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Lake Tahoe Drug Rehab Center

Buddy’s Ranch is a top-rated rehab center in California with a home-like environment and experienced professionals. Our treatment facility is a little over two hours away from Lake Tahoe via CA-20 W. Our programs include room and board, so you won’t have to commute to treatment daily like you would in an outpatient program, making Buddy’s Ranch an ideal choice for those seeking a Lake Tahoe drug rehab center. So, what should you know?

Let’s talk about California addiction treatment programs and services offered by Buddy’s Ranch first. Then, we’ll talk about the need for addiction treatment in Lake Tahoe, therapies and treatments used in inpatient rehab at Buddy’s Ranch, and how to get in touch. 


Detox and Residential Treatment for Lake Tahoe Residents

Buddy’s Ranch treats most-to-all types of substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Whether you’re looking for a Lake Tahoe drug rehab center for yourself or a loved one, we offer the following programs to Lake Tahoe residents and others seeking help for addiction. 

Medical Detox Program

Detox plays an important role in treatment because it supports you through the initial process of discontinuing drugs and alcohol. When you first stop using substances, you may experience mild-to-severe withdrawal symptoms. At this point in time, medical stability is the main goal. The detox program at Buddy's Ranch is short-term, and it is designed to help prepare you for further treatment, where you’ll address the underlying causes of addiction. Following detox, most clients enter our residential inpatient program.

Residential Inpatient Program

At our residential treatment center in Northern California, clients live on-site and stay at one of our close-knit homes until they’re done with treatment. We have two 6-bed houses; one for men and one for women. Our gender-specific approach to treatment allows clients to feel comfortable when discussing personal experiences in groups or participating in group activities like adventure therapy. While in residential inpatient treatment, you’ll undergo various types of therapy, build a set of effective coping and relapse prevention skills, boost confidence, and work through challenges that may have contributed to your experiences with addiction. For example, trauma, body image, stress, societal or peer pressure, and co-occurring mental health conditions. Most clients stay at our treatment center for about 30-180 days. The length of your stay at Buddy's Ranch will depend on your personal needs. Having the opportunity to stay in treatment for longer allows you to solidify new, sober routines and coping skills, setting you up for success after rehab.

Aftercare Planning and Alumni Support

Before you leave inpatient rehab in California at Buddy's Ranch, our staff members will help you make a custom aftercare plan. The goal of an aftercare plan is to prevent relapse and guide you through steps that support lasting sobriety after treatment. For example, your aftercare plan might include continued therapy, ongoing medication management or medication-assisted treatment for addiction, an outpatient program close to your local area, or support groups. Buddy's Ranch also lets those who have finished our programs stay in touch through our alumni services. Check-in calls with staff and other offerings help alumni continue feeling supported and connected post-treatment.

Care for the Lake Tahoe Community

The Need for Addiction Treatment in
Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe itself exists on the border of California and Nevada, but about two-thirds of the lake is in California. Statistics on drug and alcohol abuse in California show that:

  • Over half of Californians aged 12+ drank alcohol in the past year in 2022.
  • Overdose deaths involving amphetamines increased by 50% from 2018 to 2020. 
  • Roughly 9% of California residents have a substance use disorder of some kind. 

Substance abuse rates are also high in Nevada and across the United States. Access to treatment options like our inpatient rehab program can change or save the lives of those looking for a Lake Tahoe drug rehab center.

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Treatment Methods at Buddy's Ranch

Buddy’s Ranch uses a combination of treatment methods that work together. We have a team of mental health and medical staff who specialize in specific treatments for addiction and co-occurring concerns. 

Get in touch with Buddys Ranch today if our approach sounds like the right match for you or your loved one in search of addiction treatment in Lake Tahoe.

View of Lake Tahoe, one of the areas we serve at our Lake Tahoe drug rehab
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  • Medication Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Family System Therapy (FST)
  • Harm Reduction and Abstinence 
  • Meditation and Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychoeducation
  • Adventure Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • 12-Step
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Call Buddy's Ranch for Drug Rehab Near Lake Tahoe

Buddy’s Ranch is a 5-star addiction treatment center in California with comfortable rooms, gender-specific housing, and a broad range of amenities on-site. Contact us to discover more about what we can do for you or your loved one in search of a Lake Tahoe drug rehab center.

Call Buddy’s Ranch at 530-684-4137 or reach out online to connect with our team.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. You can find regular AA meetings* in Lake Tahoe at the following locations:

Alcoholics Anonymous 

972 Tallac Ave

South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Hope Lutheran Church

930 Julie Lane

South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

For a full list of online and in-person AA meetings in Lake Tahoe, CA, go to the official AA website and click “Find AA near you” for resources. 

*Please call to confirm meeting times. 

Yes. Similar to AA, there are multiple Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings available in Lake Tahoe and surrounding areas. Find a full list of online and in-person NA meetings for Lake Tahoe residents on, the official NA website.

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