Alcohol & Drugs

“When I hurt, when I’m angry, I drink. I need help!” – 16-year-old


When used in large amounts, over a long period of time, or in the wrong combination, alcohol or drugs can kill. Effects depend on the user’s body size and personality. Drugs are VERY unpredictable and their effects on the body differ from person to person.

Some of the dangers of experimenting with drugs and/or alcohol are:

  • Overdose
  • Physical illness
  • Accidents
  • Use of impure or unknown drugs
  • Addiction
  • Problems with family, work, school, etc.
  • Trouble with the law
  • AIDS (if needles are shared)
  • Death

Alcohol is a liquid drug. It is the most abused drug in the United States in all age groups. Alcohol is a depressant that slows a person’s heart rate and breathing and affects the part of the brain which controls mood and emotion.


  • Games such as “chugging” (drinking large amount of alcohol in a short time) can kill you.
  • Mixing alcohol with downers or other drugs is extremely dangerous. Wrong combinations can kill you.
  • Drinking or using any drugs during pregnancy is extremely dangerous to the unborn baby.
  • Drinking and driving can kill you and/or others.
  • This list of questions can help you determine if your use or someone else’s use of alcohol and/or drugs is a problem.


  • Drink/do drugs because of problems?
  • Drink/do drugs when mad at others?
  • Find grades or work habits are starting to slip?
  • Try to drink/do drugs less and fail?
  • Drink/do drugs even when not meaning to?
  • Drink/do drugs in the morning? Before school/work?
  • Have blackouts (can’t remember periods of time)?
  • Lie about drinking/drug use?
  • Ever get in trouble because of drinking/drug use?
  • Think it’s cool to get drunk or high?

If you answered “yes” to ANY of these questions, ASK FOR HELP!


AADAP – Olympic Academy

Youth residential treatment for substance abuse ages 14-17 1/2.

2900 Crenshaw Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90016

7 Days a Week 24 hours


Addiction Center

Addiction Center connects all ages and lifestyles with the service they need to beat their addiction. A self-help resource that provides the most up-to-date information on various drugs and addictions.

Prevention of drug abuse in teens means preventing addictions in later years. Young people are more likely to experiment with drugs and alcohol than adults, and these habits could follow them into adulthood. We help people all over the country and have connections with hundreds of treatment centers in the United States. Our information is constantly updated as new research and studies are presented, and we are dedicated to helping those with addictions.

424 E Central Blvd,
Orlando, FL 32801


Advanced Professional Counseling Services

Counseling for children and teens, adults and families, alcohol and drug counseling for families. Children of ADD/ADHD, anger management, self-esteem, and children of divorce. 


3903 Brockton Ave,
Riverside, CA 92501

M-F 9am-9pm


Affordable Colleges Online

The ACO Substance Abuse in College guide provides resources for prospective college students on “Recognizing, Understanding and Combating Alcohol & Drug Abuse on Campus.” Guidebook includes: Causes of Substance Abuse, Effects & Warning Signs, Getting Help, and more.

Al-Anon Family Groups

12-step program for teen relatives and friends of alcoholics.


Mon CLOSED & Tues-Fri 10am-5pm & Sat 10am-2pm


Al-Anon/Alateen Family Group Headquarters, Inc.

Mutual support group for family and friends of alcoholics. Meeting information line.

1600 Corporate Landing Pkwy,
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

M-F 8am-6pm (EST)




24 hr. recorded listening
with all phone numbers
L.A. (English) 213-387-3158; M-F 9am-5pm call 818-760-7122.
L.A. (Spanish) 562-948-2190.
Meeting info only: (Toll free, English) 888-684-6444
12-step programs for teen relatives and friends of alcoholics.


Alcoholicos Anonimos (Spanish)

Open holidays, closed on Sundays.

Los Angeles, CA

M-F 10am-6pm & Sat 10am-3pm


Alcoholics Anonymous (Los Angeles)

Meeting information and literature.

4311 Wilshire Blvd #Suite 104,
Los Angeles, CA 90010

M-F 8am-7:30pm & Sat-Sun & Holidays 9am-4:30pm



Alcoholics Anonymous (Riverside)

24 hour Hotline for referrals to Al-Anon and AA meetings within the area. Information, literature available. 

28636 Old Town Front St,
Temecula, CA 92590

M-F 10am-5:30 pm & Sat 9am-12pm


American Lung Association

Provides information & referrals to quit smoking on a national level.

4920 S Avalon Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90011

M-F 8:30am-5pm



Antelope Valley Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency

Individual, group and family counseling; drug and alcohol treatment, prevention and intervention. Sliding scale, low cost and free for those who qualify.

(661) 948-5046


Outpatient chemical dependency treatment; parenting classes, individual and group counseling.

M-F 8am-5pm


Avalon-Carver Community Center

Individual and group substance abuse counseling. Parenting classes, GED Prep, ESL classes, and Afterschool Academy. Outpatient care is available as well.

4920 S Avalon Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90011

M-F 9am-4pm & Sat 8am-2pm



Canyon Ridge Hospital, Chino (Riverside)

Inpatient and outpatient substance abuse services for 5-17 and adults. Voluntary and involuntary placements. FREE crisis intervention and initial evaluation. 

5353 G St,
Chino, Chino 91710, 91710

M-Sun 24 hours


Carolyn E. Wylie Center for Children, Youth, and Families

Substance abuse and family counseling, individual counseling, crisis intervention including assessments for suicide and child abuse; parenting; occupational physical therapy; speech therapy; and integration therapy.

