Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (BHCS) is proud to offer a high quality continuum of substance use treatment and prevention resources that treat addiction and promote life-long recovery from alcohol and drugs. We recognize the devastating impact of addiction in our community and, for many of us, in the lives of those we love and care for. Our treatment services include specializations for adolescents and adults, women, men, pregnant and post-partum women, and older adults.
Treatment Priority For Pregnant Woman:
BHCS regards pregnant women with substance use conditions as a special population needing priority access when seeking substance use treatment. BHCS provides an array of outpatient, intensive outpatient and residential treatment programs designed especially for pregnant women. BHCS is committed to providing priority access to pregnant women in all of its substance use treatment programs that are co-ed or serve women only, whether a perinatal program or not.
For a specialized directory of our perinatal substance use services, please refer to the ACBHCS SUD Perinatal Treatment Referral Guide.
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County Alcohol & Drug Administrator
Operational Leadership (SUD)
- Nathan Hobbs, LCSW; Interim County Alcohol and Drug Program Administrator
Christine Claypoole, MPH; Senior Project Manager & DMC-ODS Waiver Consultant
Marlisa Davis, MPA; Operational Lead, Adolescent SUD Programs
Margie Gutierrez-Padilla, LCSW; Early Childhood (B-8) Division Director & Perinatal SUD Lead
Michael Kessler, LPCC, CRC,RMT; Clinical Program Specialist for the Older Adult System of Care
Robert Lee, M.D.; Psychiatric Consultant
Sharon Loveseth, CADCII, LAADC; DMC QA Program Specialist
Rieko Nishimura, SUD Division Secretary
Hazel Weiss, MS, MA; Senior Program Specialist, ADA Consultant