Drugs and Alcohol

Drug or alcohol use is not uncommon for someone with a mental illness. They may not realize that they have a mental illness. Instead, they just know they don’t feel well or normal. They use drugs or alcohol to provide relief from their depression, anxiety or other symptoms. The real problem remains hidden. It can be hard to fully treat the drug or alcohol problem without also treating the mental illness.

We have programs for youth and adults with MediCal coverage who have symptoms of mental illness and are also abusing alcohol or drugs.

For more information, please contact us at 1.408.842.7138.

If you do not have MediCal insurance, please contact your health insurance provider for substance abuse treatment options or call the Santa Clara Department of Alcohol and Drug Services at 1.800.488.9919.

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