Chico Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Chico, California is known for its small-town atmosphere and community pride. There’s a lot to be proud of, like the impressive 3,670-acre Bidwell Park, one of the biggest parks owned by any city in the U.S. Cultural opportunities abound and include the California Regional Children’s Theater that teaches the skills of performance to tomorrow’s famous actors and actresses. The Chico Community Observatory lets residents and visitors alike watch the heavens. Chico is a hub for medicine and shopping and offers a great mix of industry, education and tourism to keep the area thriving.

Unfortunately, another thriving problem is the number of people in Chico suffering from substance abuse issues. Drug and alcohol misuse is rampant across the nation, and Chico hasn’t escaped the epidemic. Many people with substance use disorders wouldn’t have predicted that they could end up with this health issue if you’d asked them a few years ago. They have a hard time believing it themselves. But mass prescriptions for narcotic pain relievers have caused even the most law-abiding people to endure substance misuse issues. Many of the most hardworking, loving people must resort to extreme measures to obtain their desired substances.

Despite this, there’s plenty of reason to keep hope alive. If you have a substance use disorder, you deserve help, and your disease shouldn’t negatively impact the way you see yourself. This guide will help you locate sources for recovery, rehab and detox in and around the Chico area. You don’t need to fear getting help. Help is already there, just waiting for you to show up.

Our Closest Facility:
a row of houses in a residential neighborhood.
The Recovery Village Ridgefield Drug and Alcohol Rehab
888 Hillhurst Rd. Ridgefield, WA 98642
(360) 857-0007
The Recovery Village does not operate in the state of California. Our closest facility is in Ridgefield, WA and can be seen in the map above.

Finding Help & Recovery in Chico, CA

Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers in Chico, California

There are various drug and alcohol rehab centers that aim to help people overcome their substance misuse issues. Before you consider getting treatment, you may wonder what types of programs are used to treat drug and alcohol use disorders.

Residential Treatment Programs

Many treatment facilities are set up like small hospitals. There are individual patient beds or rooms, a large kitchen facility and numerous treatment and therapy rooms. In this type of setting, the residential treatment plan is set up so you can stay there full time during the course of your program. The experience is similar to taking a vacation from your everyday life, but you work hard in a structured daily schedule of various sessions and treatments. Some programs allow you to have visitors after you’ve completed a minimum number of sessions. You may also have individual, group, and family counseling prescribed to help you sort out your past, present and future.

Partial Hospitalization Programs

Partial hospitalization is the next step down from a residential treatment program. In this type of rehab plan, you’re on a set daily schedule of sessions and meetings. You have access to many of the resources offered to people in inpatient programs. You must be on time and present each day of your treatment program. However, you don’t sleep at the rehab facility. You’re free to go home to your own place to rest after the day’s work is done. You can help kids with homework and help your spouse with the laundry. You can care for your dog or cat. The partial hospitalization plan is also usually a more budget-friendly choice compared to residential inpatient treatment.

Outpatient Treatment Programs

Some people prefer an outpatient drug or alcohol rehab program. These people may not have the availability to put their school or work responsibilities on hold while entering an inpatient program. The good news for them and you is that it’s possible to attend an outpatient program while maintaining your academic and job performance because you can schedule treatment around these commitments. If you’ve already completed rehab, you may also choose to enroll in an outpatient program to help yourself remain on a positive course. You must meet all attendance and testing requirements to complete an outpatient recovery program, but you don’t have to disrupt your entire life to do so.

Chico Drug & Alcohol Detox Centers

Many recovery plans depend on you detoxifying your body before you begin treatment. You may have an easier time letting alcohol or drugs completely leave your system by enrolling in a medically monitored detox facility. You may also be administered medications and other therapy to help you through the rough physical and mental challenges of withdrawal.

Recovery Meetings Near You in Chico

Be good to yourself in recovery by building a strong support network. This is particularly important when you return home from a rehab center. Recovery organizations offer meetings to people who have had issues with drug and alcohol misuse. When you begin attending recovery meetings, you can meet other people who take you as you are when you walk through the door. They understand your struggles and are there to help. You can receive encouragement, support, reality checks and a place to find fellowship.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

AA was formed in the 1930s to offer a place for people to share their struggles with alcohol. Membership is open to anyone with drinking issues who wants to stop using. At meetings, you may learn about the organization’s famed 12-step program of recovery and discover how to rely on your higher power. You learn how to take things one day at a time, or one moment at a time when things are at their lowest point. Closed AA meetings ensure privacy, but they’re still open to all with substance use issues.

God Squad
Summer: Bidwell Pk., Winter: 1877 Hooker Oak
Chico, CA 95928

Chico Central
1102 Mangrove Ave.
Chico, CA 95926

Clean Slate
208 West First St., Rm. 210
Chico, CA 95928

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

NA groups are on the same wavelength as AA groups. Social interaction, education and special events can help build positive experiences and motivation. There are closed and open meetings as with AA. At open meetings, anyone from the public may join you in the experience. When it comes to sharing your story, it sometimes helps to have a friendly face nearby. NA relies on a 12-step program similar to the one that AA members follow.

Tuesday NA
101 Salem St.
Chico, CA 95928

Friday NA Meeting
1102 Mangrove
Chico, CA 95926

Sunday NA
2109 Esplanade, Ste. 110
Chico, CA 95926

SMART Recovery Meetings

At a SMART meeting, members discuss the latest scientific research concerning the misuse of all types of substances. People also attend SMART meetings to learn how to manage other behaviors, including compulsive gambling or shopping. People with all similar disorders are welcome. A four-point plan is promoted to help you come to terms with your substance misuse and make better choices in the future.

VA Outpatient Clinic
351 Hartnell Ave.
Redding, CA 96002

SMART Sacramento
10366 Rockingham Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95827

1033 4th St.
Santa Rosa, California 95404

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are organizations that were formed to help the loved ones of people who suffer from drug or alcohol use disorders. It’s natural to want to hide your emotions when you love someone who’s making choices you don’t agree with. But you need social interaction and a place to vent about your own struggles and pain. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon give you a place to lean on in the hard times, and they celebrate the good times with you, too. Events and family gatherings are often organized to bring joy and companionship to members’ lives.

East Avenue Church
1184 East Ave.
Chico, CA 95926

Faith Lutheran Church
667 East 1st Ave.
Chico, CA 95926