Service Modalities

BHSD offers assessment, detoxification, outpatient, residential, transitional housing, ancillary and prevention services to adults (anyone at least age 18) at sites conveniently located throughout Santa Clara County. All sites are wheelchair accessible. We also have bilingual/bicultural staff who can assist clients in many languages.


Assessments are available at all treatment sites. The first assessment identifies clients' psychosocial profile, including their alcohol and other drug use; psychological, physical, legal, and vocational issues; and family and social relationships. By the end of this assessment, clients have an initial treatment plan.

Detoxification Services

These facilities provide 24-hour, supervised, non-medical withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs.

Residential Treatment

Residential treatment consists of structured, live-in programs at licensed treatment facilities for men, women, and women with children ages five and under. The treatment goal here is client stabilization. Services include individual, group, vocational, and educational counseling.

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient sites offer a flexible intensity of services, based on the severity of clients' illness. This includes individual, group, vocational, and educational counseling. Convenient hours, including evening appointments, are available. We also offer two special programs:

  • Addiction Medicine and Therapy Program
    This outpatient program offers medication assistance treatment for opioid addiction. The program offers both medically supervised withdrawal and maintenance treatment for persons who are opiate-dependent. Treatment requires rehabilitation counseling and offer clients HIV counseling and testing.
  • Perinatal Services
    Intensive individual and group counseling is available for pregnant and parenting women. Opiate-dependent women may receive medically supervised methadone maintenance or detoxification treatment. Programs focus on women's issues, domestic violence, and parenting. As a special service, we also provide on-site child care for children up to age three.

Transitional Housing

This service is geared exclusively for those in outpatient treatment who either need a safe environment or who require temporary housing. It provides a great opportunity for clients to develop a support system while receiving outpatient services. There is also specialized housing for women in reunification.

Ancillary Services

We offer a range of on-site ancillary services: dual-diagnosis and psychiatric support services, vocational counseling (assessment, education/training, employment skills, job placement), parenting-skills training, child care, citizenship training, and ESL and GED classes. Some of these services are available through referral only. Specific sites provide crisis and family counseling.

Prevention Services

Information and referral, education, and support services are available both to the community at large (including people in the earliest stages of experiencing alcohol and other drug problems) and for family members and significant others of clients enrolled in the managed care system.

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