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Recovery for Women - Alpha Oaks

4.7 Excellent (1 Review) |
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8400 Fair Oaks Boulevard
Carmichael, California 95608


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Facility Highlights

Individual Counseling

Group Counseling

Leisure Time


The primary mission of Alpha Oaks is to provide comprehensive alcohol and substance abuse treatment to women struggling with chemical dependency issues. The residential rehab understands that women alcoholics and addicts often have unique histories of abuse and trauma, and fosters a safe and nurturing environment for working through these sensitive issues. By living together and sharing the experience of recovery, women learn how to form healthy relationships, cooperate with and support their peers, and develop the coping skills and daily practices necessary to stay clean and sober.

Facility Center Details

  • Residential Treatment
  • Detox Services
  • Behavioral Disorder Treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Outpatient Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Services
  • Sober Living Home
  • Day School
  • Private Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
  • Men Only
  • Women Only


  • CARF
  • ADP


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Meet The Staff

Debbie Vogel
Executive Director

I have had the privilege of being part of the team at ARPW since 1994. I am an alumni of Alpha Oaks and have served on the Board of Directors of California Association of Addiction Recovery Resources. The bonuses in my job are the successes of the women. I feel I am only as good as my staff and that I need to assure and maintain our facilities to help those women in need. It is important that staff and myself are role models.

Janet Lumberg
President, Board of Directors

In the late 1980's, getting sober on my own was not do-able for me. Alpha Oaks allowed me the physical and emotional safety to find my soul, to find my God. Through the lessons of Alpha Oaks I was able to learn how to return to being a productive part of society. Now I have the opportunity to help in providing that kind of opportunity to other women in need. I am grateful to be able to do so.


User Reviews

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I was a patient at Alpha Oaks in 2006 and it was a cute place with a beautiful outdoor setting. I felt a lot of judgement from staff for certain things like clothing. I apparently am not allowed to wear a push up bra like my room mate because i was bustier and it also was a judgement because I was open about my past as a Dancer. This put a red letter on my chest. I dressed like everyone else and this was obvious to the other patients not just me. Now I can get over this. I thought it was humorous actually at the time but looking back on it realize this was not professional nor should this have been something the staff should have done to anyone. I realize that from day one they considered my Adult work being part of my addiction. So they tried there best to in there minds steer me a different direction. Well, I have 9 years clean and sober but am still a adult worker and also am starting to intern for sex workers rights. I'm fine in my push up bras and I don't wear skimpy clothes in the first place. I just don't think a rehab that is for Women only should force there opinions on any patient. I wasn't hanging off polls or wearing mini skirts or low cut shirts . This is a All Women rehab, why would I try and dress up slutty ? Which was basically the point they were trying to make with me. I'm a soccer Mom by day and it was summer so I'm sure sweats, jogging suits, tanks,tees, capris were all I worethen. Funny it was never mentioned until I was open about my profession. But this isn't really my main concern about Alpha Oaks and I truly hope that what I'm about to mention has changed. I myself am a addict . When I was there most of the women were addicts and there were a few alcoholics. The main Women who ran the place then insisted when we're at AA NA meetings that we all had to refer to ourselves as Alcoholics!??!;?? Now, to me I was being asked to be dishonest by them insisting that we say " I'm an Alcoholic"!! I'm not! I have never blacked out. Went on a binge or had a hangover . Alcohol isn't necessarily for all addicts. I wasn't alone in this . I had the impression this older Women was still stuck in thinking were all the same or ATLEAST I felt very stepford like in how they were asking some of us to lie like being an alcoholic is somehow better ? If we're supposed to look at ourselves and all our ways but we aren't allowed to say it out loud so Alpha Oaks can look good?. I don't know . I hope these things have changed. I hope they stopped the "Senior" boss lady from that rediculous rule of "Alcoholics". The funny thing is Alcohol is more socially acceptable. So it sort of felt like it was about Alpha Oaks image. I'm sure there were predominantly more alcoholics in her times but these days that's not the case. Why not tell the two patients there solely for alcohol to say there addicts with the 8 other addicts that were there at the time?.
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I was there once before and was not ready but I loved the resort feel to it also it was away from old persons and places so went back when was ready to change.
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