SUD Program

Assistance and Support Throughout Your Substance Use Disorder Recovery Journey.

Recovery From Substance Use Disorder

Designed to help those struggling with drugs and alcohol

The Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Program was born out of an urgent need for services to aid those with substance use and addiction challenges. Over the past 3 years, we have worked with more than 800 clients. SUD services are currently offered at 3 of Penny Lane’s Family Centers; North Hills, Lancaster, and Commerce.. The SUD program provides Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient treatment, as well as Recovery Support Services. The SUD staff members are committed to working with adolescents and adults (ages 12 and up) by providing groups, individual counseling, family therapy and other personalized services, such as case management. The Substance Use Disorder programs’ goal is for all individuals to find themselves on a road to recovery, living healthy and productive lives.

Man sitting at a substance use disorder program

For a deeper understanding of Substance Use Disorder, we encourage you to visit our specialized page on this topic, where you'll find comprehensive information to guide and inform you.

The SUD Program Provides:

• Services in-person and via telehealth
• Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient and Recovery Support Services
• Individual, group sessions, family therapy and case management services
• Services in both English and Spanish, ages 12 years old and up
• UA testing

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does The SUD Program Typically Last?

 Everyone’s recovery journey is different, however, on average, treatment tends to last 6-12 months.

What is the step-by-step application process to access Penny Lane Centers' SUD Services?

An applicant must have applied for, or be receiving Medi-Cal benefits.  An applicant can reach out to the SUD intake director, Jeniffer Barraza Garcia ( or to the SUD staff assistant, Paulina Trancoso ( for further information regarding steps to enroll.


Penny Lane Centers Helpline
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Intake inquiries
Jeniffer Barraza-Garcia
SUD Intake Director
General SUD inquiries
Lara Hoffman
Director of SUD Services

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