We are here for you. We provide all levels of care for those seeking lasting relief from addiction.

For over 60 years, Ohlhoff has provided affordable, quality programs for adults and adolescents in recovery from substance abuse and chemical dependency. All services are offered without regard to race, creed, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, nationality, or relapse history.

Which program?

We provide multiple levels of care designed to help individuals find their path to recovery.


The Skip Byron Primary Program (SBPP), located within the historic Henry Ohlhoff House campus in San Francisco, provides up to 30 days of substance use treatment. Designed to provide stabilization for men and women in the early stages of recovery, the program operates 24/7 where clients live on campus for the duration of their treatment.

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The Henry Ohlhoff House (HOH) Men’s Residential Program and the separate Women’s Recovery Program (WRP) are long-term treatment programs for adults with alcohol or drug dependency. Each program provides a safe, structured, environment where clients can attend evening groups and participate in recovery  while maintaining a regular work schedule.

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Ohlhoff Outpatient Programs offer multiple levels of care for adults, adolescents and their families. Our highly-structured Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, Continuing Care and Teen Intervene programs provide options that allow clients to engage in treatment without interruption to work or school.

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The Skip Byron Primary Program

30-Day Inpatient Program

Our Inpatient treatment program has 24-hour staff supervision and is designed for men and women who require a safe environment for early recovery. Inpatient clients live at the Henry Ohlhoff House while participating in daily therapy and activities in our recovery environment. The Skip Byron Primary Program (SBPP), located within the historic Henry Ohlhoff House campus in San Francisco, provides up to 30 days of substance use treatment. Designed to provide stabilization to clients in the early stages of recovery, the program operates 24/7.  Participation in this highly-structured clinical program empowers individuals with tools and insights for a long term, stable recovery.

Admission Requirements
The residential program is a post-acute/post-detox facility. Potential clients must be medically stable and not in need of acute medical detoxification. Clients are preferred to have 24 hours of sobriety in order to be admitted.
Located in a beautiful Victorian mansion in San Francisco’s historic Alamo Square District, SBPP offers comfortable living quarters and nutritious, home-style meals. The campus gardens and outdoor spaces provide peaceful areas to relax, socialize and complete program assignments
Individual Support
  • Individualized counseling and treatment planning
  • Daily peer process & educational groups
  • Weekly family group therapy
  • Relapse prevention/education
    Skill building for successful
    sober living
Discharge Planning
Clients have the option to step down to our Intensive Outpatient Program for an additional eight weeks of care after successfully completing inpatient treatment. Clients also receive Aftercare support, including weekly alumni Aftercare meetings, relapse prevention plans, safety planning and connection to our sober support network. Ongoing individual and family therapy is also available.
Health and Wellness
  • Weekly yoga and meditation
  • Group exercise activities
  • On-site gym
  • Daily nutritional meals prepared by staff
  • Beautiful city campus, near parks and recreation
Program Components
  • Trauma-informed practices and 12-Step/social model of recovery
  • Licensed provider, Incidental Medical Services (IMS)Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  • Psychiatric support Professional, highly-trained staff
  • High staff-to-client ratio
  • Continuum of care offered to support long-term, sustainable recovery
three to six months

Long Term Residential Program


The Henry Ohlhoff House (HOH) Men’s Residential Program is a long-term treatment program for adult men with substance use disorders. The program provides a safe, structured, and sober environment where men can focus on their recovery while maintaining a regular work schedule. It is designed specifically for men who need to continue working while participating in clinical programming on evenings and weekends. HOH combines social model, peer-oriented recovery with a variety of current evidence-based treatment methods. Our three–or six-month–long program is located in San Francisco at the historic Henry Ohlhoff House campus.


Our Women’s Recovery Program (WRP) offers long-term, social model-based treatment to adult women struggling with substance use disorders. Our program is designed for women who have completed inpatient treatment or have at least 30 days clean and sober, and are looking to focus on their recovery while re-integrating into a full-time work, school, or volunteer schedule. It is designed specifically to support working women and allows participants to keep their job while seeking residential treatment. WRP requires a three month commitment with the option to stay up to six months.


