Top 15 Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers in Davis, CA & Free Treatment Resources

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Davis is in Yolo County, just over ten miles from Sacramento. Students attending the University of California, Davis, add even more life to this vibrant city named the “Bicycling Capital of the World.” The university and community work hard to maintain positive relationships, so students outside the area feel at home in Davis. However, substance abuse puts many students and residents throughout the county in harm’s way. Between 2018 and 2020, there were 12 overdose deaths in Yolo County.1 However, alcohol and drug rehabs in Davis can help you or your loved one recover from substance use disorder.

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Drug and Alcohol Statistics in Davis

The 2022 county health rankings reveal alarming numbers of health factors and outcomes. Davis ranks number 12 out of all the California counties due to statistics like the following for Yolo County:

Middle and high school students in Yolo County were surveyed on their substance use behaviors in the month before:3

Levels of Care for Substance Abuse

Multiple levels of care exist for alcohol and drug rehab in California. Some residents require all levels of care during their journey to recovery, while others receive only the less intensive options.

Medical Detox

Detox is the process of safely and comfortably removing drugs or alcohol from your system while in a supervised medical setting. Many people choose a medical detox program to prevent severe withdrawal symptoms. This is often the first step in the recovery process, completed before transitioning into formal inpatient addiction treatment services.

Inpatient Care

An inpatient or residential setting involves living at an accredited rehab facility 24/7 to receive treatment for addiction. A combination of evidence-based interventions are provided, including individual and group therapy, nutritional counseling, and medication administration.

Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs)

PHPs are a type of outpatient treatment in California that often involve many of the same therapies and methods of inpatient care. The difference being that you only visit the drug rehab during scheduled session times, then you can return home.

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs)

A step down from PHPs, IOPs are a type of outpatient treatment in California allowing you to attend onsite sessions for several hours a day, multiple days each week, while spending the rest of your time at home, working, or fulfilling other obligations.

Standard Outpatient

As the least intensive setting, standard outpatient care is appropriate for California residents who are highly motivated and have a strong support system. It involves just one or two hours of treatment per week.

Relapse Prevention

Aftercare, or relapse prevention, provides ongoing support after a rehab program is complete. Aftercare may include 12-step groups, non-12-step groups like SMART Recovery, ongoing therapy, sober living homes, and more.

How to Pay for Substance Abuse Treatment in California

Private Insurance

Every insurance provider in the U.S. is required by law to provide at least some coverage for mental health and substance abuse treatment. In California, residents should contact their insurance provider to confirm specific coverage with their carrier, including applicable copays.


Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program. Funded by federal and state taxes, this program pays for medical services for children and adults who have limited income. To qualify for Medi-Cal, California residents must meet income requirements and be one of the following: pregnant, responsible for a child under 21 years old, blind, disabled or a disabled family member, or 65 years or older.

California Medicare

California Medicare is a government program providing coverage to residents who are over the age of 65 or who have end-stage renal disease. California residents can use Medicare to cover the cost of rehab and other addiction treatment services; however, not all rehabs accept Medicare insurance.

Sliding Scale Payment Options

Sliding scale payment plans only charge California residents what they can afford, based on their income. To qualify, residents typically need to provide proof of income and assets.

TRICARE in California

California TRICARE (West Region) is a government program that provides health insurance for military personnel, veterans, and their dependents. TRICARE coverage includes addiction treatment services, such as rehab and medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

IHS-Funded Drug Rehabs

Drug rehab programs funded by the Indian Health Service provide free addiction treatment to California Natives and Indigenous peoples in the U.S.

Traveling to and Within Davis

davis californiaWhether you, your teen, or someone you know is participating in a drug rehab in Davis, it is an easy place to get to and around the area. There are also many healthy activities you can engage in that support recovery.

While there are several small airports in Yolo County, the Sacramento International Airport offers access to ten major airlines flying worldwide. From the airport, it is less than thirty minutes to Davis. Once you land, you can opt for any of the following:4

  • Davis Airporter, a door-to-door shuttle service
  • Super Shuttle
  • Yolo Bus
  • Rental cars
  • App-based ride shares
  • Taxis

Lodging options nearest to a drug and alcohol rehab in Davis include:4

  • 13 hotels and motels
  • Airbnb or VRBO
  • 4 Bed and Breakfasts

Getting around Davis by foot or bicycle is how many locals and visitors travel, but you can also rent a car or drive your own vehicle. Davis is accessible by Interstate 80 and Highway 113 from which you can connect to the numerous boulevards, streets, and lanes of the eight neighborhoods in Davis.

Bicycling is something you can do for fun, too. Davis offers more than 100 miles of trails and paths. Other fun recovery activities include:4

  • Thursdays in the Davisphere for concerts, food vendors, and kids’ activities
  • Museums, animal centers, and wetlands
  • Farmer’s markets and pick-your-own farms
  • Tours of UC Davis, animal barns, and transmedia art
  • River Fox train dinner and tour of Yolo County
  • Shopping in eclectic, local, and top-brand shops

Taking care of yourself mentally and physically is part of a recovery treatment plan. Davis churches, meditation centers, spas, and gardens can help you put your needs first.4 You can get the fresh start you need in Davis starting today.

California Alcohol and Drug Laws

California law includes the following policies related to substance abuse:1,2,3,4,5

California Employee Protections for Drug or Alcohol Rehab: California’s labor code requires employers with 25 or more employees to provide accommodation to staff who voluntarily choose to attend alcohol or drug rehab. This may include unpaid time off or use of sick or vacation time. Employees who wish to request time off for addiction treatment may be able to request it under the Family and Medical Leave Act or the California Family Rights Act.

Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act: This act provides treatment opportunities for individuals who are convicted of non-violent crimes. Eligible offenders may serve their time in drug treatment rather than in prison.

California Government Prevention and Care Services: Senate Bill 110 expanded these services to include contingency management (an incentivized treatment program) as a benefit covered under Medi-Cal. Patients who demonstrate substance-free behavior, such as drug-free urine tests, are rewarded with vouchers or gift cards.

California Ethical Treatment for Persons with Substance Use Disorder Act: This bill protects residents undergoing addiction treatment by requiring alcohol and drug rehabs in California to adopt a client bill of rights that seeks to ensure every client is are treated with dignity, honesty, and respect.

California’s Good Samaritan Law: This law encourages California residents to call 9-1-1 if an overdose is suspected. It protects individuals who seek emergency medical care for overdose from legal repercussions for possession of a controlled substance/drug paraphernalia or providing alcohol to minors.


  1. County Health Rankings. 2022. Yolo, California.
  2. Community Health Insights. 2022. 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment Yolo County.
  3. Population Reference Bureau. 2022. Kids Data Yolo County.
  4. Visit YOLO- Visit Davis. 2022. Visit Davis, California.

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Luke Prest, MD, is a board-certified Pediatrician who provides comprehensive care, including management of mental health conditions, to children and adolescents. Through his medical training, he developed a deep understanding of the diagnosis, treatment, and management of various disorders, and remains committed to staying up-to-date with the latest medical advances and best practices in medicine.