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San Francisco and Bay Area Drug & Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centers

As the cultural and financial center of northern California, San Francisco is a thriving city of nearly 809,000 people.1 Because of its dense population and large supply of public resources, many people choose to come to San Francisco to heal from substance use and attend professional rehabilitation.

In 2022, the San Francisco Department of Public Health enrolled more than 4,500 individuals into specialty care for substance use disorder treatment.2

If you’re looking to find San Francisco drug treatment programs, American Addiction Centers' California treatment center and other nationally renowned facilities serve as your ideal first step in getting sober.
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Where addiction treatment is located
The cost of going to rehab in San Francisco
What San Francisco rehabs treat
How to find treatment in the Bay Area

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Where is Addiction Treatment Located in San Francisco?

There are more than 150 drug rehab centers in the Bay Area in locations such as Fresno, San Jose, and the Silicon Valley, and many San Francisco area rehabs are located in the heart of the city itself.3 You’ll find numerous San Francisco drug treatment programs in city districts such as Western Addition, the Mission District, Hayes Valley, and quieter surrounding neighborhoods.

While American Addiction Center’s California rehab, Laguna Treatment Center, is located in Southern California, it’s still an excellent choice for San Francisco residents. It’s about 6 hours and 45 minutes away from San Francisco, meaning it’s a great choice if you prefer to get away for treatment.

What is the Cost of Rehab in San Francisco?

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Costs vary between treatment centers, patients, and particular services rendered, but most San Francisco rehabs accept some form of private or state-funded insurance. At the time this was written, 58.3% of facilities in the state of California accepted private health insurance, 25.4% accepted state-financed health insurance, 35.8% took Medicare, and 65.5% accepted Medicaid.4

Even if you don’t have insurance, you still have options. Nearly 45% of California facilities offer treatment at no charge or accept a minimal payment for clients who can’t afford treatment. An additional 58.4% offer a sliding fee scale so you can pay for your services based on what you can afford. And cash may be an option; 89.8% accept this form of payment.4

Additionally, various treatment centers in the San Francisco Bay Area also offer free drug detox centers or accept Medicaid or Medi-Cal.

If you choose to seek help at Laguna Treatment Center, you’ll be able to use many private insurance plans through large companies such as Kaiser Permanente, Blue Cross Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare.

Do Rehab Centers in San Francisco Treat Drug & Alcohol Addiction?

San Francisco and Bay Area alcohol and drug addiction treatment centers do treat all forms of addiction, including drug and alcohol addiction. That’s because people in San Francisco suffer from a wide range of addictions. In particular, heroin use was the top reason for admission to San Francisco treatment centers. Alcohol and methamphetamine are among the other common substances involved among substance use treatment admissions in San Francisco.2

While some treatment centers in San Francisco focus solely on one type of addiction or sector of the population, most drug rehabs in San Francisco serve all types of addictions and populations to help as many people as possible.

AAC helpline representatives are available to confidentially assist you in finding addiction treatment in California. Give us a call at and speak to one of our admissions navigators to learn more about our substance use treatment program in California.

Other Ways to Get Addiction Help in San Francisco

San Francisco Rehab & Addiction Statistics

  • In 2019, there were 8,309 admissions among San Francisco residents.5
  • Heroin, as the primary substance, accounted for the highest number of admissions (3,743) in 2019, in San Francisco.5
  • Alcohol, methamphetamine, cocaine/crack, and prescription opioids were the other most used substances, accounting for 1,745, 1,356, 476, and 464 admissions, respectively.5
  • In 2019, 237 individuals died from an opioid-related death in San Francisco.5
  • As of August 2022, San Francisco had nearly 19,000 adults who had experienced homelessness in the prior year. Of these, almost 9,000 (46%) had a substance use or serious mental health disorder. And 49% of these nearly 9,000 individuals had a substance use disorder.6
  • Of the homeless individuals with a substance use disorder in 2022, 4,291 of them had a stimulant use disorder, 3,641 had an opioid use disorder, and 2,413 had an alcohol use disorder.6

Take Our Substance Use Self-Assessment

Take our free, 5-minute substance use self-assessment below if you think you or someone you love might be struggling with substance use.  You do not have to be located near or in San Francisco for this evaluation to benefit you. This evaluation consists of 11 yes or no questions that are intended to be used as an informational tool to assess the severity and probability of a substance use disorder. The test is free, confidential, and no personal information is needed to receive the result.

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