Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in
Salinas, CA

 Salinas California Drug Alcohol Rehab
Salinas is a small-ish beach town in Northern California, home to a bounty of natural beauty to explore and fun local attractions, as well as a multitude of rehab options. If you’re seeking help for your substance use disorder, read on to learn more about options for alcohol and drug rehab in Salinas, CA.

Find Rehab Centers in Salinas

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Sun Street Center CA 93901 Sun Street Center

11 Peach Drive
Salinas, CA 93901

831-753-5144 Outpatient Private
Valley Health Associates Substance Use Disorder

427 Pajaro Street
Salinas, CA 93901

831-424-6655 Outpatient Detox Medicaid Private
Monterey County Childrens Behavioral Health

951 Blanco Circle
Salinas, CA 93901

831-784-2150 Outpatient Medicaid
Door To Hope CA 93901 Door To Hope

130 West Gabilan Street
Salinas, CA 93901

831-758-0181 Inpatient Outpatient Medicaid
CHS Community Human Services Main Clinic

1083 South Main Street
Salinas, CA 93901

831-424-4828 Outpatient Detox Medicaid
Door To Hope CA 93901 Door To Hope

130 West Gabilan Street
Salinas, CA 93901

831-758-0181 Outpatient Private
Salinas Outpatient Treatment Center

1087 South Main Street
Salinas, CA 93901

831-237-7222 Outpatient Private
Sun Street Center CA 93901 Sun Street Center

11 Peach Drive
Salinas, CA 93901

831-753-5144 Outpatient Private
Door to Hope CA 93901 Door to Hope

130 West Gabilan Street
Salinas, CA 93901

831-758-0181 Inpatient N/A
ASI Counseling and Pro Services

21 West Laurel Drive
Salinas, CA 93906

831-442-0174 Outpatient N/A
Monterey County Behavioral Health Services Adult CA 93906 Monterey County Behavioral Health Services Adult

1441 Constitution Boulevard
Salinas, CA 93906

831-796-1710 Inpatient Medicaid Private
Sun Street Centers Mens Residential Program CA 93901 Sun Street Centers Mens Residential Program

8 Sun Street
Salinas, CA 93901

831-753-5145 Detox Inpatient Private
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Salinas, CA Drug and Alcohol Statistics

According to research, Monterey County (the seat of Salinas) has experienced:1,2

Cost of Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Salinas, CA

Depending on your circumstances, the cost of rehab can range from very low to moderately expensive. Some factors that influence the cost of care include:

Treatment setting (inpatient or outpatient)

Features and amenities (luxury or standard rehab facility)

The length of time you will attend treatment

Health insurance plan

How often you will attend treatment sessions

If you need help finding a rehab center that checks all your boxes, call us at 800-926-9037 (Info iconWho Answers?) to speak to a counselor who can answer your questions, find a rehab center, and verify your insurance.

Free Rehab in Salinas

Health insurance coverage can pay for most (if not all) of your needed rehab services. Suppose you have health insurance through your employer. In that case, you can use it to pay for medication-assisted treatment (MAT), evidence-based therapy, and individual and group treatment sessions in outpatient programs, and sometimes inpatient programs as well.

If you don’t have health insurance, don’t worry, you aren’t alone. According to a recent UC Berkeley study, over three million Californians (nearly 10% of the state’s population) are projected to have no health insurance in 2022.3 Due to the large population of people in need of treatment without the means to pay for it, there are several options for low-cost or free rehab in Salinas:

Should I Travel to Salinas for Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment in California?

Salinas is rich in historical and cultural amenities, with activities for every taste. For example:

Neighborhoods in Salinas for Drug and Alcohol Rehab

salinas office buildingsIf you’re looking to attend a Salinas drug rehab or alcohol rehab, here are some of the different neighborhoods to consider living in, helping you create a plan for success. Starting on the west side of Salinas, this area is home to Hartnell College and nearby Hartnell Park, making it an ideal location for students to live and spend time. The nearby South Salinas and Maple Park areas in southcentral Salinas have large medical centers as well as a variety of places to work and shop.

In the east of the city, the Salinas Municipal Airport and shopping centers nearby make good places to work, while there are multiple options for grade and high school, making this a great location for families to relocate. Check out the northern part of the city, in the Santa Rita and Harden Ranch areas, for a home that’s close to the freeway and has all the amenities you need such as medical clinics, nature parks, dining, shopping, and educational facilities.

