The Leader

in Addiction Treatment

Celebrating Over 40 Years of Hope, Help & Healing

Celebrating Over 40 Years of Hope, Help & Healing

Janus of Santa Cruz was founded in 1976 by physician Dr. Robert G. O’Brient, who introduced a highly effective approach for treating alcoholism in a social model setting.

Today, that first modest facility has grown into one of the most respected, full-service substance use disorder (SUD) treatment centers in central California, serving over 2,500 clients and their families each year. 

We offer a full scope of programs, including detoxification, residential treatment, perinatal treatment, medication assisted opioid treatment, outpatient programs, drinking driver programs, counseling services, and sober housing.

Services we offer

Withdrawal Management

Withdrawal Management

We understand substance use disorder, especially the challenges of withdrawal and we will help you through it

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Residential Treatment

Residential Treatment

Janus offers two separate residential treatment programs for drug and alcohol rehabilitation: a
co-educational Adult Residential Program and a Perinatal Residential Program for women who are pregnant or parenting young children (up to age 5).

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Perinatal Treatment

Perinatal Treatment

Janus offers a residential treatment program that serves women who are pregnant or parenting young children (up to age five). The central goal of the program is supporting both mother and child in recovery…

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Medication Assisted Treatment

Medication Assisted Treatment

The disease of addiction is complex and chronic. There are a variety of treatment approaches and, as with many other diseases, there is not one single approach that works for everyone.

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Intensive Outpatient Programs

Intensive Outpatient Programs

With our Intensive Outpatient Programs, clients come to Janus for classes, group meetings and education, but can continue their careers and daily activities while receiving treatment.

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Driving Under the Influence

Driving Under the Influence

Being convicted of Driving Under the Influence can be a traumatic experience that comes with significant consequences. Although for many people the programs are not voluntary, Janus works with clients to make it a meaningful experience.

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Overdose Prevention

Overdose Prevention

The Santa Cruz Overdose Prevention & Education program (SCOPE) at Janus provides overdose prevention kits and education to individuals and community organizations.

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DUI Payment Links

Links for making all of your DUI based payments.

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Recovery Starts Here

For four decades, Janus has provided compassionate and effective addiction treatment while guiding thousands of people toward wellness and recovery.
We offer help, hope and results to individuals and families.