Free Drug Rehabilitation Programs

The state of California offers free alcohol and other drug treatment and rehabilitation services for California women and their children. The office of women’s and perinatal services (OWPS) is an expansion of the office of perinatal substance abuse (OPSA). OPSA was created in 1990 to address the widespread issue of perinatal substance abuse. Since 1990, they have established more than 300 programs that have resulted in improved alcohol and drug treatment services for pregnant and parenting women. These programs are required to provide comprehensive, gender-responsive services such as:


A patient-centered, goal oriented process for assessing the needs of individual women for particular services; assisting each women in obtaining those services; and reviewing participant accomplishments, outcomes and road blocks to completing recovery goals. Case management may be either a part or the recovery and treatment programs or an individual offering.


The DCH services are provided to a patient for two or more hours, but less than 24 hours a day, for three or more days per week. Participants may live independently, semi-independently, or in a supervised residential facility that does not provide DCH services.


Residential or outpatient treatment services offered that will provide safe withdrawal or detoxification treatments in an ambulatory setting (pharmacological or non-pharmacological).


The NTPs provide narcotic replacement therapy as prescribed by a physician to alleviate the symptoms of withdrawal from narcotics.


The ODF treatment/recovery services are provided when a client does not reside in a treatment facility. A client receives treatment services for drug use or alcohol abuse with or without medication, including counseling and/or supportive services.


For non-acute care in a residential setting with treatment services for alcohol and other drug use and dependency. These services are provided by program-designated personnel and include the following elements; personal recovery planning; educational sessions; social/recreational activities; individual and group sessions; and information about (and may include assistance in obtaining) health, social, vocational and other community services.