Alltyr Clinic specializes in comprehensive assessment and diagnosis. Not all substance use problems are the same. Concerns about alcohol or other substance use can be based on many things: difficulty with reliable control over use, or effects on relationships, health or work. Most people with substance use disorders never have severe life-altering consequences such as legal, employment or serious health problems. Alltyr Clinic staff will explain where you fall on the continuum of severity, and what approaches are most likely to lead to success in reaching your goals.

Alltyr Clinic offers a professional, pleasant and confidential approach to assessment and treatment. No treatments are mandatory. You don’t have to worry about being automatically labeled and then pushed to accept a treatment that may not be best or most preferred by you. Patients are treated with the respect they would expect when seeing any doctor or mental health professional.

First there is a telephone screening to make sure Alltyr Clinic is a good fit and if it is then the patient is scheduled for a comprehensive evaluation with a primary therapist and an addiction physician. The results and conclusions are presented to the patient and to anyone accompanying the patient (if the patient wishes), and a preliminary treatment plan is developed. Recommendations may consist of anything from simple advice with a three-month follow up, to a complex, multimodal plan.


A typical treatment plan might consist of

  • weekly therapist visits
  • anti-relapse medications including suboxone for opiod dependence
  • recovery skills group
  • couples and/or family therapy are provided when appropriate.
  • treatment addressing co-existing problems such as depression, anxiety or insomnia

Alltyr Clinic is a “one-stop” shop. We treat co-existing mental health disorders at the same time as substance use disorders. Integrated care works better, costs less, and results in better treatment outcomes compared to separated care. Many programs claim they treat co-existing disorders, but few fully integrate treatment the way we do at Alltyr Clinic.


What if I Have Withdrawl symptoms?

Alltyr Clinic’s medical and nursing staff can manage most withdrawl symptoms on an outpatient basis with close medical follow up. If there is a history of very severe withdrawal, (for example, seizures or convulsion, hospital or intensive care unit admission), or if there are serious unstable medical or psychiatric conditions, patients may be referred to a hospital for management of withdrawl.

Is Abstinence Required?

Abstinence may be recommended when the substance use disorder is more severe, since non-abstinent recovery may be more difficult to achieve. When the disorder is mild, non-abstinent recovery may be a viable option. In any event, the choice of treatment is the patient’s to make and Alltyr Clinic works to help achieve the patient’s goals. Often, after trying an initial goal of responsible, low risk use, patients may change their goal to abstinence if responsible use does not work.

What if I Have a Recurrence?

Contrary to common beliefs, recovery usually doesn’t occur suddenly. Rather, most people must make multiple quit attempts and suffer multiple recurrences before finally achieving stable recovery. Alltyr Clinic staff work with patients to develop skills to reduce the likelihood of recurrences, and to minimize their frequency, length and severity.The same goals apply to any recurrent or chronic disease. At Alltyr Clinic, WE DON’T JUST CALL ADDICTION A DISEASE, WE TREAT IT LIKE ONE! Loved ones are taught how to assist the patient to stop the recurrence quickly, seek help and get back on track. The most important thing is to learn from a recurrence in order to reduce the likelihood of another one.

What are My Chances for Recovery?

Studies show that over time most people succeed. However,the likelihood of full recovery varies according to the severity of addiction and co-existing disorders, patient motivation and external factors (such as family and social support.) Alltyr Clinic’s advantage is that we stay with you, manage co-existing disorders, and involve partners and family as indicated, thus maximizing your chances of recovery. At Alltyr Clinic, we stay with you as long as it takes, provided you are making a good faith effort to recover. PERSISTENCE & SUCCESS



Alltyr Clinic’s Recovery Skills group is a high quality, CBT-based approach to relapse prevention training. Participants will learn skills and strategies to implement or maintain changes to their substance use in a safe and supportive environment with their peers and a licensed professional.

    • Anyone is welcome
    • Come for as many visits as you wish.
    • Come back for a refresher whenever needed.
    • For new patients we recommend a minimum of 6 group visits.
  • Group focus is on skill development and maintenance.

Please make an appointment if you plan on coming.  Appointments can be made up to 2 hours before group.

No penalty for canceling up to 2 hours before the group. No shows will incur a $25 charge.

Individual RTS available at usual therapists’ rates!

FAMCO (Family and Concerned Others Training Courses)

Alltyr Clinic’s FAMCO training course offers a new perspective on the science of substance use disorders and how to support your loved one to recovery. Throughout the course, participants will learn new skills to transform their relationships with their loved ones. Each week a new topic will be discussed, readings will be assigned and individuals will participate in exercises designed for skill development.   

    • Meets once a week for 6 weeks
    • Offered 4 times a year
  • OPEN TO ALL.  Non patients of Alltyr clinic welcome

To register email, MA, LAMFT,LADC or go to REGISTRATION



• Independent Medical Examinations

• Civil and criminal psychiatric forensic services

• Chemical dependence evaluations (Rule 25)