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Harm Reduction for the Holidays: Free, 4-Session Group

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Individually tailored solutions to substance abuse

Harm Reduction Therapy is a program in which client and therapist work together to identify the most pressing issues to reduce the harm that is being done, establishing goals and implementing gradual, realistic steps to achieve them.


Harm Reduction Therapy

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.

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.

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

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Help for everyone affected by substance abuse


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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Community Services

The Center also offers treatment at no cost to marginalized communities in San Francisco

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Nov 01

Harm Reduction Therapy goes to the United Nat...

Patt Denning, CHRT’s Director of Clinical Services and Training, has been invited to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna to…

Oct 31

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SMART Recovery is an abstinence-focused mutual support group, a growing alternative to the spiritual program of 12-step groups. Here is Dr. Horvath’s take on the…

Oct 26

Harm Reduction for the Holidays: Free, 4-Sess...

Special brews, specialty cocktails, and the open bar at office parties can make the holidays seem like an obstacle course. Alcohol and other drugs also…


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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We are located in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and Mill Valley.

Mill Valley

18 E. Blithedale Ave., Suite 14
Mill Valley, CA 94941


315 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607

San Francisco

45 Franklin Street, Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94102

San Jose

901 Campisi Way, Suite 150
Campbell, CA 95008