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Menlo Park lies along the San Francisco Bay just 30 miles south of Downtown San Francisco. Boasting a population of just over 32,000, the city maintains an almost small town feel in comparison to its more bustling neighbors. As one of the most educated cities in the state, it's the perfect place to let your intellect come out to play as you work toward your recovery goals.

Getting To and From Menlo Park

The closest airport to Menlo Park is one of the country's busiest. San Francisco International Airport (SFO) serves more than 44 million passengers each year, and, sitting at the southern edge of San Francisco, lies just 18 miles from Menlo Park. Slightly more subdued airports that serve Menlo Park include Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport, just 19 miles from Menlo Park, and Oakland International Airport, less than 30 miles from the city.

While Menlo Park is just beyond the reach of San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system, it is part of the Bay Area's public transit network, connected by bus, making it easy to get into the city for exploration during or after your stay at rehab.

Average Weather

The Bay Area and Menlo Park are blessed by a Mediterranean climate, which keeps temperatures mild throughout the year. Daytime average highs range between 59 degrees in December and January and 80 degrees in July through September, while lows range between 38 degrees in December and 55 in July and August.

Snow is a rare occurrence, but the Bay Area does have its wet and dry seasons. April through October are the drier months, with zero measurable rainfall in July. November through March are the wet months, with February bringing in the most rain. Summer drug treatment in Menlo Park can be expected to be a far less rainy experience than winter-month rehabilitation.

Rehab Centers

VA Palo Alto Healthcare System Addiction Treatment is located right in Menlo Park. The program provides both short-term and long-term residential treatment up to 120 days, as well as outpatient counseling if you prefer to maintain your day-to-day life as you recover from your addiction.

Dual diagnosis is available for those who need treatment for co-occurring mental health diagnoses alongside their addictions, and treatments with buprenorphine and suboxone make this an ideal facility for those trying to overcome dependence to opioids, such as OxyContin or Vicodin.


An affluent area, Menlo Park offers plenty of high-end apartment rentals with equally high-end price tags. Sharing a room in one of the city's sober living homes, such as Gateway SLE, is a good way to cut costs, and to maintain an understanding social circle who can aid in your rehabilitation.


Close to Silicon Valley, Menlo Park is home to a number of tech companies, including Facebook, which is building a brand new campus in the city, stock trading site E-Trade, and biotech company Pacific Biosciences. Situated next to Stanford University, the city also provides excellent career opportunities for those in field of education. If you have a background in technology or education, it's a great place for launching a new career as you continue down the path of recovery.

Right in the bustling heart of the Bay Area, Menlo Park is a prime spot for taking in some of the West Coast's most exciting cities. Its calm weather and laid-back culture offers a relaxed, welcoming environment for rehabilitation.

  • VA Palo Alto Healthcare System Addiction Trt Servs/Menlo Park
    • Dual diagnosis treatment (Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders)
    • Outpatient counseling treatment
    • Residential short-term inpatient treatment (30 days or less)
    • Residential long-term inpatient treatment (60, 90, 120 days)

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