Recovery

Successfully helping those who struggle with recovery

Whether it’s struggling with life’s daily challenges or facing an addiction or substance abuse problems, the additional obstacle of language or cultural barriers can make recovery especially tough. Asians often face tremendous social, cultural, and emotional pressures that impact their behavioral health needs. Addressing these needs requires experienced and culturally competent service providers. That’s where AACI comes in.

Recovery at AACI

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Recovery Program:

Adolescent Substance Abuse Program

Overview

Substance abuse is a difficult issue that often goes unaddressed. Through our CalWORKs Program and Adolescent Substance Abuse Minor Consent Programs (Minor Consent), AACI offers culturally sensitive and linguistically competent behavioral health services for both adults and youth facing substance abuse. Services combine a psycho-educational and therapeutic component that empowers clients and their families with tools toward healthier living.

Services Offered

  • Counseling. Individual, group and family counseling to assist clients toward achieving their recovery goals and increasing their knowledge and awareness of the following:
    • Substance abuse
    • Relapse prevention
    • Self-empowerment
    • Family conflict resolution
    • Community resources
    • The 12-step philosophy
  • Outpatient clinic. Substance abuse assessment and treatment, medication evaluation and management, sobriety maintenance and follow-up.
  • Case management.
  • Referrals to various community resources and support services.
  • Psycho-Education. Education on addiction issues, relapse prevention, mental health issues, coping and social skills, parenting issues, acculturation issues and anger management.

Did You Know?

  • Reaching youth when it matters. Minor Consent served 115 youths in FY 2010, the most youth served in all of the outpatient adolescent treatment services within Santa Clara County’s Department of Alcohol and Drug Services.

Contact

For adult substance abuse services, call Gateway at 1-800-488-9919 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). For youth substance abuse services, contact Tejasi Bilgi at tejasi.bilgi@aaci.org.

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Recovery Program:

CalWORKs

Overview

Family comes first at AACI. Struggling single parents frequently face multiple challenges as they seek to provide for their children. The CalWORKs Program provides a range of behavioral health and social services that are geared toward helping parents achieve self-sufficiency.

Services Offered

  • Intensive Behavioral Health Services. Family focused counseling for adults with mental health issues.
  • Transitional Housing Services. Shelter for women and their children who are homeless or in need of a safe place to live while attending outpatient behavioral health services. Families with up to three children can be served.
  • Psychiatric Services. Psychiatric evaluation and ongoing medication management.

Did You Know?

  • Real success stories. Two of CalWork’s clients were honored in 2009 by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors for successfully completing the program and becoming gainfully employed.

Contact

Call AACI CalWORKs Program at (408) 975-2730.

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Recovery Program:

CARE

Overview

AACI Center for Addiction Recovery & Empowerment (CARE) helps individuals and their families address problem gambling issues . The program provides culturally competent community education, professional development, and individual and group treatment services related to problem gambling. CARE also provides linkages to support services including financial counseling, legal advice and stress reduction. (see brochure).

Recovery isn’t easy. But at the AACI Center for Addiction Recovery & Empowerment (CARE), our qualified staff, including licensed counselors, can provide linguistically and culturally competent services for youth, adults and their families who are affected by problem gambling. We are committed to the recovery, empowerment, support and welfare of not only the individual but also their family members and friends. We combine evidence based strategies with cultural competence to motivate clients in their recovery efforts.

Services Offered

  • Community Outreach and Education.Presentations to increase community awareness about problem gambling and resources available.
  • Intake and Assessment. Comprehensive assessment of problem gambling behavior and co-existing disorders.
  • Individual Counseling. Individual counseling to develop and reach treatment goals focused on wellness and recovery.
  • Group Counseling and Support. Group counseling and support to increase knowledge and understanding of problem gambling issues.
  • Family Support. Counselors meet with individuals and family/support persons, empowering clients to achieve their wellness and recovery goals.

Did You Know?

  • Leader in quality service. In May 2010, the National Council of Community Behavioral Healthcare featured AACI as one of their member agencies across the nation providing high quality behavioral health services to Asian populations.
  • CARE is the only Santa Clara County initiative of its kind focused on addressing problem gambling.

Contact

For an appointment call Kelly Chau, Program Coordinator (408) 929-4219.

Hours of operation:
Regular office hours M-F 8:30 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.

For more information, visit the CARE website:
care.aaci.org

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Recovery Program:

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Program

Visit the AACI DUI Program Website Here:
ddp.aaci.org

Overview

Getting on the road to recovery after coping with a chemical dependency can be tough. Since 1990, the Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Program at AACI has been supporting participants in choosing recovery options. The DUI program provides multilingual education to convicted first and multiple DUI offenders on issues regarding alcohol and other substance abuse affecting their driving. Throughout each program, our clients learn about tools that support an alcohol- and drug-free lifestyle along with safe and responsible driving practice.

The program is offered in the following languages:

  • English
  • Vietnamese
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin

Services Offered

Did You Know?

  • The only multilingual program in Santa Clara County. It is the only program providing these services, along with English, in Mandarin and Korean and one of two offering Vietnamese language services.  Spanish classes are also available.

Contact

Call (408) 975-2735. Sorry, no voicemail available.

Hours of operation:
Regular office hours M-F 8:30 A.M. – 5:15 P.M.

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