Low cost, No cost Alcohol and Drug Treatment Directory

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Low cost and No cost Alcohol Treatment Options

Low cost, No cost Alcohol and Drug Treatment Directory

Treatment, Sober Living, Halfway Homes, Family Help, Online Resources and More.
Updated 4.12.2014

Help with drug addictions
Are you tearing your hair out trying to find reasonably-priced help for your addicted loved one? Are you also looking for help for yourself and your family as you deal with their addiction?

This Directory is a work-in-progress. We’ve started with our original Directory “Drug Addiction Help Recovery Resources for Friends, Families and Employers” and deleted any resources that are HIGH priced or cost a LOT.

Please help by sharing your referrals with us.
There are so many who need this information!

WE NEED YOUR HELP!—if you know of a great NO cost or low-cost resource for treatment for an addict and/or help and support for families of addicts, contact us with a link to the resource website and a short description of what this resource offers and why you would recommend it. We will research it and add it to the list.

This is our first attempt to create a group list based on recommendations from our Changing Lives Foundation Private Group members, newsletter subscribers and blog readers.

Our vision is to make this the most comprehensive list of nationwide low-cost resources available!
> Many thanks to our friends at Love First for sharing some of their favorites with us.

Keep scrolling—this is a long document . . . and it’s going to be a LOT longer!
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 ~ Low Cost Resources ~
(Scroll way down for NO cost resources)

TREATMENT CENTERS:

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ARIZONA
Calvary Addiction Recovery Center  Affordable, faith-based addiction treatment in a residential setting specializing in substance abuse and problem gambling (since 1964). Incorporates traditional 12-step program. Phoenix, AZ

CALIFORNIA
New Found Life Family run, high quality, low cost treatment provider in Long Beach, CA

New Life Community Services New Life Community Services provides inpatient and outpatient drug & alcohol treatment, emergency shelter for families with children, and counseling services

Cornerstone of Southern California Family owned, high quality, multiple programs and transitional living

Above it All Located on the shores of Lake Arrowhead (CA), an outstanding treatment provider

New Directions for Women High quality program for women in California

Cri-Help Public funding available. Many services

Whiteside Manor Full service group of residential centers in California

House of Hope Treatment for women since 1955 in San Pedro, CA. Public funding for CA residents

COLORADO
The Haven (Women) An 89-bed Modified Therapeutic Community (MTC) located in Denver, Colorado for women, mothers and their infants. Provides intensive residential substance abuse treatment to women who are either pregnant or have an infant in their care

Harmony Foundation Residential treatment for men and women on 40 acre campus in Colorado. Very good clinical team

Valley Hope Association This organization operates 9 inpatient and numerous outpatient treatment centers in various states. Very good reputation and many years of experience

Arapahoe House (13 locations in Colorado) provides life-changing alcohol and drug rehabilitation at 13 locations in Denver. Provides substance abuse illness treatment for women and their children, teens, adults and families

CONNECTICUT
High Watch Recovery Center
Outstanding recovery center, founded by Bill Wilson and Marty Mann. Kent, Connecticut

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FLORIDA
A Road to Recovery  Small, intimate, low cost, 12-Step based with individualized approach. Accepts most insurance. Lowest self-pay rate in Florida. Call Ian at 954-610-7151 for more info.

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LOUISIANA
Gateway Recovery Systems
12-step based Residential and Intensive Outpatient Recovery for adult males. Cost varies from free to low cost. The residential program consists of 60 town homes is located in suburban New Orleans, Louisiana. Staff members, under the direction of a Licensed Addiction Counselor, are all in recovery themselves.

