1 The 2nd District is committed to ensuring that  quality Alcohol & Drug (A&D) Program  treatment provider agencies are serving our  constituents for A&D related services in our  district. Along with the usual social and  cultural issues, the ongoing economic  recession is contributing to the rising rates of  alcohol and drug related challenges and disorders, in particular among the economically disadvantaged communities in our district. In addition, the upcoming Health Reform mandates that addiction treatment is fully blended with primary care and other medical services.

As treatment for A&D evolves, we recognize the need for resources and current information that is vital to providing the most effective treatment to those in need. Agencies in the 2nd District must be prepared to increase access to services, promote utilization of services, strengthen the quality of addiction treatment services and provide ongoing support services to individuals to help maintain a stable recovery. With the inevitable Health Reform, our agencies can capitalize on new opportunities, promote early case findings, provide more capacity for chronic care, increase treatment capacity and reduce the stigma of addiction. With preparation, the agencies in the 2nd District can provide addiction treatment that is the facet of health care in Los Angeles County.

Please find the list of the A&D Program treatment provider agencies currently serving in the 2nd District



LA County Department of Public Health (DPH) – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Funding Opportunities

Request for Proposals (RFP) for California work opportunities and responsibility to kids
(CalWORKs) substance abuse treatment program

County of Los Angeles – Department of Public Health
Release date: 09/07/2010
Proposal due date: 11/08/2010, 3:00 pm

The California Work Opportunities and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Substance Abuse Treatment program is designed to provide CalWORKs Welfare-to-Work (WtW) program participants with an array of day care habilitative treatment, outpatient counseling, residential medical detoxification, and residential treatment services, as well as, all pertinent aftercare recovery support services, required to promote long-term sobriety as needed by such CalWORKs WtW program participants in overcoming barriers to employment and financial self-sufficiency.

DPH is issuing this competitive selection document (i.e., Request for Proposals [RFP]) in order to solicit proposals from Community Based Organization (CBO) providers. From the received proposals, DPH will select approximately twenty-five (25) of the most qualified, feasible, and cost effective proposers to provide day care habilitative, outpatient counseling, residential medical detoxification, and residential treatment services to eligible CalWORKs WtW program participants.

Link to RFP




The Office of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas hosted a round-table meeting for the 2nd District’s Alcohol & Drug Program treatment providers in August of 2010. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the state of the Alcohol and Drugs Program within the 2nd District as well as opportunities for improvement and collaboration.

Alcohol and Drug Treatment Providers in the Second District

12nd District constituents are served by eighty-three Alcohol & Drug Program treatment provider agencies in various capacities. Agency names, address, phone/fax numbers and modality description is enclosed.


CA Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)

1Health Resources and Services Administration has developed a list of California’s FQHC’s. Los Angeles County FQHC’s are listed HEREon pages 49-82. Those FQHC’s that contract with Los Angeles County to provide free and low cost services are called Public Private Partnership (PPP) clinics. They are listed HERE.

LA County Department of Public Health (LAC-DPH) – Alcohol & Drug Program PowerPoint Presentation
(from 8/23 meeting)

Presentation by John Viernes, Director, LAC-DPH Alcohol & Drug Program: an overview of the program.

Richard Rawson Ph.D. – Associate Director of UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs and Professor-in-Residence at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry Presentation (from 8/23 meeting)

1An overview of the Healthcare Reform related to the Alcohol & Drug Program treatment provider agencies.







Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

1 SAMSHA was established in 1992 as a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting fromsubstance abuse and mental illnesses. The Administrator of SAMHSA reports directly to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


SAMHSA – A Guide to evidence Based Practices

SAMSHA – National Registry of Evidence Based Programs & Practices


Addictions Technology Transfer Centers (ATTC)

1 As a nationwide, multidisciplinary resource for professionals in the addictions treatment and recovery services field, the ATTC Network was established in 1993 by SAMSHA to raise awareness of evidence-based and promising treatment and recovery practices, build skills to prepare the workforce to deliver state-of-the-art addictions treatment and recovery services, and change practice by incorporating these new skills into everyday use for the purpose of improving addictions treatment and recovery outcomes.