Drug and Alcohol Resources in Kern County, California

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If you’re struggling with drugs or alcohol in Kern County, California, you aren’t alone. Here are resources in your area.

Support Groups in Kern County if You’re Struggling with Drugs or Alcohol

Kern County Alcoholics Anonymous: 661-322-4025

AA is a 12-step support group focused on supporting those with a desire to quit drinking.

 Kern County Narcotics Anonymous: 877-629-6759

NA is a 12-step support group focused on supporting those with a desire to quit using drugs.

 Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a Christian-based 12-step fellowship for those struggling with hurt, pain, or addiction of any kind.

Online Recovery Meetings

If you can’t make it to a meeting (or aren’t sure you want to go in person) you can check one out online.

 In the Rooms

In the Rooms offers many types of online meetings for different addictive behaviors.

 Recovery Dharma

Recovery Dharma is a support group which uses Buddhist principles to heal from the suffering of addiction.

 Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery is a support group utilizing a Buddhist-inspired path to recover from addiction.

 Online Intergroup

Alcoholics Anonymous Online Meetings. Offers confidential and comforting conferences and meetings.

XA Speakers

Online 12-step speakers about their experiences with addiction. Includes videos and live conferences.

NA Voices

Online Narcotics Anonymous meetings. Includes information about process.

Addiction Treatment Resources in Kern County

Kern County Access & Assessment Center: 661-868-8080

 Workit Health: 925-378-4692

Harm Reduction

Needle Exchange Resources

 Naloxone in California

If you’re court-mandated to complete a drug or alcohol program in Kern County:

Drug and Alcohol Assessments: 855-659-7734

Workit Health offers drug and alcohol assessments by licensed counselors at our downtown Bakersfield clinic.

 STEPS, Inc.

Provides DUI services in several locations in Bakersfield.


Traffic and alcohol awareness school with locations throughout Kern County.

Smoking Cessation

California Smokers Helpline: 1-800-662-8887

 Tobacco Helpline: 1-800-844-2439

 Workit Smoking

An online program + coaching to help you quit.

Other Resources

Aunt Bertha

Connects people and programs across the U.S. Put in your address, and find services.

 Kern County Assistance Programs

Find assistance programs in Kern County.

2-1-1 Kern

Find information and services in Kern County.

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