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Medicare Insurance Drug And Alcohol Treatment Programs In California

Within the state of California are many people who are covered by Medicare health insurance. This type of health insurance is for those who are 65 years old or older and anyone with a disability. Medicare health insurance can help cover the cost for inpatient or outpatient drug and alcohol treatment. Many people in this age group, and persons with disabilities will unfortunately suffer from substance abuse disorders, addiction, drug dependency, or mental-health problems. It can be hard for someone to afford treatment when they are retired or not working or when someone is struggling with a disability. Medicare health insurance helps those people in these positions get the proper help they need. Not every drug and alcohol treatment program in California will take Medicare, but many programs do work with it. It is important for anyone struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction in the state to get the right help they need.

Percentage of the California Population Searching for Drug and Alcohol Treatment

Within the state of California, per the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) around 93% of the people who are alcoholics did not receive treatment for their addiction. Approximately 7% of alcoholics in the state did receive treatment through a program in the state. Illicit drug use had slightly higher numbers with 88% of illegal drug users not receiving any treatment and 12% of illicit drug users going to a drug treatment program. Drug rehabilitation is the only successful way for an addict to overcome a drug or alcohol addiction. Throughout the state of California are hundreds of different drug treatment resources. Many of the programs are private non-profit or private for-profit treatment services along with many state-operated drug treatment services.

Meet an Expert


Bobby Newman is a certified counselor, interventionist and prevention specialist who has been performing successful interventions for over 17 years. He also has educated thousands of people on the danger of drugs and alcohol addiction. He has been on the streets working with homeless drug addicts as well.

California Addiction Services by Type of Drug

California Addiction Services by Type of Drug

The listing below contains treatment services that are covered by Medicare in California. The list may be incomplete so if you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact one of our counselors at 1-800-304-2219.