Alcohol and Drug Program
The California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs assists the public by coordinating services with county health departments to prevent alcohol and drug abuse. When individuals call in for advice or assistance, they are referred to their local county health department for a treatment center location relative to their income, insurance, and type of treatment. The department also licenses and certifies treatment centers through a careful application process. The ADP has a treatment center directory for patient referral, as well as a resource center with free publications and videos, but requests for on-site presentations must be made through county health departments.
Department of Healthcare Services
1501 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95814
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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a national organization with an affiliate office in each state. The ACLU is a non-profit organization that is mandated to protect the civil rights and liberties as defined in the "Bill of Rights" in the Constitution of the United States. The ACLU will investigate discrimination, harassment or violation of rights of the elderly, minors, minorities and gender-based or racial issues as well as sexual orientation issues. Individuals can write or call the ACLU for instructions on how to make a personal consultation appointment with an ACLU counselor.
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