LONG ISLAND
Long Island Center for Recovery
Good, basic treatment program in Hampton Bays. Payment plans available

MARYLAND
Phoenix Recovery Center
Good programs and a very reasonable price in Edgewater, Maryland

MICHIGAN
Dawn Farm
Residential treatment and long term recovery programs for alcoholics and addicts. A long-standing provider with a great reputation. Ann Arbor, Michigan

Harbor Hall Long term residential treatment for adult men in Petoskey, Michigan. Outstanding clinical staff and many other services. First-rate treatment at a very affordable price

MINNESOTA
The Retreat Excellent spiritual recovery center with veteran staff and outstanding results. An “AA Immersion” program in Wayzata, Minnesota

NEW YORK
Villa Veritas
Long-standing, high quality program in upstate New York with an emphasis on tradition and strong alumni involvement. Close adherence to 12 Step principles. Kerhonkson, NY

NORTH CAROLINA
HOPE VALLEY
Reasonably-priced 28 day treatment. Separate campuses for men and women. Family program strongly recommended.

OHIO
Center for Chemical Addictions Treatment Full service, high quality program in Cincinnati, OH with a very reasonable fee structure and specialty programs

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SOUTH AFRICA
Substance Abuse Treatment Centres  A comprehensive list of facilities for treatment across South Africa (Western Cape Government)

SOUTH DAKOTA
Tallgrass Recovery 
Located in Sioux Falls, SD, with an emphasis on the spirituality of Alcoholics Anonymous. Sober living also available.

TENNESSEE
English Mountain Recovery
Very affordable, 90 day program in eastern Tennessee

TEXAS
Austin Recovery
30 and 90 day programs, very affordable and high quality. In Austin, Texas

UTAH
Women’s Retreat House
  Accommodates up to 20 women for up to four months each. Residents pay $100 per week to help cover room and board, and all other funding for the house comes from small donations and fundraisers

Valley Camp Rehab Center (for Men) Eden, UT Very affordable and highly recommended, 12-step based.

WASHINGTON
Sundown M Ranch
Tremendous value in residential treatment with traditional treatment values. Some public funding available. Adolescent and adult services, Sela, Washington

 

SOBER LIVING AND HALFWAY HOUSES:

CALIFORNIA
Legacy Sober Living
Well structured sober living in Culver City, CA.

Puente House Structured living, reasonably priced, for men and women in San Gabriel Valley, CA.

A Step in the Right Direction Women’s sober living in California

Benchmark Transitions Transitional living for young adults, with an educational focus, Redlands, CA.

COLORADO
LAM Ministries (Loved-Ones Against Meth)
Inexpensive residential treatment program. Christian/Faith based in Greeley for men

Oxford House Democratically run, self-supporting, and drug free group home. A national directory of all the houses is provided. Self Run, Self Supported, Addiction Recovery Houses

Serenity Houses Affordable, very nice 12-step-based Sober Living Homes in Colorado. The Serenity Houses provide a structured living environment for people with alcohol or drug dependency problems

FLORIDA
Sober Living Outpatient (Delray Beach, FL) Sober Living Outpatient is more than a treatment center; it is a magical place whereby clients and staff work in concert to assist the clients in their goal of living a fulfilled and peaceful life without the need for mood altering substances

New Life House (Los Angeles, CA) Sober Living for teens, young adults and adults. Each New Life House sober living is 12 Step-based and works through positive peer interaction, 24/7 support and a huge network of fellow sober men who have achieved long term sobriety.

The Sanctuary Outstanding halfway houses for men and women in Delray Beach, FL

ILLINOIS
Hazelden-Chicago
High quality halfway house in Chicago, Illinois

MINNESOTA
Fellowship Club
Hazelden’s halfway house in St. Paul, Minnesota

SOUTH DAKOTA
Tallgrass Recovery 
Located in Sioux Falls, SD, Affordable living with an emphasis on the spirituality of Alcoholics Anonymous.


