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Seeking Treatment and Staying Safe

  • Substance Use Disorders, also known as addiction, are a chronic brain condition that affects a person’s behaviors and makes it difficult for them to stop using alcohol and/or drugs.
  • To be eligible for no-cost treatment services, you must be a Los Angeles County resident and enrolled in or eligible and select other County programs. View eligibility requirements.
  • Call the Substance Abuse Service Helpline (SASH), available toll-free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1 (844) 804-7500 to obtain Substance Use Disorder treatment services.


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