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.
The SUD DMC-ODS Transition page is now live. Please visit this page for guidance, memos and forms related to transitioning to the DMC-ODS.
Improvements to the SUD System
Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (BHCS) is happy to announce that our substance use services are expanding to better serve you and your loved ones. As of July 1st, 2018, our substance use services will offer improved access, expanded services, greater appointment availability and a focus on individualized treatment to ensure you are receiving the best care possible. Follow the link for more information about the improvements to the SUD system and how to access services
All Alameda County residents can learn more about the SUD services available to them and receive a screening and referral to SUD services through the Alameda County Substance Use Access and Referral Helpline (1-844-682-7215). Follow the link to learn more about the Helpline:
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
Theresa Ly, MPH, CPH; Substance Use Program Specialist
Rieko Nishimura, SUD Division Secretary
Mary Skinner, J.D.; Tobacco Liaison
Hazel Weiss, MS, MA; Senior Program Specialist, ADA Consultant