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CHRT is one of the primary developers and providers of Harm Reduction Therapy in the country. It’s based on a relationship of trust and a relationship of respect.

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Individually tailored solutions to substance misuse

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.

WHAT WE DO

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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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 misuse

Individuals

We help clients to address both their substance misuse 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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NEWS & ARTICLES ON HARM REDUCTION THERAPY

Dec 18

Working With Young People Who Use Drugs...

Keep Them Alive While They Figure It Out.  And since “Just Say No” never works, we need to lose the hysteria; learn to listen, talk…

Dec 17

2018 Program Updates...

Hospitality House Celia, Melissa, Abigail, Jia, Tara, and newest staff member Yalith continue our incredibly skilled and compassionate therapy work at Hospitality House, a multi-site…

Dec 16

New Programs in 2019...

Youth Programs Maurice and Jason spent the year working with longtime partner Homeless Youth Alliance, doing street outreach, meeting youth at HYA’s syringe access program,…

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, Oakland and Mill Valley.

San Francisco

45 Franklin Street, Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94102

Oakland

315 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607

Mill Valley

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