Clients are required to be employed full-time, in school or scheduled to volunteer (32 or more hours per week)
Please call us for more information about joining our residential programs. In addition to calling us, men interested in HOH can get started by completing an intak form.

Stay with us for three to six (or possibly nine) months. The program is located in San Francisco at the historic Henry Ohlhoff House campus. Comfortable living quarters and communal dinner with the other residents each evening.
Discharge Planning
Lifetime access to Aftercare groups, on-site 12-step meetings and Alumni events
Individual Support
  • One or more individual sessions with a primary counselor every week
  • Two weekly counselor-facilitated peer groups
  • Attendance in multiple education groups scheduled throughout the program.
  • Vocational assistance
  • Random drug and alcohol testing
  • Involvement in local community service
  • Long term recovery environment designed for clients to support each other through daily stress
  • Participation in an off-site Spiritual Weekend Retreat in Sonoma County
12-Step Social Model
Highly-structured, supportive environment within a  peer-monitored community
12-step group attendance
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Outpatient Programs

Ohlhoff Outpatient Programs offers three levels of care for adults, adolescent treatment and family support services. Our program is designed as a continuum of care, allowing clients to enter treatment at a level appropriate to their needs, step up to more intense treatment if needed, or down to less intense treatment as clients  transition through each stage. Clients participate in process therapy and education groups, individual counseling and family counseling. The program is designed to reduce isolation, practice recovery skills, and provide an opportunity for clients to participate in the recovery of their peers. Individual counseling is a collaborative process,  designed to identify treatment goals and work toward meeting them. Family counseling assists clients in gaining a better understanding of how substance use affects the most important people in their lives, and to provide opportunities to heal those relationships.
Intensive Outpatient
IOP is a 12-week program with the possibility of a reduction to eight weeks if clients have recently completed 30 days of inpatient treatment. Groups meet Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:00 pm to 8:45 pm for process and education groups. Clients will also be assigned a primary counselor and will meet with them a minimum of once per week for a 50-minute individual session. IOP program requirements include weekly urine screening, a requirement to attend a minimum of three 12-step meetings, work with a sponsor, and the completion of the first three steps. The purpose of exploring mutual self-help groups is to develop a support network to sustain long-term recovery and practice building and maintaining relationships for when a client completes treatment.
Outpatient level of cares provide aftercare is available to clients who have successfully completed IOP and would like to continue their treatment to reinforce their skills and create new goals. Clients participate in group therapy on Tuesday evenings from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, meet once weekly with their primary counselor, attend a minimum of four support meetings per week and participate in on-site urinalysis. Outpatient also offers individual therapy along with couple and family counseling.
Continuing Care
Continuing Care is an additional step down for clients interested in a continuation of their work with their primary counselor or to meet legal and/or employer requirements to remain in treatment for an extended period of time. Clients meet weekly with their primary counselor, attend a minimum of four 12-step meetings per week and agree to weekly on-site urinalysis.
Program Components
  • Trauma-informed Care
  • Individualized Treatment Planning
  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Process
  • Education groups
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Somatic Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Coordination of Care with Outside Providers
  • 12-Step Meeting Participation
  • Weekly, Random Urine Analysis Testing
  • Discharge planning
Flexible Support

Ohlhoff Outpatient Programs offers three levels of care for adults, adolescent treatment and family support services. Our structured Outpatient Programs provide treatment choices that allow clients to live at home, attend work or school, and yet have the structure of a program to support their recovery. Ohlhoff Outpatient Programs provides additional services, including weekly urinalysis testing for clients required to test without being in treatment, assessments to meet court- mandated requests, as well as referrals for dual diagnosis and other specialized programs.

Teen Intervene Program
Teen Intervene is a brief, strategic, evidence-based program for adolescents ages 12-18 years who are exhibiting mild-to-moderate problems associated with substance use. The program consists of three to five 60-minute sessions with the teen, and an optional, but recommended, session with the parents/guardians. The additional session is helpful in opening channels of communication within the family regarding substance use. The client is evaluated and, when appropriate, referred to other levels of care. Referrals for additional family therapy are available as well. Program components include an assessment interview, Stages of Change, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Family Therapy.
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