Services for Alcohol and Other Drug Use 

For  information about the following programs, call the Alcohol and Drug Program at 681-5440. You may also access behavioral health services by calling the 24-Hour Toll Free Access Line at (888) 868-1649.   En Español.

Prevention services include education, environmental prevention, and early intervention services targeted to prevent individuals from abusing substances and to limit access to alcohol and other drugs (AOD) in the community.

  • Providers: Central Coast Future Leaders, Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Family Service Agency, Guadalupe Police Department Gladiators, Noah's Anchorage Isla Vista Teen Center, People Helping People, Santa Maria Youth and Family Treatment, UCSB Alcohol and Drug Program, UCSB Department of Counseling Evaluation Services, United Way of Santa Barbara
  • Capacity: 2,050
  • Area: SB, SM, LOM

Detoxification Services are State of California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) licensed 24/7 residential non-medication detox facilities to safely withdraw from AOD. Detox residential services include providing a safe, healthy and supportive living environment; withdrawal, stabilization, abstinence, and linkages to continued treatment are the primary goals.

  • Providers: Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Good Samaritan Shelter Services
  • Capacity: 30
  • Area: SB, SM, LOM

Narcotic Treatment Programs (NTP) are outpatient services providing medication-assisted treatment for Narcotic (Heroin, Vicodin, Oxycontin) abuse and dependence. Individuals in NTP attend treatment services daily including taking prescribed doses of methadone and or other medications and attending counseling sessions. NTP's services can last from 21 days for detoxification services and up to years for maintenance, depending on client need.

  • Provider: Aegis Treatment Centers
  • Capacity: 700
  • Area: SB, SM

Outpatient Drug Free (ODF), also called Outpatient Drug Treatment, are services where the client does not reside in a treatment facility. Services include screening, assessment, individual and group counseling, random drug testing and other supportive services.

  • Providers: Coast Valley Substance Abuse Treatment Center, Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Good Samaritan Services, Mental Health Systems, Crescend Health (formerly Phoenix of Santa Barbara), Sanctuary Psychiatric Centers
  • Capacity: 400
  • Area: SB, SM, LOM

Co-Occurring/Dual Diagnosis (DDX) services are specialized primary Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) services available for individuals who have both a substance use disorder and a mental health issue. COD/DDX services may also include supportive and psychiatric services

  • Providers: Phoenix of Santa Barbara Inc., Sanctuary Centers of Santa Barbara
  • Capacity: 110
  • Area: SB

Youth and Family Treatment Centers provide treatment to youth who have begun using drugs and alcohol, and their families; in the community and through school based counseling services. The focus is youth between the ages of 13 and 17, and these youth centers provide age appropriate developmental services and offer family involvement and case management services

  • Providers: Coast Valley Substance Abuse Treatment Center, Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse - Daniel Bryant Youth and Family, Santa Maria Valley Youth and Family Center
  • Capacity: 100
  • Area: SB, SM, LOM 

Driving under the Influence (DUI) programs provide education and counseling for persons who have a driving or boating violation involving alcohol and/or other drugs.

  • Providers: Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Central Coast Headway, Zona Seca
  • Capacity: 2000
  • Area: SB, SM, LOM

PC 1000 – Drug Diversion Is a program for non-violent drug offenders referred to treatment by the Courts. Upon completion of treatment, charges are dismissed. Services include drug and alcohol education, individual counseling, and group counseling.

  • Providers: Coast Valley Substance Abuse Center, Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Zona Seca
  • Capacity: 250
  • Area: SB, SM, LOM

Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) are self-help groups used in addition to 12-Step support meetings established throughout the community for persons that are awaiting treatment placement.

  • Providers: Coast Valley Substance Abuse Treatment, Good Samaritan Services, Mental Health Systems
  • Capacity: 80
  • Area: SB, SM, LOM

HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C Testing Services are provided for drug and alcohol program participants. Services include early education intervention. Services are provided on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis (HCV) for HIV-positive clients at program treatment sites in Santa Barbara County. HIV/HCV testing is conducted to inform and educate clients on about HIV/HCV risk factors, behaviors and methods to reduce exposure and help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS/HCV. The use of Rapid testing is utilized to receive results quickly. If needed, referral counseling and confirmatory testing is provided.

  • Providers: Pacific Pride Foundation, Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics
  • Capacity: 2600
  • Area: SB, SM, LOM

VETS – Veterans Entering Treatment Services. The VETS program newly funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), will expand and enhance treatment options for participants of the Santa Maria Veterans Treatment Court (VTC). Services include case management, individual and group counseling, detox, sober living, psychiatric services and medications. VETS will focus on the mental health and AOD needs of its participants including trauma exposure related to military service. Greater Los Angeles is providing a Veterans Justice Outreach Specialist/LCSW to provide comprehensive case management and to assist with VA related referrals and services.

  • Providers: Coast Valley Substance Abuse Treatment, Good Samaritan Services, and Mental Health Systems – Santa Maria Center for Change.
  • Capacity: 200 Veterans over a 3-year period
  • Area: SM, LOM 


Perinatal Services serve pregnant/post partum women and women with children who have are in need of substance abuse services. Perinatal services include Outpatient Drug-Free treatment, counseling, Intensive Outpatient Treatment and Transitional Residential Living. These services are enhanced to address the unique needs of women.

  • Providers: Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Casa Serena, Good Samaritan Services  
  • Capacity: 100
  • Area: SB, SM, LOM

Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOT) is outpatient drug free (ODF) services, but at an intensive level, lasting 3 or more hours but less than 24 hours per say for three or more days per week. IOT usually requires attendance 9-20 hours per week. These service is typically available when ODF is not sufficient to treat a client with multi-dimensional IOT clients may live independently, semi-independently, or in a supervised residential facility which does not offer this tx modality. 

  • Providers: Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Good Samaritan Shelter Services, Mental Health Systems, Sanctuary Centers of Santa Barbara
  • Capacity: 85
  • Area: SB, SM, LOM

Residential Treatment Program provides AOD services for women who cannot obtain and maintain sobriety in outpatient programs. Clients live in a 24 hour residential setting and receive treatment for over 30 days. Programs incorporate counseling, daily life skills training and mutual/self-help group meetings.

  • Provider: Casa Serena
  • Capacity: 22
  • Area: SB

Transitional Living Centers (TLC) provide housing services for women who are pregnant or parenting minor children. Housing is used in combination with AOD treatment services to help clients maintain sobriety by providing a safe, sober living environment with mutual/self-help group meetings.

  • Providers: Good Samaritan Services
  • Capacity: 30
  • Area: SM, LOM