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The Agency

Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse has been chosen as a "Top Pick Treatment Center" by theravive, a network of mental health practitioners representing thousands of credentialed therapists and psychologists. Theravive's mission is to facilitate a rapid connection between an individual in need of help and qualified therapists who can provide counseling.


Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission is to save lives, unite families, and protect the community through addiction counseling and healthy living education.

Our Vision is to enhance the educational and economic well-being of the people we serve by means of direct human services, advocacy, and referrals.

Our Values embrace the empowerment of people through compassion, perseverance and respect. We are able to provide a wide range of services thanks to a collaborative approach compatible with healthy communities, dedicated partners and unique foundations.



Our Philosophy

We help people to:

  • Stop substance abuse
  • Gain an active recovery program
  • Learn skills for relapse prevention
  • Protect themselves from HIV/STD infection and transmission
  • Get needed medical treatment and maintain good physical health.



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Hours of Operation

Facility: 11015 Bloomfield Ave, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 7:00pm (reflects front desk hours), Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm, Saturday 8:30am– 2:00pm

Bloomfield Drug/ DCFS testing hours are as follows: Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 7:00pm, Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
*Please be advised that we do not provide testing on Saturday.

Facility: 10425 S. Painter Avenue, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Hours: 7 days a week, 24 hours a day

Facility: 470 E. 3rd St, Suites A&B, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Hours: Monday Through Thursday 8:00am–7:00pm, Friday 8:00am–5:00pm and Saturday 9:00am–3:00pm

Diagnosing a Substance Use Disorder

Recently, the criteria for the diagnosis of a substance use disorder were revised by the publication of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, also known as the DSM-V. If you want to know whether you or a loved one is suffering from a substance use disorder, check the following criteria, and refer to the scale.


o The individual may take the substance in larger amounts over a longer period than was intended.
o The individual may express a persistent desire to cut down or regulate substance use, or may report unsuccessful efforts to decrease or discontinue use.
o The individual may spend a great deal of time obtaining the substance, using the substance, or recovering from its effects.
o Most of the individual’s daily activities revolve around the substance.
o A craving, manifested by an intense desire or urge for the drug that may occur any time, but is more likely in an environment where the drug was previously used or obtained.


o Failure to fulfill major role obligations at work, school, or home.
o Important social, occupational or recreational activities may be given up or reduced because of substance use, or the individual may withdraw from family activities and hobbies in order to use the substance.
o The individual may continue substance use despite having persistent or recurrent social or interpersonal problems caused or worsened by the effects of the substance.


o Recurrent substance use in situations in which it is physically hazardous.
o Continued substance use despite knowledge of a persistent or recurrent physical or psychological problem that is likely to have been caused or worsened by the substance.


o Tolerance - signaled by requiring a markedly increased dose of the substance to achieve the desired effect.
o Withdrawal – a syndrome which occurs when blood or tissue concentrations of a substance decline in an individual who had maintained prolonged heavy use of the substance.
o After developing the withdrawal symptoms, the individual uses the substance to avoid the effects of the withdrawal syndrome.
SCALE (in general)
The presence of 2–3 criteria = MILD
The presence of 4–5 criteria = MODERATE
The presence of 6+ criteria = SEVERE