How Our Helpline Works

For those seeking addiction treatment for themselves or a loved one, the helpline is a private and convenient solution.

Calls to any general helpline (non-facility specific 1-8XX numbers) for your visit will be answered by American Addiction Centers (AAC).

We are standing by 24/7 to discuss your treatment options. Our representatives work solely for AAC and will discuss whether an AAC facility may be an option for you.

Our helpline is offered at no cost to you and with no obligation to enter into treatment. Neither nor AAC receives any commission or other fee that is dependent upon which treatment provider a visitor may ultimately choose.

For more information on AAC’s commitment to ethical marketing and treatment practices, or to learn more about how to select a treatment provider, visit our About AAC page.

If you wish to explore additional treatment options or connect with a specific rehab center, you can browse top-rated listings, or visit SAMHSA.

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Alternative Sentencing Diversion Programs

Home Addiction Recovery Process Alternative Sentencing Diversion Programs

Alternative sentencing is when someone who is charged with a drug related crime is given the opportunity to avoid state incarnation in exchange for going to rehab to get clean from drugs. Another alternative sentencing option is to participate in an outpatient program a couple times a week for 18 months (according to California state law). It differs from state to state and case to case. There is no given amount of time by law dictating how long one needs to stay in residential treatment, but it is typically between 6 months and a year.

Diversion means the court leaves the case open while the person being charged is in treatment. If treatment is successfully completed the case may be dismissed.

The different ways that one cannot successfully complete the program are; using drugs in rehab, being asked to leave a rehab facility, disobeying rules in a treatment center, etc. The person who oversees the alternative sentencing clients will notify their individual probation/parole officer.

Courts began to reconsider the sentencing of those who kept being charged with drug convictions then sending them right to prison or jail, since the rise and return of the convicted was obvious. Rehab gives the convicted and addicted the opportunity to change, because it offers specialized programs, which address the meticulous needs of a drug addict and/or gang affiliate. Criminals who are convicted of drug related offenses benefit from alternative sentencing options as opposed to over crowded prisons and jails.

If you know someone who is seeking a diversion program, look up Beit T’Shuvah or drug intervention.