Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment


Social & Mental Health Division
1845 N. Fair Oaks Ave., 2nd Floor
Pasadena, CA 91103
Phone: (626) 744-6339
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To report a public health emergency, risk, problem, or other public health hazard, please call the 24/7 reporting line, (626) 744-6043.

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The Pasadena Public Health Department is a certified Drug Medi-Cal provider . For over 35 years, the City of Pasadena Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Program, part of the Pasadena Public Health Department, has been committed to providing addiction recovery programs and services to individuals and families in a professional, safe and non-judgmental setting. The SAPT Program offers non-residential substance abuse recovery programs and services.

If you feel that you or someone you know has a substance abuse problem, please call (626) 744-6339.

Addiction Recovery Path Program

Are you or someone you know suffering from alcohol and/or drug addiction?

The Addiction Recovery Path Program provides outpatient alcohol and substance use recovery services for individuals ages 12 and up.

We accept Medi-Cal and My Health LA Insurance.

Services include:

  • Group and one-on-one counseling
  • Assessment
  • Case management
  • Referrals
  • Saturday and evening services
  • Assistance with Medi-Cal or MHLA application process when required

Our staff are trained counselors who offer peer acceptance and caring, non-judgmental support on your road to continuous long-term sobriety.

For more information, please contact us at (626) 744-6339 or

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The Pasadena Public Health Department’s Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Programs provide outreach and education services in primary prevention to:

  • Schools
  • Churches
  • Community-based groups
  • Public and private agencies

Additionally, PPHD is a part of the Rethinking Alcohol and Other Drugs (RAD) Coalition, which formed in 2012 to address alcohol and other drugs abuse through environmental prevention strategies. Environmental Prevention acknowledges that social and physical conditions within communities play a major role in shaping the health and well-being of community members, especially youth.

For more information or to schedule a training, please contact Ron Hillary, MSW at (626) 744-6001 or