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2-1-1 is a free and anonymous hotline that helps people find information about local resources in their community. Calling 2-1-1 is the starting point for making a connection to community services such as food, clothing, shelter, employment, and during disasters, to name a few. We maintain a comprehensive, up-to-date database that is updated regularly according to industry standards.

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Maria Gansel - 211 VP Operations Send email
(210) 352-7000

Chronic drug and alcohol misuse can lead to several harmful consequences, including tolerance, physiological and psychological dependence, and addiction. Substance addiction is progressive, which means it tends to worsen with time. But professional addiction treatment can help you quit using drugs or alcohol, address the underlying issues influencing your substance use, and equip you with the coping skills you need to avoid relapse.

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Click here for a list of treatment centers in the San Antonio area.

24/7 SAMHSA Helpline: (800) 662-HELP (4357).

The San Antonio Roundup is an annual recovery conference hosted by members of San Antonio’s LGBTQ+ community.

Please join us for our next conference featuring amazing speakers, interactive workshops, meetings, and more. Click here for details and to register.

ReadyKidSA is your one-stop resource for raising Happy Healthy Ready Kids.

ReadyKidSA is a coalition of organizations across Bexar County that builds on successful child and family programs in San Antonio. Our partners offer a wide range of support services designed to help individuals and families navigate the different challenges that arise with each phase of life.

Chris Martin - President & CEO

For information on various health issues and information, please visit the links provided below:

Click here for information on mental health.

Click here for information on nutrition and diet.

Click here for information on senior health issues.

Click here for other health tips and advice.

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Judy Strange - Founder
0.93 miles away, 601 N Frio, San Antonio, TX, 78207 , D5

A true approach to integrated healthcare, the Burns-Bank Primary Care Clinic offers primary care services to people receiving psychiatric services including counseling, and therapy, nursing services, case management, and rehabilitative services including recovery assistance for substance abuse, mental health disorders, and/or diagnosed with HIV.

Clinic providers often manage chronic diseases by partnering with other medical specialists to offer coordinated medical care.

Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Diana M. Burns-Bank Primary Care Clinic
(210) 261-3750

Through its ReCAST program, WestCare San Antonio partners with local nonprofit organizations to promote community resilience and equity through programs and services that include:

  • Capacity-Building Training
  • Improvement in Community and Police Relations
  • Healing Hubs
  • Intensive Case Management
  • Youth Leadership and Employment
  • Re-entry Programs
  • Go-Team Crisis Intervention
  • Community Organizing and Neighborhood Engagement
  • Drug-Free Communities

To learn about upcoming WestCare events, visit us on Facebook.

if your organization would like to partner with WestCare, call the number below.

ReCAST focuses on increasing access to resources in the Promise Zoneseveral ZIP Codes in San Antonio's long-neglected Eastside community.

Community First Health Plans (CFHP) helps families, children, expectant mothers, and children with special needs access affordable health coverage.

Our goal is to help you, from learning how to best use your plan benefits to locating one of our network doctors in your neighborhood.

CFHP assists with the following programs:

  • STAR Medicaid
  • CHIP/CHIP Perinatal
  • STAR Kids

CFHP also provides these Health and Wellness programs to members at no added cost:

  • Healthy Expectations
  • Asthma Matters
  • Healthy Mind
  • Diabetes in Control
  • Healthy Living
  • Healthy Heart
  • Empowering Pathway
  • Financial Wellness

CFHP also provides these services to members at no added cost:

  • 24/7 Nurse Advice Line
  • Member Services Hotlines
  • Help with finding doctors

Must qualify and become a CFHP member.

Who may qualify:

  • Children age 18 or younger (up to age 20 in some cases)
  • A pregnant woman of any age
  • A Texas resident
  • A U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident (Only the child must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident to be considered for coverage. The citizenship or immigration status of the parent will not be asked.)
  • Must meet the family income guidelines as set by Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).

Click here to fill out form or call the office for more assistance.

Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED Walk-ins welcome.
General Inquiries Send email
(210) 358-6004
24/7 Nurse Advice Line
(210) 358-6060

The mission of Alpha Home is to offer the community recovery, hope, and healing through spiritually based drug and alcohol treatment and support.

