San Francisco Acquires 2 Buildings for Cooperative Housing EffortThe city has acquired two buildings that will house people with mental health and substance abuse disorders.
San Francisco To Get 400 New Treatment Beds For Mental Health, Substance Abuse - 'An Unprecedented Expansion'San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced Thursday that the city will create 400 new treatment beds, 140 of which will open this year, for people experiencing mental health issues or substance abuse.
Salvation Army Sued Over Failure To Pay Minimum Wage For Work Required Of People In RehabA lawsuit filed Friday in San Francisco Superior Court touched off a potentially far-reaching battle against the Salvation Army, challenging the nonprofit's failure to pay for the work it requires from the individuals in its drug and alcohol treatment programs.
San Francisco Assemblyman's Bill Targets New Training Of Substance Abuse CounselorsAssemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco, said Wednesday that he has introduced Assembly Bill 666 intended to spur the training of some 1,000 new counselors to treat addiction to opioids and other substances.
Mother Says Son Sank Deeper Into Addiction At Oakland Rehab FacilityIn the first part of an original report about a substance abuse treatment facility in Oakland, mother claimed her daughter was attacked and ended up in the emergency room with acute alcohol poisoning. Another family had a life-threatening experience at the same facility.
Mother Claims Daughter Was Attacked At Oakland Treatment CenterSome parents and teens are raising allegations of serious incidents that they claim happened at one of the few residential substance abuse programs for teenagers in the Bay Area.
Deaths At California Rehab Centers Prompt Push For ReformAs a public safety advocate, Wendy McEntyre has been doing the work the State of California has failed to do for more than a decade.
Investigation Shows Hundreds Of Patients Dying At California Rehab CentersThe average 30-day stay at a California rehab costs families $40,000. It's expensive and often highly risky. We've learned hundreds of patients are dying in detox.
San Francisco Officials Announce Plan For Universal Mental Health CareCity leaders in San Francisco on Tuesday morning announced a plan for the first universal mental health care system in the U.S.
Former Soccer Star Wambach Admits To Drug And Alcohol Abuse Former soccer great Abby Wambach says she abused alcohol and prescription drugs for years until her arrest for driving under the influence in April.
San Francisco 49ers LB Aaron Lynch Suspended 4 GamesSan Francisco 49ers starting linebacker Aaron Lynch has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2016 regular season for violating the NFL substance abuse policy.
Raiders' Aldon Smith Reportedly Suspended 1 Year For Violating NFL Substance Abuse PolicyThe National Football League has suspended Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith for one year for a violation of the league’s drug policy, according to media reports Tuesday.
Contra Costa County Pushes To Sign Up Inmates Now Eligible For Medi-Cal Coverage Contra Costa County is joining a long list of Bay Area counties to sign up one of the toughest populations for health care— jail inmates.
Does My Health Insurance Cover Substance Abuse Treatment?Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover substance abuse treatment under the Affordable Care Act.
Aldon Smith Thankful For New Start, More PlayoffsAldon Smith appreciates these playoffs a little more. After a 5-game absence to undergo treatment for substance abuse, his top goal now is to return to the dominant defender he used to be a year ago.