Alcohol & Substance Use
Substance use among older adults is a growing concern. Factors such as retirement, loss of loved ones, chronic pain, and loneliness can contribute to an increased vulnerability to substance use. By raising awareness and offering assistance, the programs listed on this page ensure that older adults receive the care and support they need to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.
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This non-profit organizations provides information about local residential and outpatient treatment programs and services.
Find information about local AA chapters, meetings, and events on this organization's website.
Cost: no cost (donations accepted)
Who Is Eligible: anyone
Address: 9960 Business Park Dr # 110, Sacramento, CA 95827
Phone: (916) 454-1771 (office) or (916) 454-1100 (hotline)
This national non-profit organization works to address the growing problem of addiction among older adults by providing free information and assistance connecting to services.
The county maintains a list of residential and outpatient substance use prevention and treatment services. The resource list also includes support groups and places to safely dispose of medications.
Through contracts with community-based service providers, the county provides free prevention and treatment services for alcohol and drug use disorders.
Cost: no cost
Who Is Eligible: eligibility differs across programs; staff will conduct assessment to determine treatment needs
Phone: Phone: (916) 874-9754 or (888) 881-4881 (after hours)
This volunteer-based organization provides information about local NA meetings and events on its website.
This center hosts several welcoming 12-step addiction recovery groups.
This non-profit health clinic offers a wide variety of mental health, counseling, and recovery services. Services are available to all, no tribal membership or affiliation required.
Cost: varies by service; Medicare, Medi-Cal, and many private insurance plans are accepted
Who Is Eligible: anyone
Address: 2020 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
Phone: (916) 341-0575
This organization runs two residential alcohol and substance abuse recovery programs in home-like settings (one for women, one for men).
Cost: $4500/month assessed on a sliding scale basis
Who Is Eligible: must not have used drugs or alcohol within past 72 hours and be willing to participate in the program
Address: residential area of Sacramento
Phone: Gateway House for Women (916) 451-9312; Sacramento Recovery House for Men (916) 455-6258
This government website provides information about substance abuse among older adults.
This program specializes in helping older adults with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders. They provide comprehensive diagnostic assessments, individual and group counseling, inpatient treatment, case management, and other services.
Cost: contact clinic for costs, many insurance coverages accepted
Who Is Eligible: older adults dealing with mental health or substance use issues
Phone: (916) 386-3620
This non-profit healthcare provider offers a variety of settings and methods to provide the right treatment for each individual situation, including outpatient, detoxification, residential, and medication-assisted treatment.
Cost: free and sliding scale; Medicare, MediCal and other insurance accepts; contact the program for more information
Who Is Eligible: varies by service, contact the program for more information
Address: multiple locations in Sacramento - 1820 J Street, 4441 Auburn Blvd., 4343 Williamsbourgh Dr.
Phone: (916) 313-8434 (outpatient), (916) 921-6598 (in-patient) or (916) 313-8441