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Substance Use Services

Placer County utilizes Motivational Interviewing approaches to discuss substance use services with you. This means our services are based on your needs.

Whether you are contemplating a change or are ready to take action in your treatment, our staff will meet you where you are at in that process. We recognize that some people struggle to know IF they have a problem, let alone how to access support, while others know they have a problem with a substance. We also recognize that treatment can begin at any point of this journey. Whether you are court referred or feel pressured into treatment, or are coming voluntarily, you will be met with attention, compassion, and respect when discussing any further steps or actions. Placer County staff look forward to helping explore recovery with you.

Screening Clinic Information

The Screening Clinic is a FREE, drop-in, first-come, first-served resource to all Placer County residents.

The purpose of Screening Clinic is to initially screen for substance use issues and make recommendations regarding resources, services and treatment options. At times the recommendations identify additional needs and some people will be referred from Screening Clinic to Assessment and Intake, while others are referred directly to treatment programs. Resources and your appropriate level of care will be discussed after screening.

At the conclusion of the screening, staff will identify one of the following levels of treatment:

  • Level One: Education, Pre-Treatment/Motivational enhancement and process groups at private provider locations.
  • Level Two: Outclient groups held 1 x per week at either county or private provider locations.
  • Level Three: Outclient groups held 2 to 3 times per week at either county or private provider locations.
  • Level Four: Residential treatment (co-ed, men’s only, and women/women with children) at private provider locations. Most require self-funding.
  • Level Five: Aftercare treatment for people with a minimum of 6 months sobriety. Outclient groups held 1 x per week. Relapse prevention provided at county or private providers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should come to the Screening Clinic?

Any Placer County resident who desires to learn more about Alcohol and Drug treatment options in Placer County. This can be anyone from an individual, family member, support person, or someone wanting to learn more about recovery. Please call in advance if cultural or linguistic accommodations are required.

How much does it cost?

Screening is FREE! If you need an additional assessment (not always suggested), there is a charge based on a sliding fee scale according to your income. Staff will determine this fee after the screening with you so you are aware of any potential costs before leaving. Group/Individual session fees in the community and at the County are also based on a sliding fee scale. We work with everyone no matter what your income to find appropriate resources.

What should I bring to the Screening Clinic?

Driver's License or other form of current picture identification. We may need financial verification, so please bring any documents you have. If sent by the courts, please bring any court documents provided to you.

How can I attend a Screening Clinic?

We have 2 screening clinic locations to meet your logistical needs: Auburn: Mondays and Tuesdays from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Welcome Center, 11522 B Avenue, Auburn, CA, 95603 (DeWitt Center), 530-889-7240, and Roseville: Thursdays from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm at the Cirby Clubhouse, 101 Cirby Hills Drive, Roseville, CA 95678, 916-787-8800. Please be on time. If you are late, you may be required to return at a later date to complete the process.

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