Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment


Social & Mental Health Division
1845 N. Fair Oaks Ave., G-Floor
Pasadena, CA 91103
Phone: (626) 744-6339
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Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment

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.


Programs and Services

The SAPT Program’s trained counselors offer peer acceptance and caring support in your efforts to seek continuous, long term quality sobriety from alcohol and other drugs. We emphasize coping skills, improving self-esteem and responsible decision-making toward healthy living. Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Individual counseling
  • Recovery discussion groups
  • Family and significant other groups
  • Special intervention topics such as anger management, parenting, domestic violence

Specialized support groups can be created as needs are identified. We can also arrange for other appropriate supportive service referrals.

All services are strictly confidential.

You may be eligible to receive services at no cost if you are 16 years of age or older, having challenges with alcohol, marijuana, opiates or other drugs, and are looking for help and support on your road to sobriety.

For more information about our programs, including enrollment and current schedule, please call (626) 744-6339.


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