Addiction Resource Guide

Avia House

Long Term Residential Program

The Program
"In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"Avia House is a 18 month residential drug and alcohol treatment facility for prenatal and postpartum women 18 and over."

Approach To Dual Diagnosis:

"Avia House accepts women wtih a dual or triple diagnosis. Mental health treatment is concurrent with drug and alcohol recovery. We have psychiatric support within Women and Children's Family Services."

Family Program:

"Avia House employs a full time childcare specialist who works with mothers to help them develop parenting skills, and to address the needs of drug and alcohol exposed infants."

Position On 12 Step Involvement:

"Avia House is a 12 Step social model."

Position on Confrontation:

"Women who are in denial and or treatment noncompliant are confronted in an appropriate therapeutic non-abrasive way."

Additional Characteristics:

"Women are offered a variety of psycho-education groups focusing on parenting skills, relapse prevention, drug and alcohol recovery education, in addition to programs focusing on the arts, most recently theatre and photography. Moreover, literacy and computer skills classes are offered. After the initial phase, women are allowed to add college and vocational classes."


    Number of Beds: 6 adults, 6 infants
    Detox Available: Yes

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Annual Admits: 26
    Average Length of Stay 6 months - 1 year
    Percent of Women 100%
    Percent under age 25 40%
    Percent with College Education: 1%
    Percent Covered by Public assistance 100%
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification: 30%

  • Admissions Procedures:

    Night Admission Available: No
    Weekend Admission available: No
    Face to Face Interview or exam required before admission: Yes


Facility has special track for:
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Children
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Criminal Justice
  • Heroin Addiction
  • Methodone
  • Parenting/Life Skills
  • Pregnant Women
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Relapse
  • Women
  • Young Adults (Ages 18-25)

  • Facility has group sessions for:
  • Abuse/PTSD/Trauma
  • Anger Management/Conflict Resolution
  • Codependency
  • Criminal Justice
  • Crystal Meth Addiction
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Grief & Loss
  • Inhalant Abuse
  • Marijuana
  • Native American
  • Professional Renewal/Training
  • Psychiatric (Dual Diagnosis)
  • Sexual Addictions
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Vocational Skills


    Self-pay Cost per week: Data Not Supplied
    Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: Yes
    Medicare Coverage accepted: DNS
    Insurance Coverage verified before admission: No
    Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: DNS


    Licensed by: State of California Dept. of Alcohol & Drug Programs
    Type of License: Residential alcohol & Drug Programs
    Accredited by: Dept. of Public Health & Social Services, San Francisco

    Contact Information:

    Admissions Telephone Number: (415) 431-4404
    General Information: (415) 217-3950
    Address: Address Not Supplied