 

FAMILY HELP/RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN:


Betty Ford Children’s Program (Multiple locations) Did you know that the Betty Ford Center offers treatment for the children of the patient? Learn about the Betty Ford Center children’s program

BOOKS:
Recommended Books and DVDs for families of drug and alcohol abusers and addicts


Jail and Prison Re-entry Guide (Colorado) Getting On After Getting Out: A Re-entry Guide for Colorado. This 200 page book provides extensive information about preparing for release while incarcerated and re-entering society after release

 ~ NO Cost Resources ~

FREE ADDICTION TREATMENT

Drug Treatment for Patients with No Money  (article) A guide about finding treatment, free of cost. Don’t let a lack of money stop you from getting the professional help you need. Instead, consider all your options including free drug treatment through a rehab scholarship

NATIONWIDE
The Salvation Army
Free in-residence rehabilitation programs, work therapy, counseling, Christian spiritual direction. Input zip code for nearest locations

COLORADO
Harvest Farm
(Men) Long-term residential program for men, offers a multitude of programs. Run by the Denver Rescue Mission in Wellington, CO (New Life Program)

Champa House  (Women) Offers a multitude of programs to single mothers with dependent children (New Life Program), Denver

The Crossing (Men) Offers a multitude of programs to men determined to break the cycles of addiction, poverty and homelessness (New Life Program), Denver

FLORIDA
Faith Farm Ministries
a free, minimum 9 month, faith-based, addiction recovery program with residential services for more than 400 men and women who have lost control of their lives due to alcohol and/or illegal and pharmaceutical drug addiction. Boynton Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Okeechobee

LOUISIANA
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Gateway Recovery Systems 12-step based Residential and Intensive Outpatient Recovery for adult males. Cost varies from free to low cost. The residential program consists of 60 town homes is located in suburban New Orleans, Louisiana. Staff members, under the direction of a Licensed Addiction Counselor, are all in recovery themselves.

SOUTH CAROLINA
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Faith Home
Free Faith-based 8-week Christian recovery program/rehabilitation for alcoholics & drug addicts. Separate men and women’s facilities. Greenwood SC

TEXAS
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Rise Recovery (Formerly Palmer Drug Abuse Program (PDAP) San Antonio) FREE recovery services for substance abuse and drug addiction. A 12 step, faith-based program that offers group meetings, individual and family counseling to families, siblings and teens, San Antonio

VIRGINIA
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Sojourn House is a program of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, is an 8 bed community-based therapeutic group home for girls ages 12 through 17 who have significant mental health problems or co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. 6 Month and 90 day tracks. Sojourn House is a Medicaid Level-B Therapeutic Group Home provider.

SOBER LIVING AND HALFWAY HOUSES:

SOUTH CAROLINA
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Faith, Hope & Love Christian Ministries
  Free 6-8 month residential recovery program in Cowpens, SC. works with community partnerships to assist re-integration, employment opportunities and placement for participants.

TWELVE-STEP:

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism (on the “Is AA for you?” page there are 12 questions to help you decide if you have a problem)

Al-Anon/Alateen Al-Anon/Alateen (which includes Alateen for younger members) offers hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a global, multilingual, multicultural, mutual-support fellowship for those who feel they may have a drug problem. NA welcomes anyone seeking help, regardless of the particular substance(s) used, including alcohol.

Nar-Anon Nar-Anon family groups are a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction

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Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA)
a 12-step program of recovery for people who suffer from overeating, under eating, bulimia, or obsession with food or body size. There are no dues or fees, and meetings are open to anyone who wants to stop eating addictively.

CALIFORNIA
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SHARE! (The Self-Help & Recovery Exchange) 
Free referrals. The Exchange maintains a phone line and database that lists more than 650 support groups and 7,000 self-help meetings per week in Los Angeles County.

NEW JERSEY/NEW YORK
City of Angels, NJ COA offers recoveries and families no-charge emotional support, a safe and drug free meeting place, help finding employment and educational programs. Staffed with Certified Interventionists and Recovery Coaches, maintains relationships with hospitals, treatment centers, counselors and sober living homes—facilitating hundreds of referrals every year (see calendar for group schedules).

