Drugs and Alcohol

Drug or alcohol use is not uncommon for someone with a mental illness. They may not realize that they have a mental illness. Instead, they just know they don’t feel well or normal. They use drugs or alcohol to provide relief from their depression, anxiety or other symptoms. The real problem remains hidden. It can be hard to fully treat the drug or alcohol problem without also treating the mental illness.

We have programs for youth and adults with MediCal coverage who have symptoms of mental illness and are also abusing alcohol or drugs.

For more information, please contact us at 1.408.842.7138.

If you do not have MediCal insurance, please contact your health insurance provider for substance abuse treatment options or call the Santa Clara Department of Alcohol and Drug Services at 1.800.488.9919.

At Community Solutions I met some wonderful women who helped me with my fears and helped me understand that I did not deserve to be abused by anyone.

Luz, age 50, Solutions to Violence

[Community Solutions] helped me with my problems and were there when I was having hard times. They have helped my family with a place to live and helped us pay some bills and buy some food when we needed it.

Serena, age 15, Child & Youth Behavioral Health

I cannot describe very well but all I know is that each day is getting better. Your program helps.

Jin, age 62, Adult Behavioral Health

Thanks to the program, I left the ugly house I was living in that had two small windows for the 8 of us, dirt floors, broken windows, no door, and the toilet always clogging. Now my children and I have a nice apartment where we have more space, privacy, and carpet where we can be barefoot.

Teresa, age 38, Solutions to Violence Supportive Housing Program