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Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, California, provides detox and short-term residential substance abuse treatment for adult men and women through MPI Chemical Dependency Treatment Services. The comprehensive programs include individualized care, which consists of group and individual therapy, an introduction to the 12 steps, psychoeducation and specialized programming for those with co-occurring disorders.

Accommodations and Food

Clients in detox or residential treatment stay in the 250,000 square foot hospital building that offers private bedrooms with reclining beds, private bathrooms with showers, flat screen TVs with on-demand channels and a sofa. All the rooms at this facility are handicapped accessible and spacious. The newly constructed building provides a childcare area, cafeteria, lounge areas and family resource center with computers, books, magazines and comfortable couches and chairs. All food is provided and prepared on-site. In general there are a few options offered daily from the menu, and à la carte dining in the cafeteria is also available

Treatment and Staff

An in-person assessment is performed at the facility where an intake counselor carefully reviews each client and develops an individualized treatment plan. If detox is the first step in rehabilitation, the clients are admitted and are cared for 24 hours a day by medical staff. This process takes anywhere from three to seven days, depending on the substance the client is detoxing from. From there if the client is moving on to 28 day residential treatment, they still have 24 hour access to medical staff and begin to work with their therapists on treatment goals. This stage introduces the clientele to the 12-steps, has frequent group therapy sessions that focus on relapse prevention and psychoeducation. Topics include the disease of addiction, common triggers and coping skills, anger management and relationships with family and spouses.

There are also holistic treatments integrated into the programs that can include exercise, acupuncture and meditation practice. Therapeutic modalities are evidence-based and include CBT and EMDR. There are also programs specifically tailored to those with co-occurring disorders that involve medication management services and follow-up care. The staff at Alta Bates includes a multi-disciplinary team of medical and clinical staff. This consists of Master’s-level addiction therapists, physicians, LPNs, psychiatrists and psychologists.


There is an in-depth family program that offers group therapy twice a week and one year follow-up care. There are also aftercare groups offered four times a week for a year, and alumni groups weekly. Graduates of the MPI Chemical Dependency Treatment Services programs also have access to an alumni Facebook group.

In Summary

The MPI programs at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center strive to provide a comfortable atmosphere with readily available medical and clinical staff to guide each client to a healthy state. The ability to seamlessly move from detox to residential treatment is an asset for those who need ample medical support, but for whom comfort is also a priority.

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Location

3100 Summit St
Oakland, CA 94609

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Cost

$17,000 (28 days). Most insurance accepted. Reach Alta Bates Summit Medical Center by phone at (510) 869-8850. Find Alta Bates Summit Medical Center on Facebook and YouTube

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