• Professional Support for Drug Use 


    If you have decided that coaching and/or counseling could help you progress out of unhealthy drug use or other harmful behaviors, check out the resources below for help in finding appropriate local support. Remember that finding the right therapist is like finding a friend you can trust and feel safe opening up with. After speaking a few times, listen to what your instincts tell you. If you didn't find the right one, don't give up on searching for a therapist you truly connect with! 

    • School-Based Drug & Alcohol Coaching and Education through TUPE- TUPE is a Tier 1 and Tier 2 behavioral health coaching service addressing early-stage use and misuse of alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis. We are not trained in addressing high-risk behavior drug-using behaviors and addictions, and in those cases, we will refer the student to Drug and Alcohol Counseling. If you feel that you or someone you know could benefit from TUPE’s coaching services, please send an email here.

    • La Familia Counseling- La Familia offers an adolescent substance abuse treatment program for youth between the ages of 12 and 18 years. Services are provided at designated schools in Oakland and Alameda as well as our clinic site. We also provide social and recreational activities for participating youth. Primavera includes weekly individual and group counseling, drug testing, and social activities. Services are available in both Spanish and English.

    Community-Based Services

    Support Groups

    • aa Alcoholics Anonymous 510 839-8900 (24 hours)

    • mmm Marijuana Anonymous 800 766-6779 (24 hours)

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    • Al-Anon & Al-Ateen 510 276-2270 (for people in a relationship with an addict/alcoholic)


    • Grief Support: East Bay Agency for Children's Circle of Care is a unique program that supports children and their families coping with a life threatening illness or the death of a loved one. This program helps children heal and learn to cope with this traumatic experience through specialized Peer Support Groups and workshops for the entire family. 


Last Modified on August 31, 2020