After nearly 10 years in the Castro, Ohlhoff's Intensive Outpatient Program has moved to the Sunset. Now located at 927 Irving St., the larger facility will be able to serve more clients, assist a new area of town, and capitalize on the strong recovery community close by. There will be an open house at the beginning of the new year, 2019, where we hope everyone will attend to see the space.
We are looking forward to Ohlhoff's annual Thanksgiving Dinner next Tuesday, November 20th! Please join us at 6:00pm to celebrate and give thanks for recovery. All family and friends of Ohlhoff are welcome to attend.
If you are an Ohlhoff alumnus and would like to help serve dinner, please email Henry Ohlhoff House Program Director, John Halverson.
You can find the FaceBook event here.
The Rancid: A Benefit For The Ohlhoff Recovery Program, on November 29th, is sold out! While we wait for the concert, listen to their most recent album, Trouble Maker.
Thank you, Beautiful Boy, for showing how incredibly hard getting sober can be! In this movie, out now, you'll see the struggles people with addiction and their families go through to regain control of their lives. This Time interview, with actors Steve Carrell and Timothee Chalamet, excellently depicts the bridging of film and real life recovery.
Celebrate Halloween in recovery with us, see you tonight at 7pm for Henry Ohlhoff House's annual Halloween Costume Party! Find more information here.
Please join us on November 20th, at 6:00pm, for Ohlhoff's annual Thanksgiving dinner. This is a time for us to reflect on our gratitude for sobriety among safe and like minded company. All family and friends of Ohlhoff are welcome to attend!
If you are an Ohlhoff alumni and would like to help serve dinner, please email Henry Ohlhoff House Program Director, John Halverson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ohlhoff's 15th Annual Golf & Tennis Tournament Fundraiser was a huge success! Not only was the event fun, but also raised over $80,000 for the treatment of men and women who attempt the difficult work of addiction recovery.
Thank you to our major donors and sponsors, TrueLink, A&C Ventures, Xandex, Bob Burke, Burgess Chan, Tom Rocca, Jeff Rocca, and Luis Belmonte! It's because of contributions like yours that deserving individuals are able to rebuild their lives.
We're looking forward to seeing everyone's Halloween costumes next Wednesday, October 31st, at Henry Ohlhoff House's annual Halloween Costume Party! There's an AA meeting at 7pm, followed by music, food, and dancing. You can find more information here.
Thank you to Beautiful Boy for featuring of Ohlhoff Recovery Programs in the movie. Filming on our campus was lots of fun and offered a respite from the daily work of addiction recovery for our staff and clients.
Join us October 31st for the annual Henry Ohlhoff House Halloween Costume Party! Come at 7pm for an open AA meeting, followed by the party at 8pm. There will be music, food, and awesome decorations. Find more information here.
Our 15th Annual Golf & Tennis Tournament is just two weeks away and we still have space for two more foursomes in the golf tournament! Register and enjoy a day of fun and connections, all while supporting a worthy cause. Find out more at ohlhoff.org/tournament.
“Rancid is excited to announce that we will be doing a special benefit show in San Francisco. We gathered some of our close friends in local Bay Area bands to play with us on Thursday, November 29th at the Regency Ballroom. It’s a very special cause for all of us personally and we hold it very dear to our hearts. For the last 60 years, The Ohlhoff Recovery Programs has been helping men and women in their path to recovery including myself and so many others. They are a staple in the community and a true asset to the city. All the proceeds from the show go to the Ohlhoff Recovery Program and help keep the doors open for those still in need. Please join us for some great fun, great bands, and Punk Rock-N-Roll.” - Lars
In September 2017, Ohlhoff Psychiatrist, Dr. Lennart Moller, was interviewed by San Francisco Magazine regarding working on the front lines of addiction in San Francisco. Scroll down to his testimonial to see what he says about the realities of withdrawal, the physical and mental strain, and its affect on the treatment we provide here at Ohlhoff! The article contains several other compassionate professionals' experiences, as well.
If you haven't read Dr. Moller's previous insight into the Opioid epidemic, you can read it at ohlhoff.org/dr-moller-opioid-article
Thank you, San Francisco Magazine for the insightful article that conveys the complexities, difficulties, and triumphs addiction service providers endure.
Ohlhoff's 6-Month Working Men’s Residential Program Director, John Halverson, reflects on why there is a negative stigma surrounding substance use related deaths:
“The stigma that often surrounds a substance related death is the same stigma that was (and to a large extent still is) applied to those with substance use disorders (SUD’s). The origin of the stigma is from a time when people with SUD’s were judged as being morally deficient and lacking will power. The terms used to describe these individuals were similarly judgmental, 'drunkard', 'lush', or 'junkie'. Any of these terms sound familiar? Does a negative persona come to mind?
Unfortunately, despite the advancements in SUD’s research, people with SUD’s still experience moral criticism. Experts understand that a SUD can be thought of as a Bio-Psycho-Social disorder and not a character flaw, but that view is not always shared by those less knowledgeable of SUD’s.
Due to the urgency of the current opioid crisis, we now see addiction in the press and openly discussed by public figures. It is encouraging that there is less of a 'just say no' approach to substance use and more of an acknowledgment that substance use disorders are a mental health condition that can be treated.”
Our thoughts, especially today, are always with everyone who has lost a friend, family member, neighbor, or patient to overdose.
We would also like to thank Facing Addiction with NCADD for mobilizing our community and successfully influencing a digital media company to change an upcoming documentary film title from ‘American Junkie’ to a less stigmatizing and more supportive title.
Are you an Ohlhoff Alum? If so, join Skip Byron Program Director, Matt Morgan, every Tuesday from 6:15-7:15pm for Ohlhoff's free Alumni Aftercare! Whether you graduated in 1975 from the 6-Month Working Men's Program or 2016 from the Women's Residential Program, all graduates from ANY Ohlhoff program are welcome to attend. Matt hopes to see you there tomorrow!
"Like many of you reading this, I have been surprised by all the news headlines that have come out over the last few months about opioid addiction. For far too long it seemed as if the government and news media were ignoring the problem. Finally, on August 10th, the President declared a national health emergency over the opioid crisis..."
Read more on the addiction epidemic from Ohlhoff Psychiatrist, Dr. Lennart Moller
Thank you to all the alumni, family, and friends that came to celebrate Ohlhoff's 60th Anniversary on August 4th! The celebration was spectacular, showing the overwhelming community of support for both those new to sobriety and people in long-term recovery
Join us Monday, October 15, at Marin Country Club! 2018 Registration is now open.
This Saturday, August 4th from 12:00-3:00pm, don't miss Ohlhoff Recovery Programs' 60th Anniversary Celebration!
We're excited that so many of you are joining us for this event! Even if you haven't already let us know you're coming, we'd love for you and the entire Ohlhoff community to come have some fun and reflect on Ohlhoff through the decades.
You can find more event information here.
The event includes: