Addressing the Needs of Women in Treatment.

  Despite the fact that the specific issues and the physiological effects of substance use disorders impact women differently than men, behavioral health services, have rarely taken sex and gender differences into account. In order to address this and improve treatment services for women, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) developed a treatment…

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Residential Drug Addiction Treatment in California

Residential addiction treatment is one of the most sought-after levels of care offered at addiction treatment programs. At New Bridge Foundation®, located in Berkeley CA, we are committed to helping clients towards recovery with a diverse array of treatment programs, including residential addiction treatment. We offer short-term and long-term residential treatment options, as well as…


Nonbinary Gender Affirming Care

Research indicates that addiction occurs at an approximate rate of 30% in the Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender-Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) community. This is primarily due to social stigma that still exists for LGBTQ people in society. Traditionally, gender is defined as either “male” or “female” and is referred to as the binary gender system. There are numerous nonbinary identities that…

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3 Benefits of Outpatient Drug Counseling During COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented all kinds of new challenges for those struggling with addiction and recovery. The lockdowns, changes to daily routines, and mounting stress have contributed to spiking levels of drug and alcohol use and exacerbated the struggle of those with existing substance use disorders and mental illnesses. For those fighting addiction, accessing…

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The Process of Alcohol Addiction Recovery in Northern California

Alcohol addiction is a serious disorder that is often referred to as “alcoholism.” Fortunately, alcoholism is a treatable condition. Through a variety of interventions that may include detoxification, education and/or counseling services clients can learn to lead successful, sober lives. At New Bridge Foundation®, our therapists and addiction counselors offer a wide variety of treatment…


Guide to Drug Detox in Northern California

Drug detoxification, commonly referred to as “detox,” is typically the first step toward recovery from drug addiction and is usually followed by a comprehensive addiction treatment program. The main goal of detox, the process by which the body rids itself of substances, is to address the physical aspects of addiction in a safe way. Once…