If you don’t drive or don’t want to travel far for rehab, see if you can find a treatment center near your home. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) treatment locator map show that in the five-mile vicinity of downtown Salinas, there are 12 rehabs, most of them in the downtown and south-central area.4

How Do I Choose a Drug or Alcohol Rehab?

Whether you’re seeking treatment for alcoholism or drug addiction or both, it can be a daunting task to figure out what’s the best rehab for you. Here are some key aspects to take note of when considering what you want your rehab experience to be like:

Types of Addiction Treatment Programs in Salinas, CA

There are multiple levels of rehab, called the continuum of care. From inpatient rehab that offers room and board as well as daily therapy to telehealth rehab programs that allow you to attend therapy from your couch and take mental health assessments online, and everything in between, there is a program perfectly suited to your lifestyle.

If you have a severe chemical dependency, you’ll need detox care that precedes rehab. Detox rehab programs typically last one to two weeks, during which time you’ll be given 24/7 medical supervision and medication to keep you comfortable during detox, as well as therapy to help you choose to stay in rehab after detox. After detox, you can enter a residential program, or go to outpatient care.

Inpatient rehab provides a structured environment with constant care and access to therapeutic activities. Meals are provided, as well as a comfortable, typically shared room. Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs)offer a similar level of care to inpatient rehab, except this type of outpatient program has clients return home at the end of the day.

For several therapy sessions per week, intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) are the next step down in care, after PHPs and inpatient rehab. These programs have a minimum of nine hours of therapy per week, with different centers arranging their schedules as they choose.5 Standard outpatient programs (SOPs), with once-weekly meetings and regular phone calls with your counselor, are the next step down in the continuum of care, and the lowest level of rehab care. SOPs typically require participants to attend a support group as well to ensure they have a strong support network as they exit recovery.

Aftercare is critical for long-term recovery, including ongoing support groups and therapy. Many rehab programs offer Alumni programs, which provide lifelong support from the therapists and friends you made in rehab. Popular community-based support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), and SMART Recovery make excellent aftercare options for minimal if any cost.

There are also specialized rehabs to provide expert care for specific groups:

Alcohol and Drug Laws in California

To attempt to slow the rising rates of drug and alcohol-related problems in the state, California has a variety of laws and policies regarding the handling of substance misuse.

Proposition 36 Drug Treatment Diversion Program: The controversial Proposition 36 is designed to offer people with low-level drug charges a second chance and rehab instead of jail.6 This program isn’t for everyone. Your attorney or public defender will let you know if you qualify for this program.

SB-855 Mental Health Parity Act: This law requires health insurance providers and medical offices to provide care for people diagnosed with substance use disorder (SUD), whereas before it was legally possible to discriminate against them.7

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA): Under federal FMLA laws, most employers must allow their employees to spend at least 12 weeks away from work to seek treatment.8 The act prohibits them from discriminating against anyone with a substance use disorder, so your employer can’t fire you for going to rehab. Under the law, your job would be protected, and if your work needed to replace you while you were away, they must provide you with a similar job at equal or greater pay when you return.

If you’re among the many Californians with an addiction issue or are considering moving to California for rehab, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 800-926-9037 (Info iconWho Answers?) . We can verify your health insurance coverage, answer your questions about rehab, and help you find the best drug rehab in California for you.


  1. Center for Disease Control. (2022). CDC Wonder.
  2. California Overdose Surveillance Dashboard. (2022) Monterey County Dashboard.
  3. UC Berkeley. (April 13, 2021). Undocumented Californians Projected to Remain the Largest Group of Uninsured in the State in 2022.
  4. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. (2022). Treatment Locator.
  5. National Library of Health. (2022). Substance Abuse: Clinical Issues in Intensive Outpatient Treatment. Chapter 3. Intensive Outpatient Treatment and the Continuum of Care.
  6. California State Legislative Analyst’s Office. (2000). Proposition 36. Drug Treatment Diversion Program. Initiative Statute.
  7. California Legislative Information. (September 9, 2020). SB-855 Health Coverage: Mental Health or Substance Use Disorders.
  8. US Department of Labor. (2022). FMLA: General Guidance.