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Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Services for Asians
Intensive Outpatient Program (ODASA-IOP)

6181 Mission Street
Daly City, CA 94014
650-337-0140
Fax 650-337-0411
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Program Director: Joe Laping

The Asian American Recovery Services, Inc. Intensive Outpatient Program is an offshoot of the regular Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Services for Asians Program (ODASA). It is designed to address the growing need for a higher level of treatment for Asians with drug and alchohol problems in the San Mateo County/Daly City area.

The six month Intensive Outreach Program is designed to assist drug users break the cycle of addiction by learning to take responsibilty for their daily lives by initiating changes in attitude, behavior and lifestyle.

Specifically, ODASA-IOP utilizes culturally appropriate approaches to aid in the transition from addiction to recovery. Family involvement and other supportive relationships are emphasized to promote respect for self and others. Personal values, often reflecting cultural subleties, such as honor, humility and honesty, are instilled and affirmed as foundations for long term recovery.

ODASA-IOP Services include:

  • Intake and Assesment
  • Psycho-ED and Process groups
  • Individual and Group Counseling
  • Acupuncture
  • Skills Training
  • Family Meetings and Home Visits
  • Random UA tests
  • Drug-free Alternative Activities
  • Aftercare Services

The Intensive Outpatient Program is divided into various phases:

Phase One - Deals with issuses of resistance/denial, crisis intervention, treatment engagement and early abstinance.

Phase Two - deals with relapse prevention, modification of drug-related behaviors and development of positive life skills.

Phase Three - focuses on stabilizing the foundations of recovery and begining a constructive re-entry into the community.

Phase Four - is for aftercare services aimed at maintaining positive behavior and lifestyle changes and preventing future relapse.

Funding for the ODASA-IOP is provided by San Mateo County Human Services Agency, Alcohol and Drug Services.

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