About Janus of Santa Cruz

Celebrating 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 addiction 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.

For 40 years, Janus has remained dedicated to its mission: to provide supportive, hope-inspiring and successful addiction treatment services in a professional and compassionate environment while assisting individuals and families on their journey toward wellness and recovery.


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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.