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Nestled in Northern California just north of Sacramento, Butte County Department of Behavioral Health Access is part of an expansive network of county-sponsored resources, including outpatient substance abuse services at the Chico and Oroville facilities. The organization also offers a host of counseling and behavioral health services at the Paradise and Gridley locations as well.

Treatment and Staff

For those seeking substance abuse services, treatment at Butte County begins with an initial assessment. While the clientele at Butte County includes both court-ordered and self-referred individuals, the program tracks are similar, differing primarily by length of treatment.

After intake, clients begin a weekly schedule of group therapy sessions led by a small staff of LADCs. Though individual therapy is not a main part of treatment at Butte County, clients do see a personal counselor to begin and end treatment and can schedule appointments if necessary. Group sessions are usually attended by no more than 12 at a time and cover a variety of topics like relapse prevention and the 12 steps, including information about local meetings. Clients attend one to two sessions a week each lasting an hour. Overall, the program at Butte County can last anywhere between 12 and 52 weeks.

There is no aftercare provided once clients complete the program, nor is there a family program in place. There is also no medical detox provided at Butte County, though there is a special service available for those detoxing specifically from alcohol. A staff nurse can visit clients at home and assist with the process, provided the client also has a friend or family member to help with the procedure.

In addition to the nursing team, there is a medical doctor on staff who does an initial physical and assists in Butte County’s Suboxone program. The facility also provides dual diagnosis care as part of its substance abuse program. The Chico office has a separate second facility located across the street strictly for mental health services, and clients who do their initial evaluation at this second facility are often referred to the dual diagnosis program. This program takes the form of group therapy sessions and visits with the staff psychiatrist to receive medication management.


Butte County also has a program designed specifically for mothers and pregnant women in need of substance abuse services. Called the Stepping Stones program, it provides an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) which uses Matrix Model oriented group and individual sessions catered to the needs of women raising children or who are expecting.

In Summary

Butte County Department of Behavioral Health Access’ program offers many staples of outpatient recovery including group therapy, dual diagnosis care and a medical team. Still, there is no aftercare or family program and only limited access to individual sessions with a personal counselor. Regardless, clients needing to meet a court mandate or for those who are not in need of a more intense program, Butte County Department of Behavioral Health Access still offers a viable and affordable path to recovery.

Butte County Department of Behavioral Health Access Location

Butte County Department of Behavioral Health Access
25 County Center Dr
Oroville, CA 95965

Butte County Department of Behavioral Health Access Cost

$21 (30 days, the program is fully covered by MediCal as well). Reach Butte County Department of Behavioral Health Access by phone at (800) 334-6622 or email. Find Butte County Department of Behavioral Health Access on Facebook

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