Center For Open Recovery

The Center For Open Recovery (COR) is our new name though we have been working with individuals, families and communities in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1957, formerly known as The National Council on Alcoholism and other Drug Addictions, Bay Area (NCA-BA).

Our purpose today is both an evolution from, and a re-committment to, Marty Mann's vision:  "to help individuals, families and entire communities discover a path of recovery."

Center for Open Recovery exists to champion, explore, create and strengthen solutions that support long-term recovery from addiction.  This includes advocacy, education, and direct service in the community.


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Our Mission:

Center for Open Recovery champions long-term recovery from addiction through advocacy, education, collaboration, and service.


Center For Open Recovery

Center For Open Recovery


San Francisco, CA.


Center For Open Recovery provides direct services to clients in the City of San Francisco as well as welcomes program participants from the surrounding 5 Bay Area counties to attend educational classes, counseling and social activities at our convenient mid-town location.

Counseling for individuals and couples

To help clients understand and re-establish their relationship with drugs and alcohol to create healthier, happier lives — free from the negative consequences of dependence, addiction and substance abuse.

DUI Programs

Offered in English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Korean and Russian.  Programs are therapeutic, never punitive. Success is measured by the number of clients who transition into recovery, develop a healthier relationship with drugs and alcohol, and change risky behavior that results in the reduction of recidivism.

Drug Testing services and Drug Diversion

Classes for the general public.

Strengthening Families Programs

These provide at-risk families participation in a 14-week skills training workshop designed to reduce family conflict and prevent drug abuse and improve student and family outcomes through learning new communication techniques, conflict-resolution skills, self-regulation techniques, within a safe, warm and nurturing environment in which they can learn, process and practice these new skills and behaviors. This program is offered in English and Spanish.

Project Connect

A local Environmental Prevention Program which gives teenagers a voice in shaping and improving their neighborhoods through social action, community partnership, and collaboration with other organizations and stakeholders in the neighborhood.

Project Choice

This program utilizes an evidence-based prevention classroom curriculum for middle school youth, giving them education, support and skills to deal with life and peer pressures (associated with drugs, alcohol and tobacco) - to help them navigate the socially complex phases of adolescence and young adulthood.


Dear Friend of NCADD ...
It takes courage, determination and strength to avoid alcohol and drugs or to seek help and overcome addiction. We want to do everything in our power to provide the tools and support to help those on this journey. Without question, this is the most important journey of their lives and your support makes a huge difference in its outcome!
On behalf of all those on the journey to recovery, and of all those waiting to start that journey, we thank you.
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