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Individually tailored solutions to substance abuse.

Harm Reduction Therapy is a revolutionary client-therapist collaboration that combines substance abuse treatment with psychotherapy—we help people address both their substance use and the issues behind it.

WHAT WE DO

Harm Reduction Therapy

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Empower Individuals

We respect each individual’s right, power and strength to determine the changes they want to make in their lives, and to prioritize what is most important.

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A personal approach

Harm Reduction Therapy is not “one-size-fits all.” We believe there are as many ways to change as there are individuals who use alcohol and other drugs.

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Come as you are

You do not have to change anything as a condition of coming to our Center; nor do we ask that you stop drinking or using, unless that is your goal.

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WHY IT WORKS

A pragmatic treatment program with a proven track record of positive results

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WHO WE HELP

Help for everyone affected by substance abuse

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Individuals

We help clients to address both their substance use and the issues that lie behind it.

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Families and Friends

We work with families to find common ground with their substance using loved ones, and we help them find alternatives to harsh “tough love” tactics.

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Healthcare Professionals & Organizations

The Center’s founders are leaders in creating Harm Reduction Therapy.  They train hundreds of healthcare professionals and agency staff to transform their practices and their…

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RESOURCES ON HARM REDUCTION THERAPY

Oct 05

Welcome to The Center for Harm Reduction Ther...

Of the millions of people suffering with problems related to their use of alcohol or other drugs, most never ask for help. 40% assert that they…

Oct 05

The New York Times Feature Article on Non-12 ...

Our colleagues at the Center for Motivation and Change in New York do an excellent job of articulating effective alternatives to traditional 12-step abstinence-based treatment,…

Oct 05

Just One Drink? Harm Reduction Offers Alterna...

The Center for Harm Reduction Therapy is spotlighted online and in Bay Area Newsgroup papers.  Martha Ross’s article focuses on the Center’s unique and effective treatment,…

OUR TEAM

Founded by Dedicated Experts

The Center, founded by leaders in the Harm Reduction Therapy movement, is a certified drug and alcohol treatment program staffed by licensed mental health professionals. We have been practicing harm reduction therapy for over 30 years.

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LOCATIONS

We are located in San Francisco and Oakland

Oakland

315 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607

San Francisco

45 Franklin Street, Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94102