Helpline (951) 686-HELP

Substance Abuse Resources


Access and Crisis Lines

CARES Line: 1-800-499-3008

The Community Access, Referral, Evaluation and Support line (CARES Line) is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provides screening and linkage to both Substance Use and Mental Health programs. Calls are answered by compassionate trained staff who can provide information and referral in English and Spanish.

CARE Coordination Teams: Riverside (951) 955-2286 | Desert(760) 863-8262

Crisis Line: 1-800-706-7500

This is a 24/7 crisis line operated by Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health. This line is available for those that may been in an acute crisis situation that requires an immediate intervention. Mobile teams can be dispatched to the location where the crisis situation is unfolding.

Inland SoCal Crisis Helpline: (951) 686-HELP (4357) | Website:

The regional Inland Southern California Crisis and Suicide Helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The phone lines are answered by trained professionals to provide support and resources to best help you and and the call is free and confidential.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 or 988 | Website:

If you or someone you care about is in crisis and needs immediate help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988. The phone lines are answered by trained professionals; the call is free and confidential.

2-1-1 Community Connect: 2-1-1 | Website:

This information and referral hotline connects Riverside County residents in times of critical needs with those who can help. Every call is answered by a trained referral specialist who will connect individuals with the appropriate agency providing the services and information they need.

What’s Up Safehouse

A 24/7, free, anonymous mental health crisis texting line. Get immediate support from a licensed mental health professional. Dedicated to helping support the residents of Riverside County through issues surrounding anxiety, substance abuse, depression, school pressure, peer pressure, LGBTQ struggles, relational issues, suicidal thoughts, bullying, and any other issue that is causing trouble.

Text SHHELP to 844.204.0880 24/7 for immediate support and resources.

Local Resources

County Operated Substance Abuse Clinics

Treatment Clinic Locations and Hours
Bilingual & Evening Hours Available, Closed on Holidays

SAPT Administration

3525 Presley Ave.
Riverside, CA 92507

(951) 782-2400
M – F, 8am to 5:30pm

Desert Hot Springs

14320 Palm Dr.
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

(760) 770-2264
M – Th, 8am to 5pm
F, 8am -4:30pm

Moreno Valley

23119 Cottonwood, Bldg A, Ste. 100
Moreno Valley, CA 92553

(951) 413-5130

San Jacinto

1370 S. State St., Suite A
San Jacinto, CA 92583

(951) 791-3350
M – Th, 8am to 5pm
F, 8am -4:30pm


1297 W. Hobsonway
Blythe, CA 92225

(760) 921-5000
M – F, 8am to 5:30pm


83-912 Avenue 45, Suite 9
Indio, CA 92201

(760) 347-0754
M – F, 8am to 5pm

Palm Springs

191 N. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262

(760) 770-2286
M – F, 8am to 5pm


40925 County Center Dr, Ste 200
Temecula, CA 92591

(951) 600-6360
M – F, 8am to 5pm


2813 S. Main St.
Corona, CA 92882

(951) 737-2962
M – F, 8am to 5pm

Lake Elsinore

31764 Casino Drive, Suite 200
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

(951) 471-4649


450E. San Jacinto Ave.
Perris, CA 92571

(951) 210-1660
M – F, 8am to 5pm


2085 Rustin Ave., Bldg 3
Riverside, CA 92507

(951) 955-2105
M – Th, 8am to 5pm
F, 8am -4:30pm

Individual Prevention Services (IPS)

This program is designed for individuals aged 12 to senior citizens who are starting to see negative consequences of drug or alcohol use, but are not yet to the point of requiring treatment. Participants and their families meet with a Prevention Specialist to set up a plan of action. The intervention is custom designed and individualized, and there is no charge for the service. This service is provided at all County operated Substance Abuse Clinics.

Impaired Driver Screening Program (IDP)

This program is designed to provide a referral for clients convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol and other drug substances. The program serves as a point of entry into a system of education and counseling for these individuals. The screening program monitors client progress, evaluates client participation, and suggests additional support services that may be needed or required. This program is offered at Blythe, Riverside, and Indio County Operated Substance Abuse Clinics.

Friday Night Live: (951) 782-5000 | Website:

Friday Night Live is a state-wide youth development program for youth in grades 4-12. The program focuses on deterring youth from the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs while providing them with opportunities to be active leaders and resources for their community.

Located at:
23119 Cottonwood Ave. Bldg A-100
Moreno Valley, CA 92503

Residential Treatment and Detoxification Services: 1-800-499-3008

Riverside County contracts with a number of private agencies to provide residential recovery care for individuals struggling with substance abuse and addiction. These are unlocked, 24 hour recovery programs which utilize group support and sponsorship to help clients give up their substance use habits and learn how to live a life of sobriety. The County also contracts for women specific services. These programs are designed to meet the special needs of women, especially those that are pregnant. Riverside County also contracts with several residential programs who provide drug and alcohol detoxification services in a social model or medical model program. Clients who have co-occurring mental health disorders in addition to their substance use are allowed to take their medications as needed to stabilize their mental health.

The Substance Use Treatment and Recovery Team (START): (951) 782-2400

START is an intensive case management team designed to reduce repeated admissions to County Mental Health Programs. Referrals are made to START by the Inpatient Treatment Facility (ITF) and Emergency Treatment Services (ETS). START provides referrals to appropriate Substance Abuse programs (who accept co-occurring disorder clients), as well as, assisting the client to remain in the appropriate outpatient Behavioral Health program.

MOMS Perinatal Program

MOMS Perinatal Program is an intensive outpatient treatment program for pregnant and parenting substance abusing women. Transportation is provided for women and their children. A child learning laboratory is provided as part of treatment, where women learn hands-on parenting skills. Groups cover a variety of topics specific to pregnant and parenting mothers. Special speakers are also used to provide information and referrals to other community programs available for women.

Arlington Recovery Community & Sobering Center: (951) 358-4382

The ARC provides a community-based continuum of care treatment and wrap-around support program that assists in the prevention of incarceration with the intent to break the cycle of recidivism.

Located at:
10001 County Farm Rd.
Riverside, CA 92503

National Resources

Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Website: | SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP(4357)

Offers research, resources, and publications related to mental illness, mental health, prevention, treatment and recovery.

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.