12-Step.org. Information and tools for working the 12-step program

Read the AA Big Book online Complete text of “Alcoholics Anonymous” also known as “The Big Book” is available in English, French, and Spanish

Using Al-Anon’s Steps in Our Personal Lives This series of podcasts discusses how Al-Anon’s Twelve Steps have helped people successfully handle a variety of challenges associated with the family illness of alcoholism

AA Intergroup AA Telephone Numbers, USA

Marijuana Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share our experience, strength, and hope with each other that we may solve our common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction

FAMILY GROUPS:

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ARIZONA
PAL-Group Parents of Addicted Loved-ones is a support group of parents helping parents who meet every week to offer education and support, at no charge, for parents and spouses who are dealing with an addicted loved one. Support meetings at 16 locations in Arizona

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INDIANA
PAL-Group Parents of Addicted Loved-ones is a support group of parents helping parents who meet every week to offer education and support, at no charge, for parents and spouses who are dealing with an addicted loved one (see list of meetings outside of Arizona).

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Families Sharing Without Shame
(Concord Hospital, Concord, N.H.) This is an open meeting for parents who have a child or children who have or are abusing drugs and or alcohol.

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NEW JERSEY/NEW YORK
City of Angels, NJ COA offers recoveries and families no-charge emotional support, a safe and drug free meeting place, help finding employment and educational programs. Staffed with Certified Interventionists and Recovery Coaches, maintains relationships with hospitals, treatment centers, counselors and sober living homes—facilitating hundreds of referrals every year (see calendar for group schedules).

TEXAS
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Rise Recovery (Formerly Palmer Drug Abuse Program (PDAP) San Antonio) FREE recovery services for substance abuse and drug addiction. A 12 step, faith-based program that offers group meetings, individual and family counseling to families, siblings and teens, San Antonio

WISCONSIN
CJ Lomas Recovery Foundation Family & Friends Support Group meets every other Tuesday evening from 7-8:30 PM., Greenfield (see website for email info for more details)

INTERVENTION:

Love First (Website) Jeff and Debra Jay have assembled a website that provides expert direction and planning for every aspect of intervention. Free videos.

CO-ADDICTION:

Soaring Above Co-Addiction A book, blog and website dedicated to helping the co-addicted rise above their situation to take control of their own life. Workshops available

 

CHRISTIAN RECOVERY (GROUPS & RESOURCES):

addiction2recovery reality.connection.change. Addiction recovery materials along with gripping videos of real people’s stories of change and recovery

Christians in Recovery Over 3000 Pages of help for recovery from life circumstances, self defeating behaviors and addictions. Unlimited Chat, live help, free magazine and more.

Celebrate Recovery A Christ-centered program ministering to those who struggle with hurts, hang-ups, habits or addictions.

COLORADO
Shift: A Better Way to Do Life
A safe community that focuses on working through these issues together by using the 12 steps to find a “better way to do life.”

ONLINE COMMUNITIES/SUPPORT:

Changing Lives Foundation Private Group (Facebook) A place for families and friends of a person struggling with alcohol or drug abuse/addiction—to post, discuss and help each other. This is a closed group where anyone can join—and safely post without fear of “the world” being able to see. Click on link, ask to join and someone will sign you in

The Addict’s Mom: Sharing Without Shame
A group focusing on the mothers of addicted children. The relationship between the mother and addicted child is unique; that does not diminish the experiences of other family members. Join one of their many online communities—The Addict’s Mom, The Addict, The Addict’s Dad, The Single Addict’s Mom

FOB (Friends of Bill)
A social network specifically designed for alcoholics and addicts. Connect with new friends from all over the world who are just like you. New, easy online instant chat!

In the Rooms The premier, most comprehensive online social network for the recovery community worldwide. For the 23 hours a day you’re not at a meeting. in the Rooms has many of the most popular 12-Step fellowships as groups for you to become a member of. In here you’ll find great discussions, great people, resources, and archives

Faces and Voices of Recovery Dedicated to changing public perceptions of recovery, promoting effective public policy in Washington and in all 50 states, and demonstrating that recovery is working for millions of Americans

ONLINE RESOURCES

Online Nar-Anon Outreach Online forum that provides opportunities to chat and attend online meetings over the internet (24/7)

Getting Them Sober One of the best websites, counseling resource and book series on recovery we have found

Parents. The Anti-Drug Extensive amount of info, advice, resources specifically written for parents

Online Al-Anon Outreach Information about online Al-Anon Family Groups and links to meetings on the Internet

Love and Logic Helpful articles, simple and practical techniques to help parents and teachers have less stress and more fun while raising responsible teens

Changing Lives Foundation An informative site providing help for friends and family of addicts/alcoholics—with a focus on how individuals and families recover from these problems. “Addicts and alcoholics aren’t crazy and they CAN quit!”

