Founded in 1985, Asian American Recovery Services is a multi-faceted, community-oriented program owned and operated by HealthRIGHT 360. Based out of the Bay Area—San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara County, California—its facilities provide outpatient treatment for addiction and co-occurring disorders with a special focus on Asian, Pacific Islander and other ethnically diverse communities. Its programs for adults, adolescents and families work with referrals from government agencies and community organizations as well self-referred clients.
Treatment and Staff
After an initial intake appointment, clients work with staff members to develop individualized treatment plans that consists of individual and group therapy. Therapists use a range of evidence-based practices, including CBT and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), as well as psychoeducation. The program also employs recovery philosophies such as Seeking Safety, Seven Challenges and 12-step. Holistic practices, like yoga, acupuncture and mindfulness training are also offered. Treatment is available to clients of all ages and both age and gender-specific groups are provided for those who are more comfortable sharing personal issues among peers.
Additional services include CalWORKs and community outreach programs to screen for addiction, mental illness and HIV/AIDS, with referrals available other treatment programs as necessary—like a 26-bed residential treatment program for clients in need of more supervised care. School-based mental health services and pro-social activities groups for teens, as well as support for juvenile justice clients—like those with gang-related traumas—is available in the form of education and social support.
Overall, Asian American Recovery Services Outpatient provides extensive, culturally-sensitive and bilingual services to its target demographic. With outpatient treatment encompassing a range of evidence-based and holistic approaches, as well as a slew of social outreach programs, services at AARS are designed to be community-focused and affordable. For those who qualify, Asian American Recovery Services is a valuable local resource.
Asian American Recovery Services Location
Asian American Recovery Services
1735 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103
1115 Mission Rd
South San Francisco, CA 94080
2024 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94117
6181 Mission St
Daly City, CA 94014
Asian American Recovery Services Outpatient Cost
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