Spirituality, compassion, integrity, respect, and inclusivity are the core values that we live by.

Alpha Home offers gender-specific Outpatient Treatment in San Antonio for both men and women. Alpha Home’s Outpatient Program is for clients in need of treatment who have the skills and support to recover without residential care.

The Outpatient Program allows the client to enter or continue treatment in the least restrictive setting. The average length of stay is four to six months and will vary based on individual client needs and circumstances.

This program offers:

  • Individual and group counseling
  • Addiction and recovery education
  • Trauma-informed counseling
  • Domestic violence education
  • Anger management
  • Relapse support
  • Co-occurring diagnosis support
  • 12-Step support
  • Parenting, family education, living skills, and case management

Alpha Home encourages clients to participate in Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, or Cocaine Anonymous meetings as an adjunct to their treatment and hosts such meetings to facilitate participation. Our treatment program affirms the best practices of and is routinely informed by the Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide, published by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Click here to inquire about Outpatient Treatment (for women and men) or to schedule an assessment. You may also call the number below.

Walk-in applicants will be seen as we are able, based upon staff availability. If no one is available at the time, a future appointment will be scheduled.

Alpha Home accepts the following health plans:

  • Aetna Better Health
  • Amerigroup
  • Community First Health Plans
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Superior
  • Traditional Medicaid
  • ComPsych
  • Value Options
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Alpha Home Admissions Send email
(210) 785-3012

In a homelike setting, Alpha Home’s residential substance use treatment facility helps women acquire the safe coping skills needed to lead a life of recovery.

With a gender-specific focus, evidence-based curriculums to improve skills, and counseling support to address all aspects of the difficulties women face in their addiction, Alpha Home offers a treatment philosophy that incorporates its core values of compassion, integrity, respect, and spirituality.

This program offers:

  • Comprehensive assessment to create individualized treatment plans
  • Case management to connect clients to needed community resources with our community partners
  • Group counseling which includes process groups and Seeking Safety
  • Individual counseling
  • Educational groups that help build healthy living skills, parenting and family education, anger management, mindfulness and tobacco education, relapse prevention skills, health/wellness information, drug and alcohol education
  • 24/7 direct-care staff in a homelike setting
  • Behavior modification to address unsafe behaviors, build accountability, and recognize clients make and stick to their better choices

Women ages 18 and older

Click here to contact to inquire about Residential Treatment (for women) or to schedule an assessment, call OSAR at 210-261-3076. You may also call the number below.

Walk-in applicants will be seen as we are able based upon staff availability. An appointment may be set up for a future date if no one is available at the time of walk-in.

Alpha Home accepts the following health plans:

  • Aetna Better Health
  • Amerigroup
  • Community First Health Plans
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Superior
  • Traditional Medicaid
  • ComPsych
  • Value Options
Office Hours Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Alpha Home Admissions Send email
(210) 785-3012

We strive to provide the means for women Veterans to gain self-knowledge and self-renewal. Serving to protect the veteran, connect the resource and renew the women. Connect Female Veterans. Supporting Women Veterans. Assisting Her Transition. Protecting Our Vets.

Monday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tana Plescher Send email
(210) 864-2959

Through education efforts and community awareness, San Antonio Fighting Back’s Drug Free Community program aims to reduce substance abuse and substance use.

Focus population: youth ages 12-18.

Focus area: Eastside Promise Neighborhood and 78202, 78203, 78208 zip codes.

Willie Mitchell - Board Chairman/Executive Director Send email
(210) 271-7232

Community Health Programs strengthen women and their communities by working to reduce health disparities and barriers to care. We increase access to essential health care services, wellness tools, skills, and support for transformative community-wide change.

Empower House Parents

Together with San Antonio Metro Health, United Way HOPES Collaborative, and all their partner organizations, we’re raising awareness around family violence and empowering parents with skills and strategies to build life-giving relationships with their kids.