Sober.com Committed to helping the addicted and families affected by drug abuse and drug addiction—to find rehabs, especially troubled teens. This site also includes various interesting venues for recovering people to connect with each other.

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Jobs for Felons/Ex-Offenders.net
This list is always being updated to add and remove employers. Employers are removed from this felon-friendly employer list frequently. This site has much info for ex-offenders such as reentry programs, job skill training, resources and books.

Hazelden A comprehensive site for individuals, families, and communities struggling with addiction to alcohol and other drugs. This nonprofit organization helps people transform their lives by providing the highest quality treatment and continuing care services, education, research, and publishing products available today.

SoberNation The #1 National Recovery Resources and Addiction Treatment Centers Database on the internet

addiction2recovery  A unique Christian recovery organization focusing on outreach to people in all stages of addiction discovery and recovery, helping to  strengthen and empower individuals in recovery

The Institute for Addiction Study Challenging current thinking about addiction in order to inform individuals, groups and families of the current controversies within addiction treatment so they can make informed decisions about recovery

Drug Addiction Support News and current topics about drug addiction—including the latest books and DVD’s for Addiction Recovery, along with resources to learn how to help your family deal with drugs

BLOGS

The official blog of: Changing Lives Foundation We are convinced that people can recover—and make dramatic changes in their lives

Sandy Swenson: Find Joy On Your Journey
The place where love and addiction meet; Mother of two sons, one of whom is an addict

Addiction Journal Addiction Journal is a compilation of thoughts, skills, and emotion to help other parents struggling with an addicted child. It is a work in progress, much like recovery

Cathy Taughinbaugh; Find your peace after addiction Sharing and Support for Addiction, Family help for Treatment and Recovery

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Heroes in Recovery
Real recovery begins with real people. Be inspired by these courageous stories of recovery, life, and hope. Share your own for someone else.

There is No Hero in Heroin Blog A place for anyone with a family member caught in the grip of Heroin Addiction. You are not alone

Soaring Above Co-Addiction Helping your loved one get clean, while creating the life of your dreams

Dad on Fire On fire about the impact of addiction and need for solutions. This blog is always interesting to read

Parent of Addict  A compilation of thoughts, skills, and emotion to hopefully help other parents struggling with an addicted child

Sober Blogger’s Directory

Top 100 Sober Blogs Make friends. Find support. Help others. Embrace recovery

SELF-TESTS FOR YOURSELF AND OTHERS

Tools to Assess Others
Alcohol and Drug Addiction Take this Alcohol and Drug Addiction Self-Test for yourself, or for someone you love

Codependence Take this Codependence Self-Test for yourself, or for someone you love

Gambling Addiction Take this Gambling Addiction Self-Test for yourself, or for someone you love

Tools to Assess You
Al-Anon Quiz Is Al-Anon for you?

CRAFFT Quiz (file download) If you’re a teen (12-17 years old) concerned about your own drug and/or alcohol use

Alcohol Screening How much is too much? If you’re an adult (18 or older) concerned about your drinking

 

Contact us with your suggestions/submissions

*The list of organizations, professionals, and advisors (referred to hereafter as “advisors”) is provided solely for informational purposes. Changing Lives Foundation does not endorse, and has not undertaken any independent investigation of the qualifications, credentials, experience, education, training, or proper licensing of, any advisor listed below. Changing Lives Foundation does not have any direct or indirect input in any advice or services provided by any advisor listed on this website.

Any person using contact information provided herein, to locate and select an advisor is strongly encouraged to inquire about the advisor’s professional expertise, experience, licensing, and qualifications before engaging or hiring such a person or organization.

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