San Francisco AIDS Foundation locations, including Strut, will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019, for the Memorial Day Holiday. The Harm Reduction Center will be open from 9:00 am to 12:00pm. We will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.

Alcohol Use Support

We offer harm reduction alcohol use groups, support and resources to help you drink with fewer consequences, reduce your use or quit if you choose to. Heavy alcohol use is a driver for HIV infection in San Francisco – not to mention things like hangovers, blackouts and injuries. We can help you make healthier decisions.

All of our alcohol use services are based in harm reduction, which means there is no requirement to stop drinking or change your use. We will support you with the tools and resources you need to use alcohol in the ways that you choose.

Smart Drinking Group

Interested in changing your relationship to alcohol? Find your way to safer drinking, managed drinking or quitting with support from the weekly drop-in Smart Drinking Group. There’s no requirement to change how you drink and all goals are supported.

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I have had some drinking problems and this program allowed me to speak openly without judgement.
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Cheers Queers

Take part in counseling sessions to talk about how you’re drinking, and you’ll be eligible to make up to $60 in Visa gift cards. Cheers Queers consists of three one-on-one counseling sessions that can help you make changes to your drinking or minimize the harm that can be caused by alcohol.

No judgement, and no requirement to change how you drink.


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Walk-In Substance Use Support

We provide non-shaming and sex-positive counseling and support for people interested in examining their relationship to drugs including crystal meth, cocaine, crack, GHB, ketamine, opioids and alcohol.

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