Empower House Women

Through skill-building and wellness workshops, we empower women with knowledge, skills, and a supportive community to make informed choices for themselves and their families.

Community Health Workers/Promotoras

Our community health workers/promotoras work with individuals to bridge access to education, healthcare, and resources. We support people in identifying and addressing their needs, empowering them to live healthy, whole, flourishing lives.

Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to sign up for parenting classes, emergency assistance, and other Community Health services

Free.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Jenny Castro - Director of Programs Send email
(210) 908-9772

This program works with all children regardless of their background to build life skills and healthy habits by sharing Center for Substance Abuse prevention curricula taught in school based setting and out of school time (OST) sites.

Life Skills helps develop and/or strengthen youth’s character development and academic achievement. i.e. self-concept and self-esteem, recognizing and dealing with emotions, dealing with teasing, accepting consequences, refusing drugs and alcohol.

  • Memorandum of Understanding must be in place with school districts during school and out-of-school-time.
  • Parent/Guardian must sign and complete consent for youth to participate in group.
  • Duration/Length of group will depend on curriculum being taught.
  • Session/Lesson can last 30 minutes to an hour depending on curriculum being taught.
  • Students are not pulled out of their core classes for groups.
Diana Rosete - Program Director
(210) 924-0330 x: 224

Recovery Support Services acknowledges that persons with Substance Use Disorders need help dealing with many factors affecting their ability to sustain a newly healthy and sober life. Coaches walk hand-in-hand with a client from treatment to long-term sobriety and community involvement.

Recovery Links Support Services offer a wide range of services such as:

  • Wellness
  • Living Arrangements
  • Transportation
  • Nutrition Education
  • Career Education
  • Spiritual Connections
  • Community Fellowship Fridays

It can be difficult to find credible information in a hurry and we know how overwhelming it can be to find help for yourself or your loved one.

The good news is that there are credible guides on how to pick a treatment center, what questions to ask, and what your options are. With over 24 million people in the US who are experiencing drug addiction, we know we can’t treat them all.

However, we have a monumental challenge to serve as many people as possible. So, we put this list of resources together to help you regardless of if you choose our treatment center for you or your loved one’s recovery.

Click here for the full list of resources.

Admissions
(210) 940-2224

We extend compassionate care for the disenfranchised, destitute, and debilitated people in our community through collaborative partnerships.

Monday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Thomas Evans - Program Coordinator Send email
(210) 651-3331

Through our outreach efforts we seek to meet women and at-risk youth where they live, work, and go to school. We establish connection and trust, offer an invitation into community, and provide access to practical resources and compassionate support.

We have an open door policy at our new community center at 8456 Broadway, Suite 255, SA, 78217. This inviting space offers a safe place for women to rest, access resources, and connect with each other. Whether you are looking to use a computer, attend a workshop, or share a cup of coffee with a friend, you are welcome.

Taryn Tipton - Program Manager Send email
(210) 201-0066 x: 5

Rise Recovery offers an array of recovery-oriented classes which are open to health care providers, mental health professionals, recovery paraprofessionals, students, and members of the recovery community. Our learning environment supports the development of compassion and empathy. Classes typically run on a 4-week schedule.

We work with graduate and undergraduate students offering internships and practicums placements. We also offer internships for students interested in organizational leadership, nonprofit management and administration.

For health care and mental health professionals, we offer Continuing Education Units. Rise Recovery is a Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals provider.

We also offer a Recovery Peer Support Specialist Training Program. 

While peer support has been around for years, it has recently become recognized as a vital piece to recovery. If you are looking to provide hope to those who struggle with substance use and provide support in their recovery process, Rise Recovery can help make that happen. The Recovery Support Peer Specialist (RSPS) training will provide the necessary skills and knowledge needed to work as a peer support specialist in settings such as peer-run organizations, public or private substance use treatment, veteran services and corrections departments.

Click here for fees and registration.

The Charlie Naylor Campus offers a wide array of non-clinical services and supports to help youth initiate, support and maintain recovery from substance use disorders.

