3837-3845 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94609
is a drug and alcohol prevention, treatment, and recovery facility for women 18
years of age and older.
Chrysalis services women who are Chronic alcohol and/or other
Drug Abusers/Dependent are: homeless, IV Drug Users, Court Ordered/Referred, referrals
from CAL Works/TANF, Referrals from Detox, Dually diagnosed, Diagnosed HIV+, Diagnosed
AIDS, Referrals from Shelter Plus Care, Referrals from CPS, or Referrals from
Alameda County ACCESS, and SACPA (Proposition36).
Chrysalis was developed in 1980 and is located in Alameda
County. There are facts that prove that women are using and abusing more frequently
now than they were before. They are dying from drugs overdoses more frequently
than men and are using drugs to their own detriment. Many women are being incarcerated
for substance use, sales, and possessions. Their children are often sent to long-term
foster care and adopted out to families that care for them.
Previously, many women hid their problems from society. However,
women’s rates of dual addiction are much greater than those of men. Many
women turn to drugs for security, and with the hope of Chrysalis, may overcome
Chrysalis believes that the recovery of female alcoholic addicts
involves the assessment, definition, and satisfaction of their own needs. At Chrysalis,
they try to satisfy the needs of women in other ways that do not involve drugs
What to Expect:
There is confidentiality in everyone’s records according
to federal laws and regulations, which protect their clients. All members of the
staff, intern group, or volunteer coalition must keep client information confidential.
The members of the staff at Chrysalis have all received their alcohol/drug certification.
They must undergo training, which includes working with clients who may have been
diagnosed for other matters other than substance abuse. They also work very closely
with psychiatrists and other medical professionals.
How to Get Started:
Women must have a desire to be clean
and sober and be clean and/or sober for at least 72 hours prior to assessment.
They must also have a current tuberculosis skin test or x-ray prior to their entry.