Overcoming an addiction to drugs or alcohol is challenging, but the right support and resources make it possible. At New Bridge Foundation®, the individuals who enter our facility receive comprehensive, quality care to conquer their addiction once and for all. Located in the bright, beautiful, San Francisco Bay Area, the opportunity for a long-lasting recovery begins here. Read on to find out more about New Bridge Foundation®.

A photo about New Bridge Foundation® featuring the entrance to our facility nestled in a beautiful garden.
A photo about New Bridge Foundation® featuring the Berkley Hills shrouded in misty fog

About New Bridge Foundation®: Who We Are

New Bridge Foundation® is a nonprofit, non-medical, addiction treatment facility. Being a nonprofit means that 100% of our profits are put back into our facility and the substance abuse treatment we offer. We are proud of our over 50 years of experience in the field. Our high caliber, family-oriented staff is made up of licensed mental health professionals, certified drug and alcohol counselors, psychiatrists, doctors, and nurses.

Many of our staff have first-hand experience with addiction, making their advice and support extremely valuable to those embarking on their own recovery journey. To learn more about our staff, please listen to our client-provided testimonials.

We are fully accredited. In addition to our license and certifications, and ASAM designation by the State of California Department of Health Care Services, we hold the highest possible accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). We accept most major private insurances and are contracted with TriCare-West for military personnel and their dependents.

What We Offer

At New Bridge Foundation®, we offer three distinct levels of care to target substance abuse. These programs include detoxification, Short and Long-term Residential treatment, and an Intensive Outpatient Program. After completing any of our programs, individuals are then eligible to receive free Aftercare for Life. All of our programs work diligently to help individuals recover. These treatment options tackle addiction to alcohol, prescription drugs, opiates (including fentanyl), methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, and more. Evaluations and assessments are free of charge.

Length of stay in any of our programs depends on progress and the individuals’ needs. Our continuum of care allows clients to move easily between any of our programs.

Where We Are

Our chemical dependency treatment center is located in beautiful Hearst mansions on a property nestled in the Berkeley hills. Adjacent to the UC Berkeley campus, our treatment center is easily accessible by public transportation (e.g., BART), offering comfort and convenience in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area. Residents appreciate the home-like atmosphere of our facilities. This isn’t a hospital, but a supportive and welcoming place to get well and receive treatment from our well-trained, multi-disciplinary staff. Individuals become part of our recovery family, and many peer relationships will form and last well beyond the duration of the program.

How We Help Our Clients Achieve Lasting Recovery

We understand that addiction encompasses a broad range of issues, which is why we offer a comprehensive approach to recovery that meets the needs of everyone who enters our program. Our programs offer unique, individualized treatment, giving individuals a better chance at meaningful, lasting success and sobriety. Additionally, our specialized programs cater to most demographics, including Veterans, those with mental health issues, persons identifying as LGBTQ+, and the hearing-impaired.

Our whole person treatment approach utilizes evidence-based practices, such as CBT, Anger Management, and Relapse Prevention etc. You will have access to the following treatment methods as you work towards recovery.

  • Individual counseling
  • Group therapy and education
  • Family education and support group
  • Individualized treatment planning
  • Relapse prevention
  • 12-step and 12-step alternatives support
  • Discharge planning
  • Free aftercare for life

Having first opened our doors in 1968, New Bridge Foundation® has proven success as evidenced by our outcome studies. We are known as one of the foremost treatment providers in Northern California. Call 866-772-8491 to learn more about New Bridge Foundation® and find the right program for a long-lasting recovery.

Are You Looking For A Career, Not Just A Job?

New Bridge Foundation®’s mission is to provide adults and adolescents with the education, counseling, support and skills necessary to live productive and healthy lives without the use of drugs or alcohol. Services are designed to increase the clients’ self-esteem, independence and overall quality of life. We are always interested in receiving applications from individuals who are experienced in substance abuse treatment, understand co-occurring issues, possess motivational interviewing skills and thrive within group settings. Applicants must be either licensed, AOD certified or registered to become licensed or certified. Computer skills are required. We offer a competitive salary and a great benefit package to full-time employees (medical, dental, life, retirement, holidays and vacation). Send your resume to careers@newbridgefoundation.org. We are an EEO employer and offer competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package and are CEU provider for CAMFT, CCAPP and CAADE.”