Alcohol and Drugs

patient handouts & education
clinician resources

 alcohol  benzos  opiates  stimulants  marijuana  rx
screening tweak
audit, mast
dast ,

withdrawal ciwa-ar  ciwa-b cowssows amphet scale
self-help groups 

motivational interviewing trainer and healthy communications consultant
integrative psychiatry and addiction medicine private practice

alcohol and drug treatment settings
  • bhcs help line for substance use treatment, 844-682-7215, refers alameda county pts to right level of care based on asam criteria
  • samhsa bilingual treatment referral line, 1-800-662-4357, 24/7, spanish & english, also online national substance abuse treatment locator 
  • service directories
  • detox services
    • cherry hill detox, no medication or licensed therapy provided. provider can call in detox meds, or other needed meds, to cvs: 510-351-2877 & their staff will pick it up or can have pt bring, but also must fax verification of meds & staff there will administer.
    • provider line: (510) 346-7845 pt line: (510) 346-7839, fax: 510-351-7630
    • pt must call first (if provider calls provider line, can hand phone to pt and quicker response) ; no walk-ins; alcohol, drugs and dual-diagnosis; at ahs fairmont campus 
      • 1-23 hr sobering center, 3-5 d detox (will allow pt to stay longer as they wait to get into a recovery treatment program)
      • can arrange for pick-up from HGH ED
      • 3-5 days, for patients not requiring medication support;
    • offer limited health services with nurse and emt staff
  • outpatient services
  • residential services (patients might need to be detoxed first, usually require TB test before admitted)
    • cronin house, (510) 784-5874, men and women (co-ed), comprehensive 40 day program in hayward, co-occurring disorders only, takes alameda alliance
    • new bridge foundation, (510) 548-7270, berkeley, comprehensive detox, inpatient and outpatient services, takes alameda alliance
    • chrysalis(510) 450-1192, oakland, comprehensive program for addicted and/or dual-diagnosis addicted women
    • women on the way, (510) 276-3661, hayward, san leandro comprehensive program for addicted women
    • east bay community recovery project, (510) 446-7100, inpt and outpatient programs for co-occuring disorders
opiate maintenance treatment
co-occurring serious mental health and substance use disorders
or "dual diagnosis":
  • east bay community recovery project, dual diagnosis outpatient, includes psychiatric services, oakland 446-7100, hayward 728-8600
  • changes, a telecare program for both dually diagnosed and frequent users of emergency psychiatric care, case management, psychiatry
  • options recovery services, berkeley, dual diagnosis services for hard-core addicted clients
  • chrysalis(510) 450-1192 oakland, comprehensive residential program for dual-diagnosis addicted women
  • dual recovery anonymous, for patients with serious mental illness and alcohol/drug use, free, northern calif meeting list
  • changes dual recovery program, (510) 553-8500, for frequent users of psychiatric emergency servies
  • alameda family services, (510) 629-6300, dual-diagnosis adolescents, m-cal only
  • bonita house, dual diagnosis residential program, berkeley, private pay and insurance
  • berkeley drop-in center, multi-purpose community center for past and present mental health clients and persons undergoing significant emotional distress, includes peer counseling, substance abuse counseling, job counseling and practical support
Sharone Abramowitz MD,
Dec 31, 2008, 11:39 AM
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Feb 20, 2010, 5:16 PM
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Dec 21, 2008, 9:27 PM