The Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse (L.A. CADA) is a licensed and certified substance use and behavioral treatment provider by the State of California’s Department of Health Care Services and the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control.

We treat persons with addiction and behavioral problems by providing client centered, trauma informed, recovery orientated services, offered by a committed, caring and qualified staff of licensed, certified and registered professionals.

L.A. CADA offers critical services across a wide continuum of care and treatment, including outpatient, intensive outpatient and residential programs. This full continuum of addiction care is available for adults, ages 18 and over. We also offer services to adolescents, ages 12 – 17, in an outpatient setting.

L.A. CADA also offers Drug Education / Diversion, Parenting Education, Anger Management, and Domestic Violence counseling services, authorized or approved by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the Los Angeles County Department of Probation, the Los Angeles County Superior Court, and / or meeting the requirements of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. Additionally, L.A. CADA offers HIV / AIDS prevention and intervention services, including HIV testing.

L.A. CADA has funding for some participants eligible under Medi-Cal and Cal-WORKs, and accepts most private insurance. Additionally, all clients are screened for an ability to pay for services. Some services are offered free of charge.

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Client-Centered Approach

We help people to:

  • Stop substance abuse
  • Gain an active recovery program
  • Learn skills for relapse prevention
  • Protect themselves from HIV/STD infection and transmission
  • Get needed medical treatment and maintain good physical health
  • Improve their mental health and coping skills
  • Heal from the trauma of violence and abuse
  • Build a strong family and drug free social network
  • Obtain stable housing and employment

Mission – Vision – Values

Our Mission is to save lives, unite families, and protect the community through addiction counseling and healthy living education.

Our Vision is to enhance the educational and economic well-being of the people we serve by means of direct human services, advocacy, and referrals.

Our Values embrace the empowerment of people through compassion, perseverance and respect. We are able to provide a wide range of services thanks to a collaborative approach compatible with healthy communities, dedicated partners and unique foundations.

CARF Accreditation

The award of CARF accreditation demonstrates that L.A. CADA has opened our service delivery and business processes to outside scrutiny in order to improve the quality of our programs. It serves as a public statement saying we strive to ensure that our services are of the highest possible quality, and is an official recognition that our organization is guided by internationally recognized service standards and best practices.

"Top Pick Treatment Center" by theravive

Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse has been chosen as a “Top Pick Treatment Center” by theravive, a network of mental health practitioners representing thousands of credentialed therapists and psychologists. Theravive’s mission is to facilitate a rapid connection between an individual in need of help and qualified therapists who can provide counseling.

Our Partners

Foothills Aids Project
The Harrington Group
California Drug Counseling
H.O.W. House
UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs
City of Hope
Sam’s Club
Whittier’s Farmers Market
The Whole Child
Rotary International
Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services
SPIRITT Family Services

AIDS Healthcare Foundation
AltaMed Health Services
Southern California Alcohol and Drug Programs
Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Whittier Health Center
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
J.W.C.H. Medical Services
University of Southern California
Pasadena Public Health
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Community Assessment Service Centers

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
SKILLS Foundation
Whittier Police Department
City of Whittier
East Whittier City School District
Whittier Union High School District
Department of Child and Family Services
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
CASA Youth Shelter
Enki Health and Research Systems
The Exchange Club

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