4164 Brockton Ave,
Riverside, CA 92501

M-Th 8am-9pm & F 8am-5pm

(951) 683-5193

Club Live and Friday Night Live (RIVERSIDE)

Peer program to prevent alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use. Provides information to clean and sober events.

Riverside, CA

M-F 8am-5pm


Cocaine Anonymous World Service Office, Inc.

Information, referrals and printed literature. Los Angeles, CA 24hr hotline: 888-714-8341 

9100 Sepulveda Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90045



David & Margaret Youth and Family Services

Residential and outpatient treatment program for self-injury, eating disorders, internet addiction, and substance abuse. 

1350 3rd St,
La Verne, CA 91750



Destinations to Recovery

A Dual Diagnosis and Primary Mental Health treatment center (with residential and part time programs) serving teens ages 13-17 affected by substance abuse and/or mental health disorders. We provide a holistic approach to treatment and our process includes individual, group, and family therapy alongside experiential therapies such as art, music, yoga, body movement and mindfulness exercises.

21051 Warner Center Lane, Suite 220,
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

M-Sun 24 hrs



Do It Now Foundation

Provides information on drugs, alcohol, sexuality, and other behavioral health topics.

608 E Encanto Dr,
Tempe, AZ 85281

M-F 9am-5pm


Families Anonymous

12-step program for family and friends of people with drug, alcohol, and behavior problems. 

701 Lee St,
Des Plaines, IL 60016

M,W,F 10am-4:30pm; 24-hour recording



L.A. County Substance Abuse Prevention and Control

To find alcohol and drug treatment in LA County, call 800-564-6600.

1000 S Fremont Ave,
Alhambra, CA 91803

M-F 8am-5pm, no walk-ins.


Marijuana Anonymous

Recorded information. 12-step recovery program for those wanting to quit smoking marijuana. *Not a treatment center; the website has information on local meetings. 24 hour recording.


#PO Box 7807,
Torrance, Torrance 90504, 90504

7days 24 hours



Masada Homes

Substance abuse counseling, co-occurring disorder services, parenting, and domestic violence support. FSP and wraparound.

108 W Victoria St,
Gardena, CA 90248

M-F 8:30am-5:30pm


MFI Recovery Center

Outpatient substance abuse treatment and education programs & therapy (for teens and their families.) Program includes relapse prevention and anger management. 

5870 Arlington Ave,
Riverside, CA 92504

M-Sat Hours vary



Narcotics Anonymous (NA)/World Service Office

Offers recovery to drug addicts as well as peer support. Visit website for meetings in your area. 

19737 Nordhoff Pl,
Los Angeles, Los Angeles 91311, 91311

M-F 8am-5pm



National Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Information Center

Free services. Hotline as well as online chat. Gives information about alcohol and drug dependency as well as treatment options.


National Organization of Students Against Substance Abuse

Founded by students with the objective of creating a drug and alcohol free environment for students. Guide provides signs, symptoms, and treatment of Teen Drug Abuse.

3040 Howe Ave,
Sacramento, CA 95821

National Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Treatment and referral line for drug abuse/mental illness. Gives local referrals to callers. Spanish & English. 

M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm


Nicotine Anonymous

Referrals to 12-step meetings and support group information.

6333 E Mockingbird Ln,
Dallas, TX 75214


Phoenix House

Residential treatment program for substance abuse. line provides locations for local “‘Phoenix Houses”.

11600 Eldridge Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 91342



Rebecca’s House

Programs and counseling for eating disorders as well as drug and alcohol abuse. 

23861 El Toro Rd,
Lake Forest, CA 92630

M-F 9am-6pm


Saving Teens: In Crisis Collaborative

Services to assist troubled teens and their families struggling with substance abuse and other emotional issues. 

#PO Box 703,
Northborough, MA


Seeking Peaceful Solutions

Services for youth, teens, adolescents, and adults in the areas of anger management, teen dating violence, substance abuse, and sexual abuse. Services all of Los Angeles County.

8424 S Vermont Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90044

M-F 10am-9pm



Shields for Families

Individual, family, and group therapy; crisis intervention; substance abuse prevention; case management; substance abuse counseling. 

M-F 8:30am-5pm


Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment – Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

Free services for youth 10-24 and families dealing with drug and alcohol problems. Youth can be seen alone and sessions are confidential. Group therapy is available as well. 

4650 Sunset Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027

M-F 8:30am-4:30pm


Substance Use Treatment Guide

The Service & Bed Availability Tool (SBAT) can help you find the substance use services you, your client, or loved one is looking for.

The SBAT is a web-based tool that provides a dashboard of available substance use services throughout Los Angeles County, including: outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment, different levels of residential treatment, withdrawal management, Opioid Treatment Programs (methadone clinics), Recovery Bridge Housing, and DUI programs.

Anyone can call the Screening and Referral line at 1-844-804-7500 to have a phone screening and to schedule an appointment at a treatment facility.



Tarzana Treatment Centers

Chemical dependency treatment, counseling (individual and group), relapse prevention, drug testing, mentoring program vocational training. Check website for location near you.

18646 Oxnard St,
Los Angeles, CA 91356

(888) 777 - 8565


Thelma McMillen Center for Chemical Dependency Treatment

Serves teens ages 13-17 with substance abuse and related issues using therapy, drug testing, support groups and education. 

3333 Skypark Dr,
Torrance, Torrance 90505, 90505

M- F 12:30 - 7:00 pm


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