The AIDS and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) provides individual substance abuse counseling, case management, and group support to people seeking to address the impact of HIV on their mental health and substance use in a supportive setting. Beginning in 1985, AHP was among the first to apply a harm reduction model toward ensuring the health and wellness of these clients.
ASAP counselors employ a harm reduction approach to substance use counseling. We tailor sessions to focus on the issues that impact a particular client’s ability to manage their substance use.
ASAP offers a weekly drop-in group for individuals who want to discuss their substance use and potential harm reduction goals and a Creative Arts support group, where clients explore their relationship to their substance use through activities such as art, movement, and meditation. We also run a number of off-site groups at substance use treatment facilities in San Francisco. In addition, AHP offers a variety of other Support and Therapy Groups.
Medical and Assertive Case Management
ASAP provides case management services to people who get their primary medical care from a county HIV clinic and for people who have trouble getting primary medical, mental health, and substance abuse treatment in San Francisco. Case managers facilitate intensive interactions with clients to help them adhere to treatment, obtain stable housing, and link to other health and social services.
Obtaining ASAP Services
For more information about ASAP services, please call 415-476-3902 and ask to speak with the triage clinician on duty.