Addiсtion and Substance Use

Help is available! Find easy access to addiction and substance abuse recovery resources by using the links provided here.

If you or someone you care about is in crisis and needs immediate help, call the HELPline, a free crisis and suicide intervention hotline and referral service, at (951) 686-HELP(4357). The phone lines are answered by trained professionals available 24/7; the call is free and confidential. If emergency medical or psychiatric care is needed, call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital.

  • Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
    Offers research, resources, and publications related to mental illness, mental health, prevention, treatment and recovery.
  • Riverside County Substance Abuse Program
    Phone: (800) 499-3008
    The Riverside County Substance Abuse Program offers a wide range of services including outpatient counseling, detoxification, residential treatment, relapse prevention counseling and parenting classes.  Additional programs include: treatment programs, substance abuse prevention, services for the hearing impaired, substance abuse education, programs for youth and special programs for dual diagnosed or incarcerated individuals. Visit their website for more information and clinic locations.
  • Friday Night Live
    Phone: (951) 782-2419
    Friday Night Live is a youth oriented program catered to young people in the Riverside area. This organization provides activities and entertainment that promote an anti-drug, anti-drinking message to youth in the community.
    Located at:
    3525 Presley Ave.
    Riverside, CA 92507
  • The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
    NIDA’s mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health. A section of their website features downloadable full-text publications on a range of topics, including addiction science, medical consequences, trends and statistics, and the link between drugs and HIV/AIDS.
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
    NIAAA supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being. A section of their website offers easy-to-read material for the public covering a wide range of alcohol-related topics.