THE CALIFORNIA DEPT. OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG PROGRAMS (ADP) = NOT on the public's side!!!!!!!!!!!!
ADP is the Calfornia Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs. It is their responsibility to license all rehab houses, even if there is only ONE ADDICT in treatment. However, ADP is in partnership with the California Dept. of Corrections (PRISONS!), and WANTS as many rehab homes open as possible.
After five years of dealing with this CA state agency, I (Dr. Linda Orozco) have personally experienced ADP's avoiding complaints, withholding public information, non-return of calls, and finally, dealing with THEIR ATTORNEY. Some of my questions, public information demands are now making them nervous. AND their STAFF are now told to direct questions to their 'website' or one administrator. The administrator's job is to get RID of complaints. ADP does NOT want to hear from you! Try calling them, and asking for PUBLIC INFORMATION on licensed houses, pending applications, and complaints. Their number is: 916-322-9897 http://www.adp.cahwnet.gov/
For an example of ADP's conspiracy with CA Prisons-- last year ADP tried to tell me there were only 4 facilities licensed in Newport! When I pressed the point, they said, "Oh, you want 'licensed' AND 'licensed & certified'? Not just licensed?".. So you get the point, even ADP is trying to downplay the numbers. 'Certified' means the counselors in the facility are of a higher quality than other facilities. Very few homes are 'certified' as it requires much more rigor, and service- and most facilities in are in operation for the money, not quality services to addicts.
So, getting the 'truth' out of ADP, takes a lawyer, luck or ????????? They even keep moving their official list of licensed rehab houses on their website! And don't even update it regularly. That way, MORE HOUSES get licensed -- and neighbors can't even keep track!!!!!!!!
On their website, it is now impossible to find the CURRENT statewide list of ALL rehab houses WITH ADDRESSES in California. WHY? ADP doesn't want this data out there. CALL them and ask staff to direct you TO THE WEBPAGE WITH ALL THE REHAB HOUSE ADDRESSES BY COUNTY. And have staff STAY ON THE PHONE WITH YOU or you will never find it. 916-322-9897 http://www.adp.cahwnet.gov