3837-3845 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94609
Program Director: (510) 450-1190
Admissions Coordinator: (510) 450-1192

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Chrysalis 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 these problems.

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 and alcohol.

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.