa Cruz

  • BACH Monterey Behavioral Health Clinic

    Email Website Learn more 5504 Monterey Hwy
    San Jose, CA - 95138
    (408) 729-9700

    BACH behavioral health services encompass both mental health and substance abuse. Mental health services include: prevention, assessment, diagnosis, treatment/intervention, and follow-up of mental health conditions and disorders (such as depression, anxiety, attention deficit and disruptive behavior disorders). Substance abuse services are scre .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 23 miles from Santa Cruz

  • BACH Family Behavioral Health Clinic

    Email Website Learn more 1066 S. White Rd.
    San Jose, CA - 95127
    (408) 729-9700

    BACH behavioral health services encompass both mental health and substance abuse. Mental health services include: prevention, assessment, diagnosis, treatment/intervention, and follow-up of mental health conditions and disorders (such as depression, anxiety, attention deficit and disruptive behavior disorders). Substance abuse services are scre .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 29 miles from Santa Cruz

  • BACH Story Road Behavioral Health Clinic

    Email Website Learn more 2880 Story Rd.
    San Jose, CA - 95127
    (408) 729-9700

    BACH behavioral health services encompass both mental health and substance abuse. Mental health services include: prevention, assessment, diagnosis, treatment/intervention, and follow-up of mental health conditions and disorders (such as depression, anxiety, attention deficit and disruptive behavior disorders). Substance abuse services are scre .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 29 miles from Santa Cruz

  • Gardner Health Services- Proyecto Primavera

    Email Website Learn more 614 Tully Road
    San Jose, CA - 95111
    (408) 977-1591

    Gardner Health Services: Alcohol and Drug Outpatient, Deferred Entry of Judgement (DEJ)  Substance Abuse Crime Prevention Act Treatment Program (SACPA) ServicesLevel of Care: Partial Hospitalization / Day TreatmentGardner offers quality alcohol/ drug treatment to diverse populations at a low cost. Gardner is a non profit organization. Co .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 25 miles from Santa Cruz


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Free Rehab in all of Santa Cruz County, CA

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Sliding Scale Treatment

Based on the most recent data available, it is estimated that approximately 20-25% of all addiction treatment centers offer sliding scale fees. This means that nearly one-quarter of rehab facilities adjust their treatment costs based on an individual's income and ability to pay. This is a significant step towards making addiction treatment more accessible to individuals from all socioeconomic backgrounds.

It is important to note that these figures may vary depending on the specific region or state, and the type of treatment facility being considered. For instance, private treatment facilities are more likely to offer sliding scale options compared to government-funded or non-profit facilities. Additionally, certain types of treatment, such as outpatient or residential care, may have a higher prevalence of sliding scale programs.

Types of addiction treatment in Santa Cruz, CA

There are many different types of addiction treatment available in Santa Cruz, CA. Some of the most common types of treatment include:

Medical detox: Medical detox is the process of safely withdrawing from a substance of abuse. It is typically conducted in a hospital or inpatient setting.

Inpatient rehab: Inpatient rehab is a residential program that provides around-the-clock care and support. It is a good option for people who need intensive treatment or who are not able to maintain sobriety on their own.

Outpatient rehab: Outpatient rehab is a non-residential program that allows people to continue living at home while attending treatment sessions. It is a good option for people who have a strong support system at home and who are able to manage their sobriety on their own.

Intensive outpatient program (IOP): An IOP is a type of intensive outpatient treatment that provides several hours of care per week. It is a good option for people who need more support than traditional outpatient treatment but do not need PHP.

Sober living homes: Sober living homes are residential facilities that provide a supportive environment for people who are recovering from addiction. They are typically less structured than inpatient rehab programs, but they still offer a variety of services and support.

In addition to these traditional types of treatment, there are also a number of alternative and holistic treatment options available. Some of these options include:

12-step programs: 12-step programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, are self-help support groups that help people recover from addiction.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT): CBT is a type of therapy that helps people identify and change negative thoughts and behaviors.

Motivational interviewing: Motivational interviewing is a type of therapy that helps people overcome resistance to change and make positive choices.

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT): MAT is a type of treatment that uses medications to help people manage withdrawal symptoms and cravings.

Holistic treatments: Holistic treatments focus on healing the whole person, including the mind, body, and spirit. Some examples of holistic treatments include acupuncture, yoga, and meditation.

The best type of addiction treatment for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences. It is important to talk to a doctor or addiction specialist to get help choosing the right treatment program for you.

Tips on choosing a free rehab center in Santa Cruz, CA

  • Make sure the center is accredited. Accreditation means that the center has met certain standards of quality and patient care. You can find accredited rehab centers by visiting the websites of the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) or The Joint Commission (TJC).
  • Check the center's track record. How long has the center been in operation? What is its success rate? You can find this information by reading online reviews or by contacting the center directly.
  • Consider the center's treatment approach. Does the center offer a variety of treatment modalities, or does it focus on one approach? What is the center's philosophy on addiction treatment?
  • Find out what the center's aftercare program is like. Aftercare is essential to long-term recovery. Make sure the center you choose offers a comprehensive aftercare program.
  • Make sure the center is a good fit for you. Consider your individual needs and preferences when choosing a rehab center. For example, if you have a co-occurring mental health disorder, you'll need to find a center that offers dual diagnosis treatment.

Here are some additional tips:

  • Ask about the center's admission process. What documentation do you need to provide? Is there a waiting list?
  • Find out what the center's policies are on insurance and financial assistance. Will the center accept your insurance? Does the center offer financial assistance to patients who need it?
  • Visit the center in person, if possible. This will give you a chance to meet the staff, see the facilities, and get a feel for the center's atmosphere.
  • Talk to people who have been to the center. Ask them about their experiences and whether they would recommend the center to others.
Choosing a rehab center is an important decision. By following these tips, you can find a free rehab center in Santa Cruz, CA that is right for you.

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Important Definitions

Sliding Scale Treatment Fees that are variable based on the clients ability to pay. Fees are reduced for lower income persons or have less money due to high expenses.

Non-Profit Treatment Many non profit treatment programs are free or are lower cost due to the non profit organizations status.

Faith-Based Treatment Many religious organizations offer drug and alcohol recovery treatment at no cost as part of their ministry services. Many also offer payment assistance for those that qualify.

Medicaid Payment Assistance Medicaid often covers payment for alcohol and drug treatment. Medicaid coverage do differ by State. We provide recovery centers and programs that do accept Medicaid as payment for treatment.

Payment Assistance Payment assistance is available at a large group of treatment centers. We list this detail in the description. Payment assistance programs are often structured due to the situation. You will need to call the location to find out specific details on payment assistance programs.

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