Surviving Parenthood Guide

Substance Abuse and Treatment Programs

Drugs and alcohol are often used as a way to cope with unwanted feelings or stress. The following indicators are signs of substance abuse: denial, rationalization, secrecy, mood swings, wild schemes, depression, change in appetite, remorse, poor work/school performance, preoccupation with getting more drugs and a new set of hidden friends. Substance abuse distorts how one thinks, feels and relates to other people. Substance abuse can happen to anyone. Overachievers are often abusers. If, for any reason, you are concerned about a drug or drinking problem and want help for yourself or someone you know, the following agencies may be of assistance:

Contra Costa County Access Unit
(800) 846-1652
Gateway to all substance abuse services in Contra Costa County. Refer persons over the phone to detox, outpatient, or residential programs. 8:30 am-5:00 pm.
Services are free.

Inpatient Programs

Discovery House
(925) 229-4212
90-day residential treatment program for adult male substance abusers. Focus is on behavioral change in treating substance abuse. Individual, group counseling and education programs; basic living skills and recreation. NA and AA meetings. For admission call (800) 846-1652 for the Contra Costa County access unit. Sliding scale fees.

Frederic Ozanam Center
(925) 676-4840
Social model recovery center for women with drug and alcohol problems. 30 day to 6 month programs. No one is turned away for inability to pay. Spanish services available.

Gregory Recovery Center
(925) 798-7250
Residential alcohol and drug treatment program for working men. Meets court requirements. Also offers non-residential, evening education, recovery and support groups, and family services. Per-day residential and non-residential fees.

Neighborhood House
(510) 235-9780
Serves West Contra Costa County. Information, referral, drug treatment, detox recovery, health screening and workshops. Community In Peace program, education center for children grades K-12. Senior Center offers emergency food, housing, clothing, PG&E assistance and hot lunches. Services are free. Spanish and some Southeast Asian services available.

New Beginnings at Doctor's Medical Center
(510) 970-5422 or (510) 970-5000
Variable length of stay drug/alcohol program for adults.
Day treatment, inpatient, outpatient programs. Family
therapy for alcohol and other drugs. Free confidential
assessment and referral. Medicare and private
insurance accepted.

Shennum Detox Center
(925) 676-2580
3 to 7-day detox facility. Coed. Free to county residents who cannot afford regular fee. Communitybased, open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Sliding scale fees. Spanish services available.

Sunrise House
(925) 825-7049
Private 90-day residential or day substance abuse treatment facility. Family support groups on Tuesday nights.

Outpatient Support
Alanon and Alateen
(925) 932-6770
Group meetings for adults, children, and teens whose lives have been affected by the alcoholism of a relative. Services are free.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Contra Costa County
(925) 932-8100
Friday Night Live program, community presentations, Central County coordination of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) classes for adult first-offenders. Alcohol and drug education classes for youth. Services are free, except for some classes.

Alcohol and Drug Addiction Program
Kaiser Hospital
(925) 295-4145
Group treatment for drug and alcohol problems. Call for an intake appointment. Antabuse and detox available. Family counseling also available. Information and referral to other group meetings in Richmond. Kaiser members only.

Alcoholics Anonymous
(925) 939-4155
A fellowship of men and women who share
experiences, strengths, and hope that they will solve their common problem and help others recover from alcoholism. The only requirement is a desire to stop drinking. Primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety. Services are free.

Bay Area Addiction Research and Treatment
Richmond: (510) 232-0874
Antioch: (925) 522-0124
After Hours: (800) 520-5455
Outpatient methadone LAAM treatment program. Individual and group counseling. Outpatient primary medical care. Sliding scale fees. Limited Spanish services available.

Narcotics Anonymous
Concord: (925) 685-4357
Hotline: (510) 444-4673
12- step program of recovery from drug addiction. Meetings throughout Northern California. Donations accepted.
Some Spanish services available.

New Bridge Foundation
Berkeley: (510) 548-7270
Intensive outpatient drug and alcohol treatment for adolescents ages 13-18. Program is held after school and family involvement is mandatory. Free assessments and aftercare, urine screen analyses. CARF accredited. Parenting classes/support groups. Per day fee.

New Connections
Concord: (925) 363-5000
Pittsburg: (925) 439-7111
Free comprehensive drug/alcohol assessments. Group, family and individual counseling for teens and families. Intensive outpatient treatment. On-site counseling at 25 area schools. Prevention psychoeducational groups and trainings for teens. Sliding scale fees.

San Ramon Valley Discovery Counseling Center, Inc.
(925) 837-0505
Mental health counseling and substance abuse recovery program for adults and adolescents. Crisis intervention, support groups, parenting classes in the schools. Sliding scale fees.

Substance Abuse Treatment for Pregnant and Parenting Women

The intake of alcohol and drugs while pregnant can cause birth defects (i.e. brain damage, low birth weight, fetal alcohol syndrome, etc.) Babies born with infant drug addiction must subsequently undergo drug withdrawal. These babies are difficult to care for and, as a consequence, are at high risk for child abuse. Alcohol/drug abuse can also cause premature births, miscarriages, and tends to increase a baby’s risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). If you are pregnant and using drugs, get help now. The following agencies can help you:

Born Free Program
Martinez: (925) 646-1165
Provides non-residential substance abuse recovery services to pregnant women and women with children up to the age of 12. Women and families who receive perinatal care through the County's Health Care System are eligible. Offers group and individual counseling and parenting classes. Sliding scale fees.

The Orchid Women's Recovery Center
Oakland: (510) 535-0611
Provides 6 month commitment program and satellite transitional house with room for children. A.A. and N.A. meetings. Parenting classes, nutrition groups, alcohol and drug education, recreation. Peer-oriented. Services are free.

Ujima Family Recovery Services
Martinez: (925) 229-0230
Pittsburg: (925) 427-9100
Richmond: (510) 215-2280
San Pablo: (510) 236-3139
Specialized services promoting recovery from drug and alcohol abuse for pregnant and post-partum women and women parenting young children. Kids Group (ages 6- 14) offers support, education, and individual counseling. Case management, counseling and support meetings for families. Sliding scale fees.