Addiction Resource Guide

Women's Recovery Association (WRA)

Freestanding Chemical Dependency Rehab

The Program
"In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"WRA offers 25 distinct service components for each woman and girl, including services to children and other family members."

Treatment Philosophy:

"The mission of the WRA is to assist women and their family in recovering from chemical dependency and its secondary effects by treating the whole woman."

Family Program:

"Family members and friends participate in groups designed to help them recognize the effects of chemical dependency and mental health issues in their relationships with each other."

Position on 12 Step Involvement:

"WRA teaches the first three steps during the 90 day core treatment program. All women go to 12 Step meetings every day."

Position on Confrontation:

"Confrontation is used when appropriate to break through client denial."

Additional Characteristics:

"WRA has been treating the special needs of women for close to 30 years. We offer specialized treatment focus groups for Nurses Diversion, Women & Men Co-dependents, Parenting, and Lesbian support."


  • Number of Beds: 22
    Detox Available: No

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Annual Admits: 478
    Average Length of Stay 90 days
    Percent of Women 100%
    Percent under 25 30%
    Percent with College Education: 15%
    Percent Covered by Public assistance 65%
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification:75%

  • Admissions Procedures:

    Night Admission Available: Data Not Supplied
    Weekend Admission available: DNS
    Face to Face Interview or exam required before admission: DNS


Facility has separate program for:
  • Adolescents (Ages 12-18)
  • Psychiatric (Dual Diagnosis)
  • Women

  • Facility has group sessions for:
  • Anorexia/Bulimia
  • Codependency
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Nurses Diversion
  • Relapse
  • Young Adults (Ages 18-25)


    Self-pay Cost per Week: Sliding Scale
    Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: Yes
    Medicare Coverage accepted: No
    Insurance Coverage verified before admission: Yes
    Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: No


    Licensed by: State of California, Dept. of Alcohol & Drug Programs
    Type of License: Alcoholism/Drug Abuse Recovery/Treatment Facility
    Accredited by: None

    Contact Information:

    Admissions Telephone Number: (650) 348-6603
    General Information: (650) 348-6603
    Address: 1450 Chapin Avenue
    Burlingame, CA 94010