The Charlie Naylor Campus offers youth and young adults:

  • Peer Counseling with trained staff who are also in long term recovery.
  • Facilitated Support Group Meetings. Support groups afford participants an opportunity to share their experiences in an environment that encourages vulnerability and honesty.
  • Social Activities that promote a healthy, sober engagement with life.
  • Education and Employment Support. This include; resume building, homework help, application support, guidance and resources, and referrals to other agencies.
  • Community Service Projects for our youth and young adults to give back to the community. Past projects have included a community garden, volunteering at animal shelters, and working community events.

Youth age 13-21.

Admin Hours: Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED Program Hours: Monday: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM Thursday: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM Friday: dependent upon activities (Follow Events) Saturday: dependent upon activities (Follow Events) Sunday: CLOSED Messaging System On-Call Hours: Monday - Friday: After 5:00 PM and Before 8:00 AM Saturday and Sunday: 24 hours

SACADA provides recovery coaching and support services to individuals with or at risk of alcohol and drug problems by providing clients both online and face to face options to connect with a Peer Recovery Support Specialist. Our program supports both adult males and females in Bexar and the surrounding counties with the goal of increasing the prevalence and quality of long-term recovery from substance use disorders. Recovery Coaches can help individuals establish linkages with community organizations that can assist them in accomplishing their long-term life goals. Coaches also provide role modeling and mentoring as a way of guiding individuals to find their own pathway to recovery.

Our recovery grants also allow for targeted services. Recovery Coaches provide recovery support services to the general community, work alongside EMS and other first responders to assist persons who overdose using opioids, collaborate with various specialty courts to provide recovery coaching and with hospital departments that help new moms obtain recovery support services.

Our Recovery Support Services include:

  • ID Recovery (Birth Certificates/Driver’s License/Social Security Card)
  • Job Prep and Search
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Anger Management /Batters Intervention
  • Provide services at flexible hours
  • Traffic Tickets/ Municipal Court Warrants
  • Family Violence Prevention Course
  • GED Courses and Testing
  • Link to medical and dental care
  • Other Educational Training Programs
  • Transportation
  • HIV Testing/Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • DWI Classes & Drug Offender Program requirements
  • Community Service Hours
  • Support with Probation Requirements
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Jose Martinez - Program Supervisor Send email
(210) 225-4741

P.A.D.R.E.S. (Parenting Awareness and Drug Risk Education Services) is an intervention program designed to help expecting, new, and current fathers and mothers overcome the challenges that often come with parenting.

It is for men or women who are in the 28 counties of Region 8 with the youngest child up to 6-years old, expected parents who have one or more risk factors for a substance use disorder as identified in a P.A.D.R.E.S. screening, and any parent with an open case with Texas Child Protective Services.

Diana Boone - Intervention & Recovery Support Services Director Send email

The overall purpose of M.A.D.R.E.S. (Mothers Alcohol and Drug Recovery Essential Support is:

  • to support and enhance recovery-focused community efforts by delivering evidence-based, long-term substance use disorder (SUD) recovery services
  • to target public awareness and outreach efforts on stigma-reduction within both the community at-large and targeted to health care settings.

Peer-to-peer services are available to women ages 18 years and older who have young children, are pregnant, or wanting to become pregnant and who are seeking to intitate or maintain their recovery from substance use.

Training and education about recovery and stigma against individuals struggling with the disease of addiction is available to the general community.

Diana Boone - Intervention & Recovery Support Services Director Send email

SACADA offers training for professionals in the substance use disorder field and the general community, as requested, on drug and alcohol trends and other related topics.

We also provide workplace training to assist businesses in revising or developing policies, training supervisors, education and facilitating employees into staff programs for necessary assistance.

SACADA is a certified CEU provider for LCDC, LPC, CCJP, Social Workers, and LMFT.

First Friday Workshops are for professionals in the substance use disorder field, but open to the general public. We brign in experts from various backgrounds to present on topics such as addiction, drug trends, mental health issues, etc.

Gyna Juarez - Education & Training Director Send email

The Prevention Resource Centers are dedicated to creating healthier communities by increasing the capacity of the statewide substance use and misuse prevention system.

Through data collection efforts and partnerships with key stakeholders, schools, and organizations, the PRC serves as an invaluable resource to all who seek relevant information as it pertains to the 28 counties of Region 8.

There are 11 Prevention Resource Centers in Texas, one for every health region. The Prevention Resource Centers are provided guidance from the Texas Department of Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). To learn more about the Prevention Resource Centers (PRCs), check out the Texas Department of HHSC Page on the PRCs in Texas.

The PRC Region 8 provides service to the 28 counties in South Central Texas. The Region 8 counties include: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Calhoun, Comal, DeWitt, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Jackson, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, La Salle, Lavaca, Maverick, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Wilson, Zavala.

Gyna Juarez - Education & Training Director Send email

The SACADA Resource Center is an educational resource for the community on substance abuse and mental health issues. The clearinghouse consists of pamphlets, brochures, bookmarks and posters on topics such as, but not limited to, alcohol, tobacco and marijuana.

We also have information on subject matters that may correlate with substance abuse such as mental health issues, HIV/STD prevention and violence prevention. These materials are free to the community, are available in limited quantities and may be available in Spanish.

The media/book lending library is also free for the community to use. We allow a person to check out 2 items at a time, to be borrowed up to 2 weeks at a time. Topics of our media/book library include subjects on addition, mental health issues, drugs and alcohol, etc. The lending library also has book and media in Spanish.

No appointment necessary.

Gyna Juarez - Education & Training Director Send email

This program uses a variety of evidence-based curricula, Too Good for Drugs or Kids Connection, that are designed for a classroom setting. The Selective programs are designed for a smaller setting for children that are considered at-risk for substance use. Youth prevention programs target children in grades 1-5. The curriculum goals are to teach self-worth, empowerment, and to create a positive and nurtuting experience.

Grades: 1st - 5th.

All youth prevention services are at NO CHARGE and available in Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, and Wilson counties.

Free.

Andrea Salazar - Youth Prevention Director Send email
Melissa Scott - Youth Prevention Director Send email

This program targets grades 6-8 in a 10-session evidence based curriculum, Too Good for Drugs or Youth Connection, focusing on goal setting, healthy decision making, effective communication, peer pressure refusal, pro-social bonding, conflict resolution, and media literacy through lessons, games, and activities to live an alcohol and drug-free life.

Grades: 6th - 8th.

All youth prevention services are at NO CHARGE and available in Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, and Wilson counties.

Free.

Andrea Salazar - Youth Prevention Director Send email
Melissa Scott - Youth Prevention Director Send email

We offer prevention curricula to high school students in a 10-12 session evidence-based curriculum, Project Toward No Drug Abuse or Youth Connection, that incorporates motivational activities such as games and role-play to teach social skills and emortional self-management.

Grades: 10th - 12th.

All youth prevention services are at NO CHARGE and available in Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, and Wilson counties.

Free.

Andrea Salazar - Youth Prevention Director Send email
Melissa Scott - Youth Prevention Director Send email

SACADA's Prevention Specialists are available to present general tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and other drug awareness presentations to youths and adults.

Youths & Adults.

All youth prevention services are at NO CHARGE and available in Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, and Wilson counties.

Free.

Andrea Salazar - Youth Prevention Director Send email
Melissa Scott - Youth Prevention Director Send email

A youth coalition and performing ars group made up of volunteer youth ambassadors with a passion for dance who want to educate their peers about the dangers of using drugs. These youth ambassadors perform at school assemblies, after-school programs, and community events.

Youth.

All youth prevention services are at NO CHARGE and available in Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, and Wilson counties.

Free.

Andrea Salazar - Youth Prevention Director Send email
Melissa Scott - Youth Prevention Director Send email

Grace House is a faith-based residential program to train, support and give hope to women following incarceration, drug and alcohol addiction or those in the midst of perilous lifestyles.

The Grace House setting and training affords an opportunity for women to overcome the addictive and destructive lifestyles that have kept them from becoming productive citizens.

Women only.

Applicants must submit an application, and be interviewed and evaluated to determine their desire and potential for participating in the Grace House program.

Download the application form here.